Some of the arenas are highly contemporary and cutting-edge in style, whilst others have a richer and more immersive quality, and from large scale public gatherings to live music performances, from large conferences to fashion shows, the possibilities are endless, so take a look at the sheer variety on offer and start planning your next event today.
North West London
We combine the best eat drink play experiences to cater for any type of private event. The team are on hand every step to plan an amazing event in our unique spaces. From drinks receptions, conferences, meetings to experiential brand activations and full venue takeovers for up to 2500. Along side our exclusive drinks you a can choose from any of our curated street food inspired vendors covering cuisines spanning the world to cater for you and your guests. Full venue takeovers also include exclusive use of a VR experience and Axe throwing, great for an experience within your event.
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.
Elephant & castle
Not available: Friday & Saturday evening Situated just a stones throw from London Bridge in the trendy Elephant and Castle area, Ministry Venues - Elephant 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.
The Gfinity Arena is a unique but versatile venue with state of the art production capabilities. A sound-proof auditorium nestled in the heart of Fulham ideal for Esports tournaments, product launches, brand activations, award ceremonies and corporate meetings. The studio consists of 132 fixed seats with additional standing space on a raised platform overlooking the event space. The A/V comprises of an 80" touchscreen, two reverse projected screens, multiple LED screens, TV studio lighting and in-house microphones with speakers configured for audience. The venue also boasts a dedicated production gallery with live-streaming capabilities to broadcast worldwide. Its proximity to Fulham Broadway station allows easy access for guests and close proximity to a number of hotels and other amenities such as shops and restaurants A wow-factor venue to ensure a unique experience for attendees.
One of the most architecturally astounding and unique spaces in London, the Main Space is the beating heart of the Roundhouse and is the perfect setting for large scale dinners, tech conferences, product launches and awards ceremonies. An impressive blank canvas, the iconic Main Space includes a lighting rig, sound system and staging if required. What our clients think; ITV - "Stunning - the perfect backdrop for hospitality" Q Awards - "The Roundhouse team were an absolute pleasure to work with" A fully versatile space with incredible lighting and AV provision as standard with flexible loading options suitable for the automotive industry. Our iconic main space is available for corporate hire for twenty-four hour periods running from 10am to 10am for a dry-hire fee of £29,000+VAT including the following equipment and services: Main Space hire including Circle Balcony (fits up to 850 on round tables) Full use of Torquil’s Bar and Terrace and Circle Bar 24 hour housekeeping 4 x Dressing Rooms and Production Office Lighting Package (equivalent value £8K) Sound Package (equivalent value £3K) Technical support from our highly experienced in-house production team Water and power supply Service yard with ground level loading bay Dedicated Event Manager Duty Manager during event hours Marquee Kitchen Facilities Other costs to consider are things like catering, bar, production and staffing.
?Book festivals are becoming more and more popular, with new literary events popping up all over the place. People certainly seem to have the appetite for it, and nothing draws people in like a famous face on a ticket. But how exactly do you go about organising this type of event?
You Need a Name For Yourself
There is no point in trying to host a large literature festival if you don’t have a base to work out of. These programmes work best if they are hosted from an arts centre that already has a reputation for putting on great shows and events. If you’re just starting out, then start small, and ask local writers to do a reading in a local bar, before you slowly start to build yourself up and start selling out arenas.
You Need Funding
The bane of arts organisations everywhere is the dreaded constant need for funding. This is another reason why having a name for yourself is so important. If no one knows who you are, it’s always going to be difficult to get any money to organise a large event.
The Arts Council
The Arts Council is a great source of money to help you to bring your festival to the next level and start encouraging some big names to attend. You’ll need proof of what you’ve done so far; if you’re not able to prove that you are giving back to the community through your work, you’ll never get funding for your festival from the Arts Council.
Getting sponsors is another way to get the budget you need for the festival that you want to hold. Sponsors will support you so long as you advertise them throughout your programmes and signs for the festival; even on your website and social media. Generally, it’s a really good deal, and one of the main sources of income for festivals
Of course, ticket sales will get you some of your money back, especially if you have a famous face attending. However, the majority of this money is only going to be guaranteed after the festival and so it can never be relied upon. While it might offset some costs, you need to have plenty in the bank before you start hiring out an arena.
You Need a Programme
Once you have the budget to make it happen, you need to start putting together your programme. Everyday of the festival needs to be as full as possible in order to have plenty of events for people to attend. While you should have a few headliners, you should also have lots of people from your local area to take part. This will cut down a lot on travel costs and hotel bills, plus you’ll be advocating local writers.
You Need a Bookstore
A literary festival just isn’t going to work if no one is there to sell the books. You’ll probably already have good links with your local bookstore, but you need to make sure that they are capable of ordering in everyone’s books and selling them at each event.
You Need a Main Act
If you are really looking to bring in a large audience, you are going to need a large name on the bill. Start asking around early in the year for this. Many acts will book out quickly or have their own book tour going on that will either fit with your dates or it won’t. If your festival has been going on for a few years, you might even get people approaching you if they are doing a tour. If your festival has a certain theme, then only target main acts that are going to fit with that. For example, romance authors or authors of colour. Many big names will have a particular price that you need to pay for them to be involved, and some are steeper than you might think, so be prepared for this alongside hotel and flight costs.
You Need a Venue
Once you have your main act sorted, you’re going to need a venue. If you are expecting large numbers, then you’ll need somewhere with a big capacity alongside a stage and good sound equipment. This will most likely be a lot larger than your local arts centre. Luckily, there are a number of large arenas for hire in London, and some of them are just perfect for a literature festival. It’s important that you view more than one so that you can get the feel of each place and decide if it’s right for you, but make sure and book as soon as you can, as dates won’t hold forever.
You Need to Advertise
You won’t have an audience if you don’t advertise. Paper programmes are still popular, and these should be placed in as many cafes and other arts centres as you can. Promoting online is also essential. Making sure that you have a solid social media strategy in place will mean that everyone knows about your festival. After all, if they don’t know it’s happening, then no one is going to book tickets.
You Need Volunteers
The bedrock of every literature festival is its volunteers. Without them most festivals simply couldn’t afford to pay the amount of staff needed to host a large event. They greet the audience, handle setup, take the tickets, and are generally on hand if anyone needs them. Send your call out with plenty of time so that volunteers can be scheduled for the times that suit them. You will also need a training day for them in order to go through all of their duties as well as the all-important health and safety. It’s a great idea to host a night out after the festival is over so that you can thank them all for their hard work.
Organising a literary event isn’t an easy goal to aspire to, but once you‘re established, you’ll be able to pull in big names and start selling out full-sized arenas. Everyone starts small, but with dedication and passion, you can always grow your festival into something truly great.
London is home to plenty of iconic arenas which have played host to some of the biggest sporting events, performances, awards ceremonies and concerts over the years, the most famous being Wembley Stadium. Arenas also provide the perfect setting to host lots of other events too including: • Large scale public gatherings • Conferences • Concerts • Gigs • Sports events • Comedy acts • Award ceremonies • Exhibitions • Product launches • Dinners • Networking events • Literature festivals • Film festivals
Arenas are an ideal choice for any large-scale event due to the fact that they have the space to accommodate vast capacities, plenty open-plan spaces for optimum versatility and all of the technological components you need to host a successful event. And remember, arenas have some of the best sound and lighting equipment compared to other event settings.
Yes, Wembley Stadium has three amazing spaces that are available to hire for a wide range of different occasions. With a capacity of 90,000, Wembley is the biggest stadium in the UK and not only hosts world class events, but also world class award ceremonies, conferences, gala dinners and many other events. Rooms that are available to hire include Bobby Moore, The Great Hall and the Wembley Suite are all available to hire.
If you’re thinking about hiring a stadium for an event, you should ensure that you take in the following factors: • Does the venue offer catering? • What are the light and sound equipment like? • Is the arena in a well-connected area? • Is there enough space? • What is the capacity of the venue? • Are staff available to help support your event? • Can the space be adapted to meet the layout of your event? Remember, before you hire any space, for any event, you should always pay the venue a visit and check it out on a first-hand basis.
An arena is a large enclosed platform, often circular or oval-shaped, which is perfectly equipped to showcase theatre, musical performances, or sporting events, especially large-scale events.
The vast majority of arenas can hold at least 40,000 people, with some holding as many as 90,000!