Hire our exclusive secret Roof Garden events space, on the top floor of the infamous Wardour Street in Soho. With room for 30 persons, High-speed wifi private hire only, and a full events team to help organise your event, the roof at Wardour Street is great for: - Private summer parties - Pop up bar areas & Brand launch events
at Fora. A space to be brilliant. Our fabulous Forum space consists of a tiered seating area with a connected break out events space, next to our beautiful Palatino Bar. State of the art silent disco technology, as well as HD projection screen, so guests can sit and watch screenings / discussions / presentations. The event space is openly connected to this seating so is perfect for anyone looking for a presentation space with another area to move onto drinks and networking. . The event space is openly connected to this seating so is perfect for anyone looking for a presentation space with another area to move onto drinks and networking. Check out it out: https://www.foraspace.com/blog/the-tech-disruption-series-healthtech/
Located in the heart of trendy Portobello Rd Market, Westbank Space is the last blank canvas space the area has to offer only minutes walk from Ladbroke Grove tube station. Boasting beautiful botanical views and a lovely balcony over looking the market, this location offers both indoor and outdoor space for hire. Westbank Space prides itself in it's flexibility and ability to cater for any needs whether hosting a celebration or a corporate event.
Awaken your creativity, sharpen your focus and spend time doing what matters in stylish boardrooms, quirky meeting rooms, and fully equipped bar and restaurant spaces at our Canary Wharf building. ----- The Assembly - 30 pax standing / 18 pax boardroom - meetings, training days, away days, workshops, private dining The Study - 50 pax standing / 30 pax theatre / 12 pax boardroom - meetings, training days, away days, workshops, drinks receptions The Den - 60 pax standing - drinks receptions, networking events, product launches Small Screening Room - 8 pax boardroom - meetings Big Screening Room - 21 pax theatre - informal presentations, screenings Playroom - 100 pax standing / 52 pax theatre / 34 pax baordroom / 24 pax cabaret - small conferences, panel discussions, training days, away days, workshops, drinks receptions, christmas parties MAE Cafe - 150 pax standing - large gatherings, drinks receptions MTHR Restaurant - 250 pax standing / 100 pax dinner. Available for exclusive or partial hire, this 20th floor restaurant offers incredible city views and a casual yet refined place to unwind. Watch the sky transform from day to night over cocktails, fine wine and choice nibbles with parties from 20 onwards.
St. James's Park
Situated between number 10 Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace, locations don’t come more iconic: the Institute of Contemporary Arts is a legendary venue with views over The Mall, Big Ben, the London Eye and St. James’s Park. The ICA has two Regency rooms, a fully equipped theatre, studio, bar and two classic cinema spaces available to hire. Event organisation and catering is provided exclusively by world-renown caterers Arnold & Henderson, who run the highly acclaimed Rochelle Canteen, based in Shoreditch’s Rochelle School, now also at the ICA. Melanie Arnold & Margot Henderson have been organising and catering celebrations for over 25 years and no brief is too big or too small for their in-house team to organise from start to finish, including menus, drinks, staffing, flowers, lighting, music and entertainment.
Tucked away on the first floor of iconic south London local, the Landor Pub, you'll find a stylish, versatile venue-for-hire. Conveniently located in Clapham North, Landor Space is a modern, flexible function area perfect for businesses and organisations in need of a bit of extra space - day or night. Our multi-purpose theatre and studio space can accommodate all sorts of events: - Corporate events: workshops, brainstorming, team building - Private events: small weddings, birthday etc.. - intimate music, cabaret, theatre, movie screenings venue Oh, and just in case, we've also included a bar…
A new cinema in London's culturally vibrant East End. Our screens can be hired for private events from bespoke birthday parties to corporate presentations. Three of the screens in this unique venue are equipped with their own bar area, making it easy to look after your guests or clients.
Due to its size, layout, and unique physical features, Hoxton Arches is well suited to a wide range of events such as product launches, fashion shows, photography shoots & filming, performances, indoor markets, receptions and parties. The space can be hired bare-bones, with props, decorations, and other required items brought in, or our event managers can be employed to outfit the space to your specifications. Also, as we are closely connected with the contemporary art world, there is an option to hang original artwork on the walls in order to provide a stunning visual backdrop to your event. Originally created as an exhibitions venue, Hoxton Arches is ideally suited to the display of both 2D and 3D artworks. The venue comprises of over 2,000 square feet of hanging space, with most walls measuring over 10 feet in height. The entire space is fully fitted with adjustable flood lighting, matte white walls and grey concrete floors throughout. Hoxton Arches is available to hire for short-term exhibitions and events, or for longer periods subject to availability. Pricing for hire is determined on an ad-hoc basis as each event is unique and tailored to a wide range of requirements. Please contact us for details.
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.
Canning Town & Star Lane
Only available for midweek hire. A new institution for the arts based in the heart of East London's, Canning Town. Home to music and creative studios and a 550 capacity state-of-the-art performance space. https://www.instagram.com/fold.ldn/?hl=en
Offering more than 80,000 sq ft of blank canvas space with a variety of options to suit every brief. With high ceilings and lots of natural light, and access to a terrace with views over London. Catering is either in-house or via preferred suppliers; all your production needs can also be looked after by our team. Our unique spaces are available for a wide range of shoots, corporate and private events including meetings, product launches, conferences, screenings and receptions. We have 4 spaces available with capacities ranging from 150 - 500 persons.
The Grade I listed building is nearly 200 years old and a true icon of the capital. With twenty two different event spaces that include both contemporary and historic event venues, available for daytime and evening events, as well as options for outdoor and indoor entertaining, the venue offers an unparalleled amount of choice for corporate events, private parties and wedding receptions for between 2 and 1200 guests. With beautiful picture galleries, a dedicated conference suite and options for late night dancing until 2am, this is a breath taking venue for all occasions, located at the very heart of London just off Trafalgar Square.
Electric is an iconic, theatrical structure, a venue that is characterful with a contemporary twist. The huge ground floor Main Room and stage are overlooked by a beautiful mezzanine – the Circle Bar, and ideal for live shows with a 1500 capacity and standing receptions of 1700. Electric an ideal setting not only for corporate parties, but also conferences, award ceremonies, dinners, product launches, away days, wedding receptions, bar mitzvahs, filming and much more. Electrics Main Room can accommodate 320 guests seated cabaret style for awards or gala evenings and 180 dining, whilst it also lends itself to smaller numbers of 250 – 800 when the mezzanine isn't in use. We use only the best caterers around for all of our events. We work closely with a number of preferred caterers who all offer fresh, modern and creative catering whilst upholding traditional service values. The entire team are all self-confessed foodies and continuously provide superb food made only from the finest sustainably sourced ingredients. Our contemporary menus suitable for anything from exquisite canapés and formal dinners through to themed bowl food and innovative conference options are sure to tantalise the taste buds and leave your guests coming back for more. As well as exceptional food, we also provide both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages alongside a beautiful array of wonderful cocktails. With ideas from classic favourites through to ingenious mocktails, they’re sure to add the finishing touch to your event. FAQ's Does Electric host birthday parties? No, Electric will not host a birthday party for any age. Can we hire Electric at the weekend? Daytime hire at the weekend is limited due to regular live and club events in the evening, but always ask and we will try and accommodate. Night-time hire is reviewed case by case and always worth asking. Does Electric have preferred suppliers? Yes, although we will always work with the client to ensure the event works best for their needs if they wish to consider outside suppliers. Is parking available? Pay and Display bays are available behind the venue on Buckner Road. They are free after 5.30pm. Is loading access easy? Please direct all deliveries to Buckner Road, for our rear entrance. Flat access to both stage and the main floor. Does Electric provide furniture for events? We do not own any tables or chairs - these must always be hired. Is internet provided at the venue? Internet access is available throughout the venue. Virtual tour (you can use the numbered buttons at the side of the screen to jump between the floors)
Situated in the heart of Borough, we have converted a Victorian diary factory into a range of cutting-edge event spaces. 79 Borough Road forms part of Ministry Venues and is modern in design but retains the industrial character of the original building. Featuring This versatile venue features a host of spaces that can be booked exclusively or independently giving the flexibility to accommodate a plethora of events. Blank canvas events space Luxury cinema State-of-the-art meeting room suite Private studio Stunning bar and garden
An iconic, multi-award winning live music venue, a working church, a centre for those experiencing homelessness, and also a beautiful building with many flexible spaces for hire - all inside a gorgeous, Grade I listed building! Our experienced and supportive team will help plan your event from booking to load out, whether it be a long term rehearsal, one off workshop or a public event. *Please note: we are not able to host private parties, including wedding receptions.* The Chapel The Chapel itself is the most well-known space at UC. Home to many famous gigs over the years, this space is also great for corporate events, ceremonies, large-scale meetings, and film and photoshoots. The Chapel is octagonal in shape with ground floor and balcony seating in the original wooden pews (seated capacity of 900). Our bespoke stage sits underneath the beautiful stained glass, rose window and our unique Henry Willis organ. The Chapel can be hired through our all inclusive gig package, or by an hourly rate as a dry space hire. For more information on the Chapel, please see the attached package of tech specs and venue information, as well as the floor plan. Sunday School Hall The Sunday School Hall is a beautiful period hall with an internal balcony on three sides. It has a high ceiling, original wooden beams, and cast iron pillars. This space is most suitable for long term hires and is hired exclusively - set, props and equipment can be left in place overnight. On short notice, the Sunday School Hall can also be hired for shorter term hires, or evening event hires (standing capacity of 200). For more information on the Sunday School Hall, please see the attached floor plan. Upper Hall Originally built as a lecture hall, the high ceilings, wooden floor, and medieval style features lend to its atmosphere. It's a great space for meetings, away days, photoshoots, as well as auditions and rehearsals. As this space acts as our bar when there is a gig in the Chapel, it is only available in the evenings on short notice and not available for exclusive hires. If available, the Upper Hall is also a great space for intimate gigs (standing capacity of 180). For more information on the Upper Hall, please see the attached floor plan. Lower Hall The Lower Hall is a great, multi-purpose room on the lower level of the building with large windows and a flexible space great for auditions, meetings, and workshops. The Lower Hall can also be hired in the evenings for weekly dance classes, choir rehearsals, or other evening activities (recommended maximum capacity of 40). This hall is not available for exclusive hires. For more information on the Lower Hall, please see the attached floor plan. Committee Room The Committee Room is our smallest room, but still full of the same beauty and unique features as the other halls. This space is used as our dressing room for gigs, and as such is often only available for half day, morning hires (recommended maximum capacity of 30). For more information on the Committee Room, please see the attached floor plan. Please be in touch with us to discuss your potential hire and rates! We are accustomed to a multitude of different kinds of events, rehearsals, and other hires, and are very willing to help you decide on the best room for your needs.
Lumiere London is excited to announce the opening of their new studios in Underwood Street, 7 minutes walking distance from Old Street Station (Northern Line, National Rail). Lumiere London’s CEO and founder Carlos Lumiere will make sure to recreate the atmosphere and look of our most successful studios in Southwark, the White Loft, the Victorian Loft and the Gallery. Completely refurbished, the building has a modern reception providing a large communal area, two passenger lifts, cycle storage facilities, air condition and wheelchair-friendly access and bathrooms. The White Loft could be used for a variety of events. From corporate away days to conferences, private parties and as a creative meeting space for workshops, the options are endless in this versatile event Space. The White Loft is a beautiful, bright studio with plenty of natural light and a contemporary feel provided by the crisp, white decor.
Everyone has fond memories of going to the cinema as a kid, and even now, there’s nothing quite like seeing a new release on the big screen. Did you know that cinemas can also be hired out for? We’re not just talking about birthday parties either. There are a whole host of different events that are perfect for a cinema venue. A really popular idea is to use a special film night to raise money for charity.
How to Organise a Charity Film Night
Having a film night in aid of charity can be a really fun way to get the donations rolling in. After all, everyone likes a movie night, don’t they? The great thing about all of the cinema venues for hire in London is that they are all so different. This means that your charity night can look completely different, depending on which one you choose. You could have your guests arrive to be greeting by a red carpet and champagne or relax on beanbags with big boxes of popcorn.
Step 1: Choose your Movie
The most important step is choosing the movie that you want played! This might seem simple, but in fact it decides the whole theme of the evening. Will you go for a classic? Something topical for the moment? Maybe something that suits the time of year of your event. Whatever you go for, you need to think about who your audience is likely to be and what they are going to enjoy the most. If you are going for a certain theme, then the movie should fit in with this. It’s good to also think about the charity you’re representing. Maybe there is a movie that really shows off the work you do that would be appropriate.
Step 2: Work with the Cinema
It’s vital that you communicate with the cinema as much as possible. It’s not just about booking the venue, they can also help you with a number of other things. For example, many cinemas may offer you a concession price if they know that the event is in aid of charity. Another thing to think about is tickets. How are you working your ticket sales? Would you like it to all go through them? At many charity events, a ticket is dearer than normal and includes a drink or snack along with it. If you want to look after the ticket sales yourself, they should have a number to redirect people to if needed.
Step 3: Send Out Invites
Once you have the date set with the cinema and the movie picked out, it’s time to send out the invites to attend. These should go out to everyone you currently have on your mailing list, by post as well as email. Make sure it is clear on your invite when the event is taking place, what time it’s at, as well as the movie you are showing and any theme. Of course, you need to also mention what cause that the event is in aid of, it is a charity night after all!
Step 4: Promote
Now is also the time to start promoting the event of social media to try and get as many people as possible to buy tickets. Make sure you have a cap on your online ticket sales, as the cinema will only hold so many people and you can’t overbook! If you have more people wanting to attend, you can keep them on a mailing list in case others drop out.
Step 5: Movie Night!
On the night of the event, you need to have someone ticking off people’s names at the door. Cinemas are generally quite warm venues, so it is a good idea to have a cloakroom in place, even if your event is on the more casual side. Have a timeline together for the night with detail on how long it is expected to run. Are you organising anything extra after the movie such as a raffle or drinks in another area? Make sure that all of your guests know about this so that they stay until the end of the night.
Other Events You Can Hold in a Cinema
Film nights aren’t the only events that you can hold in a cinema venue. It’s actually a very versatile space that can be utilised in many different ways. Here are just a few different uses for it!
A cinema is a great venue to hold a product launch in. With its tiered seats and big screen, you already have a centre stage where everyone’s attention will be focused. You can play promotional videos about your product detailing all of its features. Many cinemas also have a separate room that you can hire out to serve drinks and nibbles in after the big reveal.
As an alternate venue for what is generally a very long-winded meeting, a cinema might just be the place for an AGM. With comfortable seats and of course the screen to project on, it’s a way to make going through the finances and budget of your company a less gruelling experience than it might be in a traditional meeting room.
If you are looking to host a large seminar with multiple speakers, what better venue than a cinema? Research results can be projected, everyone is guaranteed a good view, and they can even have some popcorn while they watch the different presentations. As everyone is comfortably seated, they are much more likely to engage and ask questions of the presenters.
A cinema is a really great space to hold any type of event imaginable. From film nights to corporate meetings, its versatility is what makes it such a popular venue. It adds that extra level of comfort and friendliness to an evening, and can even be turned into a venue that is made for a red-carpet occasion.