Southend Venues - Civic Centre

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

Email us or call 01702 212032 if you need any assistance.

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 08:30 to 17:00.

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 please email [email protected].

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


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

Room Hire Fees

  Standard Room Hire Fees Off Peak Offers
Civic Centre Hourly Half Day Full Day Mon to Thur 3hrs Weekend 3hrs
up to 1 hour up to 4 hours up to 9 hours 16:00 - 22:00 09:00 - 15:00
Small Rooms £15 £40 £80 - -
Meeting Rooms
(Weekdays 09:00 - 17:00 only
Regular Rooms £20 £60 £120 £50 £50
Committee Rooms 2 • 7
Medium Rooms £20 £60 £120 £50 £50
Committee Rooms 3 • 4 • 5 • 6
Large Rooms £40 £150 £300 £75 £125
Darwin • Johnson
Extra Large Rooms £75 £300 £500 £200

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 [email protected] or call 01702 212032 if any alternative formats are required.

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Contact Southend Venues

Telephone: 01702 212032

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