About RSA House

RSA House is an inspiring and versatile venue in central London with several unique spaces suitable for multiple types of events. This Georgian townhouse effortlessly combines original 18th century architecture with contemporary features, so you can benefit from both a stunning backdrop and modern amenities. There are 11 unique events spaces spread across four floors, which are able to accomodate everything from lavish events for up to 220 guests, to intimate occasions for just 20 people.

Looking to hire RSA House for your next corporate event? Its flexible spaces can be hired separately or in conjunction with one another, to ensure your event flows seamlessly. Unique to RSA House is the Durham Street Auditorium. Located under a tunnel, it features exposed brickwork, arched ceilings and can seat up to 70 people, with theatre-style tiered seating suited to presentations or panel discussions.

If you’re looking for a standout venue for your next private party, RSA House has plenty to offer. Its impressive Vaults room, a large subterranean area featuring exposed brickwork, multicoloured lights and interconnecting rooms, can hold up to 220 guests, for example. There are several packages to choose from too, which include exclusive hire of the space, an arrival drink, a bowl food menu, state-of-the-art surround sound and plenty more.

Alternatively, the Great Room, with its high-domed glass ceiling, impressive paintings and built-in AV, can accommodate 200 for a standing drinks party or 120 guests for a seated meal. This is often hired in conjunction with the Benjamin Franklin Room, which serves as an ideal pre- or post-dinner reception space.

Catering is provided in-house by CH&CO, who work to curate inspiring and sustainable menus, while the dedicated events team are on hand to assist with a trusted list of suppliers, for everything from entertainment to furniture.

Venue Facilities
Exclusive Hire
Team building facilities
Video conferencing

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Delegates/Guests
Up to 220
Venue Type
Conference centre, Institutions, Meeting room
Venue Style
Creative, Historic, Light and Bright, On trend, Quirky and unusual, Traditional

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RSA House Events

£5.50RSA Kids Cinema Club / The Karate Kid
Event
RSA Kids Cinema Club / The Karate Kid

28 May 2024

Looking for something to do with the kids during the school holidays? Join us at RSA House for film screenings for all the family. We’ll be showing everyone’s favourite movies direct from our Durham Street Auditorium. Exclusively for children and their parents or carers. This month we'll be showing The Karate Kid (2010).

Please be aware, that as we are a registered charity, the hospitality income from food and beverage sales supports our work and charitable mission as a social change organisation. We therefore do not permit externally purchased food and drink to be consumed at RSA House. Instead, we will have a variety if food and drinks available to purchase; including freshly popped popcorn. We also have a Coffee Shop onsite, where our baristas make delicious espresso-based coffees, and our chefs prepare daily an excellent selection of good value breakfasts and lunches. Why not come early for lunch?

Doors will open at 12:30pm with the film starting at 1pm.

Two ticket options: £2.50 general admission, £5.50 general admission plus a goodybag.

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£5Poetry Open Mic Night
Event
Poetry Open Mic Night

29 May 2024

2024: THE YEAR OF THE PUMPKIN.

Spring is in the air: a time of growth, beginning and purpose.

The mythical Cosmic Pumpkin is re-entering our atmospheres. Bringing forth an embracing night of Poetry & music.

We're calling on all the secret writers, hidden wordsmiths and elusive lyricists! This is the place to celebrate the beauty of Spoken Word. 

Doors open at 7.30pm, please arrive early to sign up for the Open-Mic. The Pumpkin will be in our presence from 8-10pm. Let's spring forward and rewrite a new beginning.

Entry is £5. Everyone is welcome. 

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£20Drink and Draw Life Drawing with Ben Oakley Gallery
Event
Drink and Draw Life Drawing with Ben Oakley Gallery

30 May 2024

Join us for another Drink and Draw session at RSA House. A series of monthly life drawing events, held in the fantastic walls of RSA House, in partnership with Ben Oakley Gallery.

Immerse yourself in this two-hour session which is designed for all levels. Professional tutors from Ben Oakley Gallery and life models will offer a friendly introduction and plenty of guidance throughout your drawing experience.

Enjoy a relaxed learning environment whilst you draw and make connections with likeminded people. You will produce a piece of art to take away with you on the night, whilst having learnt new techniques or sharpening up on your current drawing skills!

All materials are provided. 

Refreshments will be available to purchase throughout the event. Your first drink is included in the ticket price.

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£25Yoga, Journaling + Sound at RSA House
Event
Yoga, Journaling + Sound at RSA House

03 Jun 2024

A monthly series of evening session with practitioners from Fire + Alchemy. Join Lydia and Phoebe for a yoga, journaling and sound workshop focused on special themes each month.

Theme for June: manifesting your goals.

ABOUT THIS EVENT
This session will help you focus on achieving what you want to bring into your life. When we bring dreams into our consciousness and write them down or speak them out loud, we are on our way to making them happen.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
the session will start with a yoga flow allowing you to shake off the stresses of life and connect with the body in the present moment.
you'll be guided through some journaling prompts to help you manifest your goals.
you'll then be guided through a rejuvenating sound bath to help you seal in these intentions.

WHO IS THIS FOR:
this event is beginner-friendly and requires no prior yoga experience and open to everyone. 
please note this workshop is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant.

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£10Live Music Thursday with Gigappy
Event
Live Music Thursday with Gigappy

06 Jun 2024

In partnership with our friends over at Gigappy, we'll be bringing the best up and coming artists every first Thursday of the month. Grab your friends/colleagues, wind down after work and get ready for the weekend. 


7pm-10pm. Tickets are £10 and includes a drink on arrival.

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FreeSHORTIES Screenings
Event
SHORTIES Screenings

07 Jun 2024

After a fantastic first event, we're delighted to welcome back SHORTIES to RSA House.

On Friday 7 June we'll be screening films all made by women, all different genres and themes with a multitude of powerful messages. Line-up to be announced. 

Your ticket will include a welcome drink on arriva lwhere you'll be invited to claim your industry title with a badge - this could be; Director, Producer, Writer, Designer or Camera. This will help aid and direct networking with other women working in film - Shorties is where you can meet your film making tribe! The night will then conclude with an open conversation with the creators of the short's and you'll have your chance toask questions and get involved.

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RSA House Rooms

The Great Room

The Great Room

35
Meeting
200
Standing
130
Banquet
180
Theatre
Room size: 140m²

The Great Room is our largest space in the building playing host to awards dinners, large conferences and meetings, drinks receptions and weddings. This iconic room is fully air conditioned, with natural daylight streaming in from the glass domed ceiling. With full AV built in, this room is ideal for most event types. The Great Room was designed by Adam as an assembly room for the Society Members' discussions and debates and as a venue for the presentation of awards and prizes. The Great Room is dominated by the epic series of paintings "Progress of Human Knowledge and Culture" by James Barry. In 1774, ten artists including Barry, were invited to decorate the Great Room and all declined, but Barry. 24 years later the impressive sequence of six paintings were completed to display the images we still house today.

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The Benjamin Franklin

The Benjamin Franklin

35
Meeting
150
Standing
90
Banquet
100
Theatre
Room size: 132m²

This room is ideal for dinners and receptions. Spacious and elegant, this ground-floor room has recently been refurbished to the highest standards. It features an RSA commissioned chandelier and two original Adam fireplaces. There is a large window that runs the length of the room providing a stunning view of the Strand. Perfect for wedding ceremonies, dinners, drinks receptions or conferences.

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The Tavern

The Tavern

32
Meeting
60
Standing
48
Banquet
53
Theatre
Room size: 64m²

Originally a Tavern, frequented by the RSA founders and featured in Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers, this recently refurbished room is ideal for standing receptions and is licensed for amplified music.

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The Prince Philip

The Prince Philip

30
Meeting
60
Standing
50
Banquet
56
Theatre
Room size: 64m²

The Prince Philip Room has recently been refurbished to be able to facilitate hybrid meetings of the highest quality. A beautifully decorated and spacious first-floor event space, blending traditional characteristics with modern convenience. The carpets in the room are made from recycled fishing nets.

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The Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen Elizabeth II

22
Meeting
40
Standing
30
Banquet
30
Theatre
Room size: 50m²

An elegant room with a magnificent original Adam ceiling, this was once the main drawing room of number 2 John Adam Street. The Queen Elizabeth II Room now offers space for meetings, conferences, small dinners and break out spaces. This room has adjoining doors to both the Prince Phillip and Shipley Rooms which can work well for interconnecting break out spaces.

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The Folkestone

The Folkestone

14
Meeting
14
Banquet
Room size: 30m²

The Folkestone Room is a traditional boardroom with a central table, designed for smaller meetings or intimate dinners for up to 14 people. It is ideal for small events or a good break out space when used in conjunction with the Prince Phillip Room, Shipley or Romney Room. The room is flooded with natural day light and has a 52" screen permanently in place which is included in the venue hire.

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The Shipley

The Shipley

12
Meeting
12
Banquet
Room size: 20m²

The Shipley Room is a first floor, classically decorated room with a beautiful Adam ceiling and a Regency chandelier. Originally the main reception room of number 4 John Adam Street, this room now commemorates the Society's founder and Secretary from 1754 - 1757, William Shipley. There is a linking door to the Drawing Room for holding pre-event drinks or for catering during boardroom meetings.

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The Henry Cole

The Henry Cole

6
Meeting
10
Standing
Room size: 20m²

This intimate room is the perfect setting for casual meetings and gatherings and is also ideal for holding interviews. It is often used for quiet preparation during weddings and big events. Furnished in a relaxed, contemporary fashion, the Drawing Room is also really good for a green room, dressing room or that quiet space to make phone calls away from your meeting and conferences.

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The Vaults

The Vaults

20
Meeting
220
Standing
110
Banquet
40
Theatre
Room size: 405m²

Originally river-front warehouses, the Vaults display exposed 18th century brickwork, offering a striking contrast to the splendour of the rooms above. There are 4 Vaults at RSA House with 2 - 4 interconnecting providing a great backdrop for parties, dinners and product launches; and the larger Vault 1 ideal for dinners and drinks receptions or to provide that "chill out" space when using the rest of the Vaults. There is a separate entrance on Durham Street available for events in the Vaults and provides a more exclusive feel to any event.

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The Durham Street Auditorium

The Durham Street Auditorium

70
Theatre
Room size: 50m²

The Durham Street Auditorium is a purpose built theatre ideal for screenings, conferences and meetings. This space 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 Auditorium itself seats 60 guests on the fixed cinema style seating and features built-in audio visual equipment, with an additional 10 chairs at the back of the room to make 70 in total

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RSA House's Pricing Summary


Location

8 John Adam Street, Charing Cross, London, WC2N 6EZ

020 7451 6855

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RSA House is just a five minute walk from Charing Cross station.

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