Combining neo-classical architecture with modern technologies, the Howard Theatre is a remarkable mix of old and new. Kindly donated by Dr Alan Howard, an Honorary Fellow of the College, this spectacular building was designed to high environmental standards by award-winning architects Quinlan & Francis Terry.

The Theatre has both tiered and gallery seating, and is fully equipped with state-of-the-art sound, lighting and presentation equipment. The eye-catching front-of-house curtain features Downing College amidst classical Greek architecture, whilst bespoke Italian leather seating offers the very best in luxury and comfort.

Fully accessible with both stairway and lift access to all floors, a large ground-floor reception room, an auditorium with 160 seats, and two small meeting rooms, the Howard Theatre is a first-rate facility for conferences, presentations and corporate hospitality. The Grace Howard room supports the Howard Theatre for delegate registration, refreshments and lunch therefore offering you exclusive hire of the entire building for your event.