Yvonne Arnaud Theatre




Situated on the banks of the River Wey, the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre offers an ideal venue for meetings and conferences in a tranquil position, right in the heart of Guildford.

The Theatre building is a 1960s architectural landmark which provides a distinctive and unique venue within the historic market town of Guildford.

At a glance

Central Guildford location with charming river views. Fully equipped auditorium facility for up to 600 delegates. On site catering providing everything from sandwich lunches to formal dinners. Corporate hospitality packages available. Excellent road and rail links. Versatile function rooms which can accommodate 6 to 600. Support available for technical and facility management

Main Auditorium

Ideal for conferences, awards ceremonies and product launches, the Main Auditorium seats up to 600 with a full complement of technical support and facilities available to ensure your event is a stunning success from beginning to end.

Mill Studio

Situated in the original Mill Building adjacent to the Main Auditorium, the Mill Studio can provide rehearsal space, or a place for a lecture, musical event, exhibition or theatrical performance.

It seats 80 people but our seating can be removed to provide a larger space for 120 standing.

Circle Bar

Our spacious Circle Bar with views of the River Wey is the perfect venue for everything from an informal celebration with friends to a corporate presentation.

Maximum capacity 100 (standing)

Seated capacity: 
Banquet - 50
Classroom  - 60
Auditorium - 80
Informal seating - 35

Riverview Restaurant
The Riverview Restaurant is ideal for a celebration, reception, networking event or presentation. It seats 60.

Vanbrugh Club
A popular space for an intimate celebration, corporate entertaining or board meeting,
the Vanbrugh Club is also used to host our Vanbrugh Club members and exclusive events.

With a private bar, comfortable seating and plenty of room, it is a stunning space with classic furnishings and a great deal of natural light. Maximum capacity is 30

Partners Room
Then Partners Room is designed with a select group in mind.

For up to a maximum of 12 people, its layout is to ensure maximum comfort, with large soft sofas and armchairs. Luxuriously finished throughout, it offers an exclusive setting for an intimate meeting or occasion.

For all hire enquiries contact the Operations Department on 01483 44 00 77 or email ops@yvonne-aranud.co.uk

Conference Rooms

Room Name Min Capacity Max Capacity
Auditorium 600 600
Circle Bar 50 80
Mill 80 80
Vanbrugh 20 30