Theatres & Concert Halls

Theatres and concert halls in London that are available to hire as conference and event venues

Updated on 13 September 2018

Theatres & Concert Halls


Barbican Conference Centre

Barbican Conference Centre

Barbican Conference Centre
Max Meeting 1950
Max Standing 2000
Max Banquet 350

Silk Street , London, EC2Y 8DS

Europe’s largest arts and conference venue boasts world-class facilities. The tiered Barbican Hall and Barbican Theatre have good sight lines, fine acoustics and adjoining foyers. Three auditoria are also on offer, with adjacent conference suites. Elsewhere, a trio of banqueting rooms can be used together – a popular combination being the Conservatory and Garden Room (a plant-filled oasis). The Exhibition Hall has a versatile 1,800sq m of space.

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Curzon Hoxton

Curzon Hoxton

Curzon Hoxton
Max Meeting 117
Max Standing 40
Max Banquet 0

55 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6BU

Curzon’s day job is to provide its loyal customer base with a diverse programme of films and documentaries – and a cool, comfortable environment to watch them in. It also knows how to add cachet to corporate events spanning conferences to networking events. The Hoxton branch will open on 55 Pitfield Street in autumn 2018, complete with three screening rooms. Canapé and cocktail receptions can be arranged before or after the main event.

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The Bloomsbury Ballroom

The Bloomsbury Ballroom

The Bloomsbury Ballroom
Max Meeting 500
Max Standing 570
Max Banquet 300

Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1B 4DA

The 1920s home of the London Cabaret Club is well set up for large-scale private events. Cars can pull right up to the Grade II-listed building and Holborn tube is close by. The main Ballroom has a built-in stage beneath tall ceilings and art-deco windows, and AV is included (six large screens and projectors). The adjacent Rose Room can stand alone with its own large bar, while the Long Bar is much as it sounds, and a useful breakout space or green room.

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BFI IMAX

BFI IMAX

BFI IMAX
Max Meeting 500
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 200

1 Charlie Chaplin Walk , London, SE1 8XR

The centrepiece of the state-of-the-art BFI IMAX cinema is, of course, the plush Auditorium, which has the largest cinema screen in Britain – 20m by 26m. The combination of high-rise stadium-style seating and a digital surround-sound system really makes an impact and brings multimedia presentations to life. Meanwhile, the foyers are both spacious and versatile enough in their own right to hold drinks receptions, product launches and banquets.

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Curzon Oxford

Curzon Oxford

Curzon Oxford
Max Meeting 172
Max Standing 180

Castle Street, Oxford, OX1 1NZ

In October 2017, sleek cinema group Curzon opened its 13th site, in the City of Dreaming Spires. Across two floors in the Westgate Shopping Centre, Curzon Oxford offers five screening rooms, as well a café and bar area for drinks and canapé receptions. Screen three handles 3D, while screen two has 35mm capabilities. Wherever you end up, the in-house technical staff will make set-up easy and keep everything running smoothly.

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National Theatre

National Theatre

National Theatre
Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 100

South Bank, SE1 9PX

The South Bank’s National Theatre can accommodate a wide range of events, from conferences and dinners to product launches and hospitality in its foyers, restaurants and private meeting rooms. The theatre’s exclusive rooftop events space, with views across the Thames and London, is currently being revamped and will reopen later this year. Events packages can be tailored to include performances, backstage tours, workshops and drinks receptions.

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ODEON Luxe Leicester Square

ODEON Luxe Leicester Square

ODEON Luxe Leicester Square
Max Meeting 1679
Max Standing 200

24-26 Leicester Square , London, WC2H 7JY

When Odeon’s fully refurbished flagship isn’t hosting high-profile premieres, or the annual London Film Festival, it’s available for private events. The multi-million-pound redesign has entirely transformed the venue. Not only is the cinema now a luxe one, it has also renewed branding opportunities in its central 800-capacity theatre-style premium venue. This is the place for receptions, conferences, award ceremonies and parties. The art deco-style cinema can also offer intimate screening experiences in the further four new rooms.

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Café de Paris

Café de Paris

Café de Paris
Max Meeting 280
Max Standing 715
Max Banquet 286

3 Coventry Street , London, W1D 6BL

Expect luxurious spaces and Moulin Rouge-esque interiors at this Grade II-listed, West End institution. A first-class sound system makes it suitable for awards ceremonies, parties and live music events – though it’s also popular for dinners and receptions. The main Ballroom impresses with its grand chandelier and sweeping staircases, while three additional private rooms can be used as breakout areas or for more intimate occasions. Cabaret nights are a speciality.

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Troxy

Troxy

Troxy
Max Meeting 1100
Max Standing 1500
Max Banquet 720

490 Commercial Road , London, E1 0HX

Troxy opened its doors in the 1930s as a grand cinema. Today, it’s an impressive events hub that retains its Grade II-listed art deco features. AV facilities are a strong point, with hi-spec sound, flexible staging options and a permanent lighting system on offer. Combined, they deliver for concerts, fashion shows and awards ceremonies. The main space is also well suited to indoor sports events, corporate dinners and Christmas parties.

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Curzon Bloomsbury

Curzon Bloomsbury

Curzon Bloomsbury
Max Meeting 148
Max Standing 150

The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW

Part of the Brunswick Centre, Curzon Bloomsbury is influenced by the materials and style of post-war modernism, as well as films by Tarkovsky and Greenaway. The minimalist cinema’s four screening rooms are each equipped with Sony 4K projectors, while the Renoir screen features a Dolby Atmos sound system – only the second venue in London to do so. This makes the cinema a popular choice for film screenings, galas and high-end presentations.

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Curzon Victoria

Curzon Victoria

Curzon Victoria
Max Meeting 69
Max Standing 70

58 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QW

If your group numbers 70 people or less then this Curzon cinema in the Victoria business district has plenty of options for screenings, presentations, networking and conferences. Most of its spaces have plush Pullman-style seating, while Screen 2 has a 3D projector. There’s also a mezzanine reception area and a further private room for meetings, breakout sessions, drinks receptions and standalone parties. The lounge bar has a late licence.

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Curzon Mayfair

Curzon Mayfair

Curzon Mayfair
Max Meeting 307

38 Curzon Street, London, W1J 7TY

Curzon Mayfair is regularly used for film premieres, but it’s far more than a hub for screenings: this 1930s Grade II-listed cinema also lends itself to galas, Q&A sessions, conferences and presentations. No question, this is a classy cinema: the largest of its screening rooms has two royal boxes for eight VIPs, and there is a stylish bar for refreshments. Curfew is at midnight, but the cinema’s central Mayfair location offers a wealth of nearby bars and restaurants.

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Curzon Aldgate

Curzon Aldgate

Curzon Aldgate
Max Meeting 76
Max Standing 100

Canter Way, Goodmans Field's, London, E1 8PS

Part of a stylish new development in east London’s Goodmans Fields, Curzon’s four-screen art house venue offers a varied programme, from Hollywood productions to independent world cinema – all of which can be arranged for private group screenings. Each screening room has reclining seats, and three have their own bar. Screens 1 and 2 are also set up with the necessary tech for conferences, as well as a sizeable foyer area which can be used as breakout space.

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