Our unique South London studios are available to hire for rehearsals, meetings, film screenings and special events. Our large, airy Roof Studio and its repeated curved shell ribbons that form the roof and walls, and our adaptable smaller spaces provide the ideal setting for parties, celebrations or whatever event space you may need.
The building was originally built in 1898 as a school annex. And in 2006, RIBA-award winning architect Sarah Wigglesworth redesigned the building into a flexible event space in a sustainable and innovative way. The building is balanced between old and new design, and the footprint of the original building remains.
The studios hold a civil wedding licence, so wedding and civil partnership ceremonies and celebrations can both be held on site. The studio lends itself extremely well to couples who want to create their own vision, being both utterly unique and completely adaptable.
The studios also provide the perfect venue for children’s parties, offering a selection of large, engaging spaces for children to play in, and quieter areas for serving refreshments.
The numerous flexible spaces can be used for a range of corporate events such as launch parties, conferences, photoshoots and film screenings, and AV equipment and technical support can also be provided.
Please note: neither the Roof Studio nor the Research Studio are equipped with barres or mirrors, and we ask that hirers remove their shoes before using either space to preserve the condition of the linoleum flooring. For events and larger hires the linoleum may be taken up and shoes worn, although this incurs an extra charge.
Rates are dependent on the organisation and its funding status and are reviewed regularly. For more information, to check availability, or to arrange a site visit, please contact the reception team:
020 7091 9650 or email email@example.com. Please include the date and space you wish to hire in the Subject Line of the email.
Spaces available include:
16.5m x 12.0m
Sitting at the top of the building is the light and airy Roof Studio which is the perfect environment for any large scale event. Facilities include an excellent sound system and DVD player, and various power points around the room. We can seat between 60-100 people depending on seating arrangements. Electronic blinds provide the ability to black out the space.
12.7m x 6.5m
This flexible space with its white walls and windows is a blank canvas waiting to be transformed to your needs. Smaller than the Roof Studio, it provides a more intimate setting. This studio is equipped with a full 5.1 surround sound system, Blu-ray player and 1000k HD projector. Seats and benches can be set up if you wish to deliver a conference or film screening.
5.8m x 4.0m
Leading off from the impressive atrium, The Library is a formal space which can be used for meetings, film screenings or as a dining area. There is a built-in CD, DVD and projector system and flexible seating arrangements.
As a registered charity, all income generated from venue hire directly supports our education and artistic programmes.