About arts venues
We have many spaces within the borough for activities like:
- exhibiting work
- rehearsal or performance space
If you know of a venue that should be included please contact the Arts Service on 020 7361 3844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist's studios and exhibition space
The studios are newly constructed, self-contained spaces and provided with free WiFi broadband. All have excellent natural light with good access to water. The studios are very conveniently located for easy access into London. Many are suitable for sharing: ACAVA
54 Blechynden Street
London W10 6RJ
Tel: 0208 960 5015
Studio 1 - 40 seated, 50 standing
East West Gallery
The East West Gallery focuses on contemporary art, paintings and drawings.
508 Kings Road
The 508 Kings Road Art Gallery was established in 2012.
The gallery features six exhibitions a year. It also has a permanent collection of contemporary crafts.
The Mosaic Rooms are an art gallery and bookshop in Earl's Court, London. They showcase contemporary culture from and connected to the Arab World. The Mosaic Rooms is available to hire for business meetings and a wide range of arts, corporate and private events.
Ognisko restaurant and events venue is a Victorian building on Exhibition Road in South Kensington.
The venue is well suited to events such as:
- small and large corporate events
- gala dinners
- fashion shows
- weddings and other private functions
Portobello Art Gallery
A hidden gem off Portobello road run by Westway Development Trust, providing an intimate exhibition space.
A contemporary art space for exhibitions in Notting Hill located in St. Peters Church.
The Griffin Gallery
The Griffin Gallery is an urban and business mix. It is two minutes walk from Latimer Road tube station.
The Ice House, Holland Park
This space has been transformed into a well-lit and well equipped contemporary exhibition space. It is ideal for presenting small scale works.
Exhibition space only, not for hire.
The Orangery, Holland Park
The Orangery lends its classical proportions to the presentation of the finest in contemporary arts. The open, spacious feel of the gallery encourages the sympathetic exhibition of work from every discipline.
Gallery will accommodate 80 seated, 150 standing
20th Century Theatre
If you wish to mount an exhibition this space provides a refreshing change. The theatre offers the opportunity to create an environment that is memorable and effective.
Theatre - 200 people
Yellow Room - 150 people
Whole venue Max - 260
Unique Art Gallery
This gallery is situated in the heart of Chelsea and is available for exhibitions and events.
Dance, performance and rehearsal space
The theatre has an intimate auditorium and rooms for hire which vary in size, suitable for meetings and rehearsals. There is also a small performance area in the Cafe, an exhibition space and dance studio with mirrors and bars.
Find out more on the Chelsea Theatre website.
Tel: 020 7352 1967
Auditorium - 110 people
Studio - 35 people
Red room - 26 people
This is a mirrored studio with wooden floors available for hire for:
- dancing classes
Find out more on the Chokolate Ltd website
Tel: 020 8960 9993
Golbourne Youth Centre
A multi-purpose space for dance and theatre rehearsals. It has air conditioning, sprung floor and mirrors that can be screened off with black curtains.
Holds 150 people depending on activity
St James Church
St James has a useful meeting room separate to the main body of the church (approx. 22’x22’). The Chancel provides a good, wide, platform area and there is a flexible stage lighting system installed. There is PA system as well as a fine Yamaha grand piano. There are good toilet facilities and kitchen area.
Tel: 020 7221 3548
215 seated in pews (movable) and extra stacking chairs available (30)
Tabernacle Arts Centre
This stunning Grade II listed building is the heart of London’s carnival area. It offers a restaurant and bar, gallery and theatre space as well as a dance studio with sprung floor, mirrors and bars.
Find out more on the Tabernacle Arts Centre website.
Tel: 020 7221 9700
Performance Space/ Theatre – Seats 230, stands 500
Dance Studio – 200
Conference Room – 40
Meeting Room – 12
Tablet Gallery – 5.8 x 8.2m (19 x 19ft 9in)
Chelsea Old Town Hall
Chelsea Old Town Hall offers versatile conference and entertaining facilities.
Tel: 020 7361 2220
Main Hall Theatre - 440
Classroom - 170;
Dinner/Dance - 140
Reception - 400
Small Hall Theatre - 150
Classroom - 80
Dinner/Dance - 70
Reception - 150
Golborne Youth Centre
A multi-purpose space for dance and theatre and rehearsals. It has air conditioning, sprung floor and mirrors that can be screened off with black curtains.
Holds 150 people depending on activity.
Kensal Community Centre
Space for performance, rehearsal or meetings.
Tel: 020 8960 2637
Large Hall seats 200 stands 250
Kensington Central Library
This is an affordable venue, ideal for music rehearsals or film screenings.
Tel: 020 7361 3010
Theatre room – 162 people
St Mary Abbot's Church
Space for performance, rehearsal or meetings.
Tel: 020 7937 885 / 07812428010
Rehearsal Theatre – sits 240 stands 400
Long Room sits 80 stands 150
Committee Room sits 20
St Philip's Church Hall
An ideal venue with rehearsal and performance space
Tel: 020 7792 8227
Café, Upper Hall, Upper Room and North Hall
A community centre situated in north Kensington that offers a large hall with a stage. Suitable for rehearsals and performances.
Find out more on the Venture Centre website
Tel: 0208 960 3234
A creative venue that offers:
- a restaurant
- rehearsal and performance space
- meeting rooms
- exhibition space
Find out more on the Westbourne Studios website
Tel: 020 7524 7523
Cadogan Hall is a music and arts venue which is now home to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This venue is available to hire for:
- arts events
- classical music
Tel: 020 7842 7601
Main auditorium holds 900 people
Drayton Arms Theatre
A cosy fringe theatre tucked away above a local pub. The space is available during the day time and is suitable for meeting and rehearsal space. It also has AV equipment.
The theatre is available during the day time free of charge to local businesses and groups.
Find out more on the Drayton Arms Theatre website
Tel: 020 7835 2301
Finborough Theatre is in Earls Court.
Find out more on the Finborough Theatre website
Tel: 020 7244 7439
Theatre Stage seats 50
Conference and Meeting Rooms
Baden-Powell House Conference Centre
A venue with a main hall, meeting rooms and large roof garden. Onsite parking available for a small fee.
Find out more on the Baden-Powell House Conference Centre website
Tel: 0207 590 6909
The library meeting room is well ventilated and reasonably priced. It is suitable for small meetings.
Tel: 020 7361 3010
Canal Side House
Sitting alongside the canal, this venue offers a meeting room at very competitive rates.
Tel: 020 8960 2826
Hall seats 45
Clement James Centre
A community centre that offers a range of spaces for exhibition, meetings and rehearsals.
Find out more on the Clement James Centre website
Tel: 020 7221 8810
There is a long hall for:
- small exhibitions
- health and fitness
- personal development and other workshops
Capacity: 50 people
A small meeting room for round table groups of up to 12 people.
Two classrooms with a capacity of 20 people.
A computer room with nine workstations.
A small Interview/Counselling room.
Two churches for concerts or musical events.
Essex Unitarian Church
Suitable for meetings and rehearsal space. The church is available weekdays during the day. It has kitchen facilities and the ground floor is accessible.
Find out more on the Essex Unitarian Church website
Tel: 020 72216514
Main space – 100 people
Hall – 50 people
Downstairs library – 20 people
Etheline Holder Hall
Equipment for presentation is available for hire at this venue, including:
- overhead Pprojector
- TV and video
- flip chart
Find out more on the Etheline Holder Hall website
Tel: 020 7229 7728
First Floor Hall holds 40 people
Kensington Town Hall
The Kensington Conference and Events Centre offer versatile modern conference and entertaining facilities.
Find out more on the Kensington Town Hall website
Tel: 020 7361 2220
Great Hall Sits 860 - stands 600
Small Hall sits 190 - stands 230
Committee Room sits 75 - stands 90
Louise T Blouin Foundation
An innovative architectural space. The foundation is the perfect venue for exclusive, striking events. Flooded with natural light it also a great space for photo shoots.
Find out more on the Louise T Blouin Foundation website
Tel: 020 7985 9600
Total Capacity - 800
Ground Floor capacity - 360
First and second floor capacity - 220
Museum of Brands
Located just off Portobello Road in Notting Hill, the Museum of Brands features over 12,000 original items. They showcase the evolution of branding, marketing and design over the past 150 years.
The collection spanning from the Victorian period to the present day showcases the history of consumer culture. This makes the Museum the ideal venue for product launches, parties and dinners. The conference facilities offer a great setting for daytime seminars, away days and meetings.
Find out more on the Museum of Brands website
Tel: 020 7908 0865
Full day 5-35 people
Half day 5-70 people
Dinner up to 55 people
Drinks receptions up to 120 people
Natural History Museum
Exclusive events at the Natural History Museum offers a wide range of rooms and facilities. We accept events ranging from small dinners to large corporate events.
Find out more on the Natural History Museum website
Tel: 020 7942 5434
The Central Hall, North Hall, Spencer Gallery and Mammal Gallery: from 20 to 1,200 people.
A very light and spacious hall on a ground floor for hire. The measurements are 12.5m x 6.2m = 77m2. The hall is part of a new nursery school called Pangbourne House and can be rented for £40 an hour.
Tel: 020 8964 9555
45 Pont Street
This beautiful Grade II listed building offers a choice of two impressive boardrooms. These can be booked for business meetings and events by the hour, half and full day.
Find out more on the 45 Pont Street website
Tel: 020 3008 8889
Boardroom: 12 people in a traditional boardroom setting.
Meeting Room: up to 5 people.
Royal Court Theatre
The iconic Royal Court offers a range of spaces suitable for:
- product launches
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs – 360 - 390 seated
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs (studio space) – 100 seated/standing
Meeting Room – 15 people
Undercroft Bar – 100 seated, 230 standing
Balcony Bar – 70 standing
2 Rehearsal Spaces
An unusual space for any event, this venue is perfect for large scale conferences and events.
Find out more on the Science Museum website
Tel: 0870 870 4868
Directors suite: 110-150
Making the modern world: 430-75
Flight Gallery: 500
Wellcome wing: 350-650
Energy hall: 600
IMAX 3D Cinema: 416
St Thomas' Church Hall
The church hall is separate to the body of the church and is situated in East Row. It is available most days for weddings, conferences, parties, classes and clubs. The hall is equipped with tables and chairs, plus a kitchen area, and three toilets. It also has disabled/baby changing facilities.
To hire and check availability, please text your requested date and time to Steven Yon on 07718 676 859.
Find out more on the St Thomas' Church Hall website
Intimate, challenging, inspiring. For over 30 years, the Gate has been a powerhouse in British theatre, serving as a unique engine-room for talent.
Find out more on The Gate website
Tel: 0207 229 5387
Victoria and Albert Museum
A national museum of art and design.
Find out more on the Victoria and Albert Museum website
Tel: 020 7942 2628 / 2646 / 2647
The Dome with access to Garden - 700
Raphael Gallery - Reception 400, Dinner 400, Concerts 400
The Cast Court - Reception 100
Sculpture Galleries - Reception 300, Dinner 70
Painting Galleries - Reception 200
Lecture Theatre – seats 30