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 140



up to 140



up to 140

Starting prices

Hire Fee

from £264 Per hour

9:00 - 18:00


from £336 Per hour

9:00 - 22:00


*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

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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

VIP events

Enhanced security events

Rules of the space

Dressing Room facilities, Box Office services, and promotional services are not available to hires clients.

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

Minimum 10 days' notice required to suspend a Parking Bay via Westminster Council. We are in the congestion charge zone.

Hires are daytime, non-ticketed events. If you would like to bring a show to Soho please visit the Programming page of our website.

About Soho Theatre

In the heart of Soho, metres from Oxford Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho Theatre is a great location for events; ideal for showcases, filming, conferences, press launches, lectures or company meetings.

Hires are available from 9am till around 5pm or 6pm (depending on the set up time we need for our evening shows). Soho Theatre is an artistically lead venue, therefore we are seldom available to offer evening hires as our own programme of events will take place.

Hires of the performance spaces are available any day of the week. 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.

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