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This state-of-the-art building, home to English National Ballet, provides the perfect stage for any event, rehearsal, or filming/performing arts production, with top-end equipment, highly trained staff and easy tube and road access. Our creative facilities at the Mulryan Centre for Dance accommodate a range of different types of hire, including our versatile Holloway Production Studio (with a full fly tower), four 15m x 15m rehearsal studios with sprung floors and built-in sound systems, an acoustically treated music room, a roof terrace, as well as numerous office spaces, meeting rooms, kitchens and changing rooms.

English National Ballet at London City Island is a creative hub that is secure, accessible, customisable, and serviced by leading technicians to help you get the best from the space for your needs.

Our spaces are ideal for: Auditions Rehearsals Performances Meetings and conferences Training and team building Product launches Filming & photoshoots Corporate receptions and dinners

Please note: English National Ballet is open to hire for public-facing events (e.g. ticketed exercise classes), but these need to be checked early on in the enquiry process to ensure no duplication or conflict of interest with the charity's own public courses and events. Please contact us to discuss your enquiry.

We are also currently unable to take bookings for single evening events such as parties & dinners. 

Holloway Production Studio Capacity: 500 standing 250 theatre/dining/cabaret  

The Production Studio is a blank canvas and can be a productive technical theatre space, an engaging conference or training space, and can transform into a magical hospitality space. With a full height fly tower and a stage space to match London’s largest theatres, the Production studio offers a technical space in which to rehearse and produce performances. It is incredibly versatile and can also be used for filming, product launches/brand activations, conference and diners.

Rehearsal Studios Capacity: 100 standing 50 seated

This venue offers a number of large rehearsal studios, 15 x 15 x 5.5m in size, acoustically treated and featuring state of the art harlequin flooring. The studios are not only world-class rehearsal spaces but also make the perfect space for a variety of events, photo/film shoots & workshops.

The studios feature dance mirrors and ballet barres on 3-4 walls (which can be covered if requested) speakers, a 55″ screen, a piano which is included within the hire, and lots of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows.

The Mezzanine

Capacity: 175 standing 75 classroom/seated  

Our Wigoder Gallery is a Mezzanine is a bright, welcoming Mezzanine space situated on the first floor of the English National Ballet’s Dance Centre. The floor to ceiling shuttered windows gives the area lots of natural light throughout the day whilst also remaining a private space. This space is suitable for workshops, training sessions and can be used together with the Bickle room to bring the capacity up to 200 standing. This Mezzanine also makes a wonderful setting for a drinks reception and is a highly versatile space for a range of hospitality events.

The Bickle Room

Capacity: 60 standing 30 boardroom style

The Bickle Room is a welcoming space situated on the first floor of the English National Ballet’s new home on London City Island. This room makes a great breakout space when hired together with the Mezzanine but can also be used on its own for workshops, training sessions and meetings.

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  • Can provide Halal
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  • 18th Birthday Parties
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  • Child friendly
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  • Civil ceremony licence
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  • Dog friendly
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  • Bring your own DJ
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  • Live Streaming
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