Arts venues, meeting and rehearsal spaces in the borough

About arts venues

We have many spaces within the borough for activities like:

  • exhibiting work
  • rehearsal or performance space
  • meetings

If you know of a venue that should be included please contact the Arts Service on 020 7361 3844 or email arts@rbkc.gov.uk

Artist's studios and exhibition space

ACAVA

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

Address:          
54 Blechynden Street
London  W10 6RJ

Tel: 0208 960 5015

Capacity:
Studio 1 - 40 seated, 50 standing

East West Gallery

The East West Gallery focuses on contemporary art, paintings and drawings.

Address:
8 Blenheim Crescent
Notting Hill
London 
W11 1NN
 
Tel: 020 7229 7981
 

Capacity:

Gallery - 50 seated, 85 standing
 

508 Kings Road

The 508 Kings Road Art Gallery was established in 2012.

Find out more on the 508 Kings Road website.

Address:
508 Kings Road
London
SW10 0LD
Tel: 020 3719 3109
 

Flow Gallery

The gallery features six exhibitions a year. It also has a permanent collection of contemporary crafts.

Find out more on the Flow Gallery website.

Address:
1-5 Needham Road   
London  
W11 2RP
Tel: 020 7243 0782
 

Email: info@flowgallery.co.uk

Mosaic Rooms

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.

Find out more on The Mosaic Rooms website.

Address:
A.M. Qattan Foundation
226 Cromwell Road
London
SW5 0SW
Tel: 0207 370 9990
 

Email: info@mosaicrooms.org

Capacity:
 
Grand Room: 120
Boardroom: 40
Lower Grand Room: 100
Garden: 150
 

Ognisko

Ognisko restaurant and events venue is a Victorian building on Exhibition Road in South Kensington.

The venue is well suited to events such as:

  • seminars
  • lectures
  • small and large corporate events
  • exhibitions
  • gala dinners
  • fashion shows
  • weddings and other private functions

Find out more on the Ognisko website.

Address:
55 Prince's Gate
Exhibition Road
South Kensington
London
SW7 2PN
 

Email: events@ogniskorestaurant.co.uk

Capacity:

Ballroom 
Reception- 200
Theatre- 170
Seated- 130
 
Exhibition Room 
Reception- 100
Theatre- 80
Seated- 60
 
Music Room
Reception- 60
Theatre- 50
Seated- 40
 
(Salonik) Library 
Reception- 40
Theatre- 30
Seated- 20
 

Portobello Art Gallery

A hidden gem off Portobello road run by Westway Development Trust, providing an intimate exhibition space.

Find out more on the Portobello Art Gallery website.

Address:  
6 Thorpe Close
London
W10 5XL
Tel: 078 1851 3996
 

Email: arts@westway.org.uk

RR Gallery

A contemporary art space for exhibitions in Notting Hill located in St. Peters Church.

Find out more on the RR Gallery website.

Address:
St. Peter’s Church
Kensington Park Road
London
W11 2PN
Tel: 020 7792 8227
 

Email: rebeccajdean@btconnect.com

The Griffin Gallery

The Griffin Gallery is an urban and business mix. It is two minutes walk from Latimer Road tube station.

Address:
The Studio Building
21 Evesham Street
London
W11 4AJ
Tel: 0208 424 3239
 

Email: info@griffingallery.co.uk

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.

Address: 
Lettings Manager
Leighton House Museum
12 Holland Park Road
London
W14 8LZ
Tel: 020 7603 1123
 

Email: icehouse@rbkc.gov.uk

Capacity: 

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.

Address:
Orangery Gallery
Holland Park
London 
W8 6LU
Tel: 020 7602 1238
 

Capacity:

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.

Address: 
113A Portobello Road
London 
W11 2QB
Tel: 020 7229 4179
 

Capacity: 

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.

Address: 
595 King's Road
London
SW6 2EL
Telephone: 07832265873
 

Email: info@uniqueartgallery.co.uk

Dance, performance and rehearsal space

Chelsea Theatre

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.

Address: 
World’s End Place
Kings Road
London
SW10 0DR

 

Tel: 020 7352 1967

Email: admin@chelseatheatre.org.uk

Capacity:   

Auditorium - 110 people

Studio - 35 people

Red room - 26 people

Chokolate Ltd

This is a mirrored studio with wooden floors available for hire for:

  • dancing classes
  • rehearsals
  • castings
  • photo-shoots

Find out more on the Chokolate Ltd website

Address:
Base Station
326 Kensal Road
Unit B Second Floor
London 
W10 5BZ

 

Tel: 020 8960 9993

Email: mmm@chokolate.tv

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.

Address: 
2A Wornington Road
London
W10 5QQ

Tel: 02089606238

Capacity:

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.

Address:
St James
Norlands
St James’s Gardens
London 
W11 4RB
 

Tel: 020 7221 3548

Email: bookings@clementjames.org

Capacity: 

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.

Address: 
Powis Square
Notting Hill
London
W11 2AY

Tel: 020 7221 9700

Email: info@carnivalvillage.org.uk

Capacity:

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. 

Address:
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Chelsea Old Town Hall
165 – 181 King’s Road
London
SW3 5EE
 

Tel: 020 7361 2220

Capacity: 

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.

Address: 
2A Wornington Road
London
W10 5QQ
 

Tel: 02089606238

Capacity:

Holds 150 people depending on activity.

Kensal Community Centre

Space for performance, rehearsal or meetings.

Address:
177 Kensal Road
North Kensington
London
W10 5BJ
 

Tel: 020 8960 2637

Email: iwslondon@hotmail.com

Capacity: 

Large Hall seats 200 stands 250

Kensington Central Library

This is an affordable venue, ideal for music rehearsals or film screenings.

Address:
12 Phillimore Walk
London
W8 7RX
 

Tel: 020 7361 3010

Email: libraries@rbkc.gov.uk

Capacity: 

Theatre room – 162 people

St Mary Abbot's Church

Space for performance, rehearsal or meetings.

Address: 
Vicarage Gate
Kensington
London 
W8 4HN
 

Tel: 020 7937 885 / 07812428010

Email: manager@smacentre.com

Capacity:

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

Address:
59A Portobello Road
London 
W11 3DB
 

Tel: 020 7792 8227

Rooms: 

Café, Upper Hall, Upper Room and North Hall

Venture Centre

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

Address: 
103A Wornington Rd
North Kensington
London
W10 5YB
 

Tel: 0208 960 3234

Email: info@venturecentre.org.uk

Westbourne Studios

 

A creative venue that offers:

  • workspace
  • a restaurant
  • rehearsal and performance space
  • meeting rooms
  • exhibition space

Find out more on the Westbourne Studios website

Address: 
242 Acklam Road
London
W10 5JJ
 

Tel: 020 7524 7523

Cadogan Hall

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
  • jazz
  • classical music
  • dance
  • film
  • exhibition
Address: 
Sloane Terrace
London 
SW1X 9DQ

Tel: 020 7842 7601

Email: info@cadoganhall.com

Capacity: 

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

Address:
153 Old Brompton Road
London
SW5 OLJ
 

Tel: 020 7835 2301

Email: enquiry@thedraytonarmstheatre.co.uk

Capacity:

Seats 51

Finborough Theatre

Finborough Theatre is in Earls Court.

Find out more on the Finborough Theatre website

Address:  
118 Finborough Road
Earl’s court
London
SW10 9ED
 

Tel: 020 7244 7439

Email: admin@finboroughtheatre.co.uk

Capacity:  

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

Address:
65 - 67 Queens Gate
Kensington
London
SW7 5JS
 

Tel: 0207 590 6909

Capacity:

300 people

Brompton Library

The library meeting room is well ventilated and reasonably priced. It is suitable for small meetings. 

Address: 
210 Old Brompton Road
Earl’s Court
London 
SW5 0BS

Tel: 020 7361 3010

Email: information.services@rbkc.gov.uk

Capacity: 

35 people

Canal Side House

Sitting alongside the canal, this venue offers a meeting room at very competitive rates.

Address:
383 Ladbroke Grove
London
W10 5AA
 

Tel: 020 8960 2826

Capacity:

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

Address:
95 Sirdar Road
London 
W11 4EQ
 

Tel: 020 7221 8810

Email: reception@clementjames.org

Capacity:

There is a long hall for:

  • small exhibitions
  • lectures
  • health and fitness
  • arts
  • 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

Address:
112 Palace Gardens Terrace
London
W8 4RT
 

Tel: 020 72216514

Email: warden@kensington-unitarians.org.uk

Capacity:

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

Address: 
5-7 Denbigh Road
London
W11 2SJ
 

Tel: 020 7229 7728

Email: admin@nottinghillmethodistchurch.org

Capacity:

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

Address:
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Town Hall
Hornton Street
London
W8 7NX
 

Tel: 020 7361 2220

Capacity:

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

Address: 
3 Olaf Street
London
W11 4BE
 

Tel: 020 7985 9600

Email: info@ltbfoundation.org

Capacity: 

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

Address:
2 Colville Mews
Lonsdale Road
London
W11 2AR
 

Tel: 020 7908 0865

Capacity:

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

Address: 
Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London
SW7 5BD
 

Tel: 020 7942 5434

Capacity: 

The Central Hall, North Hall, Spencer Gallery and Mammal Gallery: from 20 to 1,200 people.

Pangbourne House

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.

Address:
2 Pangbourne Avenue
London
W10 6BT
 

Tel: 020 8964 9555

Email: info@pangbournehouse.com

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

Address:
Argyll, 45 Pont Street
45 Pont Street
London
SW1X 0BD
 

Tel: 020 3008 8889

Email: conferencing@eogroup.com

Capacity

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:

  • conferences
  • meetings
  • workshops
  • product launches
Address:
Sloane Square
London
SW1W 8AS
 
Tel: 020 7565 5050
 

Email: hires@royalcourttheatre.com

Capacity:  

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

Science Museum

An unusual space for any event, this venue is perfect for large scale conferences and events.

Find out more on the Science Museum website

Address: 
Science Museum
Exhibition Road
London
SW7 2DD
 

Tel: 0870 870 4868

Capacity: 

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

Address:
231 Kensal Road
London
W10 6DB

Email: frsamuelcross@gmail.com

Capacity:

100

The Gate

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

Address:
11 Pembridge Road
Notting Hill
London
W11 3HQ
 

Tel: 0207 229 5387

Capacity: 

70

Email: gate@gatetheatre.co.uk

Victoria and Albert Museum

A national museum of art and design. 

Find out more on the Victoria and Albert Museum website

Address: 
V&A
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 2RL
 

Tel: 020 7942 2628 / 2646 / 2647

Capacity:

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