Stonyhurst College, Lancashire

Stonyhurst College is an independent co-educational Catholic boarding and day school, occupying a magnificent Grade I listed building in Lancashire.

Stonyhurst College
Lancashire, BB7 9PZ

Outstanding facilities for all occasions

Set in the beautiful Ribble Valley, Stonyhurst is home to 700 pupils during term time, but during the school holidays the College plays host to a multitude of residential lettings and events, organised and delivered by Stonyhurst Enterprises. Our repertoire of events range from residential lettings including religious retreats, international language schools and sports & music camps, to events such as festivals, fairs, outdoor theatre productions, dinners and weddings. Our history, character and unique setting make Stonyhurst one of the most impressive venues in the North of England – as well as a wonderful location for films and advertising.

Services available for all facilities

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

Dance, Drama & Music

Dance Studio

The dance studio with mirrored walls and sprung floor, is a versatile venue that will cater for all requirements, from exercise classes to performances, conferences, exhibitions and seminars.


The College theatre, known as the Academy Room has tiered seating with capacity to seat 400. It boasts excellent lighting, sound and stage equipment and is available for hire for a variety of events.


The Centenaries Theatre is a modern impressive theatre, including video conferencing facilities, which seats 250. and is available for hire for a range of events such as lectures, conferences and performances.

Sports & Fitness

Swimming Pool

The 25m, 6 lane heated indoor swimming pool is available for private hire in the school holidays by groups, clubs and individuals. The swimming pool water is filtered through an ultra violet lighting system, making it safer and cleaner for all bathers. We currently use 75% less chlorine in our pool.

Tennis Courts

The Glassbrook Tennis Dome at Stonyhurst provides two world class indoor tennis courts in additional to several outdoor tennis courts. These are availablefor hire by clubs and individuals for one-off fixtures, tournaments and camps.

Sports Hall

The Sports Hall caters for a variety of sports including; badminton, basketball, netball, cricket and, hockey and is available for hire by clubs and individuals for one-off fixtures, tournaments and camps.

Sports Pitches

5 Rugby Match pitches, 5 Rugby practice pitches and 2 Soccer pitches are available for hire by clubs and individuals for one-off fixtures, tournaments and camps.

Astro Turf Pitches

The water-based astro-turf hockey pitch with floodlights is for hire by clubs and individuals for one-off fixtures, tournaments and camps.

Celebrations & Events

Dining Hall

Stonyhurst's modern refectory is capable of seating 335 people at any one time and would be suitable for a variety of corporate or social occasions. A multi-purpose space for teaching, dining, games, teas, etc which doubles up as a cloaks storage facility is also available within this space.

Historic Entertaining Areas

Overlooking the lakes at the front of the College, the Bayley Room is ideally located for a smaller gathering or corporate event. The room can be set up for 50 people for a standing reception and boardroom style for up to 40 seated delegates.

Historic Hall

The historic Top Refectory is a beautiful hall with the capacity to seat 150. It is the perfect venue for a larger wedding party, formal dinners, lunches or sit down buffets.

Historic Entertaining Areas

The Pieta Gallery, featuring historic paintings and sculptures, is an ideal venue for receptions and gathering area for refreshments. Standing capacity is 50.

Historic Entertaining Areas

The Long Room, with its amazing views, is the perfect venue for pre-Reception drinks or as an extra sitting/reading room for larger events. Standing capacity is 100.

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