Bring your fundraising charity event to the Empress Ballroom

There really is no other venue like the Empress Building, which is why it’s the perfect place to host your charity event. The Ballroom is a jewel in the City of Doncaster’s remarkable crown. With expansive space created by the elegant, imposing high ceiling, and surrounded by photogenic lavish décor that has been saved from the building’s 1920s origins and brought back to life, the Empress Ballroom is guaranteed to give your charity event the glamourous stage for a memorable occasion.

The Empress Building provides a host of live entertainment from the UK’s most talented comedians, sports personalities, and musicians.

Managed by a talented team of caterers to deliver fresh, we are equipped to deliver delicious food for up to 350 guest supporters. Serving the finest Yorkshire hospitality, we proudly present fine dining and seasonal banquets throughout the year. You can be sure that our menu options are ready to impress your guests.

The Ballroom is the perfect venue to bring together potential supporters in a stylish charity gala venue. Ballroom Galas are a social occasion, providing fine dining and entertainment for guests. Charities use gala events as fundraising opportunities to gather valuable support for a worthy cause.

Ballroom galas are usually a black-tie event, requiring guests to arrive in formal attire. The opportunity to dress up and enjoy a glass of fizz is always fun. If you want to indulge your guests’ theatrical side, a themed evening might be just the ticket. As a charity ballroom venue, you have the option to host a Masquerade evening or 1920s gangster and moll theme.

We can offer several packages that can work with you and your budget, including:


Simply pay for the space and we will provide you with tables for your home-made buffet and seating for your guests. We will also open our fully licensed bar for your guests to buy their refreshments, alcoholic or otherwise.


Let us take the hassle out of the event by catering for your guests with a hot or cold buffet, so that you simply need to arrive and enjoy the occasion, with the help of the fully licensed bar. This package is limited to a minimum of 50 paid heads.


An all-round package, including full catering services and furniture. We will also arrange the entertainment in the form of a professional DJ to help your guests get into the swing of the celebration. This package is limited to a minimum of 50 paid heads.

We can offer fully bespoke packages that meet the needs of you and your budget, so do get in touch if you have something different in mind.

The invitations are the first taster of what to expect so use them to create a buzz of anticipation around your event. Send them out in plenty of time so that the charity bash becomes a firm fixture in people’s diaries. Choose a formal style and include a dress code. If guests have made a special effort when choosing an outfit, they will feel the occasion is more special.

Our ballroom function suite is the perfect venue for your charity fundraiser event, and our facilities include:

White linen tablecloths


Disco / Karaoke / Live Entertainment

Stage with Free WI-FI

4m Big Screen

Built in PA System

Licensed bar with reasonably priced drinks

Dedicated disabled toilets

Baby change facility

The Empress Ballroom is a very popular private function destination, so please plan ahead to avoid disappointment, contacts us today to save to date and arrange a consultation with our function coordinator.

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