Important Information


Open Evenings 2017 - Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November 6:30 – 9:00pm
There is no need to book. Please note there is NO parking on site and parking is very limited on the roads around BHASVIC. Please use public transport if possible. For Blue Badge holders only – parking spaces are available on a first come first served basis at the front of BHASVIC.

Venue Hire at BHASVIC

We have been hiring our extensive facilities for corporate and private use since 1980. We have many clients who are long standing; others come back time and time again.
Rooms start from as little as £11 - give us a call if you are planning an event of any kind or looking for a venue.
We offer a discount for registered charities - please ask!

Please contact us: lettings@bhasvic.ac.uk or call Cheryl on 01273 859829 to find out more or to arrange a visit to see our facilities.

Opening hours for hirers
Monday-Thursday 18:00 - 22:00
Friday 18:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00 plus later for special events upon request  (dependent upon availability and charged at an additional £30 per hour for caretaking)
Sunday 09:00 - 14:00 

Vending machines are on site serving snacks, hot & cold drinks.

For further details and conditions of hire please contact:
Cheryl on 01273 859829 (available between 08:00 - 16:00 Monday - Thursday & Friday 08:00 - 15:30)

E-mail: lettings@bhasvic.ac.uk

Download - Terms & Conditions Download - Booking form

Is there car parking on site?
Yes, we have two car parks both accessed from the Old Shoreham Road, however we cannot guarantee that spaces will always be available.

At what times can I hire out the venues?
During term times, our venues are available in the evenings and at weekends. During holiday periods we can hire out the venues during the day from 08:00.

I want to hold a meeting - do you have wi-fi?
Free wi-fi is available, please ask for the username and password.

What is the latest I can hire the Main Hall for a party?
Our caretaking staff can be on site until midnight at the latest, by prior arrangement. Please note that there will be an additional charge for caretaker cover on these occasions.

Do you offer catering?
We can easily arrange an urn, at no additional charge, for you to bring tea and coffee. For meetings, we are happy to discuss providing cold buffet-style lunches. For bigger occasions you are welcome to hire outside caterers and would ask that you give them our contact details so that they can liaise directly with us as required.

Can I hire a live band/DJ for my party?
Yes, you are more than welcome to hire in entertainment and again would ask that you give them our contact details in case they need more information about the venue.

Do I need my own insurance?
If you are a business you will need to provide us with a copy of your Certificate of Insurance. The College also has Third Party Hirer insurance; please ask if you wish to see a copy.

Do I need a licence?
The College holds a Premises Licence for entertainment events; for full details please refer to www.brighton-hove.gov.uk  our licence number is 1445/3/2014/04753/LAPRET.

Can I sell alchohol at my event?
If you intend to sell alcohol or include alcohol in your ticket price, you will need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice from the council. Please ask us for further information.

Can we smoke in your venues?
The College has a strictly 'no smoking' policy except within the designated smoking area in the car park.

Can we hire your pitch?
Our pitch is used by our students, for school sports days and also for community events. During holidays and at weekends our pitch is available for hire at a reasonable rate.

Who should I contact about hiring or viewing your facilities?
Please call Cheryl on 01273 859829 or
email lettings@bhasvic.ac.uk   who is available from 08:00 - 16:00 Monday to Thursday and Friday 08:00 - 15:30

''Everyone was very impressed with the venue saying how great it was and lots of parents commented it was the best children's party they had been to. There was plenty of room for the entertainer who had a lot of equipment for a DJ set up.'' ( Child's birthday party, Canteen, February 2017)

''All positive comments from my friends who came as to the hall being an ideal venue for a barn dance.'' (50th birthday party, Main Hall, January 2017)

'' We can't thank the whole team at BHASVIC enough. From the moment we visited the venue we knew we were making the right decisions. They were refreshingly responsive to all of our requests, absolutely nothing was a problem. The team hosted our day with the utmost warmth, care and were generously accommodating. We sincerely thank you all for removing all of the obstacles and stresses for our special day allowing our families and guests to fully enjoy our wedding day.'' (Wedding reception, Main Hall, November 2016)

''Thanks' to all staff at BHASVIC, very helpful and on hand to contribute to making our annual conference a success.'' (Staff conference for local organisation, Main Hall & Classrooms, October 2016)

"Just a quick note to say a big THANK YOU! for hosting the "How to: Budget for your Brighton Fringe event" workshop last Wednesday. The theatre was great, all the participants seemed to gain something from it, and we really appreciate your support!" Sarah Perryman, Brighton Fringe (used the Theatre, November 2014)

"The venue was perfect in every way for our meeting and fully accessible." (public meeting, Main Hall, September 2014)

"Really great party, venue perfect, other parents very impressed too." (4th birthday party, Sports Café, January 2015)

"Very friendly staff, and liked that the caretaker was on hand and helpful. Liked not having the responsibility for unlocking and locking up too." (Child's birthday party, Canteen, November 2014)

"We have found the staff at BHASVIC extremely helpful, in fact they couldn't be more helpful." (meditation workshop, Main Hall, October 2014)

"It fulfilled all our expectations, we were delighted. There was even car parking!" Brighton Chamber Choir (hired the Main Hall for a music workshop, June 2014)

"Thank you a hundred times over for your help in preparing the hall... I was really in at the deep end never having been to the event before and learning as I went along. I cannot emphasize how grateful I am to you and your team. The hall had the WOW factor when I arrived... Everyone at BHASVIC was so pleasant and helpful." (Brighton & Hove Arts Council Awards, December 2013)

BHASVIC - the ideal location set in the heart of Brighton and Hove.

Many couples have chosen BHASVIC as a venue for their reception and the historic panelled hall is now a licensed venue for Wedding ceremonies.

If you would like to know more about the venue please contact us on:

lettings@bhasvic.ac.uk or 01273 859829

Main hall hire costs £35 per hour, weekdays and £40 per hour weekends. According to availability and upon request – the Main Hall may be hired until midnight at an extra charge (usually £30 per hour).

The Main Hall has been used for a variety of events including wedding receptions, book launches, parties, awards evenings, public meetings and AGMs. The hall can seat up to 300 theatre-style or seating can be arranged around tables, as in the photograph above; approximate size: 26m x 11m.

  • Staging is available
  • Lectern
  • Screen and projector available (£30 - please indicate on booking form)
  • PA system (£60 - please indicate on booking form)
  • Mics - wireless clip on and hand held wired (please ask for hiring charge if you need more than one)

At weekends, we offer a special rate of £25 per hour in any of the following venues: Sports Cafe, Theatre, Dance Studio, Refectory or Canteen (subject to availability).

You are welcome to decorate the room according to your theme, be it a ballet party, disco, or pirates tea party! Tables and chairs are available on request.

Canteen hire costs £25.00 per hour.

The room is ideal for children's parties. In addition it can be used for keep fit, yoga, dance classes, choir rehearsals and meetings.
Please note the kitchen facilities are not accessible.

The room is suitable for children's parties, keep fit, yoga, dance classes, choir rehearsals, meetings and other small gatherings.

Approximate size: 7.5m x 9.9m

The sports hall may be used for badminton (3 courts), basketball or netball (1 league court or 4 junior basketball / netball courts), indoor tennis (1 court), 5 a side football (1 pitch), volleyball (1 court). With under-floor heating and sprung flooring which meets Sports Council specifications, the hall is excellent for team events. There is a viewing gallery overlooking the sports hall (maximum capacity: 50 people).

The sports hall can also be hired for children's birthday parties in conjunction with the sports café for the children to have their birthday tea party.

Male and female changing, showers and toilet facilities are available adjacent to the hall.

Approximate size: 33.5m x 17.3m

Sport facilities

  • Sports hall; suitable for many sports and group activities including badminton, volleyball, basketball, 5-a-side football and netball
  • Outdoor netball court
  • Purpose built changing rooms, showers and toilet facilities
  • Vending facilities

Accessibility & Wheelchair users 

  • Accessible toilets
  • Lift to balcony
  • Building is wheelchair accessible
  • Adjustable basketball hoops

The room is suitable for meetings, children's birthday parties, lectures, exams and other small gatherings. There is a small kitchen area available with a microwave oven, fridge and sink. You can also use the serving hatch and by prior arrangement the oven.

  • Maximum seating 100 in rows, 66 in exam-style layout
  • Screen and projector available (£30 - please indicate on booking form)
  • Accessible via lift

Approximate size: 10m x 12m.

The dance studio may be used for aerobics, pilates, yoga and any dance-based activities. The floor is sprung to meet specifications set by exam boards assessing advanced level dance.

  • No dark soled shoes allowed.
  • Toilet facilities are available adjacent to the dance studio.
  • Accessible via lift.

Approximate size: 8.5m x 9m.

Theatre hire costs £25 per hour weekdays and £30 per hour at weekends.
The space is a black box studio theatre, covered half with Harlequin Studio vinyl dance floor. There are two 5m black wool retractable curtains along the back wall which can be used to create a crossover, or frame the 10m white weighted cyclorama, which in turn can be stretched. Recomended for rehearsal space, or small performances, this area seats 50 people comfortably on retractable seating.

Classroom hire costs from £11 per hour. A small number of music rooms are also available from £15 per hour.

Suitable for meetings, book groups, slimming clubs, workshops (e.g. singing, comedy or writing) as well as taught classes or exams.

  • Free wi-fi
  • Smart boards
  • Data projectors
  • Tables can be arranged in variety of layouts to accommodate up to 30 people, or in exam-style if required

The Student Learning Centre is available to hire for £25 per hour weekdays and for £30 per hour at weekends.

This venue is particularly suitable for taught courses requiring computer access: there are 40 PCs in the room.

  • Free wi-fi
  • Smart boards
  • Data projector
  • 40 computers