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The Canvas: Downstairs is a creative space calmly decorated in warm grey with unique features such as fairy-light walls, fireplaces, dimmable lights and coloured stage light effects. With seating for up to 35 people in cabaret / theatre / supper club style, the space is intimate yet roomy enough for large events. It can hold up to 50 for a standing reception. Fully equipped with AV equipment which is included in hire. The Canvas is a not-for-profit social enterprise serving its community and supporting positive activism.


  • Wifi
  • Garden
  • Alcohol License
  • Bar
  • Free wifi
  • Garden
  • Mic and stage lighting
  • Over two floors
  • Projector and large screen
  • Theatre space

 Food And Drink

  • Professional Kitchen
  • Halal Catering


  • Licensed until 1am
  • TENs Available
  • Wedding licence


  • 35 Cabaret
  • 35 Classroom
  • 50 Reception
  • 50 Standing
  • 40 Theatre
  • 25 U-Shaped


  • Pop-Ups
  • Promoters
  • Ticketed events
  • Own Music/ DJ Equipment
  • 21st Birthday Parties
  • Weddings
  • Events with Alcohol


  • 140m2 (1507ft2)
  • Ceiling height 4m (13ft)
  • Outside Space
  • Storage Space
  • 42 Hanbury Street
  • Spitalfields
  • Greater London
  • E1 5JL

More about  The Canvas

The Canvas is a 100% vegan cafe and creative venue just off Brick Lane, one of the most artistic and vibrant areas in East London. Directly opposite one of the most famous street art walls in Shoreditch, The Canvas is quirky with stacks of creative personality and tons of space.

Set over 2 floors, with a ground floor cafe/bar area and a basement seating/event space and large kitchen, The Canvas can turn into anything from a vibrant cocktail bar, Christmas party, or intimate performance space.

The venue also has a New York-style outdoor garden which seats around 12 people, or 20 standing.

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