UPDATE: 29.04.2022: Due to the lifting of all remaining Covid-19 restrictions we are pleased to confirm all of our venues are now open and operating as normal in both England and Scotland. We will continue to take some responsible precautions which we have outlined below.

In person event planning with thestudio

We've all been looking forward to a return to normal and whilst we are excited to now be able to do this we understand that you and your guests still may have some questions about how your event will be operated and how guests safety will continue to take priority.

You can find further information on how we will continue to operate Safe and Seamless events below.

What everyone is saying…

Since reopening our venues we've had some great feedback on the way things have gone. Read some snippets below:

Laing O Rourke

“Our 2 trainers and 8 delegates recently used The Studio in Manchester for a training course, the room they provided us was big enough for our group to socially distance and our group felt safe and at ease in the building as there were plenty of hand sanitiser stations. Each delegate was provided a sealed snack pack on their table which was a nice touch. Looking forward to using The Studio for future bookings knowing they have high Covid safety measures in place."

Provident

“It was fantastic, we felt very very safe and we’re really impressed with the facilities and set up, it was much appreciated."

Morses Club

“Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank-you for all your help setting up our meeting yesterday.  The information received from The Studio prior to the meeting relating to your Covid risk assessment and the actions you have taken were thorough and gave me confidence that my colleagues would be kept safe during their visit. I have been in touch with the team this morning and they said everything was ‘great and went without a hitch’."

Frequently Asked Questions

We know everyone has lots of questions so we've put together the most commonly asked questions with their answers below.


For Organisers

Are your venues open?

All of our venues are currently open as normal and welcoming events without restrictions again in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.

What events are permitted to take place?

In England and Scotland:

Conferences, meetings and other events are permitted to operate as normal, at full capacity and without restriction.

What can organisers and guests expect from their experience?

We are committed to ensuring that all of our staff, clients and their guests feel comfortable whilst visiting our venues and ensure they are receiving a safe and seamless experience.

This means there are some things we will ask of you and your guests during your time with us and of course some important things you can expect from us, this includes:

What we ask of you

  • We will request all staff and guests wear a face covering whilst moving around in all public areas
  • We will request all staff and guests to socially distance in public areas wherever possible
  • We will ask that all staff and guests wash or sanitise their hands at regular intervals
  • We will request that all staff and guests observe the one way systems wherever they are in place

What you can expect from us

  • We will continue with our enhanced cleaning regime
  • We will continue to provide hand sanitising points at the entrances to all meeting rooms and at other touch points such as reception desks, refreshment areas and toilets.
  • We will continue to monitor all of the latest Government advice and make changes to our operation wherever appropriate

How will my meeting room be set? Can my group still socially distance?

As social distancing is no longer a legal requirement all rooms offered for new booking enquiries will be based on their normal room capacities.

We will automatically set the room to normal capacity. Should you specifically wish to book a room based on socially distanced capacities we are very happy to accommodate you on request though please note this may be subject to an additional supplementary charge.

What are your room capacities?

Whether there is a requirement to socially distance at 2m, 1m or not at all we have prepared a handy room capacity information chart for you to view here.

What if the rules or my plans change?

We can only take bookings based on the restrictions and guidance at the time of booking. We do of course understand that things may change before we get to the date of your booking, which prevent it from operating as intended.

We don't believe this should be a barrier to you pushing ahead with your plans. We are determined to offer you the support and flexibility you need to make the bold step back to booking events at thestudio and to make changes if you need to.

To find out what we can do to help visit our 'Boldly Go' page here.

What are you doing to ensure my guests safety?

We are accredited with the AIM Secure Covid-19 industry standards across all of our venues.

Whilst, in line with government guidance, we have relaxed some measures we are still committed to ensuring that all of our staff, clients and their guests feel comfortable whilst visiting our venues and ensure they are receiving a safe and seamless experience. You can find details of what we will continue to do to ensure staff and guest safety in the ‘Are you going ‘back to normal’ or will there still be some restrictions?’ question above.

Do my guests need to register their visit?

In England and Scotland

There is no longer a requirement for guests to register their visit.

My event is for more than the number of people you can accommodate, what can I do?

We can offer a range of solutions to suit all budgets should your event need to be for more people that can be physically accommodated in the venue, including live streaming across multiple rooms either within the same venue or across multiple venues and live streaming to guests that are unable to attend.

You can find some information on the hybrid event options we have available here.

If you would like further information or would like to discuss a bespoke package please give us a call on 0800 028 6694 or by completing the contact us form here. We would be happy to discuss our solutions with you.

I'm not ready to go fully face-to-face yet. Can you help?

Of course we can! We are determined to offer you the support you need to make the bold step back to booking events at thestudio but that doesn't mean it needs to be fully face-to-face just yet. We can offer hybrid or totally virtual options too. To find out more visit our 'Boldy Go' page here.

If you would like further information or would like to discuss a bespoke package please give us a call on 0800 028 6694 or by completing the contact us form here. We would be happy to discuss our solutions with you.

I have more questions, who do I need to speak to?

We are on hand and ready to answer any questions you may have. So whether it be about and existing or future booking you can contact us by calling 0800 028 6694 or by completing the contact us form here.

See you soon!


For Guests

Im going to be attending a meeting at one of your venues. What can I expect from my experience?

We are committed to ensuring that all of our staff, clients and their guests feel comfortable whilst visiting our venues and ensure they are receiving a safe and seamless experience.

This means there are some things we will ask of you and your guests during your time with us and of course some important things you can expect from us, this includes:

What we ask of you

  • We will request all staff and guests wear a face covering whilst moving around in all public areas
  • We will request all staff and guests to socially distance in public areas wherever possible
  • We will ask that all staff and guests wash or sanitise their hands at regular intervals
  • We will request that all staff and guests observe the one way systems wherever they are in place

What you can expect from us

  • We will continue with our enhanced cleaning regime
  • We will continue to provide hand sanitising points at the entrances to all meeting rooms and at other touch points such as reception desks, refreshment areas and toilets.
  • We will continue to monitor all of the latest Government advice and make changes to our operation wherever appropriate

Will I need to register my visit?

In England and Scotland

There is no longer a requirement for guests to register their visit.

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