Tonbridge School

Tonbridge School, founded in 1553, occupies an extensive site of about 160 acres on the northern edge of the town of Tonbridge. The main buildings of the present school date from the second half of the nineteenth century sitting alongside contemporary additions, creating a wonderful location for events and functions.

Tonbridge School offers a rich diversity of venues and provides a perfect combination of historical surroundings with modern facilities. An extensive new sports centre, the Tonbridge School Centre, was opened in 2008 and was used as an official training centre for the 2012 Olympics, playing host to the pre-Olympics training for the Australian Athletics team. Other millennium builds include the E.M.Forster theatre, opened in summer 2000, and the recent refurbishment of the Smythe Library, opened in 2016.

The school is very well provided with auditoria and lecture theatres with a range of capabilities. The main Theatre Auditorium and Big School both seat 400. The Recital Room, within the music school, and the Cawthorne Lecture Theatre each seat 160, whilst small groups make use of The Vere Hodge Lecture Room (seating for 60) and the Earl Lecture Theatre in the Biology Department (50).

Event Types

  • Accommodation
  • Activity Day
  • AGM
  • Awards Dinners
  • Away Day
  • Barbeque
  • Breakfast Meeting
  • Charity Ball
  • Company Fun Day
  • Conference
  • Corporate Hospitality
  • Dinner
  • Dinner Dance
  • Exam
  • Exhibition
  • Family Fun Day
  • Fashion Show
  • Gala Dinner
  • Interviews
  • Lunch
  • Marquee Event
  • Meeting
  • Networking
  • Presentation
  • Private Dining
  • Product Launch
  • Reception
  • Seminar
  • Summer Party
  • Teambuilding
  • Training Course
  • Wedding
  • Workshop

Venue Location

High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1JP

Venue Directions

Situated centrally in Tonbridge approximately one mile from Tonbridge railway station. Less than an hour from Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports. Fast road and public transport rail links to Ebbsfleet, Central London and the port of Dover. SatNav Postcodes for Parking: •TN10 3AB (School) •TN10 3AD (Sports Centre)

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