Rates for private bookings are determined on individual basis.
 
Contact us if you’d like to see The Green Room and talk to us about your dream event.

About The Green Room

The Green Room is a beautifully designed room located in The Grand, a grade II listed Edwardian building on the Leas, in Folkestone’s West End.
 
Located in fashionable Folkestone only 50 minutes from London St Pancras on the high speed rail. If you’re travelling by road, it’s just off junction 13 on the M20.
 
Since January 2023, it’s being managed by Katie (Cementa) and Joseph (Gravel) from Beton Collective CIC, organisers of a diverse range of artistic and cultural events.
 

The Green Room is the perfect place to enjoy a classical music concert, see an independent film, attend a fascinating talk, or participate in one of many creative workshops. Within a walkable distance to the seafront and surrounded by serene gardens, The Green Room serves as the perfect venue for hosting group and corporate events, including wedding receptions, birthdays or any other special occasions. It offers a stunning location for film, TV, and photoshoots.

We curate a high quality programme and want to make sure that The Green Room lives up to your expectations. All private and public events benefit from accessible toilets (including disabled access), wifi and free parking just by the entrance. We can also provide a 3.5 x 1.5 screen with a projector and a PA for all private bookings.
 

About Beton Collective CIC

Beton Collective is a curatorial and artistic duo, Joseph Puceković (Croatia) and Katie Szyszko (Poland).
 
Beton (Croatian, Polish) means concrete as in the building material. Beton is strong, resistant, durable, and combines all four elements: water, air, fire, and earth. Beton Collective draws from these qualities in their approach to both artistic and curatorial work. 
 
Joseph’s (Gravel) and Katie’s (Cementa) first collaboration was a mixed media installation, Hyrc Krabowski (2022), exhibited at the Pocket Gallery, Folkestone. In October 2022, they opened a gallery in their house in Hawkinge where they’re currently hosting regular exhibitions. Their shared love of placing art outside the borders of a traditional gallery space led them right to the doors of the Grand, a legendary Folkestone venue famous for its cultural past. They are currently managing The Green Room and organising a diverse programmed of events including creative workshops, classical music concerts, “conversations with…” series, and film screenings.
 
As artists, they are exploring different medias with a particularly strong interest in photography and installation. Their work investigates the topics of immigration, belonging, language and identity, love, loss, body, and desire.

About The Grand Hotel

The famous Grand in Folkestone opened its doors on 12th September 1903. It was the most modern establishment on the South East coast and immediately attracted musicians, writers, composers together with politicians, nobility and members of the royal family.  
 
The Grand is located on the Leas – undisputedly the finest sea promenade in the world – and was built by Daniel Baker, Folkestone’s Alderman. It is said to be the first “Hotel” in the world with steel frame construction. It had central heating and a water-operated lift. The steel frame construction allowed for large windows to let the light in and opened the views across the English Channel.
 
The conservatory restaurant, Palm Court, quickly became famous for its quality and famous visitors, and acquired the nickname “Monkey House”.  Another space in The Grand, The Ballroom, contains the first sprung floor in Europe. 

Some of the visitors to fashionable Folkestone and the Grand included a famous Italian composer Sir Paolo Tosti, Prince of Wales, Ms. Alice Keppel, and Sir Winston Churchill.
 
A few other well0known visitors and guests throughout the years included Joseph Chamberlain, H. G. Wells, David Lloyd George, Sir Philip Sassoon, Sir Henry Wood, Radclyffe Hall, Jocelyn Brooke and Evelyn Waugh. The Grand is mentioned in the “Blithe Spirit” by Noel Coward who lived near Folkestone and visited the town frequently.      

Donate

Thank you for your interest in supporting us! Beton Collective CIC is a Community Interest Company. Any donations are gratefully received.

All donations are directly invested into improving our facilities and expanding our programme of events.

If you would like to make a donation via bank transfer, our bank details are:

Lloyds Bank PLC
Sort code: 30-99-50
Acc number: 41109368
 
Thank you!