Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

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NOTE: THE ICA IS NOT TAKING BOOKINGS UNTIL THE 1ST SEPTEMBER 2022.

If you fancy the idea of hosting a Christmas party in a location steeped in art and history, then consider the Institute of Contemporary Arts, a legendary venue with a story to tell. Originally founded by a collection of artists and poets back in 1968, the space has staged numerous exhibitions and performances by renowned artists over the years, offering a wealth of incredible spaces to hero the very best of London’s art, music and culture scene. Luckily, those spaces can be hired out for events of all types, including Christmas parties, for an extra magical Christmas this year.  

Situated on The Mall and with views of Big Ben, the London Eye and St. James’s Park, the Institute of Contemporary Arts offers an impressive location from the off. Inside, you can choose between a host of grand and versatile spaces depending on how many you’re looking to host. The Nash & Brandon rooms are some of its most beautiful spaces, decorated in Regency style and boasting original Regency plasterwork along with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over St James’s Park. Any Christmas party held here is sure to impress, and can hold up to 150 people standing or seated (across both rooms).  

The theatre, meanwhile, is a unique production space that can be engineered in a variety of seating styles. It also comes with its own in-house technical team, including sound and lighting and audio visual equipment if you’re looking to add an immersive element to your Christmas party. This space is a good option for larger events, holding up to 350 people standing and 150 people for dinner.  

However, if you’re after a slightly smaller space with a more modern feel, then the ICA Bar is a recently refurbished room with sweeping skylights to create a bright and uplifting atmosphere. Book here for a festive drinks reception, or as an add-on to another of the ICA’s spaces.  

 

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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) details

Venue Style
Designer, Grand, Historic, Iconic, Light and Bright, Modern, Spacious, Traditional
Venue Type
Institutions, Museum art gallery
Venue Atmosphere
Creative, Formal, Lively

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Theatre

Theatre

Dining capacity: 150
Standing capacity: 350
The Theatre is a unique production space, located right on the Mall complete with its own entrance. It can be configured in a variety of ways and has huge scope for creative production and design, suitable for any type of event from fashion shows, gigs and product launches, to private parties and dinner receptions.

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Bar

Bar

Dining capacity: 40
Standing capacity: 180
Recently refurbished with an industrial feel and Alvar Aalto furniture, the Bar includes sweeping skylights and views of the Mall and St James’s Park. The Bar can be privately hired for breakfast events, drinks receptions and private dining and can also be hired in conjunction with other venue spaces within the ICA.

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Cinema 1

Cinema 1

The ICA offers comprehensive screening room services in a central London location, just a short walk from Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. Our recently refurbished cinemas can be used for press views, presentations, and screenings. Both screens can play DCP, 35mm, Digi Beta, Blu-Ray, DVD and computer files. The Cinemas can also be hired in conjunction with the ICA Bar or the Nash and Brandon Rooms. Hire inclusions • Projectionist • 1 x Microphone • Lectern & Stage • Directors Chairs • Complementary Wi-Fi Further AV equipment and support available.

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Nash + Brandon Rooms

Nash + Brandon Rooms

Dining capacity: 90
Standing capacity: 150
The rooms boast beautiful Regency architecture with floor-to-ceiling windows opening out onto three balconies with stunning views of St James’s Park and the iconic London skyline, providing a scenic backdrop to your event. These versatile spaces are perfect for hosting events of up to 60 cabaret, 90 guests seated in one room and 150 standing across the two. There is also a separate room conjoined which works well as a catering reception space.

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Cinema 2

Cinema 2

The ICA offers comprehensive screening room services in a central London location, just a short walk from Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. Our recently refurbished cinemas can be used for press views, presentations, and screenings. Both screens can play DCP, 35mm, Digi Beta, Blu-Ray, DVD and computer files.

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Location for Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

The Mall, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1Y 5AH

020 7766 1432

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The maximum capacity is 350 guests hosted within the Theatre

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