**Situated in the Heart of Covent Garden and a stone's throw from the Seven Dials, The Stables is a purpose-built Event venue/gallery, spanning 2 floors and enclosed Courtyard** The Stables has 2 frontages; on Earlham Street and Shelton Street so your visitors will have superb visibility and access. The venue itself is 4,500Sq/Ft over two floors with an outside Courtyard (versatile space away from the hustle and bustle) but also allows delivery access for easy loading in and out with a total capacity of 380pax. With a blank canvas feel you can create any event around your brief, whether it is for a launch party or corporate event or exhibition it will be a space that can be transformed to wow your guests. The venue boasts in house, top of the range AV equipment, F&B facilities and parking/ loading bays.
An award-winning landmark building in the heart of Hackney. A beautiful, minimalist space recently renovated by John Pawson OBE, this 1800 capacity event space boasts state of the art AV and lighting provisions including a concert ready d&b sound system. Whilst being an impressive location for live concerts, film shoots, fashion shows and receptions, our space can easily be transformed into a fully seated space for award ceremonies, dinners, talks and conferences. We have an experienced event management and support team, multiple private hire rooms and onsite catering facilities. All hirers can expect a dramatic and adaptable backdrop that includes parking for a range of vehicle types and fantastic transport links. Available Monday - Saturday.
A beautiful former billiard hall in the heart of King's Cross. Our newly-refurbished first-floor events space contains a 200-seat flexible auditorium, with kitchen, full PA/AV, and is fully equipped for HD live streaming and hybrid events. The ground floor of the building provides a cafe space and a home for community activities supporting people from all walks of life, including a debt centre, therapy clinic for those with additional needs, family support & help for those within the criminal justice system. Every booking fuels this ongoing story of new life.
Big Penny Social in Blackhorse Lane incorporates the UK’s largest beer hall, flexible event space, and a huge sunny beer garden with a total capacity of over 1,400 people. We are an incredibly versatile space and are well suited to many event types, from conferences and exhibitions, to summer or Christmas parties and away days to filming, markets, pop-up shops, product launches, press launches, gigs, weddings and everything in between! We are a collaborative team here and work with each of our clients to create tailored and memorable events. Situated a 5 minute walk from Blackhorse Road Station on the Victoria line and Overground, Big Penny Social is easily reachable from central London. Not only are we just 20 minutes from Kings Cross, we are also one train from London Liverpool Street, which goes directly to nearby St James Street Station, passing through Bethnal Green and Hackney. We are also well connected by bus, being on the routes to Stratford, Wood Green and Chingford. We are also a fully accessible venue, with step free access across all three of our public spaces. We also have brilliant tech and AV equipment included within the hire of our spaces, from radio mics to our 16ft projector or LED screen.
Our PDR is the perfect place for your meeting. We can also offer you our Semi-Private Events Space & if you are thinking bigger & bolder you can hire the whole venue and make it a night to remember. We don't just know great wine, we know great hospitality too. Canary Wharf can be non-stop but rest assured we can keep up the pace. No need for you to worry anymore, we've got this.
*AVAILABLE DATES THAT YOU COULD BOOK VERY QUICKLY*: Oct 31st Nov 14, 20, 21, 28 Dec 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 If an event for less than 30 people we recommend The Lab which is a fantastic, AV enabled creative / meeting space with lots of natural light! x ROSEBERY LOFT SPACE 3,000 open plan industrial loft space and is located in the heart of Clerkenwell and adjacent to Exmouth Market, which is a daily pedestrianized street with an open-air street food market. The versatile venue is perfect for corporate events in a unique, memorable location for a press event, product launch, away day, workshop and more. The property is situated within a short walking distance of Farringdon, Kings Cross, Chancery Lane and Angel Stations.
Kupfer is a cultural centre dedicated to art exhibitions and events. We are based in a historical building (1898) in Shoreditch with great character and atmosphere. The venue is ideal for informal gatherings, pop-up exhibitions, book launches, networking events, talks and all sorts of creative and cultural events. Spread through four floors, each room is about 455 sq ft with 2.60 m high ceilings, white walls, original wooden floor and great natural light. The listed prices are per floor, so just let us know if you would like to rent more than one floor. The venue is close to Old Steet Tube, Shoreditch Overground and Liverpool Street Station. There is also paid street parking available. Our opening hours are Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm but can be extended for an additional fee. We offer evening and weekend bookings upon request, so please reach out. A projector and some tools for hanging artwork are also available at the space if needed. Since Kupfer is a non-profit organisation, all venue hire fees go directly to support the continuation of Kupfer’s exhibition and residency programmes.
A breathtakingly beautiful and unique loft space; and one of the most instagrammable venues in Shoreditch. With not one, but two swings. This hidden Urban Garden is within walking distance from Old St, Shoreditch High Street and Liverpool Street Stations. Filled with lots of magical fairy lights, large plants, high wooden ceilings and 12 large sash windows, which allow floods of natural light into the venue all day. The venue is extremely versatile, with the flexibility to move the furniture around to best suit your needs, allowing guests to run a wide range of events, including: - Board meetings / Team meetings - Offsite days / Workshops - Seminars / Conferences - Networking events - Product launches - Photoshoots - Filming - Intimate concerts and Supper clubs. Prices start from £200 per hour. (we do not host parties in the venue)
Interlude Studios is located in the heart of Hackney, East London. With a mix of exposed brickwork, white walls and metal beams, the space can become whatever you want it to be. Perfect for photography, film shoots, live events, meetings and local classes, and with our own equipment rental house next door, we've got you covered. Bathe in the natural light through our industrial windows and skylights or achieve total blackout at the flick of a switch, whatever you need for your shoot, private party or screening. Our designer kitchen and lounge area flows into the main space, which means the space can easily be split into two areas with our glider curtains. With underfloor heating and air conditioning, we hope you'll be as comfortable as possible during your visit. The studio is situated near several tube stations and bus stops and comes with a parking spot, outside loading area and accessibility ramp for all of your needs.
Please note, we do not hire out this venue for private parties. Available for product launch, corporate meetings, corporate events, photo shoots and filming, the space features plush soft furnishings, a cornucopia of plants and period details, and large sash windows. The space will be a talking point for your guests and provides the perfect backdrop for product launches, company away days, photoshoots and all corporate small events. A few minutes' walk from London Bridge station this is an ideal central London location set within a stunning Listed Warehouse on Southwark Street. The Menier Lounge is a unique and unusual space with its own garden, providing ideal breakout space for your spring and summer events: with a covered terrace and large decking area. Please note exclusive use of the garden comes at an additional charge and use of the garden must be agreed in advance. The Menier Lounge is one 1500sqft space furnished with soft seating, an industrial style 14 seat table for business meetings and lunches, a small kitchen and 3 toilets. Based in the heart of London Bridge, a stone’s throw from Borough Market, Menier Venues is a versatile collection of venues and meetings and event spaces - beautifully designed with spectacular views that are set to impress for any occasion.
The Lighthouse is one of London’s newly refurbished venues, situated at the heart of Camberwell on Camberwell Road. First opened as The Regal Cinemas in 1940, changed to the ABC Cinemas in 1961 then later bought and managed by Gala Bingo, the venue has played host to a number of events and shows such as “Billy the Kid” and “Wicked, Wicked”. Following on from its recent refurbishment by its new owners, the Grade II Listed Building now boasts of a splendid and classy, yet modern Art Deco, which is suitable for the use of most events and even community functions. This venue is one that has started creating a huge buzz in London’s Venues sector, with modern and state of art facilities to host a huge array of events, shows and functions.
Venue for hire in London, Green Rooms is the UK's first social enterprise arts Hotel. Offering accommodation and event space it has multi-function spaces. Green rooms is a unique venue in London. With un-covered beautiful original 1930s art-deco features. Original wood floors, art-deco mosaic staircases and a beautiful feature skylight have all be re-discovered and restored make it an ideal wedding venue in London. Set in Wood Green, Green Rooms is easily located 20 mins from central London.
Based in an iconic building with a rich history, Battersea Arts Centre is a unique venue with a number of flexible spaces for events of all sizes. With an eclectic mix of historical architecture and theatrical flair, the venue provides everything you need to make your event last long in the memory. Battersea Arts Centre hosts a wide variety of events; from weddings, award ceremonies, brand launches, location filming and conferences. Capacities of largest rooms in the venue (multiple spaces available): Grand Hall: Event Seating: 600 Cabaret: 500 Dining: 350 Standing: 800 Council Chamber: Event Seating: 160 Cabaret: 150 Dining: 120 Standing: 200 Boardroom: 40
A much-loved museum in the London Borough of Southwark, celebrating the story of the building of the Thames Tunnel – the first tunnel under a navigable river anywhere in the world. The Museum displays are housed within the engine house, a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The adjacent 15-meter deep tunnel shaft is Grade II* listed and is available for fashion shows, film shoots and commercials. Make your Event an unforgettable experience with fire pits and artisan drinks in our beautiful Rooftop Garden! We have worked with Midnight Apothecary to create some catering packages, please get in touch for prices. The drinks menu is seasonal and constantly evolving. Inspired by and created from plants grown in our garden or foraged close by, the house-made infusions create an aromatic and bitter forward menu high on organic and local, low on refined sugar.
Two beautiful and spacious hire galleries, in a creative venue housing print studios, meeting room for hire, coworking desks and studio space. Our spaces run on a proposal basis and are available to hire by the week for exhibitions, graduation and MA showcases, and private installations. It is possible to book both spaces jointly for larger events and exhibitions. The hire rate for each space is £3000 / week. Managed by arts charity Artists' Studio Company, The Handbag Factory is ideal for creative events, exhibitions and showcases, plus talks, conferences, workshops, publication launches and more. With high ceilings and large windows throughout, this bright and large venue is perfect for a range of events. The spaces can be booked separately or as a whole to amplify your creative event. Fully equipped with dedicated reception and high-speed internet, the event hire spaces can accommodate between 300 and 400 people each, with access to a private garden and a breakout space for your guests. Together, the spaces accommodate up to 800 guests with combined access to breakout areas including a connecting corridor, additional gallery, and outside area. Our venue boasts plenty of natural light and is easily transformed to suit your event needs. We offer furniture upon request, as well as invigilation and technical support. The space is ideal for bookings of one week or longer. However if you have an idea for a shorter day or weekend event, get in touch and we can discuss your plans! Bookings of one week or longer include a private view on a Thursday or Friday evening, with additional events and services available at an extra cost.
Peckham Levels has uniquely repurposed this once abandoned multi-story car park - transforming all areas, existing to showcase creative diversity and authenticity that dwells within Southwark. Building affordable workspaces for artists and entrepreneurs, Peckham Levels is home to almost 100 creatives, spanning over 15 sectors. With an amazing view of the city skyline, a full level take-over would offer your guests a truly unique, memorable experience in one of South London's most distinctive venues. Our event managers will assist you with all queries and offer extensive support in planning your event.
There are a lot of different cogs that make up the machine that is a theatre production, and all of them need to be well oiled right from the start. It’s not an easy job but seeing a play you’ve produced be performed live to an appreciative audience is a reward that you’ll never forget. Here are our top tips for making yours a success:
Choose A Play You Enjoy
If you are going to be producing or directing the production, you are going to need to really like the play that you’re putting on. After all, you’re going to be seeing an awful lot of it. Whether it’s a musical script, some classic Shakespeare, or a brand-new play by an up and coming writer, you really need to believe in the message that you are bringing to the stage. If you are enthusiastic about it, the rest of the people around you will be too. If you already have a group of actors, make sure that the play you choose suits their tastes and style as well. It’s important that they love it just as much as you do.
Get a Team Together
Putting on a truly great theatre production is no small feat, and you are going to need a large team of creative people behind you to have a chance of being successful. Depending on your budget for the play, will decide whether the majority of these people are hired, or if they are volunteers. If you need volunteers, look to your local universities for those interested in costume design and lighting. Even if you can pay them something, their wages will still work out less than those with more experience.
The pre-production stage is vitally important for any theatre production. This is where you set out your vision for how you want the play to look. It is the time to discuss lighting, effects, and set design as well as costume. Knowing at this stage what is and isn’t going to be feasible will help you to get everyone involved on the same page. This will include a number of meetings as a group, but you might also need individual meetings with certain members of the team to go through how they see themselves working and any extra ideas that they can bring to the table.
Find a Venue
While you might already have a space sorted for your initial rehearsals, you are going to need somewhere for your play to actually be performed. This is a decision that your team needs to be involved in, as different venues will affect how they are able to work. It’s best to choose somewhere that isn’t too far from the rehearsal venue and it will need to be free for a few weeks before the opening night. This is so you can get everything ready and have full dress rehearsals in the actual space that you’ll be in on the night. Luckily, there are a wide rage of theatre production venues for hire in London, so you shouldn’t have any difficulty in picking one out.
Here comes the tough bit, choosing your cast! In order to get the talent that you’re looking for, you’ll need to post your call-outs well in advance so that those that want to try out have time to prepare. You’ll also need to be specific in what you want to see at an audition. How long of a scene will you want, are you accepting a monologue as an audition, is singing a requirement? All of these questions need to be answered in your notice and you’ll need to promote your auditions far and wide. Make sure that you have a comfortable and relaxed venue to hold all of the auditions in to put everyone at ease, and make sure there is a strict time-limit on everyone’s performance!
Once you’ve chosen your cast, the next step is getting them all on board with your vision for the play. In your first meeting, lay out everything that has been decided in pre-production and have some ice-breakers and warm ups to help the cast get to know each other if they don’t already. When it comes to rehearsals, you need to have them regularly on a strict schedule that everyone knows about. They also need to start on time, and most importantly – end on time. Your cast won’t appreciate being held late unexpectedly. By having a strict schedule, you’ll have no problems getting everything perfect.
Sell Some Tickets
With the rush of rehearsals, actually selling tickets for the event can be overlooked. This is another reason why you’ll need extra hands to help out. Advertising and marketing are absolutely key, so having adverts not only online but as printed flyers and in your local newspaper will really help you to get the word out and get tickets sold. Having the teaser video of the cast in rehearsal will really spark people’s interest so this is a great thing to incorporate if you can. Getting a good poster designed is crucial as this will be the most that your audience will have to go on before the big night. Another good idea is to have early bird tickets for sale to encourage people to buy early and secure their seats. This will help to give you some breathing room knowing that you’ll definitely have an audience in attendance.
While putting on a theatre production is hard work, it is also massively rewarding. When you have a good team around you, then trust that they are doing their jobs correctly and marketing and selling tickets. Before you know it, opening night will be here, yet there’s no point in worrying, enjoy it! Going into an event like this with a positive attitude will make a massive difference to the people around you, so make sure you savour the moment.
London is home to a whole host of iconic theatre production venues that shape the capital’s exciting entertainment landscape. But what is a theatre production venue? A theatre production venue is a space that hosts concerts, shows and other performances. Today, there is a huge demand for exciting performing arts venues and unique immersive theatre spaces in London that are able to provide the perfect setting for every type of production.
When it comes to hiring a theatre production venue in London, you will find a wide variety of options that have been designed to accommodate all of your theatre production needs. From hip interactive theatres to immersive spaces that help set the tone for the occasion, there are some fantastic options for hire all over the city, so you can really make the most of what London has to offer. Other theatre production venues you can hire include: • Proscenium stages • Thrust stages • Black-box or studio theatres • Platform stages • Hippodromes • Theatres in-the-round • Arena theatres • Open air theatres
Whether you’re planning on putting on a production that you have worked tirelessly on or you’re looking for the perfect venue for an awards ceremony, there’s lots of events that you can host at a theatre production venue. Other events include the following: • Conferences • Celebrations • Dramas • Awards ceremonies • Competitions • Graduation party • Charity gala • Wedding
London’s West End is arguably the theatre capital of the world. Renowned for its many theatre production venue spaces, if you’re looking to hire a theatre production venue, London should be your first port of call! Of course, there are lots of other theatres in London too so you’ll have a wide variety of choices.
London's theatrical heartland is the West End. However, lots of other parts of London are also home to their fair share of fantastic theatre venues, including Piccadilly Circus Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden to the east.