New location in Central London with ground floor access and shop frontage. Oh La La! Studios is the perfect location for photoshoots as well as food & drink based events. Our flexible space is run by an experienced pop-up events producer who has designed a venue that is fully adaptable for your event. Licensed for up to 30 people for a sit down meal and perfect for a huge range of events, Oh La La! Studios has high ceilings and a bright look and feel.
Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall is a flexible, impressive site for ceremonies and celebrations. Housed in the historic Lambeth Ragged Schools, the site has been transformed into a stunning contemporary art gallery and versatile event space that moves from the breathtaking height and volume of the Upper Gallery space to the raw aesthetic of an original Victorian railway arch. The Upper Gallery is full of natural light with seven-metre-high white walls, an original raked wooden floor and tall arched windows. For smaller and more intimate occasions, the elegant Lower Gallery offers white walls, an original Yorkstone floor, cast iron pillars and Crittall windows, also providing excellent natural light. The Arch Gallery is an atmospheric space suitable for large receptions, with exposed brick walls, a state-of-the-art invisible infrared heating system and a sprung, grey painted floor. The urban aesthetic of the Arch complements the period features of the Upper and Lower Galleries with the capacity to accommodate both dinner and dance. Our award-winning garden yard is available in conjunction with any of the three main galleries and there is ample room to erect a marquee for catering if required. An all-season canopy at the front entrance may act as an additional reception area. From Spring 2024 bespoke wedding ceremony packages will be available. The whole venue or its separate spaces may be hired for: Wedding ceremonies and receptions*, conferences, filming and photo shoots, product launches, seminars and meetings, fashion shows and private parties. * Beaconsfield is one of London’s civil ceremony-licensed venues.
This newly refurbished Art Deco space is available to dry hire for a variety of different events. The room supports theatre, cabaret, board and committee room layout styles. The room has an adjoining reception area and ticket booth with private entrance, with a small food preparation kitchen for bar refreshments and a space for setting up a cloak room, with nearby gents, ladies and inclusive toilets.There is also a larger food preparation kitchen opposite the hall accessible for caterers. Furniture: 20 rectangular folding (seat 6-8) / 20 circular folding (seat 8-10) / 250 chairs. Accessibility: Level entrance from Acre Lane. Fixed induction loop included. Accessible toilet. There is a new large 3 x 3 60" Display Video Wall (4008mm x 2263mm) available on the stage wall in the hall for customers to use for presentation. Recently installed on the 7 October. The hall also has free guest Wi-Fi available to use. In addition to the Assembly Hall you can also bolt on hiring the Courtyard during summers month for a guests reception on Friday & Saturdays from 5pm until 9pm only.
Pop Brixton Pop Brixton transformed a disused plot of land into a pioneering space that showcases the most exciting independent businesses from Brixton and Lambeth. From vintage shopping to community gardening, including kids' activities, yoga workshops, broadcasting major sport events, and with a thrilling DJ line up, the everchanging program at Pop Brixton is designed to cater for all tastes. Pop Brixton, with its trendy bars and cosmopolitan eateries, is also home to an event space, "Pop Box" and a pumping night life. Catering As we are a community-based project, we kindly ask you to choose your catering from one of our on-site food members. You will be able to select from all of our street food stalls ranging from Indian-influenced burgers, to Sushi, to Churros, to award-winning pizza. So along with the venue usage, you would also be getting Foodism Awards’ ‘Best Food Market’!
Kachette prefers to stay hidden in plan sight. Located on busting Old Street in Shoreditch, its the kind of venue you have to hear about and its likely you have walked past in countless times wondering what's going on inside. Kachette is a popular space for corporate parties, fashion events, press launches, pop-ups, warehouse club inspired birthday parties (for those with the budget) and informal weddings. Kachette main room Arch 1 dry hire from £3,500 (+VAT) or whole venue dry hire from £5,000 (+VAT). Arch 1 can be hired exclusively or hire the whole venue for larger two room events. 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 Get in touch to hire Kachette for your event. *NO CLUB NIGHTS*
The Tab Centre is a historic building situated in the heart of London’s fashionable Shoreditch, on the edge of the Square Mile. Its ivory-coloured grand hall is graced with elegant pilasters and a wrought-iron balustraded gallery. Hiring the Tab Centre for your event will also help good causes, as all the venue’s profits go to running the centre’s community projects. The hall in the Tab Centre venue can accommodate up to 140 guests theatre style or 200 guests reception style. The mezzanine that overlooks the Lecture Hall can hold an additional 40-50 guest. The overflow room connects to our catering kitchen and accommodates 50-70 guests. There are also two breakout rooms and a kitchenette on the second floor to meet all your production needs. There is good wheelchair access throughout the building. The Tab Centre can be hired for £3600/day (incl. VAT). Prices for short or small bookings, or for multi-day bookings, can be negotiated. We do not accommodate private parties or weddings.
Located opposite Shoreditch High St station, the Sky Guild Gaming Centre is a multistorey, multipurpose gaming and events venue spanning over 15,000 SQ FT. With two main event spaces, over 10 breakout rooms, and a stunning rooftop terrace overlooking the East London cityscape, the SGGC lends itself to a wide range of events. From product launches, corporate away days and gaming tournaments, to Christmas and summer parties, networking events and panel presentations, the SGGC has a team of experienced professionals at the ready to deliver on your event vision. As a part of our commitment to excellence, we have established strong relationships with local suppliers, including caterers, accommodation providers, merchandise and print suppliers, staffing and security agencies and more. Our local partnerships enable us to offer our clients high-quality and bespoke services that can be tailored to their specific needs and preferences. Whatever the brief, our in-house events team will work closely with our network of trusted suppliers to deliver on your vision to the highest standards.
GOT A CONCEPT? BRING IT TO LIFE! Right in the heart of Shoreditch on Great Eastern Street, Iron Bloom shows signs of its former life as an ironworks in its industrial styling, cast iron pillars, high ceilings and old industrial lift shaft, converted into a suspended DJ booth. Equipped with a cocktail bar, commercial kitchen with a charcoal oven, and a full sound system, this three-tiered space makes for a versatile venue for top notch events that blend historic rusticity with a warm, modern feel in a relaxed ambience. KEY OFFERINGS: Industrial interior design Astounding sound system Fully licensed commercial bar & kitchen Exterior & Interior Branding SPECIALISING IN: Brand Activations Product Launches Pop up restaurants / Supper clubs Parties, Events & Meetings
Multi-level Hire Full takeover benefits from use of the stylishly retro Upstairs Bar as well as the Basement space for live performances and dancing. High Spec Sound System Central Londons' last outpost of music counter culture. The Basement can host live bands or DJ with ease and the is team on hand to assist with booking your entertainment. Private Bar Whether it's a networking soiree, a drinks reception or a birthday party our drink offerings are tailored to your preferences. Cultural Legacy Be a part of the party legacy of The Social which has been offering a rich heritage of entertainment experience for over 20 years Versatile Space Downstairs is a newly redesigned event space that’s just as likely to host frenetic live shows as literary events, packed out DJ gigs, private parties and corporate events. Ideally Located Situated in the heart of central London, The Social is easily accessible from public transport and offers a prime location for your event.
Step through a hidden doorway into a uniquely-designed party space. Vout-O-Reenee's is an exceptional venue, perfect for any event for up to 100 people. A rare opportunity to celebrate at one of London's most intriguing and unusual members' clubs. Classic cocktails, chilled champagne, excellent selection of wine, beers and spirits • Outdoor private terrace with smoking area • Decks, projector, PA/AV and multi-music systems, performance area • Piano and possibilities for live entertainment • Free parking nearby 17:30-08:30 weekdays, 24-hours Sat-Sun
One side pitched and the other filled with skylights, Studio Jones is a unique and beautiful urban space. Sitting on the top floor of a former doily factory it's rich with texture and photographic backdrops a plenty. The total floor area is 7200sq ft split into two huge spaces, an on-site kitchen and large make up and styling rooms. The space is yours to do with as you please, dress, paint, set build, we give you total freedom so long as you restore the space to its original decor. With in-house catering from our sister restaurant and production catering company Jones & Sons we can take care of everything for you.
Sadler’s Wells is a world-renowned dance, performance and events venue. Sadler’s Wells provides a contemporary, vibrant and inspiring venue for conferences, workshops and performances. The venue can hold private and corporate events from 12-1500 guests in rooms including the main auditorium, a studio theatre and various meeting/conference suites. This smart and modern venue has natural daylight, fully integrated state of the art AV with in-house technical staff, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi internet throughout. Our experienced Events team provides dedicated event management ensuring smooth delivery and success. Clients also benefit from in-house catering providing a wide range of fresh, seasonal menus for a variety of occasions. Sadler's Wells has played host to prestigious companies including Sony Music, KPMG, The Guardian, TEDx and many others. We would be delighted to host your event at Sadler's Wells. When you choose to host your event with us, you’re supporting Sadler’s Wells Trust and its projects.
Situated on London’s dynamic South Bank, the Coin Street Conference Centre is operated by social enterprise and development trust Coin Street Community Builders. Venue: With a range of contemporary, purpose-built meeting and event spaces, Coin Street is the perfect venue for your next seminar, training event, board meeting, conference or reception. The versatility of the rooms allows for a range of configurations and an experienced events team will ensure your event runs smoothly. With enviable views over the capital’s iconic skyline, an exclusive hire of the Third Floor Suite includes a large well-equipped conference room for up to 170 delegates theatre style, alongside two ideally placed smaller rooms suitable for use as syndicate spaces, or as refreshment areas. The main meeting room, Max Nasatyr, has 2 high-definition hybrid capable cameras allowing for your event to be streamed from different angles and the ability to live stream to YouTube. With both syndicate rooms also having screens, high definition room cameras and hybrid meeting capabilities, this whole Third Floor Suite is a great option for both in-person and remote attendees. Purpose-built contemporary meeting spaces, the South Bank Rooms have been designed to offer flexible solutions for small workshops through to large conferences. Situated at lower-ground level, clients can take advantage of their own spacious foyer complete with original artwork, perfect for your cloakroom and refreshment areas. The South Bank Suite has dual 1080p projectors, PA system including up to 6 microphones and 4-high-definition hybrid capable cameras – making it the perfect space to hold your in person or hybrid meeting. The Neighbourhood Room is situated at ground level - a spacious and versatile room capable of hosting a range of events. With natural daylight and residential garden views, the Neighbourhood Room can host events up to 250 people reception style. In addition to the meeting rooms, Coin Street are proud to offer a spacious roof terrace with brilliant views across the capital. During the summer months the terrace works well as an outdoor breakout space, lunchtime barbecue, or post-meeting drinks reception. Social Enterprise: All profits from the conference centre are invested back into the local community as part of their social enterprise principles. By choosing Coin Street Conference Centre for your event you are investing in the future of the South Bank and Bankside neighbourhood. Sustainability: The sustainable features of the conference centre form an integral part of their daily operations. Some of the features are: solar chimneys ventilate the building naturally, energy efficient lighting that turns off automatically when an area is not being used, sustainable caterers, and recycling facilities. It is a fully accessible venue, with all lifts wide enough for motorised wheelchair users and hearing loops available in the meeting and conference rooms.
Passionate about delivering unique experiences, Browning Bros. have built a reputation to deliver unusual corporate events, memorable outdoor weddings, lakeside cabins and the best glamping Essex has to offer. Chalkney Water Meadows is a unique outdoor events and glamping venue just an hour from London in rural Essex. With acres of space on the edge of a tree-lined lake there are endless possibilities for activities, on-site catering, break outs and celebrations. Build your dream event with the in-house events team at Browning Bros. Dining/Conference/Activities/Party area There are three festival style giant tipis which seat up to 200 guests, acting as a beautiful undercover space for dining / conference /activities / party area overlooking the lake. Please note, the venue has the capacity to build upon with acres of meadow space for much larger events over 200. Accommodation The glamping accommodation is in the form of luxury “Nomadic” bell tents which can be made up as single and twin occupancy with double bedsteads, or multiple occupancy (max 4 person) with single mattress beds on the floor. There are two lakeside luxury cabins situated just a 2 minute walk from the venue on the edge of a beautiful lake.
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 unique venue in London perfect for product launches, conferences, fashion shows and dinners. As an arts venue with a programme of non-traditional theatre, it has established itself as a key part of the east London cultural landscape. With eight stunning spaces, hireable in a number of configurations, clients can create events that are completely unique, guaranteeing a creative and innovative brand experience for guests, just five minutes’ walk from the City of London. Once one of the grandest civic buildings in London, is a magnificent Grade II listed building in the heart of one of the most vibrant areas of the capital. Now a flagship arts, community and live events venue, the space boasts a number of stunning and unique spaces perfect for a range of events. The Assembly Hall is an ideal location for corporate dinners, product launches, talks and other events. The high ceilings, Italian marble panelled walls, Matcham style balcony and glorious architectural features give the Assembly Hall a distinctive feeling of grandeur and elegance. Once the original Vestry Hall, the Council Chamber is the most architecturally significant space, featuring an original highly ornate moulded ceiling, floor to ceiling columns and stained glass windows. Located on the ground floor, the Council Chamber is a flexible space ideal for parties and receptions, conferences, launches and talks and can be hired as a singular room, breakout, or complemented by the Mayor's Parlour, the adjacent space. The Committee Rooms, with their distinctive period features, Edwardian fireplaces and an elegant buttressed ceiling and located on their own corridor are ideal for private parties, networking drinks, receptions, meetings and breakout spaces. Learn more about all of our spaces for hire, for a bespoke quote or to arrange a site visit, please get in touch with a member of our dedicated events team.
If you are conducting a choir towards their next big performance, then you’ll know how difficult rehearsals can be. When a large group of people get together, it can be tough to get everyone organised and focused on the task at hand. We’ve got 9 top tips for you to help you make the most of that all-important rehearsal time.
Plan the Rehearsal
Like most things, choir rehearsals will go much better if you plan out what you want to do in advance. There’s no use having a vague idea in your head. If you have a certain number of songs that your choir has to get right before a big event, then knowing how you are going to teach them and having a detailed lesson plan for each rehearsal is essential. This can help prevent you from getting waylaid and keep you on track. Knowing that you have a certain amount to get through in each rehearsal means that you – and therefor your choir – will stay much more focused.
Have a Good Rehearsal Space
The space where you rehearse has a great effect on how each practice goes. For one, you need a space that has plenty of room for your full choir and somewhere with good acoustics so you can hear clearly what everyone sounds like. It should also take advantage of as much natural light as possible. No one likes singing in a gloomy room, and this will affect everyone’s mood when they arrive to rehearse. Luckily, there are a good number of rehearsal space venues for hire in London, so you should be able to find one in your area that will suit the needs of your group.
Don’t Forget to Praise Your Choir
While your choir is going to need plenty of constructive criticism while they learn new songs, it’s also important that you give them praise when they are doing something right. Don’t be afraid to single someone out who has been improving in certain aspects either. Giving praise not only boosts the morale of the group, it lets them know that you believe in them and their abilities, encouraging everyone to put their all into every rehearsal.
Explain Why (Be Specific)
To keep your choir practice on the right track, it helps if you explain your requests. If you just ask everyone to sing again, after they’ve already sang the same section five times in a row, you’re much more likely to be met by annoyance. If, however, you let your choir know what it is that you are looking for, and what part of their performance you want to see improve, then you will be greeted with much more enthusiasm. Explaining what you want to hear, the mood that you want to inject into everyone’s singing, and why, helps to involve the choir in your vision.
At the same time, don’t take too long explaining the ins and outs of every song. After all, you’ll have a lot to get through in each rehearsal, so it’s best to spend as much of that time actually singing as possible. Make sure that your choir quickly understands what you mean by your different hand movements, and that they are expressive of the majority of what you want to say to them. This cuts down in digressions and will be something that they can easily follow when you take to the stage.
Take Your Choir Out
One of the best ways to improve your rehearsals is by taking your choir out on a trip to see other choirs performing. By sitting in the audience and viewing them from that perspective, they’ll be able to take in and understand all of the hard work that must have gone into the rehearsing the performance – and are much more likely to come back to their own rehearsal space feeling renewed and energised.
If you conduct a choir, then you’ll know how important a good warm-up is for the vocal cords. This part of the rehearsal needs to be taken just as seriously as the rest of it. Not only will it prevent people from chatting and eating into the limited time that you have for each rehearsal, it will also ensure that no one is liable to cause any damage to their voice. Starting the rehearsal off on a serious note will help this mood to be carried through to the rest of the time that you have together.
Keep Announcements to The End
Just like with the warmup, this it to prevent unnecessary chatter eating into your rehearsal time. If you give all of the announcements that you have at the beginning of the session, then you are likely to be bombarded with questions and have less time to actually get into the business of practicing. Keep your announcements short and sweet and at the very end of the session – these can always be followed up with an email afterwards if anyone does have any questions for you.
Finish with a Flourish
While it’s all seriousness to make the most out of the time you have, its always good to finish off a rehearsal session with a song that your choir knows, loves, and is good at. Letting them really go for it at the end means that everyone leaves on a high note and it reminds them why they joined the choir in the first place. Learning new songs can be intense, so finishing your day off with something that can really be belted out allows everyone to blow off some steam and reminds the choir of just how good they are when they have a song nailed down.
Once you find the perfect rehearsal space for your choir, it all comes down to organisation and discipline to ensure you get what you need out of each rehearsal. It’s always good to inject a little fun as well of course, so that everyone is relaxed come opening night.
London, including the following: • Professionally soundproofed • Fit for purpose • Suitable layout • A private dedicated space • Practice on a day and time that works for you • Produce professional music • Collaborate with others • Incredible flexibility • You can use different equipment Ultimately, rehearsal spaces make it easier for musicians, entertainers, actors and dancers to advance their careers by being able to have a well-equipped space to practice their skills.
How much you can expect to pay for a rehearsal studio in London depends on the venue and your requirements. When it comes to pricing, it’s always worthwhile checking in with the venue to discuss your needs. There’s a vast range of rehearsal venues in London that are able to accommodate all budgets.
If you’re considering booking a rehearsal space, London should always be your first port of call. After all, London's theatre scene has thrived for centuries and today, the city is renowned for its incredible entertainment scene that just gets better and better. As a result, there’s lots of well-equipped rehearsal spaces that are not only affordable but are also equipped with everything you need for a killer rehearsal session.
A rehearsal studio can be used for a wide range of different events, including the following: • Dance performances • Drama performances • Performing art rehearsals • Art exhibitions • Gig practice • Auditions • Team building days • Brain storming sessions
A rehearsal space is an area where rehearsals for any type of performance take place. And, with a thriving music, theatre and dance scene, London isn’t short of fantastic rehearsal spaces to hire! Finding the right rehearsal room or dance studio is incredibly important, and it’s important that the space you choose is able to accommodate all of your rehearsal needs. After all, a rehearsal environment should provide the space you need to perform in comfort, with minimum distractions, whether you’re a band practising for your next gig, a dancer about to make your West End debut or you’re simply looking to perfect your acting skills for your next audition.