Spaces for hire

Toynbee Studios

Toynbee Studios has six spaces catering for professional work, ranging from intimate spaces where artists can experiment to professional dance and theatre studios for larger productions and rehearsals, as well as characterful and accessible spaces for meetings, conferences and events.

View of the Toynbee Studios Theatre stage

Theatre

1930s art deco theatre 10 x 9m (stage) Capacity 280
Interior of Studio 3 at Toynbee Studios

Studio 3

Large airy studio with full blackout 15 x 14m Capacity 80
Interior of the Court Room at Toynbee Studios

Court Room

Atmospheric space with small stage 15.5 x 7.5m Capacity 60
Interior of the Fire Room at Toynbee Studios

Fire Room

Rehearsal studio with natural light 12 x 6m Capacity 50
Interior of Studio 5 at Toynbee Studios

Studio 5

Intimate space 8.5 x 4.5m Capacity 40
Cafe interior

Café and Bar

Available for private functions in the evenings and on weekends
Selection of cafe food

Catering

Delicious, sustainable and ethically sourced catering

Make a booking

Toynbee Studios has a range of flexible spaces available for hire in the heart of London ranging from intimate spaces where artists can experiment to high spec dance and theatre studios for larger productions and rehearsals, as well as accessible and characterful spaces for meetings and events.

Covid-19 update

Please note that our buildling is currently closed to the public. You can still get in touch to discuss future bookings.

Physical distancing measures are in place at Toynbee Studios, including in our rehearsal studios. The maximum capacity of each space depends on the type of activity – we have made some recommendations for each studio and will discuss these with you during the booking process.
Read our statement in response to Covid-19

Rates

All prices listed exclude VAT. Charity rates apply to charities, non-profits and performing arts companies. Any requests for hires for public events will be considered by Artsadmin but must be approved by the programming team as fitting with Artsadmin’s artistic objectives.

Regular studio hours are 10am–6pm, Monday–Friday. Hires outside of these hours are subject to additional duty management charges. Weekend surcharges apply to extended weekly hires. Conferences, public events and filming are possible by negotiation at separate rates.

Details and further info

  • Exclusive use of the booked space
  • Goods lift (for use by arrangement) lift spec
  • Space to load in and load out
  • WiFi
  • Shared kitchen
  • Showers
  • Access to cycle racks
  • Tables and chairs
  • Piano
  • Flipcharts

  • Catering from the Arts Bar and Café
  • Projector and screen
  • TV and DVD player
  • Printing and photocopying

  • Toynbee Studios is accessible to wheelchair users.
  • All of our toilets are gender neutral. Fully accessible toilets are located on the ground, first and third floors.
  • In the first floor disabled toilet, there is a wheelchair-accessible shower with a fold-down shower seat and an ergonomic sink that is adjustable in height.
  • In the third floor disabled toilet, the accessible toilet has a shower with a hoist, which is an Opemed OT200c and has safe working weight of 200kg, and a powered nursing bench with safety rail.
  • There is a quiet space on the third floor.
  • We welcome guide, hearing and assistance dogs. A drinking bowl is located in the café foyer.
  • More about our accessibility policy

Public events are possible by negotiation at separate rates. For further information please get in touch.

Conferences and bigger events are possible by negotiation at separate rates. For further information please get in touch.

Make a booking

For all space hire enquiries and bookings please contact:

Alex Brown
alexbrown@artsadmin.co.uk
020 7247 5102

Location

Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
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Our studios are in the heart of London, a stone’s throw from The Square Mile, less than 3 minutes walk from Aldgate East tube, and conveniently close to key tube, bus and rail networks.
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