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About this room

Available for hire 9am till 6pm, any day of the week, additional availability 6-10pm on Sundays.

Soho Downstairs is an atmospheric cabaret and comedy venue, tucked away underneath Soho Theatre Bar, refurbished in October 2016. The flat floor auditorium can be arranged

Cabaret style, small tables surrounded by 4 chairs each
Chairs in rows, tables stored
Cleared completely for standing receptions (£60 charge)

The space is ideal for product launches, screenings, awards ceremonies and company meetings. It has its own bar (min spend applies)

A baby grand piano (£60 recharge if additional tuning is required).
Yamaha keyboard and amp available (full-size, weighted keys, sustain pedal)
Screen and projector available, for a charge of £100 + VAT
Extra costs apply for filming for broadcast (including any online usage) as our staff are entitled to higher wages (£10 per hour)
Standing mics can be provided free of charge; lapel mics will be recharged (POA from £40)

Lift access and level access to auditorium. Ramp access to stage via dressing room, if booked.

Please note there is no backstage space in this venue, and dressing room facilities aren’t always available – please discuss when booking whether you will have any requirements for this and we can find a solution




up to 135



up to 135



up to 135

Starting prices

Hire Fee


9:00 - 18:00

from £264 Per hour


9:00 - 22:00

from £336 Per hour

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

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In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

Kitchen facilities available

Can provide halal

Can provide kosher

Complimentary water

Extensive vegan menu

Extensive gluten-free menu

Complimentary tea and coffee

Buyout fee for external catering


Alcohol licence until 23:00

Extension available

Room features

Projector Projector

Flipchart Flipchart

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Air conditioning Air conditioning

Disabled access Disabled access


Flatscreen TV


Conference call facilities

Natural light

Storage space

Accommodation available

Parking available

Baby grand piano

Technician included

Front of house included

Theatrical lighting


Standing microphones

Venue welcomes

Own music equipment /DJ

VIP events

Enhanced security events

Rules of the space

Hires availabiltiy is dependant on the curated programme of Soho Theatre shows.

If you are an artist or producer and would like to bring a show to Soho please do not contact us through TagVenue.

Box Office services and promotional services are not available to hires clients, you will be responsible for managing your own guest list.

Hires clients are not permitted to use the Soho Theatre logo or branding.

We are in the congestion charge zone. Parking restrictions apply on Dean Street, if you require a parking bay there is a minimum 10 days' notice period to request a bay suspension via Westminster Council.

Hires are daytime*, private and industry events. Not for shows or events where tickets will be sold to the general public.

*the only evening availability we have is for Sundays, which is outside of the company's core business hours.

About Soho Theatre

If you’re looking for a unique venue, bang in the heart of central London, Soho Theatre is the perfect place for your event.
We have three performance spaces and two meeting rooms available for showcases, filming, conferences, press launches, lectures or company meetings – just metres from Oxford Street and Shaftesbury Avenue.

Soho Theatre is an artistically lead venue, therefore we are unable to evening hires as our own programme of shows will take place. This means our availabiltiy can vary a little, depending what shows we have on at the time, general availability is as follows:

Monday to Friday -9am till 6pm
Saturday - midday till 6pm
Sunday - 10am till 10pm.

Hires of the performance spaces are available any day of the week, with best availabiltiy Monday to Friday. As the building is closed to the general public on Sundays, the meeting rooms are not available on Sundays unless in conjunction with a performance space booking.

We do not offer hires for theatrical shows, if you are interested in bringing a show to Soho Theatre please take a look at the submissions section of our website.

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