Shrewsbury School, Shropshire

Shrewsbury School is an English co-educational independent school for pupils aged 13 to 18 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, founded by Royal Charter in 1552.

Shrewsbury School
The Schools
Shrewsbury
Shropshire, SY3 7BA

Magnificent facilities in the heart of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury School is set in magnificent grounds in the heart of the town, with a wide range of venues, leisure facilities and a fantastic hospitality and catering team; making it the ideal place to host courses, conferences and events.  Whilst we run a busy School programme during term time, we do still have availability at certain times and would be delighted to tell you more about how our venues could host your event.

Services available for all facilities:

  • Wi-fi
  • In-house catering
  • Free car parking
  • Audio Visual Equipment

Dance, Drama & Music

Music School

The award-winning Maidment Building is ideally suited to concerts and educational courses as well as corporate and private entertaining (200 capacity). It includes numerous teaching rooms, a state of the art recording studio and an elliptical shaped auditorium with fully retractable seating which can be used as a versatile space for social as well as musical occasions.

Theatre

The Alington Hall, built in 1905, is a well-proportioned elegant hall complete with a large stage area and balcony – the hall is the largest of its kind in Shropshire (550 capacity) – and regularly hosts concerts, receptions, lectures and presentations.

Theatre

The Ashton Theatre (250 capacity) is an intimate setting for plays, rehearsals, lectures and workshops and is complete with a full lighting rig and PA system. An in-house theatre lighting and sound technician is also available if required.

Sports & Fitness

Swimming Pool

The Gemini Pool, opened in 2007, is a 25m x 12.5m deck level pool with six lanes, 1.2m depth in the shallow end and 2m depth in the deep end. The pool’s deck level design offers swimmers the greatest levels of performance and comfort with minimal choppiness and rough water. This is ideal for learning to swim, serious swimming training and should ensure fast times in competitive races.

Cricket Pitches

Shrewsbury School's Cricket Centre is a state-of-the-art indoor training facility that was opened in 2006. Specifically designed to aid the development of cricketers of all ages, from beginners to those of a professional standard, the Centre develops enthusiasm for the sport using the best quality facilities, educating and inspiring cricketers to learn and practise all aspects of their game.

Fitness Centre

The School's Fitness Suite consists of a recently refurbished weights room featuring 14 stations, and a cardio-vascular training area with bikes, cross trainers, rowing machines and treadmills. TV and Audio equipment are installed in both areas, which are in the same building as our Swimming Pool.

Sports Hall

The school's Sports Hall consists of a 27m x 17m indoor court area able to cater for the following sports: badminton, 5 A-Side football, basketball, trampolining (trampolines available), Martial Arts, multisports, netball and archery.

Tennis Courts

The School has eight hard tennis courts in two separate tennis facilities (Gorswen and Port Hill). These can be hired either individually or in blocks.

Astro Turf Pitches

First class atroturf pitches are available for hire by groups and individuals, for one off tournaments and regular coaching.

Squash Courts

Shrewsbury has 4 squash courts between the Ashton and Kennedy Roads (near Emma Darwin Hall).

Celebrations & Events

Entertaining Areas

The award-winning Maidment Building is a purpose built music school ideally suited to concerts and educational courses as well as corporate and private entertaining (200 capacity). The elliptical shaped auditorium has fully retractable seating and can be used as a versatile space for social as well as musical occasions.

Function Room

The Peterson Room is a fully flexible room which opens out onto its own lawns. We regularly host everything from boardroom meetings and theatre style training sessions to sit down lunches and dinners. It also has The Wright Room just next door – perfect for a buffet or breakout room if required.

Dining Hall

Kingsland Hall, the main dining room at Shrewsbury, is also available for larger events and dining. It can be partitioned for smaller events for up to 200 guests, or left open to host large events. It is a flexible, purpose built catering event space – get in touch to find out more.

Function Room

Seating 16 boardroom style, with a fully interactive screen for presentations, The Hardy Room is perfect for meetings and also private dining.

Courses & Corporate

Meeting Rooms

Kingsland House, located right next to our Catering facilities at Kingsland Hall, is the perfect venue for meetings, training, and conferences; from a private lunch meeting for two to a conference to 200, we can accommodate your event here at Shrewsbury School using our newly refurbished and versatile meeting rooms. We have plenty of onsite parking and would also be happy to organise any AV / Technical requirements you might need.

Function Room

The Peterson Room is a fully flexible room which opens out onto its own lawns. We regularly host everything from boardroom meetings and theatre style training sessions to sit down lunches and dinners. It also has The Wright Room just next door – perfect for a buffet or breakout room if required.

Meeting Room

Seating 16 boardroom style, with a fully interactive screen for presentations, The Hardy Room is perfect for meetings and also private dining.

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