Somerset Civic Centre has 3 fully air-conditioned, multi-purpose spaces and a commerical kitchen. The large stage and well equipped back stage facilities are perfect for high quality performance productions. With a guest capacity for over 900, and a cosy room available on an hourly hire rate, ample parking and the latest in sound and lighting technology, Somerset Civic Centre can cater for just about any event.
Joan Burke Room (foyer)
This space can simply be the entrance foyer, but also transforms to provide elegant dining for up to 130 people, a charming exhibition and market space and will soon also be home to our in-house cabaret events. The Joan Burke Room is serviced directly by the bar and kitchen.
While the photo of this gorgeous auditorium speaks for itself, what it can't express are the amazing "echo-control" qualities of this huge space. And not only does the floated timber floor look lovely, but it's safe and comfortable for walking or dancing in any shoes.
Backstage there's a grand piano, a sound-proofed loading dock, 2 massive dressing rooms, stage door, and outside: parking for trucks and buses. A touring company's dream.
The sound and lighting equipment is state-of-the-art and we have talented and professional technicians to help make your event, be it a conference or a concert, look and sound amazing. There's also an audio loop system for the hearing impaired.
The auditorium seats up to 700 theatre style and nearly 400 at tables.
The Lyceum Room is named in honour of Esk's 100 year old hall that burned down in 2010. It's a stand-alone room with lovely views and ideal for meetings and workshops. This space can be hired at an hourly rate, which makes it a great option for all manner of practise sessions for performing arts, exercise classes, or even a private tupperware party.
Our sparkling kitchen has everything to make catering for a function, large or small, a breeze. Gas stove and oven, portable bain maree, freezer, plate warmer, warming oven and double glass door fridge. There's also a dishwasher, huge coldroom, 2 large microwaves and bench space and sinks galore. The kitchen is perfectly placed to offer servery to both the foyer and auditorium, the floor is non-slip and all surfaces are very easy to clean.