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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

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Venue price From £300 per hour
Venue capacity 26 - 350 people

Spaces at Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)


The Nash and Brandon Rooms are filled with original Regency plasterwork with floor to ceiling windows that open out onto three balconies overlooking St James's Park. Designed by John Nash, these versatile spaces are used regularly for private parties, conferences, weddings, product launches and fashion shows. The ICA is proud to work with Rochelle's catering arm, Arnold & Henderson, who have over 25 years' experience delivering events for all occasions, from light bites to lavish seated affairs- with food and drink designed by Melanie Arnold and Margot Henderson.


The ICA Studio is a raw, industrial, urban space that has been designed as an area of reflection, discussion and creativity. A former artist's workshop, the space has been opened and adapted by RIBA award-winning 6a Architects who have also worked on projects for the South London Gallery, Raven Row and Studio Voltaire. Due to the robust nature of the space, the Studio is an ideal location for creative workshops, presentations, meetings and receptions. Event organisation and catering for the day is provided exclusively by Arnold & Henderson.


Located in the heart of London, just a short walk from Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, Cinemas 1 and 2 are used for film premieres, press views and private screenings. Both Screens can play DCP, 35mm, Digi Beta, Blu-Ray, DVD and computer files. The cinemas can also be hired in conjunction with the Rochelle Canteen or the Nash and Brandon Rooms with catering provided exclusively by Arnold & Henderson


The ICA offers comprehensive screening room services overseen by an experienced Projection Team. Cinema 2 is ideal for smaller press views, quality control screenings, private screenings or simply to enjoy a film. Cinema 2 can sit up to 45 guests


ICA Theatre is an excellent space for dinners, private events and presentations. The space holds 150 max for a sit down dinner of 350 for standing receptions. Technical support can be also be provided on request for the likes of live music entertainment & stage set up. Our partner company Arnold and Henderson are on hand to provide excellent food and atmosphere where all guests can relax and truly enjoy their experience at the ICA.

About Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)


Described as the 'cultural heartbeat of London' by Damien Hirst, the Institute of Contemporary Arts is an iconic and creative venue suitable for any event type.

Situated between number 10 Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace, locations don't come much more iconic: the Institute of Contemporary Arts is a legendary venue with views over the Mall, Big Ben, the London Eye and St. James Park.

All catering is provided by Arnold & Henderson who run the highly acclaimed Rochelle Canteen based in Shoreditch's Rochelle School, now at the ICA.