Hosting Conferences and Events

Dominic Dromgoole (Shakespeare's Globe) presenting at the Annual London Shakespeare Lecture, 2015 by John Cairns Photography  Richard E  Audience by John Cairns Photography

Overview of the Possibilities

Its prime position in the heart of the City of Westminster, and neighboring the City of London and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, makes Fischer Hall the perfect location for an event or conference.

The London Global Gateway hosts a variety of events at Fischer Hall including:

  • Conferences 
  • Seminars 
  • Lectures 
  • Launch Nights 
  • Book Launches 
  • Poetry Readings 
  • Music Recitals 
  • Annual General Meetings

Our spaces are available for hire on evenings, Fridays and weekends as well as during the week when classes are not in session.  
We will work with your event organizer to establish your needs and decide how best to utilize our space.
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How to Propose an Event or Make a Request

Anyone interested in holding activities at the London Global Gateway should complete this brief proposal form.  Requests will be reviewed by the London Global Gateway director and the Gateway's faculty advisory committee. Approved parties will then be directed to the event teams in South Bend or London.

Notre Dame faculty should direct any questions to Lauri Roberts ( in South Bend, and U.K. groups should speak to Jo Byrne ( in London.

Please note the following terms and conditions:

Event organizers must provide us with a complete guest list at least 48 hours before the event. All guests will need to be registered for the event for security purposes.

If you have catering requirements, your final numbers, menu choices and dietary requirements must be emailed to Jo Byrne ( 7 days before the event takes place.

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Room Information

Trafalgar Hall

Trafalgar Hall is our main lecture hall and largest event space.  It can be set up in a theater style for conferences and large talks or divided for a smaller talk or seminar.  It is also available for large receptions, or as a performance space.

The room has recently been updated and is now equipped with an audiovisual system, two 90 inch and two 70 inch screens, and microphones.

The plentiful light and decorative features make it a popular venue.

Trafalgar Hall has an adjoining room, 1.06, which is ideal for a small or private reception.

Trafalgar Hall Interior Trafalgar Hall Interior x2 Trafalgar Hall Features

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Senior Common Room

Adorned with historic qualities and original features such as mahogany doors and wainscoting, ornate marble fireplaces, and intricate ceiling moldings, the Senior Common Room is a popular space for receptions, luncheons and small gatherings.

Senior Common Room Senior Common Room x2 Senior Common Room x3

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Seminar and Meeting Space

We have a number of classrooms that can be used for small talks, seminars and meetings and can be set up in various configurations.  All classrooms are equipped with a computer, projector, screen, and DVD player.

Several classrooms have impressive original features and fireplaces.  The law courtroom (pictured bottom right) has a stage and video conferencing equipment.

Classroom 1 Classroom G Classroom 2

Classroom 1 Classroom G Law Courtroom

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Room Capacities and Layouts

Rooms Theater-style Reception-style Classroom (with tables)
Trafalgar Hall 80-120 people On request On request
Piccadilly Room 60 people 60 people On request
Senior Common Room 50 people 65 people On request
Room G.04 40 people 51 people 25 people
Room G.07 45 people 60 people 31 people
Room 1.04 40 people 50 people 24 people
Room 1.06 45 people 60 people 34 people
Room 2.05 40 people 50 people 25 people
Room 2.06 45 people 60 people 31 people
Room 4.12 15 people 36 people On request

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