The Empress Ballroom is one of the most popular venues within the Winter Gardens complex. It has been enjoyed by delegates at conferences and events of all shapes and sizes throughout the years.
The venue is perhaps most well known for regularly hosting the annual party conferences of the big three political parties in the UK, Labour, the Conservatives, and the Liberal Democrats, throughout the late 20th century.
With maximum capacity of 3000, the Empress is a very flexible space. Its layout can be arranged to suit the needs of any event. It is possible to customise the space with various seating arrangements, as well as utilising the venue as an exhibition space where delegates are free to walk around and explore.
- The Empress Ballroom has 3 levels including two balconies and the main floor which is fully sprang.
- A stage is present situated midway on the south wall with a 9m proscenium and 6m depth. This can be removed or extended as required.
- Sound, lighting and rigging are available.
We have a dedicated conference and events team who will deal with your enquiry. They will provide you with any additional information, as well as arranging a visit to the venue.
If you are unsure of your exact needs, the events team will be able to assist. It is their goal to make the events organisation process as seamless as possible. We also offer a range of event and hospitality planning services.
To submit an enquiry, please use the venue enquiry form.