Hire Firstsite

Our spectacular crescent-shaped building, designed by award-winning Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly, provides stunning, unconventional and fun hire spaces – like no other venue.


From business meetings and private parties to large scale conferences and fairs, our friendly Venue Hire team are here to help make your event a success.


Hire Firstsite and support our local community

Firstsite is a registered charity – by hosting your event at Firstsite, you can help us continue to bring free world-class exhibitions to East Anglia. Your support will further benefit the local community through funding our local creative community projects – including free lunches and activities for families during the school holidays.

We work closely with some incredible partners and causes and all our profits go straight back into these projects.


What our customers say:

“I wanted to thank you and your team for hosting our CARA social event on Friday.   Everything went very smoothly – the food was great, the staff were lovely and very helpful and the space was (as always) fantastic.   The CARA team very much enjoyed the evening.”

– Helen Parr, Chief Executive Officer – CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse)


“I had a wonderful experience hosting an event at Firstsite for a community event in April 2023. Paul from the venues events team was extremely accommodating to us. He was amazing during the planning of the event, when my team had to conduct 2 site visits, to the numerous requests, emails and meetings we had to help bring our vision to life.

During the event, the Firstsite team made sure our events team had everything we needed for our event run smoothly. I also had the pleasure of working with Ross the AV Manager, he helped ensure our AV in the cinema room ran smoothly. I would highly recommend holding your next event at Firstsite!”

Ashley Hainer, Senior Project Coordinators Oddity Events


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Corporate Events

Hold your meetings, AGM, team building days or conferences at Firstsite – we have a range of versatile spaces to allow you to create the perfect event for your needs.

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Special Occasions

Our versatile spaces can be transformed to fit any special occasion, from birthday party to gala dinner or wedding reception.

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Our Spaces

Our versatile hire spaces have a light and airy feel with views of our green outdoor areas. Our high-spec cinema is also available to hire – perfect for conferences, private screenings or talks.

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Bespoke Events at Firstsite

From community fairs to live music events, our spaces can host large scale bespoke events both indoor in our Welcome area or in our green outdoor spaces.

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Christmas Parties

Host your Christmas Party with us and support your local community. Our Winter Wonderland party nights are held throughout December offering a three course meal, bar and disco in our beautifully lit studio function rooms.

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Filming & Photography

Firstsite can be booked as a venue for commercial photography or film shoots. Find out more about how to book the spaces you require.

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Get in touch about your event

Have a question about our spaces or want to book an event? Contact our team today to discuss your requirements. Please note we aim to respond in 2-4 working days but this can be delayed during busy periods.

Call us:
01206 713 700

Email us:
[email protected]