Performance venues in London

From fringe venues to warehouses and West End theatres, London is famed for its performance venues. Check out our selection of the best.

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With a 14m wide stage and seating for up to 770 over two levels (360 lower / 470 upper) the Great Hall provides the perfect space for those seeking rehearsal or dedicated performance space in central London. The addition of a dedicated foyer with bar and split mezzanine level balcony, combined with dressing rooms and full theatrical stage rigging means the venue is cable of hosting anything from a dance festival, to a screening, a touring production or as somewhere to rehearse before tour.


The Red Hedgehog is proud to present The Salon Theatre which is a highly adaptable space in Highgate. Whilst often used in the evenings and weekends for plays and concerts, The Concert Salon is also available during the day and is perfect for music and theatre rehearsals, casting and auditions, meetings and seminars, recordings, receptions, acting workshops and children's parties. For a children's party you must also purchase a 'Party License' Extra with your booking.

Paddington Arts Westbourne Park

Large performance space on the ground floor with CD music system (compatible with iPod and mp3 players) for rehearsals, performances, filming and photoshoots. Basic lighting and sound desk(s) also available on request. Sound limiter installed and set at 92.5 decibels. Capacity up to 150 people. Please note that there will be an additional caretaking fee of £21 p/h + VAT for use of the space outside office hours (Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm).


RAD offers high quality dance studios with PRS license, stereo sound system and TV/DVD/VCR. Our dance studios feature mirrors, barres as well as excellent changing facilities, reception and waiting area. Price listed is exclusive of VAT.


This is a spacious, modern drama studio. It is ideal for rehearsals, recitals, yoga, zumba, martial arts and more.

Danceworks Oxford Street, (opposite Selfridges)

Studio 1 is a Large Premium Studio at Danceworks. It is ideal for those who are looking for large rehearsal, casting, audition and photoshoot venues, as well as small performance venues, for up to 30 people. It features a sprung maple floor as well as mirrored walls, ballet barres and a professional spec. sound system with microphone.

Rich Mix East End

This blank canvas space also lends itself to be transformed in to a party venue or for live performance venues. Venue 1 is fully equipped with an audio visual mixing booth, theatre lighting rig, projection facilities and backstage dressing area. product launches / meetings / exhibitions / conference / theatre / filming location / seated dinners / private events / blank canvas / award ceremonies / press


The Mayor's Parlour is a bright and airy space with stunning stained glass windows and a fireplace, which is a favourite for smaller events, meetings and rehearsals. Interconnecting doors allow this space to be used in conjunction with the Council Chamber, and it is regularly used as an extension or anteroom for larger events.

The Albany Deptford

The Red Room is perfect for workshops, rehearsals and meetings. This space can also be blacked out and holds: 80 rowed seating 30 semi-circle 36 classroom style 30 boardroom style The Red Room can also be used for singing/music. For performance hire please contact the Albany directly.


An ornately decorated Victorian mini-cathedral on Holland Road, ideal for concerts, rehearsals, film shoots or lectures.


Our main space is a 96 seater black box theatre with high ceilings, lighting, sound and retractable seating.There is a large backstage area with 2 dressing rooms. It is available from £25 an hour. There is a technical support cost of £15 an hour on offer as well.

The Yard Theatre Hackney Wick

The Yard’s bar is a beautiful space in the shadow of the amphitheatre’s bowl. It is perfect for all kinds of celebrations, from birthdays, launch parties, and after-parties to Wedding receptions and corporate parties. The space is available for wet hire only, and has licensing until midnight Mon-Thurs and 3am Friday and Saturday. Hires must be for a minimum of 4 hours. The hire cost for the bar and kitchen is £1500 +VAT

About Performance venues


London is a cultural hub for music, theatre, comedy, and all sorts of performance practices. From the formal and classic, to modern and dynamic, there are always great performances to catch across the city, whatever it is you're into. This means London is lucky enough to have a whole range of performance venues for hire. Here is a selection of ideal venues for performance events. Not finding what you're looking for? We have more! Simply use the "Ask A Venue Expert" feature on the top right of your screen. We'll send you tailored venue options within 24 hours. Alternatively, give us a call and we'll offer some expert advice, all for free!

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