Made from carved Portland stone and granite and designed by King George III’s architect Sir William Chambers, the Examination Hall was completed in 1786 and mirrored the Chapel, which stands opposite it on Front Square. At the very centre of the Trinity College Dublin campus, the hall is still used for exams and official ceremonies today. Its impressive light-filled interior, stage, mezzanine and high ceilings also make it the perfect space for a variety of events, including private receptions, weddings, talks, seminars and bespoke dinners. The acoustics also make it a beautiful setting for a concert or choral performance.
The vaulted ceiling features diamond panels, rosette and garlands, and the walls are lined with framed portraits of people connected to Trinity throughout its long history, including Queen Elizabeth I, who founded the university in 1592. And many of the features inside the hall predate the building itself. The recently restored gilded organ case was made in 1684 and the chandelier at the southern end once hung in the Irish House of Commons.
With a capacity of up to 400 people, whether as a seated theatre space, or standing reception, along with an inbuilt PA system for speeches, your guests will have a truly authentic experience in one of the most historic buildings on our campus.
The Examination Hall offers an incredibly unique atmosphere for an event. If you need further information about the space, or wish to discuss your requirements in more detail, our expert event team will be delighted to help you. You can contact them by filling out the form below, by emailing email@example.com or by calling 01 8964477.