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Venue Hire

The bespoke meeting and seminar spaces at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists include a highly specialised skills training centre. The state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities enable seminar and training spaces to be video linked for real time presentation purposes and Wi-Fi is available throughout the building with tele-conference facilities.

Stephenson Way is an ideal central location for meetings with tube and national rail links within 5 minutes walking distance.

Council Room

Contact facilities@rcophth.ac.uk for booking enquiries

This room can host round table seating for up to 40 delegates.  The room has Wi-Fi access, AV, microphones and four TV screens video linked to other meeting rooms in the building and provides easy viewing for all delegates.

Lecture theatre

Contact facilities@rcophth.ac.uk for booking enquiries

This area can seat, in conference style, up to 60 delegates.  There are 3 large TV screens which provide high quality visuals and flexibility to show different activities or presentations, video linked to other meeting rooms or the Skills Centre.

Skills Centre – for booking enquiries

Contact skills.centre@rcophth.ac.uk

The Skills Centre comprises 12 microscope work stations with facilities for microsurgical skills acquisition at all levels. Each work station is video linked to a central teaching station and work can be recorded and edited for teaching purposes. Direct digital recording, playback and editing are available. Each microscope has a teaching arm for individual skills teaching and supervision. In addition a further 12 suturing workstations are available for extra-ocular work (eg Oculo-plastics and strabismus).

Facilities include Zeiss operating microscopes, a full range of microsurgical instruments and equipment for phacoemulsification. The phacoemulsifiers in the Centre have the most recent specifications with capability to work at high vacuum levels with the most modern modalities of phaco delivery. Also available is an EYESicataract and EYESivitreo-retinal Virtual Reality Ophthalmic Surgery Simulator. The College runs courses for all sub-specialties in Ophthalmology and suitable equipment for each of these areas is available.

Training Room – for booking with the Skills Centre

Contact skills.centre@rcophth.ac.uk

This room can accommodate 12 suturing workstations available for extra-ocular work (eg Oculo-plastics and strabismus) and is normally booked as part of any Skills Centre booking. The room can be video-linked to the Skills Centre. When the Skills Centre is not in use, the Training Room can be used for a 12 delegate meeting space.  It has a large TV screen, video linked to other meeting rooms.


Lunch and refreshments can be organised through the College and is provided by Fare Catering of London. The main three options available for lunch are classed as Gold (£20), Silver (£14) and Bronze (£10) levels. There is an additional cost of £84 for serving staff. All costs are exclusive of VAT.
All services can be provided as part of an overall day delegate rate if the number of attendees is over 25, representing a significant saving. The following schedule is based on a full day between the hours of 0900 and 1700. Any hire outside these times may incur additional charges. Half day rates are available on request.


Room Capacity Day delegate rate (25 minimum) Room hire Corporate Rate
Council Room 40 £50 £1,200*
Lecture Theatre 60 £50 £1,500*
Training Room 20 N/A £500
Skills Centre 12 N/A £1,400

Please note that the College premises are compliant with the Disability Discrimination legislation. It is wheelchair friendly and there are fully accessible toilets.

*A 50% discount will apply to the room hire only rate for the following groups:
UK registered charities
Ophthalmic membership groups
Ophthalmic trainees
NHS groups
Royal Colleges.


Entrance in Stephenson Way

entrance and lounge area

Entrance and Lounge area

lounge area

Lounge area

council room

Council room hosts 40 seating, AV, microphones and large TV screens

skills centre

Skills centre

training room 2

Training room

lecture theatre 2

Lecture theatre can be configured to accommodate requirements

lecture theatre 1

Lecture theatre can hold upto 60 delegates in theatre style seating

reception area

Reception area