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Venue Hire

Key venues on Highbury’s beautiful 11 hectare estate are available for hire for weddings, children’s parties, conferences and events.

 

Facilities for hire

While Highbury’s facilities are well used by our boys, teachers and parents during the course of the school year, they are available for hire over school holidays, weekends and some evenings. Our sports pavilions are also available for hire during the week for off-site company meetings.

For bookings of the facilities listed below, please contact the Functions Coordinator on (031) 765 9809 or email jennifer.wesson@hps.co.za.
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Centenary Hall

This multipurpose hall can hold up to 1000 people and is equipped for all indoor sports and physical education needs. It can be used for conferences and awards nights. Company functions, exhibitions and shows can also be hosted in this venue.

Size 22 meters x 30 meters
Seating Capacity

800 cinema style downstairs;
200 cinema style in gallery OR 400 seated around tables

Facilities Small basic kitchen;
Toilets x3 male, x3 female, 1x paraplegic

Memorial Hall

This Performing Arts Centre is used daily for all cultural activities, which include drama productions, informal music evenings, and choir and orchestra practices. The stage with blue velvet curtains creates an ideal presentation platform with a ceiling mounted projector (with sound) and drop down screen. Venue can hold 250 people seated cinema style or 80 seated around tables.

Seating Capacity 250 cinema style OR 80 seated at tables
AV Equipment Ceiling mounted projector (with sound);
Drop down screen;
Stage
Facilities Toilets: x3 male; x3 female; 1x paraplegic

The Mike Procter Pavilion

Highbury’s historic cricket pavilion on the beautiful McMillan field was fully renovated and reopened in 2014. It is a versatile venue that is ideally suited to both meetings and parties. The Procter Pavilion can seat up to 25 people boardroom style or 30 people cinema style. The shape of the space makes it very versatile, being cozy enough for meetings as small as 10 people as well. It is equipped with a pull down screen, beautiful old tables and a kitchen and bar that enable social time and meals. As a party venue, the doors can be opened onto the verandah which can also be extended through the use of gazebos or a (not-included) bedoin tent so that people can spill out onto the field. Depending on whether people are seated or cocktail-style, the venue can accommodate 50 to 80 comfortably.

Seating Capacity – meetings 25 people boardroom style OR 30 people cinema style
Party Capacity 50 – 80 people
AV Equipment Drop down screen
Facilities Outdoor built in braai facilities;
Small basic kitchen with fridge;
Bar area with bar fridge;
Toilets x2 male; x2 female

The Leap Pavilion

This upstairs venue was built in 2009 and enjoys beautiful views out over the Harris fields at Highbury. Venue can hold 100 people standing cocktail style due to the large wrap-around covered verandah. 20 people can be seated indoors cinema-style and 15 seated boardroom-style.

Seating Capacity – meetings 15 people boardroom style OR 20 people cinema style
Party Capacity 100 cocktail style
AV Equipment Flat screen TV
Facilities Gas braai and gas fireplace;
Small basic kitchen with fridge;
Bar area with bar fridge;
Toilets x1 male; x1 female

The Chapel

The Highbury chapel was built in 1940 and is one of the oldest buildings on the Highbury Estate.
Many weddings are held at our beautiful Chapel which can seat up to 200 people.

Seating Capacity Maximum 200 people
AV Equipment Ceiling mounted projector & drop down screen;
Mixing board can be connected to a phone via a 3.5mm aux cable
Facilities Basin in Chapel vestry;
Memorial Hall toilets are a short walk away (male, female and paraplegic.)

The Lecture Theatre

Highbury’s Lecture Theatre is located off our Media Centre foyer. It is a traditional tiered presentation venue that can seat 150 cinema style, either on chairs or on the steps. The Media Centre foyer can be used for teas/coffees before or after a presentation.

Seating Capacity Maximum 150 people
AV Equipment

Projector & drop down screen;
Sound system available

Facilities Memorial Hall toilets are a short walk away (male, female and paraplegic.)

Highbury’s Aftercare

Aftercare at Highbury is an ideal weekend party venue for children Grade R and up. It is suitable for approximately 20 children and 40 adults. Tables and chairs are available and there is both a covered outdoor area as well as a large playground.

 

Seating Capacity 20 children + 40 adults
AV Equipment None
Facilities 1 x large table with a few adult chairs;
4 x kiddies tables with 20 kiddies chairs;
Basic toilets for children & adults

Weavers’ Nest Aftercare

Weavers’ Nest Aftercare is a newly built, sunny space that opens onto the main Weavers’ Nest playground making it an ideal weekend party venue for younger children.
It is suitable for approximately 15 children and 30 adults, weather permitting. Tables and chairs are available as well as indoor toys and a small kitchen.

Capacity 20 children + 40 adults
AV Equipment None
Facilities 1 x large table with a few adult chairs;
4 x kiddies tables with 20 kiddies chairs;
Basic toilets for children & adults

The Fields

Highbury has 3 standard fields and 1 extra large field on our 11 hectare estate. Each field is surrounded by beautiful large trees, creating shady areas for seating. Bathroom facilities are available nearby, either at the Tennis courts, Mike Procter Pavilion or Centenary Hall. Two of the fields have outdoor braai facilities built in.

Mc Millan Field

Harris Field

Pennington Field

Dauncey Field

Key venues on Highbury’s beautiful 11 hectare estate are available for hire for weddings, children’s parties, conferences and events.

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