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The Lecture Theatre
W5’s Lecture Theatre is a superbly laid out space,
serviced by built in audio visual aids with a separate AV
The theatre has tiered seating for 200 and is a very
special space which is ideal for educational lectures and
events, operational and press briefings and presentations.
The lecture theatre can be accessed by guests from Level
5 and by VIPS from Level 4 stage side.
General Background
W5 is Ireland’s award-winning interactive discovery centre, exploring subjects like science, technology, art and design.
Visitors can let their imagination turn, twist and fly through over 250 hands-on exhibits and experience live science
demonstrations, group challenges, interactive quests and educational programmes.
Visitors can also enjoy weekend and holiday events. The centre is open daily, 7 days a week. Popular seasonal activities at
Easter, Halloween and Christmas have added a new dimension to the W5 experience, and there are a host of temporary
exhibitions each year in addition to our permanent galleries. W5 opened on 31st March 2001 and has become one of
Ireland’s favourite visitor attractions and educational facilities. W5 is a registered charity with educational aims, and a
wholly owned subsidiary company of Odyssey Trust Company.
• 48 sqm flat stage area
• 200 theatre style
Air conditioning
Tiered seating / Blackout blinds
AV system & separate AV booth
ideo conferencing / White screen
WiFi/ Internet access
Lectern with built in lectern microphone
Magnetic loop system
The Point Boardroom
A stunning meeting room with floor-to-ceiling glass walls
that provide superb views of Belfast. This room never
fails to impress local and visiting guests.
The Point is fully air-conditioned and is ideal for business
and breakfast meetings, training seminars, media interviews, outside broadcasts and corporate hospitality. The
Point has its own private kitchen facility and hosting area.
Area: 48 sqm (triangular)
• 18 boardroom style
• 30 seated dinner
• 50 theatre style
• Air conditioning
• Built in AV system and white screen / Blinds
• Internet access and Video conferencing
Seminar Rooms 1/2 & 3/4
These classroom style rooms are primarily for the
educational workshops. A removable partition can create
2 smaller spaces. Please note that these rooms are not
fully soundproofed and we advise a site visit to ensure
their suitability for your event.
Area: 100 sqm
• Theatre style up to 80 people (when room
combined). Reception up to 60 people
• Grouped tables and chairs education style 32
• Rectangular table 5 chairs at each up to 40
• Built in white screen & pull down screen
• Blinds / WiFi & nternet access
• Mounted projector installed in 1 half of room
• Removable partition can create 2 smaller spaces
Health & Safety
Please be aware W5 is a public building therefore any
corporate events taking place within the building during
operational hours must not affect core business. The capacities
noted must be adhered to. Any additional numbers must be
communicated to the Corporate Services Department prior
to the event. Should these numbers vary significantly this may
affect compliance with fire regulations and prevent the event
from happening.
It is your responsibility to observe all fore regulations applicable
to the holding of your event, and comply with any instruction of,
or measures recommended by the Fire Authority for Northern
Ireland in relation thereto, and in particular shall comply in all
respects with any direction given by the Fire Authority (or the
Facilities Manager) in relation to seating and exhibition lay-outs
and emergency exit arrangements. Final approval positioning of
staging etc & use of technical equipment lies with the Facilities
Manager and all requirements must comply with the W5 Fire
and Health & Safety Regulations.
PAT Testing
The client is wholly responsible for any equipment/appliance
brought into the building. All equipment must be PAT tested
for insurance purposes and evidence provided to show that
this has taken place. If equipment has not been tested, W5
will not permit the appliance to be connected to a supply.
W5 can test the equipment however a charge will apply for this
service. Please note that W5 PAT testing is for approval of use
during this event only.
W5 can cater for smaller events. For larger events W5 have
two select caterers:
Fatted Calf - [email protected] - 028 90794530
Posh Nosh - [email protected] 028 9145 9090
Should you have any specific technical requirement please
feel free to discuss with us. We offer an AV run-through, before
the event to familiarise you with all of the equipment.We would
advise that all presentations are sent to your office beforehand
to be loaded onto your laptop. Our technician will assist with
the setting up of your equipment, but we advise that you
provide your own operator for the duration of the event.
Car Parking
On-site car parking is available for up to 1,500. The Car
Parks are under the control of Odyssey Trust Company Ltd.
Parking costs are as follows;
Up to 1 hour
Up to 2 hours
Up to 3 / 4 hours
Up to 5 / 6 hours
Up to 7 hours
Up to 8 hours
Prepay option
£3.50 for up to 6 hours.
This can be selected on the pay stations situated at the
entrance/exit of the car parks.
For further details, please contact Robert McCord Car Park
Manager on 028 9073 0937 [email protected]
Additional Information
W5 is a no-smoking venue
A W5 Events Assistant will be assigned to you on the day
of your event providing you with on call support.
For booking information and prices please contact Emma
Foley from our Corporate Services team on 028 9046
7790 or email [email protected].