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Victorian Courtroom

The Courtroom with original Victorian fixtures and fittings provides an unusual venue for private and corporate events. It's suitable for presentations and debates and other activities.

You can get to The Courtroom either from Norwich Castle Study Centre entrance in the Shirehall, or via an atmospheric spiral staircase in Norwich Castle which was used to take prisoners between the Courtroom and Norwich Castle prison.

The Courtroom can be hired on its own or in combination with other spaces within Norwich Castle.

Available for daytime events Monday-Friday.

Fixed seating theatre style: 60 guests

What’s included?

All evening venue hire includes the use of the Rotunda area, plus the support of our venue hire coordinator, front of house and operations staff, cleaners and porters.  We provide a cloakroom (not staffed), audio visual and public address equipment.


Our catering team will meet all your requirements, from tea and biscuits to a three course dinner.

Daytime venue hire charges

Monday-Saturday and Sunday afternoon

  • Half day rate 9am-12.30pm or 1.30-5pm £250
  • Full day rate 9am-5pm £400

Venue hire charge applies to venue hire events using our own or approved caterers. We will consider requests to use external caterers who meet our operational requirements and high standards for an additional charge.

Additional services

Specialist equipment and furniture, dedicated A/V support, tour guides, museum experts and costumed characters can be arranged at an additional charge. Approved contractors are available to provide additional supplies and services for more complex events. Entertainment and music should be organised by the client in liaison with our venue hire coordinator.

To discuss your requirements please email or telephone 01603 493625 Monday – Friday.