We can connect you with a stage that offers a unique central location, close to fantastic amenities such as hotels, restaurants and transport links to the rest of London and further afield, maximizing convenience and making the experience as hassle-free as possible. The beauty and generous space make theatres attractive for other events as well, including conferences, live music performances, press events and many others.
A much-loved museum in the London Borough of Southwark, celebrating the story of the building of the Thames Tunnel – the first tunnel under a navigable river anywhere in the world. The Museum displays are housed within the engine house, a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The adjacent 15-meter deep tunnel shaft is Grade II* listed and is available for fashion shows, film shoots and commercials. Make your Event an unforgettable experience with fire pits and artisan drinks in our beautiful Rooftop Garden! We have worked with Midnight Apothecary to create some catering packages, please get in touch for prices. The drinks menu is seasonal and constantly evolving. Inspired by and created from plants grown in our garden or foraged close by, the house-made infusions create an aromatic and bitter forward menu high on organic and local, low on refined sugar.
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.
We've had the pleasure of hosting all kinds of special events at Regent Street Cinema: from exclusive film premieres to prestigious award ceremonies, corporate meet-ups and impactful product launches. Nestled in the heart of London, we offer a blend of history, state-of-the-art technology, and sophistication for your event. Our iconic 185-seat vintage art deco auditorium, paired with exclusive access to our stylish foyer and fully licensed bar area, provides the perfect canvas to create unforgettable moments. We’ve worked with some of the biggest names across the film, entertainment and consumer industries including: Disney, Marks and Spencer, Levis, Space NK, Premiere PR, Netflix, Vogue, Savills and many more. Our venue boasts poster cases, digital screens throughout, and an eye-catching readograph at the entrance, offering ample space for branding and Instagram-worthy photo opportunities for your guests. Conveniently located just a brief two-minute stroll north of Oxford Circus tube station, it’s easy for your guests to find us in the heart of Central London.
Recent RIBA Architecture Award-winning Woolwich Works is the perfect marriage of heritage and modern design. With stunning views over the river, a bright, airy atmosphere throughout, and the ability to combine indoor and outdoor space, the venue’s flexible spaces are perfect for summer parties, conferences, trade shows, away days, wedding receptions, parties and much more. Conveniently located on the Thames, our riverside location is served by Woolwich Arsenal pier, the Elizabeth Line and Woolwich Arsenal station are a five-minute walk from our doors, and London City Airport is minutes away by DLR. As an arts charity, the words 'each for all and all for each' are part of our history and inspire everything we do. Embrace our site and our ethos and create an extraordinary event in our inspiring buildings.
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.
HERE at Outernet is a feat of modern engineering, carefully crafted over a three year construction period. Every detail has been thought out. From the custom acoustic treatment, to the length and utility of the bars, everything has been designed with quality of experience in mind. At 25,000 square feet as a district, and over 10,000 square feet HERE at Outernet, we are a blank canvas suitable for a broad spectrum of concepts. Our venue features unparalleled in-house technical equipment, from our 13.5 meter wide 6k upstage screen to our pioneering, bespoke sound system. All this, situated right at the heart of Central London. HERE at Outernet is accessible from Tottenham Court Road station, less than 30 seconds walk to our front doors
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.
A beautiful former billiard hall in the heart of King's Cross. Our newly-refurbished first-floor events space contains a 200-seat flexible auditorium, with kitchen, full PA/AV, and is fully equipped for HD live streaming and hybrid events. The ground floor of the building provides a cafe space and a home for community activities supporting people from all walks of life, including a debt centre, therapy clinic for those with additional needs, family support & help for those within the criminal justice system. Every booking fuels this ongoing story of new life.
Hackney Bridge is a multi-use, canalside venue that is home to creative coworking studios, independent retail stores and a dedicated events spaces. The street food kitchen features an array of cuisines and, alongside the Hangar Bar, is a destination for food and drink enthusiasts. A sprawling site, the venue boasts interesting interior and exterior spaces that are available for hire, including, but not limited to, a large blank canvas event space and outdoor gardens that capture the sun all day through to the evening. The venue's event spaces can host virtually any event: conferences, live performances, exhibitions, awards, dinners, screenings, private parties and more.
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.
Situated in a beautifully restored 2,000 st ft exposed-brick arch under Waterloo Station, the venue is a captivating mix of urban graffiti culture and futuristic technology. It is the perfect blank canvas venue for innovative events, Christmas parties, screenings, product launches, conferences or corporate parties. Inspiring people to achieve wellbeing through art, technology and immersive experiences, this niche venue ticks all of the sensation boxes by creating therapeutic and fully immersive audio-visual displays. Combining taste, sight, touch, sound, and even scent, all of your senses are engaged. The venue is a true powerhouse which offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Included in your venue hire: Exclusive use of the whole venue Available access 7 days a week, licensed until 2am on weekends Use of audio – Full 34 speaker surround system and DJ Booth with Pioneer Pro DJ equipment Use of venue lighting system High-speed Wi-Fi 3 phase power Ground floor, street level access and loading Additional requirements: Security staff Venue technician Post-event professional cleaning Additional services available: Furniture hire Additional breakout areas HD projectors and screens DJs and entertainment Team building activities – graffiti workshop Videography and photography Bespoke branding opportunities, including print and original graffiti artwork Full bar set-up with a range of drinks packages Catering We look forward to welcoming you.
A breathtakingly beautiful and unique loft space; and one of the most instagrammable venues in Shoreditch. With not one, but two swings. This hidden Urban Garden is within walking distance from Old St, Shoreditch High Street and Liverpool Street Stations. Filled with lots of magical fairy lights, large plants, high wooden ceilings and 12 large sash windows, which allow floods of natural light into the venue all day. The venue is extremely versatile, with the flexibility to move the furniture around to best suit your needs, allowing guests to run a wide range of events, including: - Board meetings / Team meetings - Offsite days / Workshops - Seminars / Conferences - Networking events - Product launches - Photoshoots - Filming - Intimate concerts and Supper clubs. Prices start from £200 per hour. (we do not host parties in the venue)
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.
A penthouse private dining room with a stunning balcony overlooking the river Thames and central London skyline. Swan’s light and airy Balcony Room is an exclusive venue in London with remarkable views of the iconic riverside. Floor to ceiling French windows open onto the private balcony with its backdrop of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Thames, and the Globe theatre. This unique space has lift access, its own private bar and cloakroom and can accommodate up to 70 people for a sit down affair, or up to 120 standing guests. The stylish Balcony Room, with its elegant, panelled green walls, statement chandelier and abundant natural light, can be hired for private event celebrations, corporate meetings, and dinners. The long wooden table – handmade from an oak tree that fell in the Great Storm of 1987 – is just the thing for board meetings and convivial private lunches or dinners. On the walls are twenty prints of Henri Matisse’s ‘Jazz’. These brightly coloured pictures were originally intended as covers for French art magazine ‘Verve’ and were inspired by the circus and the theatre. Impossibly romantic – and with our Shakespearean links, how could it not be? – the space is also licensed for weddings.
The essence of Town Hall Hotel is best captured by the phrase ‘luxury loosened’. We’re a destination that evokes expression and we invite our guests to be their true, unbuttoned selves. Situated proudly in the East, we’re a highly-coveted hideaway, offering delightful doses of charm and character, delivered with exquisite taste and world-class service. Having been the beating heart of our community for over 100 years, we also know how to hold a special occasion in style. Whether it’s for a business meeting, private dinner, drinks reception or wedding ceremony, we’ve got a range of spaces that will make the perfect backdrop for your event. Conveniently located a leisurely 5-minute walk away from Bethnal Green station (for the London Underground’s Central Line), Town Hall Hotel is out of the spotlight but close enough for easy onward journeys. For added simplicity, the new Elizabeth Line can be reached in one tube stop or is just a 15 minute walk, for direct routes to Heathrow Airport terminals in as little as 40 minutes.
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 a variety of events. 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 ideal for weddings, charity galas, conferences, fashion shows, filming, boxing, banquets, exams, private parties, concerts and much more. The main hall’s grandeur and versatility have seen it play host to concerts from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse, Kylie Minogue and Pink Floyd; broadcasts such as Beyoncé‘s ‘Black Is King’ and Monty Python’s ‘The meaning of Life’; as well as countless legendary parties. The Small Hall, Duchess of York Suite and the Blue Room are all ideal for smaller events, or as extensions and ancillaries to the Main 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. For flexibility, we also offer a dry-hire option, along with corkage and cash bars. Suppliers We have a network of fantastic recommended partners, including photographers, DJs, entertainers, florists and AV, however our clients are welcome to use their own suppliers if preferred.
Interactive and immersive theatre is on the rise, where the audience plays an active part in the play and changes how the story unfolds. It’s a new way of bringing the arts to more people and allows them to get much more involved than at a traditional theatre. But how exactly do you go about producing this type of play? And how do you make sure that it’s successful? We have some top tips on how to get your audience engaged so that they leave having been a part of something truly memorable:
Remember That It’s All About the Audience
In interactive theatre more than in any other, the audience calls all the shots. They are the most important part of the play as they will actually be playing their own roles within it. If you don’t have a play that is giving the audience this but instead taking it the power away from at times, this will leave audiences confused. They won’t know what is going on and with no one to guide them down the right path in the play, you are going to be left with customers who are frustrated and annoyed. If the audience needs help to become immersed, then you need to be able to give it.
No two plays are ever the same in immersive theatre, because the cast is always changing. While you are giving your audience a certain amount of power, it can be easy to want to narrow this down so that they only have a certain number of options to go with, like picking a second path in a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’. While this can be done, it can also make the experience feel restrictive. You are looking for something that’s more organic, so the audience can really make their decisions and the actors take their cues from it.
Use Your Venue
No matter what venue you are in, it can be used to your advantage when it comes to immersive theatre. Look at the different quirks that it has and make those into a part of your play. Each venue has a unique feel to it, so you’ll have to choose carefully before deciding. You don’t want to have an idea in your head that ends up not working because you didn’t consider the venue carefully enough. There are a number of theatres for hire in London, and any one of these traditional venues can be absolutely transformed to accommodate an immersive theatre experience.
Think About Ratio
How any actors do you need to complete your vision? And how many audience members can you accommodate at any one time? Getting this ratio just right is crucial in producing interactive theatre that works. Generally speaking, the more actors there are the better, and unless your play is specifically designed to host a large audience all at once, having more actors that audience can sometimes be a good thing. In a murder mystery type interactive theatre, the audience is sometimes in groups, going around different scenes and trying to find clues.
Trust Your Actors
In interactive theatre, anything can happen, so it’s important that you don’t enclose your actors with set lines or scenes that they have to follow no matter what. The best type of immersive experience is the one that naturally leads you through it to the conclusion, and in order to do that, the actors need the freedom to be able to improvise. Every audience will be different. Some will need encouragement to speak up, and others encouragement to listen. Choosing a cast that has experience in this type of theatre and can handle any type of audience is crucial, and you need to trust them to be able to do it.
Check Your Tech
Your lighting and sound are still just as important in immersive theatre, so you need to make sure that you have the capacity to do all the things that you want to. It can be hard to rig up lighting in different parts of a venue, which is why pre-production is such a crucial stage in any play. Talking with your actors and getting their input on what will work for them will help your tech work in the way that’s simplest for everyone involved, while still providing the experience that you want your audience to be able to enjoy.
Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse
With this type of theatre, you never really know what’s going to happen with each new audience, and every night it will be different. This makes your rehearsal time even more precious. Get test audiences in to try it out and give feedback before opening to the public. This will help you to smooth out any kinks that you didn’t even know were there. The more rehearsal time that you can squeeze in, the better the experience will be for everyone. Remember, because your audience is so close to you, they’re much more likely to notice – and comment on – anything that doesn’t quite fit.
Let’s be honest, it’s rare that an opening night of any play goes exactly to plan, and there will always be a certain amount of hiccups along the way. It’s natural to be nervous when you’ve put so much time and energy into producing something, but the best way to make your interactive theatre event a success is to just relax and enjoy it.
There are still many people out there who have never even heard of interactive theatre let alone been a part of it, which is why it’s such a great way to get a new type of audience involved in the arts. If you think carefully about the play that you are producing, and always keep the audience to the forefront of your mind, then you’re sure to be successful.
According to the English dictionary, “a theatre is a building with a stage in it, on which plays, shows, and other performances take place.” London is home to some of the most famous theatres in the world due to its strong connections with the entertainment industry. In fact, London’s theatre scene is one of the most diverse in the world, playing host to everything from long running shows and comedies, plays that push boundaries, cabaret shows, innovative plays and award-winning musicals.
Theatres are not only the perfect setting for enjoying a show, they also lend themselves to hosting lots of other events too including the following: • Conferences • Meetings • Private shows • Party • Seminar • Talent show • VIP receptions • Live music performances • Press events • Lectures • Presentations And, one of the main benefits of hiring a theatre in London is that you will be able to enjoy a whole host of fantastic amenities such as hotels, restaurants and transport links to the rest of London and further afield.
There lots of benefits that come hand in hand with hiring a theatre in London including the following: • Able to accommodate the needs of a diverse range of events • Add a new and exciting dimension to your event • Professional theatre set up services • Theatre staff on hand to support any event if needed • A versatile space • Accessible to all • Ticketing facilities available • Full technical back up • Bespoke seating arrangements if possible • Professional sound system
London’s West End is renowned in all corners of the globe for offering the ultimate theatre experience at many of its iconic venues. Home to theatres that showcase the best musicals, London’s West End is also a vibrant cultural hub that's home to spectacular shopping street and a top-notch restaurant scene. With this in mind, if you decide to hire a West End theatre, you can expect to pay more to hire a West End theatre than you would pay for a theatre elsewhere in London. Prices also vary depending on the scale of the event you are hosting. When looking to find out how much it costs to hire a West End theatre, it’s better to contact the theatre directly.
London has one of the world’s most thriving theatre communities, attracting visitors from the UK and all over the globe. And, London’s theatre community just keeps getting more and more exciting, with demand for new and exciting shows continuing to grow. And it’s not just the world’s best performances that are drawing in the crowds, London’s fascinating history is another major draw, with the oldest traces of London’s illustrious theatre history going back to the Roman times.