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About this room

Siobhan Davies Studios 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 for a multitude of events, from rehearsals through to wedding ceremonies.

We have two studio spaces available that are ideal for classes, courses, workshops or rehearsals, or for holding unique events such as parties, conferences and wedding ceremonies.

Our Research Studio, a flexible space with its white walls and windows is a blank canvas waiting to be transformed to your needs. Smaller than the Roof Studio, it provides a more intimate setting. This studio is equipped with a full 5.1 surround sound system, Blu-ray player and 1000k HD projector. Seats and benches can be set up if you wish to deliver a conference or film screening. For weddings and larger events, the Research Studio can be utilised as the bar, a chillout area, for speeches, or even a children's playroom.

Rehearsal/dancing: 20 people
Seated: 30-50 people
Ceremony: up to 60 people
Standing drinks reception: up to 120 people

Dimensions: 12.7 x 6.5 metres




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up to 60



up to 50



up to 22

Starting prices

Hire Fee


9:00 - 22:30

from £45 Per hour

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

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 Research Studio. Reduced rates are available.
Rates are also altered depending on the event. Additional costs for equipment requested will be added.

To discuss your event and enquire into prices, please send us a message through Tagvenue.


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

Wedding licence

Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Projector Projector

Flipchart Flipchart

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Natural light Natural light

Disabled access Disabled access

Flatscreen TV


Conference call facilities

Air conditioning

Storage space

Accommodation available

Parking available Parking available

Venue welcomes

Ticketed events

Loud music/events

Own music equipment /DJ

VIP events

Enhanced security events

Rules of the space


Our spaces are available for hire subject to availability.

We have a no shoes, food or drink policy within our two studio spaces. Our harlequin dance floor can be removed at extra cost to allow for shoes, food and drink for events/venue hire.

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.

Our South London 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 provides 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, and we ask that hirers remove their shoes before using either space to preserve the condition of the linoleum flooring. For events and larger hires the linoleum may be taken up and shoes worn, although this incurs an extra charge.

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

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