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A Mayfair Theatre full of History

Nestled in the centre of Mayfair, the Royal Institution Theatre is a place of great historic significance.

A space favoured by great minds

The striking Theatre located in the heart of the Royal Institution is the home of the Christmas Lectures and world-famous scientists whose discoveries shaped the modern world. For more than 200 years, speakers including H G Wells, Sir David Attenborough, Helen Sharman and Grayson Perry have shared their ideas in this iconic space. On this very stage in 1839, Michael Faraday announced William Fox-Talbot’s invention of photography. These scientists understood how important it was to share their work with the wider public for the benefit of society.


Comfortably accommodating up to 400 people, this unique space has high quality stage lighting and audio-visual equipment. Air conditioning ensures your guests’ comfort and steeply raked seating their full attention. It is the perfect blend of old meets new, reflecting the Royal Institution’s rich history and investment in the future.

Suitable for all day conferences or evening lectures and debates, the Royal Institution Theatre provides an iconic and inspiring location. When presentations close, guests can make their way through the interconnecting Library, Georgian and Writing Rooms, perfect for lunch time networking, exhibitor stands or drinks receptions.

Enjoy discounted Theatre hire

The Royal Institution is offering 10% off Theatre hire for events this year if dates are confirmed before end of September 2017. Call or email today to discuss your needs and how the Ri can help make your next event memorable.

Contact Royal Institution

If you’d like to learn more about Royal Institution, you can contact their events team directly through their Canvas profile — no middleman involved.