Facilities to hire

Emerson College is an ideal place for day meetings, retreats, festivals and courses in self-development, arts, movement, spirituality and land based themes. Our gardens (22 acres) invite your participants to go on walks to experience the wonder of nature in plants and trees. This creates a contemplative and safe environment which helps you to slow down and step out of your daily routine into a creative space.

Our facilities are simple, natural, with a lot of light; many sculptures by our students can be found in the grounds. We offer a campsite for up to 50 people, 50 single rooms and 9 twin rooms – all with shared toilets and showers. A big hall with a stage for up to 150 people, 4 classrooms, a space for movement, 2 art studios and communal spaces are also available. Free WIFI is available in designated areas. We have ample free parking.

For residential courses and retreats we offer accommodation with all meals which are freshly prepared every day in our kitchen. Our meals are vegetarian and we can also cater for gluten free, dairy free and vegan diets. We support agricultural practices that renew and sustain the soil rather than depleting it.  We are especially lucky to have a small biodynamic vegetable garden right on campus, providing us with fresh greens, lettuces, spinach, tomatoes, flowers and much more! Tablehurst farm – a community owned biodynamic farm – is just next door to us

We are open for weekend courses all year round as well as week-long courses during the Easter and Christmas holidays and from the end of June until mid-September. Minimum age for all our participants and guests is 18. Only an hour’s train journey from Central London and 30 minutes from Gatwick airport with easy access to the Ashdown Forest makes it easy for your participants to reach us.

If you would like to enrich your programme we are happy to connect you with our partners on campus for a storytelling performance, activities in sacred geometry, painting or pottery, organise a talk from our gardener, or offer a cooking or pizza making session.  Just let us know what you're looking for and we will design a package for you according to your requirements. 

For more information or to arrange a conversation or tour please contact Leticia Armengod, Events Manager or Yvette Dellsperger, Director on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on +44 (0)1342 822238.

Download our price list and information pack by clicking on the links: 

Price List

Information Pack

Terms and Conditions

 

 

Name of space

Max capacity

Dimensions (M)

Description

Examples of use

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 Ruskin Hall

220

L13 x W10.25 xH5

Theatre like space with stage, curtains, lights, Grand piano

Conferences, yoga classes, break out space

Eurythmy Studio

80

L11.5 x W9 x H4.5

Separate building with fantastic acoustics. No loos or water in this building

Eurythmy, dance classes playing gongs, singing, meditation

Education Room

60

L10 x W8 x H2.95

Ground floor room, blackboard

Classroom based teaching, break out space for conferences

Foundation Room

60

L10.3 x W8.35 xH4.5

First floor room, brightest of the spaces, has fireplace

Art, meditation, classroom based teaching

Rachel Carson Room

60

 

Ground floor, self-contained building with kitchenette area and loos, patio

Classroom based teaching

Red Studio

20

 

Ground floor with roof windows with sink

Painting and craft classes

 

Clay room

12

 

Ground floor in old stable block with sink

Clay modelling and craft classes

 

Barn

12

 

Outside barn with roof surrounded by trees

Wood and stone carving

 

Pixton Meeting Room

12

L5 x W3 x H2.95

First floor with view over gardens

Meetings, break out space, facilitators / organisers space for conferences

 

 

 

Ruskin Hall

 

Ruskin Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emerson 058 - Copy

 

Education Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emerson 106 - Copy

 

Eurythmy Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emerson 094 - Copy

 

Common Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emerson 156 - Copy