In 2017, the auditorium was refurbished from one of the existing buildings on the church site. Specifically designed as a modern-style venue, it is available for hire for a variety of events.
With a large main space that seats up to 400 people, sound and video equipment, a stage with a lighting system, a catering kitchen, disabled access, toilets (including an accessible toilet), a parent and baby room, and on-site and local parking, it is ideal for conferences, weddings, concerts, corporate or school events, theatre productions and more.
In the local town centre there are a variety of shops and restaurants that are in walking distance from the site. Nearby accommodation is also available, making the auditorium an ideal choice for a multi-day conference or a late-night event.
THE COMMUNITY BLOCK
The community block is situated in a building behind the main auditorium. There are two medium-sized rooms (which can be opened up to form one large space, if needed), a stage with sound and video equipment, a catering kitchen and toilet facilities (including an accessible toilet). This space is ideal for conferences, meetings, and social events with meals. Note: We do not rent this out for kids or adult parties.
The Ark is perfect for small meetings. Note: We are not renting this out for kids parties.
THE HUB MAIN ROOM
Our Hub Main Room is a big space which is well equipped for use with a snooker table, tv's for game stations and a kitchen.
HUB DANCE STUDIO
This space is great for dance groups. The mirrored walls help dancers to see how they are moving and performing together. A good sound system ensures that dancers can hear music well.
Our cinema seats up to 44 people.
For those of you who like football our indoor football pitch gives hours of safe fun.
Please note: Along with a sound engineer, we recommend the addition of a video team consisting of at least one video camera operator and one video desk operator (due to the size of the venue).
The following equipment is available as part of the main conference space hire package (as applicable):
Sound Desk: dLive S7000 - FOH Right
Digital Multi-Core: DM48 - Stage Left
Speakers: D&B System (Vi7P x2) Main L&R, x3 Yi7P fills, x4 Bi6s under stage, x2 Yi subs (fills), x4 Front Fills S8s and x1 S8 fill in the back
Radio Mics: Shure QLXD4 with x5 handhelds, x1 Body Pack and DPA d:fine 4088
Hearing Loop: Covers the room
Mics/Stands: 10 K&M tall, 5 K&M shorts and straight stands
Cables/Power: Variety of power cables, powercon, DMX and XLRs available
Projector: There is no projector in the venue
Screen: 65’ Techwood 16:9 x4 flow screens, x1 on wheel stand, X3 Blaupunkt TVs in the atrium
Comfort Monitors: One confidence monitor on the front truss running stage display from our software
PC/Laptop: 2017 iMac with ProPresenter
AV Switcher: Roland VR50 which supports HDMI, SDI & VGA inputs; 4 channels of visuals available for input
HDMI/VGA/Other: All TVs are connected by HDMI
Desk/Control: Chamsys PCWing along with the Chamsys software on a PC
Stage Lights: Stage lights are located on the front and back truss and on the stage floor (can be moved), controlled by DMX
House Lights: House lights are dimmable via the lighting console
Cleared by venue: The stage will be cleared by in-house tech
Backdrop: Back of the stage – black fabric with lights hung in front of it; an optional curtain can be hung if needed
Power Outlets: x12 13A power points built into the stage
Note: Additional audio and visual equipment can be installed but this will cost extra. Lighting programming charges may also apply if changes need to be made to the standard auditorium setup.
Here is a floor plan of the auditorium and additional spaces (note: the chairs in the auditorium can be cleared away if needed):
Lifecentral is a vibrant, multi-generational church situated in the historic town of Halesowen in the West Midlands. Founded in 1979 (and formerly known as Zion Christian Centre), it is now one church in three locations – Halesowen, Hagley and Rowley Regis. With four services on a Sunday, and a variety of mid-week activities, it is a place to discover life.
How to find us
Local Area and Address
Lifecentral Church is situated in Halesowen in the West Midlands. With easy access from the M5, and located in the heart of England, it is ideally placed for local and national events.
There is on-site car parking (including disabled parking spaces), along with paid parking within walking distance of the auditorium. Frequent buses from around the region stop at Halesowen Bus Station.
In the Halesowen town centre there are a variety of shops, pharmacies, cafés and restaurants, along with an HSBC bank. Shops include Asda, Iceland, Wilko, WH Smith and The Works, plus there are numerous clothes and shoe shops. Accommodation is available at the nearby Travelodge and Premier Inn.
By car, the auditorium is less than ten minutes from Junction 3 of the M5 motorway. Parking is available at the Birmingham Street short stay car park or the Pool Road multi-storey short and long stay car park (there is limited on-site parking).
Leave the M5 at Junction 3, then at the roundabout take the exit onto the A456 (signposted Kidderminster)
At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A459 (signposted Dudley - also signposted Halesowen Town Centre)
Turn left onto Queensway A459 (signposted Halesowen Town Centre)
Turn right onto Pool Road
Turn right onto Great Cornbow
Turn first left
Turn right onto Little Cornbow - Lifecentral Church is located on the left
Halesowen Bus Station is a five minute walk from Lifecentral Church. Timetables are available at: http://nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands.
From Birmingham City Centre: The number 9 bus runs from Colmore Row to Halesowen Bus Station.
From Stourbridge: The number 9 bus runs from Stourbridge Bus Station in the town centre to Halesowen.
Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill are the nearest mainline railway stations. Timetables are available at: www.nationalrail.co.uk.
From Birmingham City Centre: Services are available from either New Street, Snow Hill or Moor Street to Stourbridge Junction (change here for the local bus service to Halesowen).