Civic Centre - Southend Venues

Opening Times
Monday to Friday: 08:30 to 22:00.

Events in the weekends may be available on request

The venue has been risk assessed and has received Covid secure status.
What can our rooms be used for?

The bright, modern adaptable rooms provide the perfect setting for a variety of events including:

  • business meetings and away days
  • interviews and private appointments
  • arts and crafts workshops
  • exhibitions and functions
  • sports and fitness classes
  • conferences
  • performing and martial arts
  • meditation and relaxation
  • support and social groups
  • 121 and group tuition
  • Council meetings

The centre has the council chamber, committee rooms and meeting rooms which can be hired by the:

  • hour
  • session
  • daily
  • on a short-term basis

Our room hire fees can be found at the bottom of this page.

We also have a large public foyer area suitable for table sales and promotional display. Please Note: Promotional displays are currently suspended

The centre offers a wide range of facilities which include:

  • manned reception desk
  • accessible location
  • self-serve room hire
  • lift
  • pay and display parking
  • adaptable room layouts (S, M, L, XL)
  • free filtered water
  • free Wi-Fi
  • public toilets
  • excellent transport links
  • bike shelter

We also have equipment available for you to use.


The Civic is located close to central Southend, its beaches; miles of beautiful coastline and of course Southend’s famous Pier.

  • London Southend Airport is just 10 minutes away by road
  • close to Prittlewell train station, where you can reach London Liverpool Street train station within the hour
  • 5 minutes stroll to main bus and coach routes in and out of the town
  • minutes away from major road connections towards London via the A13 and A127 leading to the M25
  • on-site pay and display parking
Contact Us

Please fill out our online enquiry form to check availability or to arrange a time to view the centre.

Complete the Southend Venues Table Sales and Promotional Display Booking Form to book this space

Corporate Venues Team Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 08:30-17:00


Telephone: 01702 212032

Room Hire Fees


  Standard room hire fees (Monday to Sunday 8:30 to 22:00  Saturday
Civic Centre Hourly Half Day Full Day  3hrs
up to 1 hour up to 4 hours up to 9 hours 09:00 to 15:00
Small Rooms £15 £45 £90 -
Meeting Rooms
(Weekdays 09:00 to 17:00 only
Regular Rooms £25 £70 £140 £50
Committee Rooms 2, 7
Medium Rooms £35 £120 £240 £75
Committee Rooms 3, 4, 5, 6
Large Rooms £50 £180 £360 -
Committee Rooms 1.4a
Extra Large Rooms £85 £320 £550 -
Conference Chamber inc Public Gallery

Publications relating to Southend Venues can be provided in alternative formats such as Braille, audio-tape, or in large print and translated into alternative languages.

Please contact Southend Venues by emailing or call 01702 212032 if any alternative formats are required.

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