The Caird Hall Complex is located in the heart of the City of Dundee, overlooking the pedestrianized City Square. Behind the imposing ten Doric columns are well designed, versatile facilities. The impressive foyer helps to create a unique atmosphere for events as well as providing a reception, social and exhibition area. In the summer of 2002, the venue was refurbished with the assistance of a £750,000 grant funded by The Scottish Arts Council's Lottery Fund. The remaining £450,000 was funded by Dundee City Councils Capital budget. The project included new stalls seating, new public bars, upgrade of backstage facilities and improved access for all. Organizers of events are able to choose accommodation from a variety of distinctive rooms and splendid halls, capable of providing a seating capacity from 10 to 2150. The Caird Hall is multi-functional and can be used as a seated or standing venue or an exhibition area of 733 square metres The Marryat Hall complements the main hall and can be utilized as a dance space, exhibition area for banquets, recitals, product launches. The Ashton Hall provides a functional room for seminars and presentations. The City Chambers rooms adjoining the complex provide individual character for smaller meetings and can be used in conjunction with events in the Caird Hall. All halls / rooms are equipped with furniture which is easily rearranged to provide flexibility, allowing a wide range of layouts. Support staff and specialized technical personnel will help to ensure the success of your event.