The Royal Institution

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21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS Show map
Green Park Station (350 yd)

Spaces for hire at The Royal Institution

from £2300
hire fee / per afternoon
Theatre
Seating capacity 400
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.
from £840
hire fee / per afternoon
Library
Seating capacity 90
Standing capacity 100
Boasting beautiful book lined walls and decadent Georgian architecture the Library is ideal for board meetings, presentations, workshops, drinks receptions, buffet lunches, formal dinners and weddings too. When used in conjunction with other rooms on the First Floor, the Library makes perfect use as a catering and/or exhibition space.
from £360
hire fee / per afternoon
Writing Room
Seating capacity 20
Standing capacity 20
Linked to both the Library and the Georgian Room, this space acts as the perfect overflow area for larger catered events. Equally this room also acts as a great space for speakers as their green room or small staff office when hiring the entire First Floor.
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from £714
hire fee / per afternoon
Georgian Room
Seating capacity 50
Standing capacity 80
Still in keeping with the Georgian architecture of the building, the Georgian Room also features beautiful book lined walls, ample amounts of natural daylight and overview of the Atrium. Playing host to number of different layouts, similarly to the Library this space also works well as a catering and/or exhibition area when hiring the First Floor...
from £654
hire fee / per afternoon
Demonstration Room
Seating capacity 80
Standing capacity 100
Being credited as the most recent addition to the First Floor, is the Demonstration Room enabling us to now accommodate for up to 400 people conferences. With hire of this space also including the use of a built in projector and screen and PA system, this room ideally suits a workshop or a drinks reception with a contemporary feel.
from £594
hire fee / per afternoon
Sunley Room
Seating capacity 40
Standing capacity 40
Located on the ground floor of the venue, the Sunley Room is an ideal space for smaller meetings, away days, private dinners, storage or as an office area for larger events. With windows on to Albemarle Street, the room is flooded with natural daylight and has original Georgian features.
from £2196
hire fee / per morning
Conversation Room & Mezzanine
Seating capacity 100
Standing capacity 100
Fusing traditional and modern features, the Conversation Room is conveniently located on the ground floor and includes use of a built in screen, projector and PA system. With the incorporation of striking lighting features this space serves a multitude of events ranging from conferences, networking receptions, dinners and product launches too. T...
from £696
hire fee / per afternoon
Atrium
Seating capacity 40
Standing capacity 70
A unique and contemporary function space ideal for exhibitions or evening receptions. Located on the lower ground floor, the Atrium is an ultra-modern events space. Flooded with natural daylight courtesy of the glass roof, this space gives guests the impression of being outside and with its blank canvas makes a perfect opportunity for branding!

Prices and opening hours

Monday
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £840–£1272 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £360–£528 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £714–£1008 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £654–£948 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £696–£1074 hire fee
Tuesday
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £840–£1272 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £360–£528 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £714–£1008 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £654–£948 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £696–£1074 hire fee
Wednesday
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £840–£1272 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £360–£528 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £714–£1008 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £654–£948 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £696–£1074 hire fee
Thursday
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £840–£1272 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £360–£528 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £714–£1008 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £654–£948 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £696–£1074 hire fee
Friday
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £840–£1272 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £360–£528 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £714–£1008 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £654–£948 hire fee
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £108 per person
9:00 – 22:00
from £696–£1074 hire fee
Saturday
9:00 – 17:00
from £5160 hire fee
9:00 – 17:00
from £5160 hire fee
Sunday
9:00 – 17:00
from £5160 hire fee
9:00 – 17:00
from £5160 hire fee

Facilities and catering options

Up to 400
seats
Up to 100
standing
In-house catering
Promoted / ticketed events
Alcohol provided
BYO alcohol
External catering allowed
Parking available
Accommodation available

Location

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

Reviews and ratings

4.9

(6 reviews and ratings – read all)

T
Tracy Carpenter
March 2018

fabulous venue, great catering and the day went very well. We will be back!

J
Julia Brizi della Rosa
October 2017

Amazing location and great customer service.

T
Tracy Carpenter
March 2018

Thank you for looking after us. We will be back to see you again.

A
Aurelie Schubnel
January 2018

Tks katie.

About The Royal Institution

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!