Aurora venue hire, Cambridge, UK

Position
Lat. 52°12'44"N, Long. 0°4'50"E

Please note that due to current Covid19 restrictions and the need to protect key staff in Antarctica, we have very limited possibilities for hiring out the venue at the present. We would still value a conversation about your needs. Please get in touch with us via email here if you would like to receive our newsletter with updates on venue hire and information on virtual activities.

The Aurora Innovation Centre at the British Antarctic Survey headquarters in Cambridge offers state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities and exhibition spaces. The Aurora Conference Theatre, seminar rooms, meeting rooms and collaboration spaces can be booked by external organisations who share our passion for the environment.

The Aurora Innovation Centre aims to bring together a community of people from different backgrounds who share our passion for the environment and technologies for challenging contexts. In order to stimulate networking and out-of-the-box thinking, Aurora offers a number of spaces that are available for hire:

  • 150-seat Conference Theatre with flexible layout styles
  • two 40-seat Seminar Rooms
  • four 10-seat Meeting Rooms
  • 8 hot-desks
  • catering facilities and access to the BAS canteen

Across site there is free access to BAS and Eduroam WiFi, and in the Conference Theatre and Seminar Rooms infrared assisted hearing.

To get a detailed quote and find out more about using our spaces, please get in touch with us here.

Inclusivity statement – This is how we do it

Non-discrimination: The Aurora is a space for all, no matter your identity. Discrimination on grounds of age, sex, race, religious beliefs, gender identity or sexual orientation has no place at British Antarctic Survey. Remember this when interacting with others. It is our responsibility to make sure the Aurora is a safe place for everyone – please tell us if you are worried about anything.

Accessibility information: The Aurora Centre has step-free access and accessible toilets at both levels of the building. The Conference Theatre and rooms are equipped with infrared assisted hearing. We are always striving to make our venue more welcoming to all. If you have any feedback or would like to request additional information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Getting to the Aurora Innovation Centre

The Aurora Innovation Centre is located at the British Antarctic Survey HQs in Cambridge. We are located a few minutes walk from Madingley Road free P&R with 4 electric vehicle bays, very easy access from the M11, and a bus service in/out of the city centre/train station. For Cambridge-based visitors, cycling is by far the easiest access option.

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