The King's School, Gloucester
The King’s School, Gloucester is a leading independent day school for girls and boys age 3-18.
Gloucester, GL1 2BG
Beautiful facilities in the heart of historic Gloucester
At The King’s School in Gloucester we have a wide range of venues and facilities available to let to the community for events and functions. This includes the Ivor Gurney Hall, restored in 2016, to provide a striking venue for performing arts, dinner and reception events, as well as our main School Hall – an ideal space for entertaining large groups of people. At different times of the year we are also able to offer for let the iconic Sports Pavilion and grounds on Archdeacon Meadow, car parking, teaching rooms, a lecture theatre, cookery suite, recording studio and marquee.
Services available for all facilities:
- Free car parking
- Audio Visual Equipment
Dance, Drama & Music
The Ivor Gurney Hall was formerly the King’s School ‘Old Gym’ until it’s restoration which was completed in February 2016, when it was opened as new facility to enhance the performing arts within the School. Its key feature is the intricate arch-braced roof, which has now been restored in the striking multi-coloured style associated with Augustus Pugin and other masters of the 19th century Gothic Revival. It blends the striking use of medieval colour with the type of creative exuberance fitting for a centre dedicated to the performing arts, in what can only be described as a uniquely imaginative and bold design.
The Ivor Gurney Hall, with access from the Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters, is used extensively by the School's performing art students as well as local choral / historic groups such as Gloucester Choral Society, the Ivor Gurney Society, Three Choirs Festival and Redcliffe College. Room Dimensions: 19.51 x 6.66. Capacities: Theatre - 99, Classroom - 50, Drinks Reception - 140, Buffet Meal - 80, Formal Meal - 70.
The School Hall was built in 1964 to the delight of the King’s School Dramatic Society. The first play to be performed by them on the new stage was William Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ and has since this production seen many more students perform in the hall including the actor Simon Pegg. Today the Hall is the hub of day to day life at King’s. With its large stage and easy access, the main hall is ideal for large dance, drama or music events, seating up to 300 theatre style.
Celebrations & Events
The School Hall is used by local dance groups, local festival organisers, The Mariners Church, Cotswold Chess Congress as well as for talks, dinners and other events. It is an ideal space for entertaining large groups of people with easy access and parking facilities. Room Dimensions: 28.36 x 14.05m. Capacities: Theatre - 300, Classroom - 150, Drinks Reception - 350, Buffet Meal - 200, Formal Meal - 130.
The Ivor Gurney Hall, with its intricate arch-braced roof and access from the Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters, can be hired for a wide variety of social, corporate and community events. Room Dimensions: 19.51 x 6.66. Capacities: Theatre - 99, Classroom - 50, Drinks Reception - 140, Buffet Meal - 80, Formal Meal - 70.
The iconic Sports Pavilion at Kings is available for hire at different times throughout the year and is suitable for a variety of sporting, social an corporate events.