About this space
Soho Theatre is closed to the public for the foreseeable future, due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
By night a Berlin-meets-New York cabaret venue, by day Soho Downstairs is a versatile events space right under the walkways of Soho. Flexible stage and seating options make Soho Downstairs the perfect venue for everything from conferences and product launches to awards ceremonies and showcases.
The stage is raised half a metre off the ground and 3.6 metres wide x 2.5 metres deep. If your event required 5 to 10 people onstage at once we offer an extension to a width of 4.75 metres. The standard audience capacity is 135, and reduced to 125 when the large stage is in situ. Please note there is no backstage space in this venue.
Seating on the main floor can be arranged at cabaret tables, four seats per table; in traditional rows, or cleared for a standing event. The whole venue is 11 x 10.5 metres.
There is a bar inside the Downstairs which can be opened for you event, the team at Soho Theatre Bar offer a range of catering options from coffee and croissants to cocktails and canapes.
The venue has level floor and lift access, there are three steps up to stage level. Please let us know if you have any additional access requirements. There are gender inclusive and accessible toilets on the same floor.
Availability is dependent on the Soho programme of shows, matinees and workshops, general hours are:
Monday to Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: Midday – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 10pm
Cancellation fee payable to the venue depending on the notice period:
- 90+ days prior to the event No fee, guest receives full refund
- 14 - 89 days prior to the event Fee payable is 50% of total hire cost
- Less than 14 days prior to the event Fee payable is 100% of total hire cost
Alcohol licence until 23:30
Music & sound equipment
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.