Theatre at The Royal Institution

  28 reviews  – 
21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS
Green Park Station (350 yd)

About this space

The Theatre has been graced by many scientists, artists, authors and politicians alike sharing their ideas for over 200 years and is available to hire for all types of events.

Our in-house AV team are on hand to give you the best guidance possible as well as provide you with an array of equipment to ensure your event is a success.


Event offers and packages

Package per person

Our Faraday DDR package is based on a minimum of 200 guests and includes -

- Exclusive hire of the first floor rooms (Theatre, Library, Georgian Room, Demonstration Room & Writing Room) from 9.00am - 5.00pm
- Arrival coffee, tea, orange juice, pastries and croissants
- Mid-morning coffee, tea and biscuits
- Buffet lunch including 2 hot dishes, 2 salads, fruit or miniature desserts Or 4 bowl food
- Juices with lunch
- Mid-afternoon coffee, tea and biscuits
- Iced water throughout event
- Staffing and linen for hospitality tables
- Full AV equipment and set up

Prices

Monday
8:00 – 22:00
from £4680–£7800 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 22:00
from £7800 hire fee
Per morning
8:00 – 12:00
from £4680 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £4680 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £5040 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £6240 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
8:00 – 22:00
from £4680–£7800 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 22:00
from £7800 hire fee
Per morning
8:00 – 12:00
from £4680 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £4680 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £5040 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £6240 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
8:00 – 22:00
from £4680–£7800 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 22:00
from £7800 hire fee
Per morning
8:00 – 12:00
from £4680 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £4680 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £5040 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £6240 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Thursday
8:00 – 22:00
from £4680–£7800 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 22:00
from £7800 hire fee
Per morning
8:00 – 12:00
from £4680 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £4680 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £5040 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £6240 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Friday
8:00 – 22:00
from £4680–£7800 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 22:00
from £7800 hire fee
Per morning
8:00 – 12:00
from £4680 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £4680 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £5040 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £6240 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Saturday
8:00 – 22:00
from £4680–£7800 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 22:00
from £7800 hire fee
Per morning
8:00 – 12:00
from £4680 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £4680 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £5040 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £6240 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Sunday
8:00 – 22:00
from £4680–£7800 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 22:00
from £7800 hire fee
Per morning
8:00 – 12:00
from £4680 hire fee
Per afternoon
13:00 – 17:00
from £4680 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £5040 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £6240 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Pricing updated by venue 4 months ago

Capacity

Standing
up to 410
Theatre
up to 400

Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flatscreen TV
PA system / speakers
Air conditioning
Auditorium
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Natural light
Storage space
Quiet space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restriction

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Rules of the space

Allowed events

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

Host rules

No smoking in the building

Cancellation policy: Standard 60 day

Show cancellation details

Renowned as the home of scientific research and communication for more than 200 years, we are the proud home of 14 Nobel Prize winners as well as the discovery of 10 chemical elements. The Ri's 400 tiered seating theatre is familiar to those who watch the Ri Christmas Lectures; making it the perfect setting for conferences, lectures and film screenings.

The other rooms can also be booked for a number of different events such as conferences, press releases, dinners, receptions, board meetings, training sessions and seminars.

In-house AV and expert event catering through our partners Elior, one of the leading catering companies in Europe are all services at your disposal. Flexible, professional and complimentary tastings for all confirmed bookings are also another advantage of holding your event here at the Ri!


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FAQ

Cancellations 60 days in advance will receive a full refund.

Cancellations 60 days to 30 days in advance will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations for events starting within 30 days are non-refundable.

At The Royal Institution, the following catering options are available:

  • In-house catering service is available
  • Bringing your own alcohol is allowed
The Royal Institution does not offer parking facilities.
At Theatre, you can host various events such as Conference / Seminar, Corporate Events, Meetings, Social Parties, Performances / Exhibitions, Cultural, Studio / Production.

Here are the recent pricing details for various rooms at The Royal Institution:

  • Conversation Room & Mezzanine hosting 40 guests: £4112
  • Library hosting 24 guests: £3018.40
  • Theatre hosting 350 guests: £19361.12
  • Sunley Room hosting 40 guests: £2620.80
  • Writing Room hosting 8 guests: £864

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

The Royal Institution is located at 21 Albemarle Street, in the Hanover Square district of London. The nearest metro station is Green Park Station.


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