Our premises on Tower Hill, Freetown offer a variety of accommodation to suit your event hire needs.  

Our facilities have hosted many of the country’s memorable educational and cultural events over the years.  Personalities including presidents of Sierra Leone, parliamentarians, ministers, ambassadors, high commissioners and visiting VIPs have all used the British Council platform to reach out to their audiences. 

Whether you are looking to hold a large concert or dinner, or a small meeting or seminar, we can help. 


The British Council premises on Tower Hill hosts one the most famous auditoriums in Freetown, and indeed in the whole of Sierra Leone.  

The rectangular shaped auditorium can be easily adapted to host lectures, seminars, theatre, music and conferences. It has its own stage lights and public address system and screens.

The auditorium can accommodate:

  • 300 people for conferences, seminars and training
  • 200 people for dinners and theatre

Training and meeting rooms

Our seminar room is fully air-conditioned and is designed for smaller meetings of up to 25 people if seated in a round table format. 

With a seating capacity of 15 maximum, our meeting room is ideal for meetings, presentations and roundtable discussions.

Room hire rates and times

Room Hire Day Time Cost
Auditorium Full day Mon-Fri 9.00am-5.00pm Le 2,400,000
    Sat-Sun 9.00am-5.00pm Le 2,640,000
  Half day Any  9 am to 1 pm /1.30 pm to 5.30pm Le 1,620,000
  Evening Any 1.30pm-5.30pm Le 3,600,000.00
  Dinner All 6.30pm-11.30pm Le 3,700,000.00

Seminar and meeting rooms

Full day Mon-Fri 9.00am-5.00pm Le 900,000.00
    Sat-Sun 9.00am-5.00pm Le 1,020,000.00
  Evenings All 6.30pm-11.30pm Le 1,200,000.00

* For all organisations: on full day events, each additional hour over the core time booked will be charged at Le 250,000 per hour

**All events held on a weekday MUST end by 11.30pm at the latest 

*** Some events may be sponsored in full or in part by the British Council.  If British Council sponsors an event the British Council’s support must be fully acknowledged