Soho Theatre

5
spaces to hire
140 ppl max
London
150 sqm (1615 sqft) max
Verified

In the heart of Soho, metres from Oxford Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho Theatre is a great location for events; ideal for showcases, filming, conferences, press launches, lectures or company meetings.

Hires are available from 9am till around 5pm or 6pm (depending on the set up time we need for our evening shows). Soho Theatre is an artistically lead venue, therefore we are seldom available to offer evening hires as our own programme of events will take place.

Hires of the performance spaces are available any day of the week. As the building is closed to the general public on Sundays, the meeting rooms are not available on Sundays unless in conjunction with a performance space booking.

Spaces for hire at Soho Theatre

Soho Theatre

140 people

150 sqm (1615 sqft)

Available for hire 9am till 6pm, any day of the week, additionally 6pm till 10pm Sunday.

Soho Theatre has raked, fixed bench seating sloping down to a flat floor stage (dependent on set). It is ideal for showcases, TV run throughs, conferences, press launches, lectures, awards ceremonies and company meetings.

The stage will usually have a theatrical set in place, adding a unique aspect to any event.

Room size: 15 × 10 metres
Stage size: varies with layout and set, usually 10 × 6.5 metres
Minimum hire 3 hours.
A Technician, Duty Manager and Front of House staff are included with your booking
Lift access and level access to stage

A range of catering services are available from our bar.

Theatrical sets can affect the functionality of the space. We aim to send the client set plans and photos as soon as they are available. We assess the safety of each set very carefully and communicate with clients if we have any concerns.

The adjacent dressing rooms do not usually form part of hires. As an alternative dressing room / break out space, the Seminar Room on the 3rd floor can be booked for a £50 + VAT day rate when a performance space is booked.

Downstairs Cabaret

140 people

115 sqm (1238 sqft)

Available for hire 9am till 6pm, any day of the week, additional availability 6-10pm on Sundays.

Soho Downstairs is an atmospheric cabaret and comedy venue, tucked away underneath Soho Theatre Bar, refurbished in October 2016. The flat floor auditorium can be arranged

Cabaret style, small tables surrounded by 4 chairs each
Chairs in rows, tables stored
Cleared completely for standing receptions (£60 charge)

The space is ideal for product launches, screenings, awards ceremonies and company meetings. It has its own bar (min spend applies)

A baby grand piano (£60 recharge if additional tuning is required).
Yamaha keyboard and amp available (full-size, weighted keys, sustain pedal)
Screen and projector available, for a charge of £100 + VAT
Extra costs apply for filming for broadcast (including any online usage) as our staff are entitled to higher wages (£10 per hour)
Standing mics can be provided free of charge; lapel mics will be recharged (POA from £40)

Lift access and level access to auditorium. Ramp access to stage via dressing room, if booked.

Please note there is no backstage space in this venue, and dressing room facilities aren’t always available – please discuss when booking whether you will have any requirements for this and we can find a solution

Upstairs Studio

84 people

99 sqm (1066 sqft)

Available for hire 9am till 6pm, any day of the week.

Soho Upstairs, our studio theatre space, is a black box space with flip-top chair seating. The seating can be arranged to suit your event, though steeldeck rostra is fixed. The space is ideal for readings, workshops and small showcases.

The space is licensed to 100 including staff, performers and company; we usually lay out the space to 84.
The stage size is variable dependent on layout and set, but typically is 3x6m. Please note this venue has a fairly low ceiling, clearance is 2.3m.
There is lift access and level access to stage
Please note there is very little backstage space in this venue, and no dressing room. Please discuss your requirements when booking to find out about alternatives

Additional equipment or services:
Yamaha keyboard and amp available (full-size, weighted keys, sustain pedal)
Screen and projector available, for a charge of £100 + VAT
Extra costs apply for filming for broadcast (including any online usage) as our staff are entitled to higher wages (£10 per hour)
Standing mics can be provided free of charge; lapel mics will be recharged (£40 approx)
A range of catering services are available from our bar.

This space is usually clear and neutral for daytime use. Occasionally, there will be a larger set in place that cannot be moved for daytime use. If this is the case, we aim to send the hirer plans and photos as soon as they are available.

Dressing room facilities are not included with hire; as an alternative dressing room / break out space, the Seminar Room on the same floor can be booked for a £50 + VAT day rate when a performance space is booked.

Seminar Room

20 people

24 sqm (258 sqft)

Available for hire 9am till 10pm, Monday – Saturday.

The Seminar Room is a flexible meeting room with separate waiting area. It is perfect for board meetings, auditions, model castings, small workshops, receptions, presentations and seminars. This room may also be used as a dressing room or green room for projects in the Theatre. Floor to ceiling windows open onto a small balcony providing natural light and fresh air.

If being used as a break out / dressing room area for a performance space, the room is available at a £50 + VAT day rate

Boardroom tables and chairs are provided
Free access to WiFi
Includes use of a separate waiting area in 3rd floor foyer

Additional equipment or services:

Built-in screen and projector for presentations, video, video conferencing and web use
Flip chart and pens available
A range of catering services are available from our bar, delivered to the room
Yamaha keyboard and amp available (full-size, weighted keys, sustain pedal)
Not usually available for hire on a Sunday, when the building is closed, but please do enquire in case we have an event in another space that means the building is open.

Terrace Bar

8 people

12 sqm (129 sqft)

Available for hire 9am till 6pm, Monday – Saturday.

The Terrace Bar is suitable as an intimate meeting space or for small castings, model castings and rehearsals. It has floor to ceiling windows that open on to a small balcony providing natural light and fresh air.

Small table and chairs available if required
Free access to WiFi
Flip chart and pens available
A range of catering services are available from our bar, delivered to the room
There is a separate waiting area in 2nd floor foyer, and toilets on the same floor. The room is not soundproof.


Jan 2016: At the moment there is demolition work taking place opposite Soho Theatre – the noise levels from this site are unpredictable. Please bear this in mind when booking.

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