COVID-19 certification Harrow School Events is delighted to announce that they have been awarded the ‘We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 certification. This is a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to reassure customers that our business adheres to Government and public health guidance. Harrow School is a unique venue in North West London. Our famous Speech Room was built in 1871 and can now be hired exclusively for your events. The historical style of the Speech Room replicates the Globe Theatres curvature, housing tiered seating. This provides a dramatic backdrop for guests to enjoy corporate conferences/dinners, award ceremonies, private dinners, fashion shows or even a pop-up cinema. The Speech Room also holds a Civil Wedding license. This is perfect for a traditional wedding in London and Asian Weddings, accommodating 500 guests for the ceremony or a 120 guest, seated wedding breakfast. Related Venue: The Alex Fitch Room
Located right behind the Tate, this space is now the relocation of the previous Gallery. Ever wondered what it might feel like to be in a creative New York Loft. Well wait no longer, and come and experience it right from London.
Clerkenwell, Farringdon, Smithfield
Previously a vestry within St. Sepulchre’s Parish, The Vestry is a new wave cocktail & wine bar concept a stone’s throw from Smithfield Market. The Vestry is available for full and partial private hire for buffets, drinks, two to three course dining, wedding receptions, corporate hire and more. With a range of meeting packages for corporate clients during the day and events packages for those afternoon, evening & late-night parties - you'll find everything you need with us.
Converted Victorian railway in East London. The space covers 2400 sq ft Used at night as a nightclub (evenings) and live streaming video production studio (day time). As a music venue we work with London promoters like Bodyhammer, Sisu, EatYourOwnEars, BabaYagasHut, ThirtyThreeThirtyThree, Serious, Parallel Lines and Upset The Rhythm. We've hosted everything from James Blake's private party to The London Jazz Festival and H&M corporate parties. If you want a raw, intimate experience in East London without compromising on sound and production then this is the spot for you. The space is setup for broadcast quality live streaming. Fully equipped with pro broadcast equipment, studio lighting, moving heads, smoke machine, sound desk, pioneer CDJ's, 1210 turntables, range of studio and live mics. See separate 'room' below for more details and photos on this service.
Over 3500 SQFT of blank canvas space in the City of London. Situated in the heart of the City, a short walk from Bank, underneath Cannon Bridge Station, The Steel Yard has been extensively refurbished and offers a new experience to The Corporate market. The Steel Yard comprises of two beautifully restored Victorian railway arches featuring a reception bar, main hall and mezzanine. The venue offers excellent production potential with in-house lighting, sound and AV to make your live and virtual events memorable. Importantly, it also offers one of the fastest internet speeds out of all of London’s venues, presenting opportunities in this current climate to communicate to your clients, staff and key stake holders effectively. Managed by Oxygen, the venue offers an exciting blank space supported by an expert team of production specialists to help transform the space to your exact needs, whether it be hosting dinners, award ceremonies, drinks receptions, conferences, exhibitions or fashion shows and product launches, together with Oxygen and the Steel Yard you will have a truly successful event that achieves your goals. The venue is loved by the corporate market for its flexibility to promote and raise company brands. There is a wealth of options to make the venue your own through branding on the columns, within the arches and along the bars. The venue can also provide bespoke packaged live streaming services, allowing for your event to reach thousands across the globe.
The Science Museum is an amazing exhibition space, with astounding galleries and creative blank canvas spaces, combined to make a unique and inspiring London venue for corporate or private hire. Take advantage of a diverse range of spaces and unparalleled opportunities for accessible, exciting event experiences in the cultural heart of the capital. You can hire: One or more of our ten uniquely themed galleries or brand-new suite of Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries for evening hire, Our 400-seat IMAX Theatre, available for daytime and evening hire and ideal for product launches and presentations. Our new dedicated events space Illuminate, available for day-time and evening hire perfect for meetings and conferences of up to 400 individuals as well as unique evening receptions and dinners. Our recently refurbished Smith Centre which contains a large salon, boardroom, large meeting room and courtyard area. Available for daytime and evening hire.
Built in 1826 on its own ‘island’ in the heart of the capital, One Marylebone opened its doors in 2008 and quickly rose to become one of the leading event spaces in the Capital. The Soane Hall is the jewel in the crown of One Marylebone; at over 27 feet in height, the prestigious space is both impressive in size and beauty. Opulent mosaics and stained glass windows evoke everlasting elegance. The first floor contemporary and light Galleries are the perfect setting for pre-dinner drinks or can be used on their own for a multitude of events. Able to host standing receptions for 800 and sit down dinners for 350 or more intimate parties for under 100, One Marylebone is one of London’s most flexible and unique venues
TT Liquor is a multi-faceted establishment, fronted by a carefully curated liquor store, and featuring a range of flexible spaces throughout, available for a variety of events & meetings. Entering via the store front, head straight to the ground floor Lounge, with it's own bar. This area leads to our 52 seat Cinema which has played host to a wide variety of events from music video premieres to after-work talks. From the Lounge, descend into our subterranean Cellar Bar with a maximum capacity of 120, complete with a bespoke bar menu, banquette seats, a DJ booth, and featuring 4 historic vaults converted into intimate leather booths. The first floor has 3 studios, ranging in size from 250-1000 sqft, which are used most often as classrooms for our cocktail making workshops, although these spaces are noted for their versatility and can be deployed for a wide range of purposes and a variety of events, or for business meetings and workshops. They share the floor with a well-equipped kitchen, perfect for bespoke events, supper clubs, and set menu dining. At the very top of the building, you will find our permanent office and dedicated event organisers. Conveniently placed on-site, they are an experienced team and will happily answer any queries or questions you may have on the day or otherwise – about anything from drinks consultancy to logistical arrangements, to last-minute changes.
Elephant & castle
Not available: Friday & Saturday evening Situated just a stones throw from London Bridge in the trendy Elephant and Castle area, 103 Gaunt Street is one venue, six unique spaces. The venue benefits from a 24 hour license, outdoor space, award winning AV systems and full event management solutions. The venue features six unique spaces that all have their own identity: The Courtyard – 331m2 heated courtyard with outside bar, tables & chairs The 103 – Double height reception space with aerial walkway, LED screen & projection options The Box – Production heavy featuring, six towering speaker stacks, 4K HD plasma Projectors and screen & an extensive lighting rig The Lounge – opulent seating area overlooking The 103 with own bar and facilities Two other exciting spaces. The venue is hired exclusively as one unit on a 24 hour period hire and our events team is on hand to put together your bespoke package for you.
An outstanding versatile event space which is carefully spaced in compliance with government social distancing guidelines. The venue as a whole consists of; The largest covered terrace in the heart of Hackney Central alongside a beautiful garden, 10m cocktail bar and fully fitted kitchen with a 150 seated capacity. A newly renovated lounge under the arch, equipped with a Funktion One Sound System, bespoke lighting and a 5m cocktail bar. Brand new Arch 14 with 5 meter plam tree, island bar, Funktion one sound system and photobooth. Our venue makes for an extraordinary and unique space, perfect for: Drink receptions, Wedding celebrations, Summer & Christmas parties, Corporate celebrations, Networking events, Brand activations & product launches, Talks & presentations, Theater & comedy, Live music, Creative, Film & photo shoots
The building once formed part of the London Gaslight and Coke company. It was badly bomb damaged during the 1940s London Blitz and shortly after demolished and rebuilt in the early 1950s. It later became a textile factory, car park (yes, really!!) and later a theatre rehearsals studio space. It is now a location for filming, photography, launches and events. Features include: Electric blackout blinds, 3 Phase Electrics, Changing and Make up room complete with light-up mirrors, steamer and hanging rails. There are two rooms upstairs for either clients, extras or a green room. The venue has two entrances, one of which is a secret entrance for events and immersive theatre productions. Outside there is a court yard and parking space. It is an ideal place to shoot cars and furniture, with a giant shutter ensuring easy access and loading.
With an interior lovingly crafted by set designer Dick Bird (Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet) Omeara Live is a truly magical discovery nestled beneath a railway arch just minutes away from London Bridge Station. As a Live Music venue the space is 320 capacity and boasts a high spec PA and lighting rig. For a standing drinks reception/party capacity is 250 and theater style presentation/screening up to 90 capacity. The space has an impressive late license and an array street food vendors on site who can supply amazing events catering. Additional spaces can be added to Omeara for larger capacity events including Omeara Cantina Terrace & Mezzanine (100 capacity), an adjoining stand alone private event space, The Siding (150 capacity) or Omeara Cantina including the terrace (250 capacity).
Sizona Location, is a 2,000 square feet spacious Architect designed minimalist apartment in the heart of London EC1, located near Old Street, Angel and Clerkenwell. Ground floor courtyard garden and design conscious interior. Set over 2 levels, this popular converted warehouse has a contemporary and loft appeal, with interior and exterior patio slab paving stones, exposed brick walls and a mix of modern and retro interiors.The building exterior has a classic London warehouse look with easy access. Together with the fully opening glass doors leading to a patio area, this exciting location is suitable for product launches, filming and photo shoots plus dinners, corporate events, cocktail parties, workshops and screenings. Feel free to inquire 8 am - 8 pm Mon - Sun Tel: + 44 7956 279338 PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT CATER TO PRIVATE PARTIES INCLUDING ANY BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOR MORE THAN 10 PERSONS. THIS IS AN EVENT VENUE FOR BUSINESS RELATED, PRESS, FILMING/PHOTO SHOOTS AND CREATIVE EVENTS ONLY.SOME PRIVATE EVENTS ALLOWED. WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO TAKE BOOKINGS ON SHORT NOTICE AT EXCELLENT RATES. PARKING IS ALSO AVAILABLE.
Located in central London directly opposite Borough station, this beautiful event space boasts double heighted ceilings, stunning feature piece bar, 'bookcase' wall features decorated with books, ornaments and coloured tiled floor. The unique terrace triangulated between some the most iconic landmarks London has to offer features panoramic views of the Shard, St Pauls and the Tate Modern. It also includes full tech set up, an additional break out room on a mezzanine area, prep kitchen, tea/coffees and option of additional 16 person boardrooms if needed. Perfect for any occasion with a full concierge team at hand with on site catering available too. This venue can also provide bespoke packaged live streaming services, allowing for your event to reach thousands across the globe.
Venue Video Profile Banking Hall is a venue that has been designed to impress. Surrounded by towering marble columns and stunning Art Deco décor, you can host your event with a touch of glamour in an excellent location. Banking Hall straddles Cornhill and Lombard Street, overlooking the Bank of England. The space is flexible and can be adapted to accommodate your needs – whether for a dinner, standing reception, wedding banquet, conference or exhibition for up to 800 guests.
is the latest project by the team behind two of London’s foremost cultural institutions, Oval Space and The Pickle Factory. This space has been designed as a blank canvas, set in an industrial but polished setting. The venue comprises of 3 unique areas, a sprawling, blank canvas main room, a roof terrace with breakout containers, and a brandable cocktail bar event space. The venue also features breakout rooms on the 1st floor. The versatility and multi-faceted nature of is bound to whet the appetite of any ambitious event producer, whether they’re planning a product launch, conference or live music gig. Moreover, the venue can boast to be one of the most environmentally sustainable in the country, with a ban on single-use plastics the first step in ‘Oval Green’ a cross-venue initiative to create spaces that deliver unforgettable experiences minus the carbon emissions. All hires include a projector and screen, sound and lighting packages, chairs, staging, lectern and a dedicated event manager.
If you’ve just completed work on an independent film, it’s only right that you want to show it to the world. What better way to do so than at its very own red-carpet premiere event? It’s a chance for everyone involved to see the finished product, as well as all of your family and friends. It’s also a great opportunity to promote your work, and you’ll never get another quite like it.
When to Have Your Premiere
You might be eager to have the premiere as soon as possible. But it’s always better to wait a little bit longer. As events like this need to be booked in advance, you might want to wait until the movie is completely finished before organising the premiere for the following month. While you can have the date set whilst you’re still filming, this doesn’t take into account any unexpected delays during post production. If you have the premiere as a deadline, you might run out of time to give your movie the final edit that it really needs, putting pressure on you to complete it before the premiere date. It’s much better to take your time, and let your opening event happen later to save any stress.
Where to Have Your Premiere
A theatre is the obvious choice of venue for a film premiere, and many are very accommodating to independent filmmakers who want to hire out a screen for the night. They can even take care of ticket sales for you and recommend good caterers for you to use. However, there are many unique film premiere venues for hire in London. As it’s an independent film, you can have a premiere that really shows off what you’re all about. A great way to do this is by choosing an alternative venue to host your event in. Anywhere that can project your movie will work. It can be quirky, atmospheric, or chic the style is completely down to you.
Who to Invite to Your Premiere
The short answer is, everyone! While it’s tradition to have a separate free screening for the crew, this doesn’t need to happen with independent films. Everyone has worked so hard bringing your idea to life, that they deserve the chance to celebrate with you. They won’t mind if they need to buy a ticket for it, especially if you’re a hosting a proper red-carpet event. You should invite as many people as possible. Try and fill your venue to capacity and encourage everyone to post about it on social media. You should also invite a few local celebrities and press to come along to give you evening an added boost.
Things to Remember
There is a bit more to a film premiere than just booking the venue and inviting people to attend. Like all events, you’ll need to think carefully about what your guests are going to expect out of the evening, and what it is that you want to gain from having a premiere in the first place. Once you understand this, you’ll be able to plan it in a way that ensures everyone will be pleased.
Organise a Red Carpet
To make your premiere really high-class, you should rent a red carpet for your guests to walk down. This will make it seem as if they’re in Hollywood and they’ll certainly appreciate the attention to detail. Hiring a carpet isn’t expensive, but really adds a touch of glamour to the night. Similarly, guests should be greeted with a glass of bubbly on arrival. This will get the whole night off to a great start.
Have a Dress Code
If you are going for the red-carpet look, then all of your guests need to be aware of this beforehand so that they dress to impress. If you don’t let people know that it is a formal occasion, you’ll have a very mismatched crowd, and half of your guests will feel out of place. Of course, you don’t need to go for a formal event. Your premiere should be whatever suits you best, and if that’s casual, then you should stick to it.
Introduce Your Film
One thing about premieres, independent or not, is that people will expect to hear from its creator. It’s important that you plan your speech in advance and deliver it to the audience before the film screening. It doesn’t need to be very long but should explain a little about your inspiration and add in some thanks to the important people who contributed to it.
Make Sure You Have Food
A good premiere will keep people there long after the screening is over and the best way to do this is to make sure that there is food available for everyone to enjoy after the event. Hiring in some caterers to have either a sit-down meal or a buffet will really bring the whole evening together in the best way.
Promote Your Movie
You’re not going to sell many tickets to your premiere unless you promote your movie early. Advertise the theme of the night, whether it is red-carpet or not, and what your audience can expect. Do interviews with local magazines and bloggers to get the word out and don’t forget the power that social media has when it comes to creating a buzz. Having a well edited film trailer is essential to promoting your movie well.
No matter what your film genre, having a premiere can really get your name and your work out there, and might lead to bigger and better things in the future! As a filmmaker, you want the public to have the chance to enjoy your work on the big screen, which is why organising a premiere is such an intrinsic part of the process. Plus, it’s an excellent reward for a job well done.
Congratulations! You’ve made an amazing movie, and now you’d like everyone to know about it. The first thing you need to do is find the perfect venue for hire in London. Have a think about the kind of event you’re organising – is it going to be a large and lavish event, or small and intimate? There are amazing cinema and film venues for hire all over London, so narrow it down by figuring out how much capacity you’ll need. You’d be surprised how quickly an independent cinema can fill up, so you might need to be strategic about your guest list.
The first guests to a movie premiere is to share your new movie with the cast and crew, as well as journalists, PR associates and notable figures in the industry. The more famous people you can get to come along to your premiere, the more press coverage you’re likely to have. Reach out to PR agencies with invites, and make sure they know it’s the event of the season! If you can snag even one or two big names to come along to your film premiere, it can make a big difference.
You’re looking to get as much press coverage from the event as you can, to start getting audiences familiar with and excited about your movie. If you’re organising a move premiere for a small or independent film, it’s a good idea to include a drinks reception if you can - to keep your guests happy and encourage them to have a great time! Larger films are normally very difficult to get in to, so you need to do less work to ensure all of your guests are talking about it later.
The most important equipment you’ll need are the screen and the speakers – that will come under audio-visual equipment. You want your guests to see your film at its best, so check in with the venue manager about the quality of their equipment and run a test screening at your site visit. If they are experienced in organising film events, this will be easy for them to arrange. It’s also a good idea to think about other space you’ll need if you’d like to do a drinks reception, or even a red carpet!