About this space

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


Capacity

Standing

Standing

up to 135

Theatre

Theatre

up to 135

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 135


Prices

Monday
9:00 – 18:00
from £240 hire fee
Hour
9:00 – 18:00
from £240 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
9:00 – 18:00
from £240 hire fee
Hour
9:00 – 18:00
from £240 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
9:00 – 18:00
from £240 hire fee
Hour
9:00 – 18:00
from £240 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Thursday
9:00 – 18:00
from £240 hire fee
Hour
9:00 – 18:00
from £240 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Friday
9:00 – 18:00
from £240 hire fee
Hour
9:00 – 18:00
from £240 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Saturday
9:00 – 18:00
from £240 hire fee
Hour
9:00 – 18:00
from £240 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Sunday
9:00 – 22:00
from £288 hire fee
Hour
9:00 – 22:00
from £288 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.

Catering

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


Licences

Alcohol licence until 23:00


Space features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Projector Projector

Flipchart Flipchart

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Air conditioning Air conditioning

Disabled access Disabled access

Flatscreen TV

Whiteboard

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 available for showcases, filming, conferences, press launches, lectures or company meetings – just metres from Oxford Street and Shaftesbury Avenue. Soho Upstairs is a black box studio, Soho Theatre our main auditorium with raked audience seating, and Soho Downstairs is our versatile cabaret bar.
Our two Meeting Rooms can accommodate 8 – 20 attendees, and are perfect for castings, board meetings and small workshops.

Availability for hires is worked around our busy programme of shows, meaning we don’t offer hires after 6pm or before 9am (10am on Sundays). Hires of the performance spaces are available any day of the week – programming dependent. As the building is generally closed on Sundays, the meeting rooms are not available on Sundays, unless booked in conjunction with a venue.

All our venues and meeting rooms have free Wi-Fi and are accessible via a lift or staircase.

Soho Theatre Bar is an airy, lively space for a welcome drink or an event reception, as well as a whole host of catering options sources from our local and national partners.

Unfortunately, dressing room facilities, Box Office services, and promotional services are not available to hires clients. We don’t offer hires for shows, so if you’d like to bring a show to Soho Theatre please check out our Submissions page and tell our artistic team about your work.


Other spaces and event packages at this venue

from £264
hire fee / per hour

Soho Theatre

Seating capacity 150
from £198
hire fee / per hour

Upstairs Studio

Seating capacity 92
from £66
hire fee / per hour

Seminar Room

Seating capacity 20
from £18
hire fee / per hour

Terrace Bar

Seating capacity 8

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