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Main hall

Are you looking for the perfect venue for your club, group, organisation or event?

Please note we only take regular bookings. We do not hire for one off events.

For enquiries

Telephone 01273 561 281

Varndean School, Balfour Road, Brighton, BN1 6NP

Rates per hour

Times & Usage

Main Hall, Sports Hall, Dance Studio, Astro, 3G, sports pitches


Weekdays 5.30-8pm commercial £27.50 £22.00
Weekdays 5.30-8pm community £22.50 £16.75
Weekdays 8-9pm commercial £38.25 £32.50
Weekdays 8-9pm community £33.25 £27.50
Saturdays 9am-5pm commercial £43.85 £32.75
Saturdays 9am-5pm community £43.85 £32.75
Sundays Closed Closed


  • Evenings 6:00pm – 9.00pm
  • Saturdays 9:00am – 5:00 pm
  • School holidays (excl. Sundays, bank holidays) 9:00am – 9.00pm


Facilities available

Sports – indoor

  • Fitness Suite with gym equipment
  • Sports Hall which accommodates 3 badminton courts, a basketball court and gymnastics apparatus*


Dance studio in use by studentsThe Arts – indoor

  • Dance Studio
  • Music—practice rooms*
  • Mini theatres with a sound studio*
  • Hall with professionally equipped stage and balcony seating*
  • Amphitheatre


Russell Martin opens 3G pitchSports – outdoor

  • 3G Football pitch
  • 5 Football pitches
  • 3 Tennis courts
  • 3 Netball courts
  • 1 Rugby pitch
  • 1 Astro-turf pitch with lighting
  • 1 Outdoor basketball area
  • Cricket

Specialist / Misc

Dining hall with outside seating area


Classrooms suitable for workshops or smaller meetings

Minibus hire - £30 per day please contact us for more information

Activity suggestions include:

Fitness groups
Coffee mornings
Slimming groups
Language groups
Martial arts
Dance classes
Knitting circles
Amateur dramatics
Workshops / team building
Musical lessons

Please note that the school has an on-site ‘no smoking’ policy. The school is situated in a residential area and out of respect for our neighbours, noise levels must be contained to a reasonable level at all times and noise from any hirer’s event must not be audible in any neighbouring properties.