Dean Close, Gloucestershire

Dean Close School is a co-educational day and boarding school which was established in 1886, and is set in 50 acres of parkland in the centre of Cheltenham.

Dean Close School
Shelburne Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL51 6HE

Beautiful facilities in the heart of Cheltenham

Dean Close School located in the charming regency town of Cheltenham, boasts a variety of beautiful spaces and elegant amenities that would make it an ideal location for conferences, business meetings, sports classes, residential education courses and celebratory functions. Only five minutes from the bustling centre of town, its campus style site isĀ an impressive blend of old and new buildings, within 50 acres of peaceful, landscaped grounds and first class sporting facilities. Watch our video here.

Services available for all facilities

  • Catering
  • Wi-Fi
  • Car parking
  • Accommodation
  • Audio visual equipment

Dance, Drama & Music

Theatre

The impressive Bacon Theatre was completed in 1991 and built to a very high specification. As a professional arts venue, seating 566 on two levels, it boasts excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art sound, lighting and audio visual technology. It is available to hire all year round and is wheelchair accessible.

Theatre

The 1914 Centenary Hall and Atrium is a well-equipped and flexible theatre venue. With an impressive entrance, elegant atrium and breakout rooms in close proximity, this is the ideal space for small to medium-scale conferences and receptions. Capacity: 370 theatre style, 370 standing reception, 80 - 200 banqueting style, flexible exhibition space.

Music Hall

Set in the heart of Dean Close School's Music School, Prince Michael Hall is an intimate recital venue which is perfect for receptions and smaller conferences, particularly when convenient satellite breakout rooms are required. Capacity: 120 theatre style, 120 standing reception, 60 -120 banqueting style, flexible exhibition space.

Sports & Fitness

Sports Pitches

Outstanding cricket facilities are available for hire. The main square, is near professional standard, and includes a dedicated practice-only square to one side. Also available are three further pitches and extensive net facilities, Seven rugby pitches can also be hired.

Swimming Pool

The school has a 25m indoor heated swimming pool, suitable for all ages and abilities, with a spring board and diving boards at the deep end. There is also a viewing gallery around the pool for spectators.

Sports Hall

New sports hall with excellent sports facilities including; including cricket nets, indoor hockey, basketball, badminton, squash, aerobics studio and weight training facilities. A climbing wall is also available for hire.

Tennis / Netball Courts

Our outstanding tennis and netball facilities include; 16 astroturf, 10 all-year round hard tennis courts and 8 netball courts (1 indoor). These are available for hire by individuals, clubs and private coaches.

Fitness Centre

Fully equipped fitness suite with a wide range of cardiovascular and resistance machines including; treadmills, cross trainers, bikes, rowing machines and free weights.

Astro Turf Pitches

Two water based astroturf pitches are available for hire by clubs and private coaches.

Celebrations & Events

Historic Hall

Dean Close House and Gardens was built in 1875, and offers three comfortable and grand reception rooms, including an atrium, lounge and dining room. With over an acre of superb landscaped gardens, this would also be the ideal location for a sizeable marquee on the lawn. Professional standard kitchen facilities provide limitless catering options all freshly prepared onsite.

Dining Hall

The Edwards' Dining Hall sits in an elevated position with full glazing along its frontage, providing a lovely outlook onto greenery and a view of the distant Leckhampton Hills. Its modern and stylish look make it an ideal venue for wedding receptions, parties, cabarets and grand balls or any event on a large scale. Capacity: 80 - 350 banqueting style, flexible exhibition space.

Foyer

The Orangery is an elegant marble foyer of the Bacon Theatre and it provides an impressive space complete with a fully licensed bar and refreshment area. With high ceilings and an imposing architecture, the Orangery is an ideal setting for entertaining guests or clients. Capacity: 100 theatre style, 200 standing reception, 60 -100 banqueting style.

Theatre

The 1914 Centenary Hall and Atrium is a well-equipped and flexible theatre venue. With an impressive entrance, elegant atrium and breakout rooms in close proximity, this is the ideal space for small to medium-scale conferences and receptions. Capacity: 370 theatre style, 370 standing reception, 80 - 200 banqueting style, flexible exhibition space.

Entertaining Areas

Set in the heart of Dean Close School's Music School, Prince Michael Hall is an intimate recital venue which is perfect for receptions and smaller conferences, particularly when convenient satellite breakout rooms are required. Capacity: 120 theatre style, 120 standing reception, 60 -120 banqueting style, flexible exhibition space.

Pavilion

The Kenyon Pavilion is set apart from the main site, with a fully glazed frontage overlooking the large cricket pitch, making it perfect for intimate parties or business meetings. Catering options are available and audiovisual facilities with full technical support may also be arranged at an additional cost, as required.

Chapel

The School Chapel was opened in 1923 as a memorial to Old Decanians who fell in the Great War. It seats over 500 people and is available for hire for a variety of functions.

Courses & Corporate

Dining Hall

The Edwards' Dining Hall sits in an elevated position with full glazing along its frontage, providing a lovely outlook onto greenery and a view of the distant Leckhampton Hills. Its modern and stylish look make it an ideal venue for wedding receptions, parties, cabarets and grand balls or any event on a large scale. Capacity: 80 - 350 banqueting style, flexible exhibition space.

Theatre

The 1914 Centenary Hall and Atrium is a well-equipped and flexible theatre venue. With an impressive entrance, elegant atrium and breakout rooms in close proximity, this is the ideal space for small to medium-scale conferences and receptions. Capacity: 370 theatre style, 370 standing reception, 80 - 200 banqueting style, flexible exhibition space.

Foyer

The Orangery is an elegant marble foyer of the Bacon Theatre and it provides an impressive space complete with a fully licensed bar and refreshment area. With high ceilings and an imposing architecture, the Orangery is an ideal setting for entertaining guests or clients. Capacity: 100 theatre style, 200 standing reception, 60 -100 banqueting style.

Entertaining Areas

Set in the heart of Dean Close School's Music School, Prince Michael Hall is an intimate recital venue which is perfect for receptions and smaller conferences, particularly when convenient satellite breakout rooms are required. Capacity: 120 theatre style, 120 standing reception, 60 -120 banqueting style, flexible exhibition space.

Pavilion

The Kenyon Pavilion is set apart from the main site, with a fully glazed frontage overlooking the large cricket pitch, making it perfect for intimate parties or business meetings. Catering options are available and audiovisual facilities with full technical support may also be arranged at an additional cost, as required.

Theatre

The impressive Bacon Theatre was completed in 1991 and built to a very high specification. As a professional arts venue, seating 566 on two levels, it boasts excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art sound, lighting and audio visual technology. It is available to hire all year round and is wheelchair accessible.

Classrooms

We have up to twenty modern classroom spaces also available for hire at competitive rates during school holiday periods. These would be suitable for small meetings or group sessions. Audio-visual facilities available.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Modern and well-equipped boarding house accommodation is available, offering up to 30 semi en-suite conference standard single rooms. Student standard accommodation is also available for up to 280 people in a combination of single and shared bedrooms with various bathroom and en-suite facilities, across six boarding houses. All our accommodation is available during holiday periods.

Dining Hall

The Edwards' Dining Hall sits in an elevated position with full glazing along its frontage, providing a lovely outlook onto greenery and a view of the distant Leckhampton Hills. Its modern and stylish look make it an ideal venue for wedding receptions, parties, cabarets and grand balls or any event on a large scale. Capacity: 80 - 350 banqueting style, flexible exhibition space.

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