Roof Studio at Siobhan Davies Dance Studios

  64 reviews  – 
85 St George's Road, London, SE1 6ER
Elephant & Castle Station (350 yd)

About this space

Studio is a contemporary arts space housed in a converted Victorian school, creating an unusual balance between old and new design that makes it very versatile space. Ideal for classes, courses, workshops or rehearsals, or for holding unique events such as parties our Roof studio is our largest of all our spaces.

Prices start from £80 per hour.

Additional charges may be applicable for events that:
- Are serving Alcohol
- Require a license extension (past 23:00)
- Require extra cleaning
- Are subject to a late night levy (past 22:30)
- Require additional staff or support
- Require exclusive hire (more than 150 people)
- Have over 70 attendees or require multiple resources

For more information, to check availability, discuss budgets, ideas or site visits please contact us today.

Dimensions:
16.5m x 12.0m

Current Capacities:

Mat based/Stationary/Seated activity: 100 people
Movement/Mobile activity: 50 people but 35 max people recommended for rehearsal/dancing

Seated event: 100-120 people
Seated meal: 120-150 people (dependent on seating arrangement)
Standing Event: up to 200

Please note that we can apply for a temporary extension for our building to remain open on Fridays and Saturdays until 12am, but we are unable to take bookings for hires past this time.


Event offers and packages

Christmas Party Offers

Celebrate the holiday season with grace and creativity at Siobhan Davies Dance Studios!
Christmas Party: Roof Studio
£560 total
• Space hire for 8h
• Access to our communal spaces
• Ļarlour
• Small kitchen
• Tables, chairs
• Basic tea and coffee service.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS
The following services can be hired through Siobhan Davies Studios
at an additional cost:
• Bespoke Sound Package – use of PA system, microphones, 8 channel desk and technical support
• Bespoke Lighting Package – LED uplighters, full theatre lights etc.
• Bespoke AV package – projectors and TVs
• Transform the Research studio into a cinema room (potentially for younger guests or a themed party).
• Basic bar and bar staff
• Extension to hire past 11pm until midnight
• Furniture hire for studio spaces and courtyard garden

Wedding Offers

Ceremony Only
£2500 total
(£2,500 Off-Peak Season / £2,900 Peak Season)

- Storage all day (The Library or The Parlour)
- Saturday morning set up
- Drinks in Courtyard/Parlour
- 1-hour ceremony in the Roof or the Research
- 1x front of house staff
- Duty Manager / Building Manager prior to and on the day to assist you to prepare the venue
- Sprung Floor removal
Reception Only
£4125 total
(£4,125 Off-Peak season / £4,700 Peak Season)

- Friday storage/set up from 6 pm until 10 pm (The Library or The Parlour)
- The Roof and The Library (or Parlour) hire on Saturday until midnight
- Late licence extension
- 1x front of house staff
- Duty Manager / Building Manager prior and on the day to assist you in preparing the venue
- Cleaning service (included 6 waste bags)
- Sprung Floor removal
- Storage Sunday 1 pm or Monday 11 am (The Library or The Parlour)
- Staff travel expense
Full Wedding Package
£6000 total
(£6,000 Off-peak season / £6,900 Peak Season)

- Friday storage/set up from 6 pm until 10 pm (The Library or The Parlour)
- Exclusive hire (entire building) all day on Saturday until midnight
- Late license extension
- 1x front of house staff
- Duty Manager/Building Manager prior to and on the day to assist you in preparing the venue
- Cleaning service (included 10 waste bags)
- Sprung Floor removal
- Storage Sunday until 1 pm or Monday 11 am (The Library or The Parlour)
- Staff travel expense

Prices

Monday
9:00 – 23:00
from £80 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 – 23:00
from £80 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 22:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Our prices are dependent on the spaces you hire and on the event.

The rate above is our standard rate per hour for hire of the Roof Studio. Reduced rates are available, subject to negotiation.

Rates are also altered depending on the event. Please note that for any event of 150 people or more (up to 200 max), this requires a higher rate of charge for exclusive hire of the building, of £300 per hour. This is due to the health & safety capacity limits for the whole building.

Other additional costs may be applicable for example:

Duty Manager £20 per hour
Cleaning Fee £25
License Extension £50
Late Night Levy £50
Vinyl Dance Floor Laying/Removal £300


To discuss your event and enquire into prices, please send us a message.
We do not have onsite catering but we have partnered with a few different caterers who are able to offer various different menus from a pop up kitchen on site. We are happy to provide a list on request.
Tuesday
9:00 – 23:00
from £80 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 – 23:00
from £80 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 22:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Our prices are dependent on the spaces you hire and on the event.

The rate above is our standard rate per hour for hire of the Roof Studio. Reduced rates are available, subject to negotiation.

Rates are also altered depending on the event. Please note that for any event of 150 people or more (up to 200 max), this requires a higher rate of charge for exclusive hire of the building, of £300 per hour. This is due to the health & safety capacity limits for the whole building.

Other additional costs may be applicable for example:

Duty Manager £20 per hour
Cleaning Fee £25
License Extension £50
Late Night Levy £50
Vinyl Dance Floor Laying/Removal £300


To discuss your event and enquire into prices, please send us a message.
We do not have onsite catering but we have partnered with a few different caterers who are able to offer various different menus from a pop up kitchen on site. We are happy to provide a list on request.
Wednesday
9:00 – 23:00
from £80 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 – 23:00
from £80 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 22:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Our prices are dependent on the spaces you hire and on the event.

The rate above is our standard rate per hour for hire of the Roof Studio. Reduced rates are available, subject to negotiation.

Rates are also altered depending on the event. Please note that for any event of 150 people or more (up to 200 max), this requires a higher rate of charge for exclusive hire of the building, of £300 per hour. This is due to the health & safety capacity limits for the whole building.

Other additional costs may be applicable for example:

Duty Manager £20 per hour
Cleaning Fee £25
License Extension £50
Late Night Levy £50
Vinyl Dance Floor Laying/Removal £300


To discuss your event and enquire into prices, please send us a message.
We do not have onsite catering but we have partnered with a few different caterers who are able to offer various different menus from a pop up kitchen on site. We are happy to provide a list on request.
Thursday
9:00 – 23:00
from £80 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 – 23:00
from £80 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 22:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Our prices are dependent on the spaces you hire and on the event.

The rate above is our standard rate per hour for hire of the Roof Studio. Reduced rates are available, subject to negotiation.

Rates are also altered depending on the event. Please note that for any event of 150 people or more (up to 200 max), this requires a higher rate of charge for exclusive hire of the building, of £300 per hour. This is due to the health & safety capacity limits for the whole building.

Other additional costs may be applicable for example:

Duty Manager £20 per hour
Cleaning Fee £25
License Extension £50
Late Night Levy £50
Vinyl Dance Floor Laying/Removal £300


To discuss your event and enquire into prices, please send us a message.
We do not have onsite catering but we have partnered with a few different caterers who are able to offer various different menus from a pop up kitchen on site. We are happy to provide a list on request.
Friday
9:00 – 23:00
from £80 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 – 23:00
from £80 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 22:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Our prices are dependent on the spaces you hire and on the event.

The rate above is our standard rate per hour for hire of the Roof Studio. Reduced rates are available, subject to negotiation.

Rates are also altered depending on the event. Please note that for any event of 150 people or more (up to 200 max), this requires a higher rate of charge for exclusive hire of the building, of £300 per hour. This is due to the health & safety capacity limits for the whole building.

Other additional costs may be applicable for example:

Duty Manager £20 per hour
Cleaning Fee £25
License Extension £50
Late Night Levy £50
Vinyl Dance Floor Laying/Removal £300


To discuss your event and enquire into prices, please send us a message.
We do not have onsite catering but we have partnered with a few different caterers who are able to offer various different menus from a pop up kitchen on site. We are happy to provide a list on request.
Saturday
9:00 – 23:00
from £80 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 – 23:00
from £80 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 22:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Our prices are dependent on the spaces you hire and on the event.

The rate above is our standard rate per hour for hire of the Roof Studio. Reduced rates are available, subject to negotiation.

Rates are also altered depending on the event. Please note that for any event of 150 people or more (up to 200 max), this requires a higher rate of charge for exclusive hire of the building, of £300 per hour. This is due to the health & safety capacity limits for the whole building.

Other additional costs may be applicable for example:

Duty Manager £20 per hour
Cleaning Fee £25
License Extension £50
Late Night Levy £50
Vinyl Dance Floor Laying/Removal £300


To discuss your event and enquire into prices, please send us a message.
We do not have onsite catering but we have partnered with a few different caterers who are able to offer various different menus from a pop up kitchen on site. We are happy to provide a list on request.
Sunday
9:00 – 23:00
from £80 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 – 23:00
from £80 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 22:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Our prices are dependent on the spaces you hire and on the event.

The rate above is our standard rate per hour for hire of the Roof Studio. Reduced rates are available, subject to negotiation.

Rates are also altered depending on the event. Please note that for any event of 150 people or more (up to 200 max), this requires a higher rate of charge for exclusive hire of the building, of £300 per hour. This is due to the health & safety capacity limits for the whole building.

Other additional costs may be applicable for example:

Duty Manager £20 per hour
Cleaning Fee £25
License Extension £50
Late Night Levy £50
Vinyl Dance Floor Laying/Removal £300


To discuss your event and enquire into prices, please send us a message.
We do not have onsite catering but we have partnered with a few different caterers who are able to offer various different menus from a pop up kitchen on site. We are happy to provide a list on request.

Capacity

Standing
up to 200
Dining
up to 150
Theatre
up to 80
Cabaret
up to 100

Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flipchart
PA system / speakers
Natural light
Storage space
Quiet space
Free parking is available on-site (2 spaces)
Sprung Floor
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restriction from 22:30

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Disabled access toilets
Disabled parking space available
Lift to all floors

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Host rules

Rules:

Our spaces are available for hire subject to availability.

Please note that we can apply for a temporary extension for our building to remain open on Fridays and Saturdays until 12am, but we are unable to take bookings for hires past this time.

Additional Space Information:

Neither the Roof Studio nor the Research Studio are equipped with barres or mirrors but audio-visual equipment can be made available to suit your needs. Our experienced Studios team can help you to make sure your rehearsal, workshop or class runs smoothly.

We have a kitchenette available, which has a functioning microwave, kettle, fridge, sink and kitchen equipment/utensils.

Our nearest tube and rail station is Elephant and Castle which is a 5-minute walk from the station. Other nearby stations are Waterloo and Lambeth North. There are cafes and shops in the surrounding area.

We also have a car parking space subject to availability.

Further Terms and Conditions will be supplied at the time of booking.

Cancellation policy: Standard 30 day with Grace Period

Show cancellation details

Reviews and ratings

(64 reviews and ratings - )

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Hadiya M.
October 2019

The venue is very beautiful and the prices are very reasonable.

Currently nothing!

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Jeremiah D.
July 2019

Excellent venue and a massive thanks to Izzy who was wonderful on the day with her help and hospitality, will definitely be back for future bookings.

E
Emily R.
June 2019

Beautiful space, ideal location and the team were incredibly helpful and professional.

B
Becky J.
September 2022

Very responsive and helpful.


Studios are available to hire for rehearsals, meetings and special events. From our large, beautiful Roof and Research studios to our small meeting spaces we can provide the ideal setting for parties, celebrations or whatever event space you may need.

The building was originally built in 1898 as a school annex. And in 2006, RIBA-award winning architect Sarah Wigglesworth redesigned the building into a flexible event space in a sustainable and innovative way. The building is balanced between old and new design, and the footprint of the original building remains.

The Studios holds a civil wedding licence, so wedding and civil partnership ceremonies and celebrations can both be held on site.

The Studios also provide the perfect venue for children’s parties, offering a selection of large, engaging spaces for children to play in, and quieter areas for serving refreshments.

The numerous flexible spaces can be used for a range of corporate events such as launch parties, conferences, photo shoots and film screenings, and AV equipment and technical support can also be provided.

Facilities & Services available:

• Changing rooms
• Kitchenette
• Free wifi
• Disabled toilets
• Baby changing facilities
• Lift
• Hearing induction loop
• Trusted catering partners
• AV equipment
• 5.1 surround sound
• PA system, microphones, 8 channel desk
• Basic lighting or full theatre lights
• LED uplighters
• AV: projectors, TVs and Blu Ray/ DVD players

Please note: neither the Roof Studio nor the Research Studio are equipped with barres or mirrors.

For more information, to check availability, or to arrange a site visit, please contact the reception team through Tagvenue.


Other spaces and event packages at this venue

from £55
hire fee / per hour
from £55
hire fee / per hour
from £55
hire fee / per hour
from £300
hire fee / per hour
from £5000
hire fee / per session

FAQ

Cancellations 30 days in advance will receive a full refund.

Cancellations 30 days to 7 days in advance will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations for events starting within 7 days are non-refundable.

At Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, the following catering options are available:

  • Bringing your own catering/food is allowed
  • Bringing your own alcohol is allowed
  • Free parking is available on-site: 2 spaces
At Roof Studio, you can host various events such as Baby Shower / Tea Party, Drinks Receptions, Conference / Seminar, Banquet, Corporate Events, Studio / Production, Art Spaces, Performances / Exhibitions, Social Parties, Clubbing / Night Out, Filming and Photography, Dining, Weddings, Outdoor, Style, Children / Teen.

Here are the recent pricing details for various rooms at Siobhan Davies Dance Studios:

  • Roof Studio hosting 2 guests: £45.07
  • Research Studio hosting 40 guests: £580
  • Parlour hosting 12 guests: £410
  • The Library hosting 5 guests: £100

For detailed pricing tailored to your event, please contact the venue.

Siobhan Davies Dance Studios is located at 85 St George's Road, in the Southwark district of London. The nearest metro station is Elephant & Castle Station.


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