The Octagon Centre
is a multi purpose venue
within minutes of the city centre

The Octagon Centre


The Octagon Centre is a multi purpose venue at the heart of The University of Sheffield campus, just off Glossop Road, with excellent public transport links and situated immediately next to the new Durham Road car park, which boasts over 500 spaces and operates 24/7. Whether you’re planning an awards ceremony, conference, meeting or performance, the Octagon is the perfect venue to create the ultimate event.

With a seated capacity of up to 1230 (1500 for standing events) or 870 sqm of clear floor area, the Octagon is enormously flexible and can accommodate a wide range of events with a number of configuration options to suit every need. Conferences and exhibitions, large-scale live music gigs, sport and comedy shows are only a fraction of the wide variety of productions hosted here. There are also suites of ancillary rooms all under the same roof, available for breakout and meetings, with capacities ranging from 30 to 80 people. Modular staging systems, comprehensive technical infrastructure and first class support from our in house event and production teams complete the picture.

Full Hall

1230 seated
Stage size: 32ft x 12ft

3/4 Hall

660 seated
Stage size: 32ft x 12ft
Floor area: 325 sqm

Half Hall

470 seated
Stage size: 24ft x 12ft
Floor area: 380 sqm

Clear Hall

1500 standing
Stage size: 32ft x 24ft
Floor area: 870 sqm