George Stephenson Exhibition Hall
The George Stephenson Exhibition Hall was completed in April 2005 and is 102 metres long by 24 metres wide. The main hall has a concrete floated floor which is extremely smooth and could be carpeted. The walls are insulated throughout and the roof is also insulated and has 20% clear panels, making light levels almost as good as daylight. On the front, or east facing elevation, there is an area of glass either side of the central entrance foyer. The main foyer has 2 external double doors and can be used as a reception for your event. There are numerous fire escapes and a full fire alarm system with generous emergency lighting.
The licensed capacity of the George Stephenson Hall is over 4,000 persons.Heating can either be by gas space heaters or electric heaters positioned throughout the hall. Electricity is available from the pillar points every 6 metres, and from 3 over head buzz-bars, using drop-cables.
There are 2 sets of 32 amp single phase and 100 amp three phase supplies available as well, both of which attract an extra charge.
Pedestrian access can be off the runway through the ticket house at Blue gate, or from the inside of the site. Vehicle access can be off the western runway or through the showground.