Our full-time Conference Manager is available to handle your enquiry, confirm availability and assist with the detailed planning of your event.

Full details of what we can provide for conferences are given in our downloadable brochure. On this page we give an overview of our facilities


Enquiries and bookings

To discuss your requirements and check availability, please do not hesitate to contact our full-time Conference Manager , Anne Gifford:

Telephone: 01223 338205
Email: conference@pet.cam.ac.uk
Address: Peterhouse, Cambridge, CB2 1RD, United Kingdom

Alternatively, please submit an enquiry via our online Enquiry Form.

Peterhouse Theatre

The Peterhouse's Theatre is a two leveled setting with seating for 180 people. The theatre has a spacious stage equipped with a front projection screen, stage lighting and Martin surround sound audio, which can all be used to enhance the experience and have a memorable impact on your event.

If required audiovisual equipment including lights, data projector, screen, lectern and microphones are all available.



Take a Look
The Lubbock Room

This bright and lofty room, formerly part of the University Museum of Classical Archaeology and adjacent to the Theatre, was refurbished in 2005. With its own fully-equipped servery, it is an ideal break-out area for events taking place in the Theatre. As well as being used for serving a range of refreshments, it provides the perfect setting for promotional stands, posters and publicity materials. 

The Lubbock Room can also be used independently for seminars and speaker meetings.



Refreshments:  180
Theatre-style:  70
Boardroom-style:  30
Classroom-style:  25

Take a Look
The Upper Hall

The Upper Hall is a stunning room that is part-paneled and opens up into a balcony with breathtaking views of the college's brilliant medieval hall. This room is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also comes equipped with audiovisual facilities, including a large touch screen and push-to-talk microphones, making it the perfect space for both hybrid meetings and in-person events. With its perfect blend of modern technology and classic elegance.


Theatre-style:  46
Boardroom-style:  22
Classroom-style:  20

The Henry Cavendish Room

This panelled Georgian room, beautifully furnished with antiques, was formerly part of a Fellow’s ‘set’ and is named after Henry Cavendish, a Petrean scientist credited with having discovered hydrogen and calculated the mass of the Earth in the 18th century.

It provides an ideal setting for small meetings and seminars.  



Boardroom-style:  16


The Davidson Room

The Davidson Room is an impressive space located in the newly built Frank Whittle Building. This room is perfect for hosting small conferences, and presentations. It includes quality AV facilities, including a high spec projector and sound system, making it the ideal space for showcasing multimedia content.

The Davidson Room is also flexible and can be configured to suit a wide range of event types, from lectures and presentations to networking sessions and workshops. Its spacious layout allows for easy movement and interaction, while its audio and visual capabilities ensure that every attendee can engage with the content being presented.


Seminar rooms

We have a number of seminar rooms useful for smaller numbers.


Friends of Peterhouse Seminar Room: 

Built within the structure of the medieval roof, this distinctive room is ideal for smaller meetings or break-out groups.

Capacity:   Boardroom style: 16

F4 Seminar Room

A small syndicate room, useful for smaller meetings or as a break-out area.

Capacity:    Boardroom style:  14

F5 Seminar Room

A small syndicate room, useful for smaller meetings or as a break-out area.

Capacity:   Boardroom style:  10


The College has up to 100 rooms available for conference letting, all set in the historic surroundings of the main site, overlooking the gardens and in close proximity to our catering facilities and meeting rooms.

All rooms are centrally heated and comfortably furnished, with single beds, wardrobes, desks and comfortable chairs. Some rooms have en-suite showers, while in other cases bath and shower-rooms for shared use are located nearby. Linen and towels are provided, along with tea/coffee making facilities, and rooms can be serviced daily except at weekends.