Darwin Conference Suite - our flexible conference venue

Darwin Conference Suite, situated in Darwin College is our all year round conference venue that is a flexible space for a maximum of 600 people. It can be used as one large room or divided, with soundproofed walls into 3 smaller rooms with a capacity of 40 to 100 people. Darwin Conference Suite has its own reception, cloakroom, dance floor and bar all perfect for dinner and dance events.

The flexibility of this space allows for a range of meeting and event needs to be met. For example boardroom style for those important business meetings or lecture theatre for the large scale talks.

See Darwin Conference Suite virtual tours

During 2021 the availability of this space is: Tuesday 4th January to Friday 17th December (excluding Easter and bank holidays)


Layout options and capacity for Darwin Conference Suite 


Whole Conference Suite

Suite 1, 2 or 3
Cabaret (dining) with no dance floor 210 N/A
Cabaret (dining) with dance floor 150 N/A
Theatre with large 8mx6m stage 250 N/A
Theatre with no stage 270 N/A
Theatre per suite N/A 90
Classroom 120 40
Boardroom per suite N/A 42
Standing 600 N/A


Darwin college Lecture Theatres and Seminar Rooms

Darwin College itself also has 3 lecture theatres (capacity 60, 60 and 100) and 9 seminar rooms (capacity 12 to 22) which are available in our Spring and Summer vacation months.            




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For more details and to book:
Call: +44 (0)1227 828000
Email: conferences@kent.ac.uk
Twitter: @KentConferences


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Technical info
  • Wi-Fi and wired internet connection
  • Data projector and screen
  • PC and laptop point
  • Flip chart
  • Lectern
  • Microphone
  • Stage available*
Key features
  • Foyer
  • Natural light
  • Disabled access
  • Reception area
  • Car parking close by in Park Wood (spaces are limited)
  • Accommodation close by
  • Restaurant for cash sales 2 minutes away

* additional fee