QM’s largest facility, the 770 seat art-deco Great Hall stepped into the limelight when Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman paid homage to the days of dance bands in the 1920s and ‘30s in a new BBC 4 programme.


14 January 2014

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The Great Hall of the People’s Palace, originally opened in 1937 for plays, concerts and other entertainment, recently underwent a £6.3 million refurbishment and was re-launched earlier this year. As well as being available for external hire – the versatile auditorium is central to university life, acting as its graduation venue and a location for high profile lectures and events.

Following on the back of hosting the BBC’s Question Time in the Victorian Octagon on the 5th December, Sue Mussett, Business Development Manager commented “To have two high profile programmes using Events & Hospitality QM facilities is tantamount to the trust placed in us by the BBC and its production companies, this reflects our ethos of working in partnership with our clients for mutual success”.

Events & Hospitality QM offers over 100 event spaces at the Mile End campus of Queen Mary, alongside facilities in the City of London and Whitechapel. Further information on the Great Hall is available at www.qmgreathall.co.uk. For more information on our extensive range of facilities, visit the 'Our Venues' page.