Located at 62–64 Southampton Row HELLO LOVE is a contemporary retail experience and changeable story space that gives artists and brands a place to co-create and present. The venue is spread between a ground floor and basement and is ideal for Pop-Ups, Product Launches, Sample Sales and Press Days Large floor to ceiling windows present an immersive experience to the steady flow of traffic between Holborn, Russell Sq. and the British Museum.
Ladbroke Grove, Little Venice
The Molly Anna is an exquisitely maintained 58' wide-beam canal boat with full-length stage, licensed and insured for musical or theatrical performance, product launches, cozy work retreats, events and parties. The Molly Anna is available for canal-side events at a variety of locations along the Grand Union Canal, in West, Central or East London. On a rainy day, 8-10 people comfortably fit inside around our roaring stove. Two-to-three times that many people can lounge above board on a sunny day. We frequently partner with canal-side pubs and other businesses to accommodate larger crowds, allowing people to circulate on and off the boat. In addition to offering a place to perform their work, Bards on Boats employs actors as hosts and tour guides. Contact us to discuss if and how actors' services can complement your event, or if you'd prefer to go with a skipper, whose services are included in the boat rental.
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
PLEASE NOTE: The Ditch dry hire rate starts at £550+VAT per hour/ £5,000+VAT per day The Ditch is the untouched basement of the original Grade II listed building. Over a dozen interconnecting rooms with original features, exposed brickwork and pipes, fireplaces and stoves provide a unique and intimate setting for events. Although it has an abandoned aesthetic, The Ditch has full production capabilities and remains as flexible and responsive as the rest of the building. It can be transformed to create an immersive setting for memorable product launches, creative fundraising events, unique receptions, conference breakout spaces and even dining.
Kachette main room dry hire from £3,500 (+VAT) or two room dry hire from £5,000 (+VAT). Kachette is a unique and historic East London event venue housed in the original ticket hall of Shoreditch Station which operated from 1865 to 1940. The popular railway arch event space is located on Old Street, one of the busiest most vibrant streets in Shoreditch. The main room Arch 1 can be hired exclusively or hire the whole venue for larger two room events. GET IN TOUCH TO HIRE KACHETTE FOR YOUR CORPORATE OR PRIVATE EVENT. *KACHETTE IS NOT LICENSED FOR CLUB NIGHTS* Corporate events: Hire for award ceremonies, brand launches, Christmas parties, conferences, corporate receptions, drinks receptions, experiential events, fashion shows, product launches, networking events, pop-ups and more. Clients include: Adidas, Coca Cola, FIFA, Google, Hendrick's Gin, Instagram, Kanye West, London Fashion Week, Nike, Playstation, Spotify, Supreme, Tesco and Vice. Private events: Hire for birthday parties, bar & bat mitzvahs, Christmas parties and weddings. Included in venue hire fee: Venue hire from 10am until midnight (late license / TENS available for an additional fee) Arch 1, a 1,600 sq ft studio Arch 2, a 1,400 sq ft studio Duty manager PA System in Arch 1 & 2 100Mb dedicated fibre internet service (symmetrical) Air Conditioning Basic lighting Cloakroom facilities Production office Post event cleaning
Old Street's bespoke venue; Interior design, bright, exposed brick, big windows, high quality sound system, central, breakout rooms, commando sockets for photography. As well as dry hire, we can also create a fully bespoke service for your event - everything can be arranged internally such as catering, barista coffee, professional photographer, event staff, sound technician, etc on request. About the venue: Set up by Damien Brown, an embodiment facilitator and interior designer, to address the lack of properly equipped affordable studio and workshop spaces for wellness and personal development professionals. The spaces are used by a wide network of wellness and personal growth practitioners including yoga teachers, coaches and massage therapists. Our studio space, workshop spaces and treatment rooms have been hired by women’s circles, men’s work coaching, entrepreneurship sessions, meditation classes and Yoga Teacher Training. We’re proud to give 10% of profits to our sister venue The Arc Centre in Islington which is a local community project. Our vision for was to create a beautiful, well-designed space that would be a home for personal growth and development. One of our recent clients described it as ‘the third facilitator’ in her workshop and we hope that you will feel that way too.
Our Workshop Space consists of 2,000 sq ft of bright, open space. With floor to ceiling windows looking out over our tranquil, landscaped internal courtyard, this light and airy space is suitable for a range of different classes, workshops, and activities; its sprung wood floor makes it ideal for dance and movement classes. For larger events, take a look at our Event Space or, subject to availability, hire out both of these spaces together. Please note we are an alcohol free venue.
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).
26 Leake Street is a raw, unique and multi-purpose space underneath Waterloo Station. Arches 1 and 2 offer a cmbined footprint of over 4,000 square feet. The imposing arches and revealed brickwork create a stunning blank canvas for experiental events.
Situated in the City of Westminster, Porchester Hall’s Grade II listed classic art deco design and understated elegance make it a sought-after venue for events of all sorts. The grand entrance to the Hall is ideal for reception drinks and leads guests up the elegant staircase with its ornamental bronze and wrought iron banisters, striking marble walls and crystal chandelier. From the stairway, guests are led through to the Main Hall, which is the very essence of grandeur and opulence. Porchester Hall is suitable for Weddings, exams, AGM’s, conferences, fashion shows, filming, boxing, banquets and exhibitions The Small Hall serves as an ideal ancillary to functions in the main hall or as a charming venue in its own right, the versatile. Small Hall has capacity for up to 50 people and can be used for any manner of events. The Duchess of York Suite and the Blue Room, which are ideal for more intimate gatherings or as an extension of the Main and Small Hall. Catering We work with a carefully selected group of caterers to provide you with a wonderful selection of menu choices to suit all cultures, tastes and budgets. Suppliers We have a network of recommended partners, including photographers, DJs, Entertainment, florists and AV however our clients are welcome to use their own suppliers if they prefer. Twitter Facebook Everyone Events
Folklore is a superb live music venue and bar in the heart of Hoxton - 186 Hackney Rd. is an incredible corner spot with Shoreditch just 10mins walk, Hoxton overground less than 5 and bustling Columbia Rd. and Brick Lane a few paces away. Gorgeous raw brick walls, rustic up-cycled bar and candle-lit interior will have you instantly in love with the front bar, with a secret 100 capacity live music space in the back to keep guests dancing til late. Events are our pride and joy - our personable, friendly and experienced approach to private and promoted parties has seen hundreds of successful events take place under our roof. Birthdays, welcome homes, club nights, live music promotions, product & brand launches, fashion shows, film locations, showcases, screenings, or just an old fashioned knees-up - we can handle a lot! We have secure storage with separate entrance if required; internal and external catering can be provided and our beautiful venue is licensed until 1/3 a.m. We're always looking for new ideas and connections - get in touch!
AMP Studios are situated on the Old Kent Road in 2 railway arches with a spacious courtyard and pavilion which are just an 8 minute walk from Asylum Chapel and a 10 minute walk from Queens Road Station. They are an ideal location for moving image and stills shoots, as well as private parties and events. The arches also provide the perfect sister wedding reception venue for ceremonies at Asylum as they are a blank canvas venue in which you can decide your own food and drink, and decorate them to match your personal style.
Two railway arches with a 850 capacity venue in the heart of Hackney. An outstanding versatile event space. The venue as a whole consists of; The largest covered terrace in Hackney Central alongside a beautiful garden, 10 m cocktail bar and full fitted kitchen with a 450 capacity. A blank canvas space under the arch, equipped with a Funktion One Sound System, ambient lighting and a 10 m cocktail bar. 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
Stratford, East London
Introducing Pitch Stratford: a lush outdoor terrace coming to East London This summer will see the return of the alfresco drinking, dining and event space Pitch Stratford, which will officially open its doors on 8th April 2020. Located at Bridge Street, the space has been transformed into a lush jungle backdrop, with street-food vendors, a drinks menu curated by The Umbrella Project, alongside an exciting schedule of music events, cinema screenings and supper-clubs throughout the summer months. A short walk from Stratford International Station, Pitch Stratford will have a stripped-back design - mosaic lanterns, woven cushions and lush greenery will punctuate the space. There will be wooden Moroccan-inspired dining booths; designed for group bookings, along with a green for outdoor games, and a 196” HD screen for cinema and sport screenings. At the heart of Pitch Stratford will be the drinks. Curated by The Umbrella Project, the East London team behind renowned Discount Suit Company in Spitalfields, award winning Irish whiskey specialist The Sun Tavern in Bethnal Green and alternative brewery Umbrella Brewing. Cocktails will be based around the concept of alternative Tiki, using influences from around the world to give a new twist on some of the most popular and delicious classic serves. Beer will be from local East London brewery Signature Brewing and of course cider and alcoholic ginger beer from Umbrella Brewing An exciting variety of dining options will be available from a stellar line up of some of London’s best quality and emerging street-food vendors, handpicked by At The Table. Three permanent street food options will be offered, with one rotating guest street food truck announced via the venue’s social media channels. The street food partners will also work with Pitch to provide a programme of compelling supper-club experiences. The full line up will be announced nearer the time. During the week (Wednesdays to Fridays) resident DJs and house bands will share the stage, providing a playlist tailored to the East London audience. Outdoor cinema sessions and live sports events will be screened together with specially tailored food and drink experiences. At the weekends, Pitch will host ticketed “Pitch Presents...” music nights, including headline sets from acts including Norman Jay MBE, Jazzy B and Krept and Konan With capacity for 400, the space is also available for exclusive hire, making it the perfect location for summer parties with extra games and activities available on request. The Euros returns this year, harnessing the 196-inch HD screen, Pitch will be showing all of the FIFA World Cup games between 12th June and 12th July. Extended opening hours will help pack all the matches in over the summer making it an ideal location away from the overcrowded venues closer to the centre of London. Location: Located deep in East London, and London’s most rapidly changing borough, the venue is close to transport links, so you don’t have to worry about how to get there. Westfield shopping center is just a walk away. And you won’t need to worry about getting home, either - within a stone’s throw of Stratford High Street station, Pitch offers Londoners an exciting new drinking space less than 20 minutes from London Bridge, Canary Wharf, Bank, Camden or Shoreditch. Pitch is a 4-minute walk from Stratford station.
Strand, Central London
The Vaults at RSA House are ideal for large standing receptions, unique celebrations and evening parties. Originally designed as river-front warehouses, these fully restored Vaults offer a striking contrast to the splendour of the rooms above. The Durham Street Auditorium is a purpose built theatre ideal for screenings, conferences and meeting. It was built on the last remaining stretch of 18th century cobbled roadway which was part of a tunnel beneath the House leading down to the Thames. The DSA can accommodate up to 70 people. The RSA is an enlightenment organisation that seeks to understand and enhance human potential located in the heart of the West End. Throughout its history, the RSA has extended a welcome to others looking for a place to discuss their ideas. This tradition continues, with the Great Room, Durham Street Auditorium and Benjamin Franklin Room and our more intimate rooms providing the perfect backdrop to dinners, conferences and workshops. Recently awarded Best Historic Venue or Livery Hall at the London Venue Awards, 2018.
Re:Centre provides a rare sense of open space in the heart of London. This 4,000 sq. ft. space is perfect for hosting a wide range of events including talks, exhibitions, performances, large group classes, and workshops. With the majestic River Thames flowing directly in front of our Event Space, and a serene landscaped courtyard at the back, we offer a natural, bright and inspiring venue in which to host your event. Please note that Re:Centre is a carefully curated space, and not simply a space-to-hire, we, therefore, require that all event bookings be assessed to ensure they run in line with our vision and core values.
?Do you want to be the one that organises the next Glastonbury? Even if you have something a little smaller in mind, organising a music festival is no easy feat. There’s a lot to consider, whether you are having it outside, or at your local bar. It can seem like a great idea, but a lot of work goes into it. That’s why those who are successful really are heroes. It all comes down to good planning however. If you keep organised, then you’ll have everyone partying like it’s 1969.
Why Do You Want to Do It?
Is it to promote a certain genre of music that you feel doesn’t get enough limelight? Maybe you want to showcase all of the amazing up and coming local bands in your area, and to promote their talent. Maybe it’s all for charity. It could even be a combined event like a food and drink festival, something to get the community together and have them enjoying the outdoors while your vendors all make a nice profit on the day or weekend. Whatever the reason, you need to know what it is before you start any planning. If you don’t have a reason for doing something, then you won’t have a goal to strive for. Like any large event, a music festival must have an objective. What is it that you want to achieve?
Many major new festivals discover too late just how much it costs to run a music festival. The key to success is having a tight budget. Consider your outgoings vs what you think your tickets and other sales will make. All music acts deserve to be paid for their time, and paid fairly, so you will need to be able to afford to do this. Remember, one of the biggest issues that you will face is cashflow problems. A lot of money will need to be paid out before you will get any in return. This is why it is so important to look for sponsors early on, as they will provide you with a large amount of your spending budget.
Choosing the Right Venue
There’s no festival without a venue. If you’re looking for something out of doors, you need to be well prepared in case of adverse weather. But that’s no reason not to go for it! Outside venues generally give you a lot more room to maneuverer and you can have a variety of vendors set up. Indoor venues can be just as good however. If they are used to having bands play, then they will already have all of the right equipment and your music acts might have even played there before! There are loads of festival venues for hire in London, so take your time when choosing the right one for the feel of your festival. Chances are, the owners will have hosted something similar in the past and can help to walk you through everything that needs to be done. Hiring a venue needs to go to the top of your budget list, as depending on what you want, they can get quite pricey. There’s always something for everyone however, so you’re sure to find the right one for you.
Get Your Acts Together
Once you know when and where your festival is happening, it’s time to sort out who is performing. It’s always good to have a bit of variety, even if your festival is centred around one genre, you want to show how varied this can be. Be upfront about how much and when the acts will get paid. Transparency will build trust between you. You will need a couple of headline acts, so try to get them on board as soon as possible so that you can announce it to your followers. Make sure that you have a DJ playing between sets to keep the mood upbeat. They can even play as part of an afterparty to keep everyone at the venue. If you have a band that backs out at the last minute, then the DJ will be able to cover their set as well, without losing your audience.
Sponsorship Is Key
Without the right sponsorship, it’s likely that your festival will never get off the ground. You need to consider carefully exactly what it is that you can offer potential sponsors. They may want their logo not just on your website, but on all of the merch, flyers and posters as well. You need to get comfortable with this, as most sponsors won’t give out the big bucks unless they know that they are getting good advertisement in return.
Promoting Your Festival
You need to start promoting your festival early and get the word out to as many people as you can. Start on social media by announcing the different acts as they are confirmed, but don’t forget to promote the different vendors you have as well. Flyers and posters will also be important, and these should be placed at as many different music venues as you can in order to advertise your festival. How can people buy tickets? You need to make sure that they are easy to purchase, and reasonably priced as well. All rules for the festival should also be printed clearly on your website, so that people know to follow them. Alcohol is likely to be one of your main sellers, so you need to stop people from bringing in their own.
There’s no doubt about it, organising your own music festival is hard work. But if your dedicated to the task, you’re sure to make a success out of it. The key to it, like many events, is in the planning. Secure your venue and sponsors early on, and you’ll have people queuing up to get tickets in no time.