The Head Of Steam

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Introducing The Head Of Steam

3 Reform Place, North Road, Durham, DH1 4RZ

"Caters for private parties"



"The venue is right next door to theater so get a lot of passing trade, the function room however isn't large at all and would struggle to cover 50 heads less if you intent to have seating and tables. Parking is also minimal unless you use the public parking bays offered in town but a taxi rank is close by as is public transport. I would suit kids parties and smaller weddings etc. Disabled access is not great either."

- written by Disco Couture



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DateRoomFloorParkingAccessFacilitiesStaff
29/02/2016Upstairs Function RoomFirst

No sound limiter

Air conditioned

Some useable in-house lighting effects

Carpeted dancing area

No stage area

Haze/smoke prohibited

No effective blackout


PARKING: No on site parking for guests, one space for entertainers vehicle. Park here and stay here all gig.

ACCESS: From the vehicle, across the outdoor seating area, up a flight of external metal stairs and into the function room through a set of double glass doors.

FACILITIES: There is a choice of two setup areas. For large rig: along the rear wall in the open area of the function room. For small rig (lasers only) in the actual bar area to the left of the bar itself - this works well for karaoke as there is a podium to mount the Karaoke equipment. - width available: 2m or less - height clearance: 2-3m

STAFF: Friendly, polite and very informative. Will keep the punters under control and shift them to the downstairs bar at closing time making load out much easier.

POWER PROVISION: Short extensions (up to 5m) required

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: "The main function room has lots of glass doors to the left with no blackout options at all, yet the main bar area is surprisingly dark which is great for operating lasers. Light screens ineffective. Strict 11:30 music off policy, venue must be totally cleared down by midnight without fail."

29/02/2016Function RoomGround
This review was provided by Disco Couture

No sound limiter

Blinds/curtains provided

No useable in-house lighting effects

No air conditioning

No specific dancefloor area

No stage area

Haze/smoke prohibited


PARKING: Well none, your in the middle of town and have to take the risk of double lining it.

ACCESS: Poor and tight. Its up 90 degree bending stairs that are narrow and struggled to get stand in

FACILITIES: Bring your smallest set up as there isnt a huge amount of room, however the capacity isnt massive either so a loud system is overkill too - width available: 2m or less - height clearance: 3-4m

STAFF: Nice staff - but kept locking doors

POWER PROVISION: Short extensions (up to 5m) required

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: "Once your in its fine. But this is a room for very intimate affairs and not ideally suited to a mobile disco set up."

Suitability for Parties & Events

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Bar available
Wedding Receptions
Private Parties
Functions & Events
Children's Parties


Parties held at The Head Of Steam

The following events will/have taken place at The Head Of Steam just to give you some idea of suitability...

WhenWhatGuestsDJ used
Jun 2018Just a party40, A mix of age groupsThe Boogie Knight
Nov 2015Birthday (6yrs or under)100, A mix of age groups
Mar 2015Birthday (6yrs or under)120, A mix of age groups
Jun 2014Wedding or Civil Partnership90, 20-30 Somethings
Jan 2014Birthday 50th40, A mix of age groups
Feb 2013Works Party25, Mainly middle-aged

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The Head Of Steam is located at 3 Reform Place, North Road, Durham, DH1 4RZ

0191 383 2173

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