Southend Venues - Civic Centre

Civic room hire

The Civic Centre Address:

Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6ER.

Please download the Southend Venues Map for parking, transport options and directions.

Email: or call 01702 212032 if you require any assistance.

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 08:30am to 17:00pm.

Evenings and weekend events are available on request.

The Civic Centre, as part of Southend Venues, provides council rooms to hire, to facilitate corporate and social events. This includes council meetings, forums and national events.

These professional spaces include: The council chamber, committee rooms, meeting rooms and a large public foyer area suitable for table sales and promotional display. The adaptable settings are ideal for a range of events, from film festivals to quiet office spaces.

To check availability at The Civic Centre, please complete the Southend Venues Booking Enquiry Form

Please complete the Southend Venues Table Sales & Promotional Display Booking Form  to book a table sale or promotion display area,

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is renowned for encouraging growth opportunities and aims to offer supportive services where possible. For further information on the Civic Centre rooms including: location, prices, sizes and photos download the Southend Venues Civic Centre Room Specification Brochure.

Caraway Hospitality is available to deliver catering to any bookings including hot food and drinks. The full menu is available to download. Alternatively, there is the Courtyard Café open from 07:00 - 16:00 or the Charter Restaurant that is open from 08:00 to 14:30.

Please complete the Southend Venues Booking Enquiry Form for further information or a tour of the Civic Centre. Alternatively, email and a friendly member of the team will be in touch as soon as possible.


  • self-serve room hire
  • accessible location
  • lift
  • pay & display accessible parking
  • public toilets
  • free Wi-Fi
  • adaptable rooms (S, M, L, XL)
  • excellent transport links
  • bike Shelter
  • Caraway Hospitality
  • Courtyard Café
  • Charter Restaurant

Equipment can be added to any booking, please see our Equipment Hire page for full details.

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.

Page last updated: 06/11/2018