A good, comfortable rehearsal space is a must if you want to improve your skills. After all, you need to focus and not let any distractions interrupt your practice. There are many rehearsal studios in London to choose from but at Tagvenue you will find the best ones that suit your needs and your wallet. So, whether you need a music rehearsal studio for your band practice, a dance studio to tap your heart out, or a theatre stage on which to perfect your acting skills, take a look at our curated list of rehearsal rooms in London and choose the best one for you!
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Whether you’re an actor, a musician, an art director, or a dance choreographer at some point you will probably need practice space. Don’t worry, London has many amazing spaces for hire, and you are sure to find just what you need. Every neighbourhood has one of a kind creative spaces to offer. In the heart of the city - Central London - you will find some of the most popular dance and music studios. With Soho right around the corner, and the nearby Theatre District on the iconic Shaftesbury Avenue you’ll discover plenty of inspiring theatre spaces near Piccadilly Circus.
On the east side, why not check out Theatreland near Covent Garden. In this buzzing area, you can find a trendy hub of rehearsal studios where inspiring people gather together to get those creative spirits flowing. Want an upscale feel for your next practice? Head over to Mayfair or Knightsbridge where rehearsal studios with Victorian chic decor will add some style to your practice.
Waterloo has more to offer than just great views of the London Eye. This area is a hidden gem with amazing affordable dance and theatre studios. Enjoy the area’s energetic atmosphere where student life spices up the neighbourhood.
London is a special mix of business, residential and entertainment areas that form a vibrant, cohesive whole. Every neighbourhood has amazing spaces for any type of creative endeavour you can think of. So why not hop on Tagvenue and start searching for your next favourite rehearsal space! So, don’t wait much and get ready to discover the best rehearsal studios in London!
A few key things to keep in mind before hiring a rehearsal studio
Budget- Plan your budget thoroughly and decide what you can afford. Hire fees for rehearsal studios in London vary and depend on the location, accessibility to public transport, and high/off-peak times. Consider which rehearsal studios offer the equipment/ fit-out you need or whether they hire them for an additional cost. Ask managers if there are package offers available. Some dance studios provide membership offers with discounts, so make sure to check that before booking.
If you’re interested in finding an affordable dance and music studio, check out Pratt Mews St. in Camden. This district also has a quirky, well-regarded theatre rehearsal space on Camden High Street with a professional stage area, control room, sound and lighting consoles.
Another great option of spacious dance rooms you can discover on Cromer Street, by the King’s Cross St. Pancras and Euston Square tube stations.
Equipment- If you’re looking for music practice rooms, check whether they have instruments or equipment you need. Generally, music rooms come with soundproof spaces, recording equipment, mixing desks, headphones, amps and microphones, but it’s best to confirm the availability of the gear you wish with the studio manager.
When it comes to dancing studios and theatre classes, these venues have mirrors, artificial light, ballet barres, poles, a sprung floor, and a sound system that will allow you to connect your device. They may also offer changing rooms, washroom facilities and storage space.
Location- While discovering rehearsal studios in London, always check out their public transport connection. Some of them have excellent locations that are just a stone's throw from the tube or other transport. For theatre rehearsal, we highly recommend a theatre studio opposite the Leicester Square station. For music or recording, a comfy studio space on Bond Street and St. John Street, Farringdon. Spacious dance rehearsal spaces are also found in Camden on Pratt Mews St and Central St of Clerkenwell.
A ‘To do’ list before your rehearsal practise:
To get the most out of your practice it’s best to make a list! Drafting a plan for your classes is great and brings you closer to achieving your goals! It also lessens the chances of failure due to unexpected events. So, make sure your list includes such things as:
Prices range from £15 to £150 per hour and £40 to £500+ per session. However, make sure to check whether the price includes equipment and if there are any additional fees, for example, for prolonging a session. (All data from Tagvenue.)
Small music and dance rehearsal studios fitting up to 12 people can be found in Camden at the intersection of Camden High Street and Pratt Mews Street. A great option to play music in a homelike atmosphere is a recording studio in Mayfair on Davies Street.
Although many dance studios in London are worth your attention, the best ones are close to the city centre. Valued for their price, location, facilities and service quality, you can find great options on Jewry Street near Aldgate Station in the City of London. Another great pick with a spacious room is on North End Road, Fulham district.
There are many great options across London, but here are a few of our favourite picks:
Solo Studio at Academy Building - based in Camden Town, a two-minute walk from Camden Town and Mornington Crescent tube stations. Offers additional equipment and intimate spaces to practise.
Theatre at The Etcetera Theatre - located on Camden High Street in Camden Town. It’s a perfect choice for theatre classes and rehearsals that require a stage and artificial light.
Dance Studio 1 at David Game College - this studio near Aldgate tube station is perfect if you need a spacious room for dance rehearsals.
Studio Space at Bond Street Studios - situated a few blocks away from the Bond Street station it’s a place for musicians who want to record their original songs.
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