Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Hiring the Cinema at Hampshire Record Office

The cinema is located within the iconic Hampshire Record Office building, adjacent to Winchester railway station and the Park and Ride bus stops.


The cinema is ideal for meetings and presentations.

Seating 80 people, in fixed raked seating, it has a cinema screen and projection room with a wide range of audio-visual presentation facilities.


Capacity 80 people


  • Cinema projection room
  • Lectern providing laptop and microphone
  • Projector
  • CD replay
  • DVD/Blu Ray projection
  • Video tape projection
  • Audio cassette replay
  • 35mm slide projection
  • 16mm cinefilm projection
  • Flipchart (not pens)
  • Overhead transparencies projector
  • Wifi
  • Induction loop
  • Toilets including an accessible toilet

Catering not available, however hirers may bring their own drinks and biscuits to serve on the gallery landing. The building does not have an Alcohol Licence. If alcoholic drinks are to be sold it will be the responsibility of the hirer to ensure that a Temporary Event Notice is obtained from the local licensing authority.

There are no kitchen/washing up facilities. Sandwich shop and café within 10 mins walk.

There are accessible parking spaces at the rear of the Record Office.


Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

  • £35 per hour

Monday to Friday, 6pm - 9pm

  • £70 flat fee

Saturday 9am - 4pm

  • £40 per hour

Please note

  • Not available Sunday

  • Advance bookings only

  • The building opens at 9am. If you require an earlier set-up time, please let us know.


Emergency escape

The cinema is accessible via stairs or a lift. Since the lift cannot be used in an emergency, evacuation of less able visitors is down the stairs via an evacuation chair.

You must notify Record Office staff in advance of the presence of a wheelchair user or anyone with access issues likely to require use of an evacuation chair.

It is the responsibility of event organisers to liaise with Record Office staff to ensure that arrangements are in place to ensure the safe evacuation of attendees in the event of an emergency.

Hampshire Record Office

Wessex Film and Sound Archive

Hampshire Record Office
Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8TH
tel 01962 846154

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