WORK OUT - A brief history of The Gymnasium.
The Gymnasium at St. Pancras has an incredible history. The Gymnasium was actually the home of the German Gymnasium Society, a sporting association established in London in 1861, and it was arguably the first purpose-built gymnasium in Britain. It also hosted the embryo British national governing bodies for gymnastics, wrestling, and fencing; and was the location for the first ever National Olympian Games in 1866. The venue echoes the very heart of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link - understanding the glory of the past, whilst designing the rail of the future. All of this makes the gallery at the Gymnasium one of the most unusual and high profile event spaces in London and the UK.
WARM UP - Your perfect event realised.
The biggest challenge in any unusual venue is making the space work for any type of live event. They're not just talking about the dimension, access and technical spec - but also the ambience of the setting, the X-factor. The Gymnasium meets all of those needs. Not only does it have the practical and emotive elements to make the space work brilliantly as an events space, it also has that other special ingredient - location. The Gymnasium is situated right next to the best connected transport hub in the just the UK, but Europe.
STRETCH - A space for any event
So what does the floor space stretch to? The gallery of the Gymnasium is 400sq metres, and it has that amazingly tall and ornate ceiling, having retained its Victorian grandeur. Overall the Gym can cater for up to 400 people, whether for theatre style, reception or cabaret style seating. They also have state-of-the-art lighting, sound and AV equipment available, and the gallery works for either rear or front projection. It's a rare type of events space - both practical and innovative.