Council Chamber

Furnished to a high specification using traditional fixtures and fittings, the Council Chamber provides an excellent venue for prestigious events such as important or high-profile meetings, banqueting and dining.

This room is the Chamber for The Cleveland Institution of Engineers.

Room Layouts

Depending on layout, the Council Chamber can accommodate up to 32 guests.

Capacity - 32
Theatre layout capacity of 32 available

Capacity - 16
Boardroom layout capacity of 16 available

Capacity - 16
Classroom layout capacity of 16 available

Room Booking

The Council Chamber is available to book for either half-day or full-day events, it may also be available for hourly rate bookings. If you have other requirements, such as an evening booking, please contact our events team to discuss this.

The times for full-day, half-day and evening bookings are shown below

Full-day 8.00am -  5.00pm
Half-day (Options) 8.00am - 12.30pm
1.00pm -  5.00pm
10.00am - 2.00pm (Subject to availability)
Evening 6.00pm -  11.00pm

To make an enquiry, or for any additional information, please complete the Room Enquiry form by clicking on the button below.

Room Enquiry

Alternatively, please contact us on 01642 382000 or email us at

Break-out Rooms

If additional break-out rooms are required, the Council Chamber is located very close to the Fitzgerald Suite, which includes its own Reception along with three additional rooms, Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald A and Fitzgerald B. Any of these rooms are suitable as break-out rooms and our events team will be happy to discuss requirements and special rates are available for multiple room bookings.

Equipment and Facilities

A range of support equipment is supplied for your event including:

  • LCD screen or projector
  • Flip charts
  • WiFi
  • Portable Hearing System

Catering and Refreshments

The Council Chamber is suitable for formal dining. If you are hosting an event where formal dining is required, our events team will work with you to meet your specific needs.

For other events, the Institute offers a selection of catering and refreshment options which are shown on the Hospitality Menu. This includes of hot and cold buffets, as well as drinks and other refreshments. If you have any special requirements, or require alternative catering options, please discuss this with the events team.

Client Testimonials


Excellent access links and free on-site parking for more than 200 cars make the Materials Processing Institute one of the most convenient venues in the Tees Valley to hold meetings or events.

Located next to the A66 near Middlesbrough, we are close to regional and national road and rail networks and close to Teesside and Newcastle international airports.