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Room hire at Burlington House

The Council Room can be hired for free by Fellows.

Fellows and outside organisations can hire the Lecture Theatre and Council Room at Burlington House.

In all cases users must adhere to the General Conditions and Code of Conduct, and complete a Room Booking Form (pdf / doc) in advance. To check availability, make a booking, or request further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Use of the rooms for filming may also be arranged by application to the Executive Director.


Current charges

Prices include the use of the multimedia and audio-visual equipment in each room. Fellows can use the rooms free of charge, provided that the planned activities are related to the aims of the Society. There is a discounted rate for charities.


Lecture Theatre pdf
  Full day Half day
Full rate £900 £500
Charities rate £450 £250
Fellows rate Free* Free*


Please note no food or drink is permitted in our Lecture Theatre at any time.


Council Roompdf
  Full day Half day
Full rate £700 £400
Charities rate £350 £200
Fellows rate Free* Free*


* Provided that the event is related to the aims of the Royal Astronomical Society



For meetings of under 15 participants, the self-service hot drinks machine is used at a rate of £1.25 + VAT.

For meetings of 15 or more participants, catering is served by catering staff provided by the Society (prices in booking form). 



The Society is not licensed to sell alcoholic drinks.