If you’re planning a charity gala in Central London, look no further than these fantastic venues, sure to set the scene and allow for a smoothly run and successful evening.
Matcham Theatre, found within The Hippodrome Casino, can seat up to 180 guests. Being a theatre, naturally it has a stage from which to host, not to mention fantastic acoustics, meaning that everyone can hear clearly and get involved. To make things even easier, full audio-visual, sound and lighting equipment is available on-site, eliminating the need for costly and bothersome outsourcing. Being within stumbling distance of Leicester Square tube station, it should be easy for guests to reach you.
LSO St Luke’s is situated within a stunning Grade I building that dates right back to the 18th century. Many of its original features and architectural touches have been maintained, giving it bucket loads of charm and character, despite having been sensitively updated to serve as a flexible venue in the modern day. The main Jerwood Hall can accommodate between 220 and 450 guests, depending on the configuration, with technical equipment and lighting support available for hire should you need it.
The Hammersmith Eventim Apollo has welcomed some of the world’s best known musicians and comedians to its stage but is now also available to hire for all manner of private and corporate events alike, including a charity gala. The huge capacity of 1500 is ideal, as the more guests there are, the greater the likelihood of bringing in lots of money for the cause. As for getting there, the nearest rail link is Hammersmith tube station itself, which can be reached in just 5 minutes.
The Underglobe gets its name from its wonderfully unique location, tucked discreetly away beneath the iconic Globe Theatre. Despite being a hidden gem, it is in fact a very spacious venue, with high ceilings and plenty of floor space, allowing for up to a total of 450 guests to attend. One of the most unique and striking features in the space is undoubtedly the tree which erupts from the floor, adding a sense of whimsy and sure to be a talking point. In terms of the practicalities, there is a purpose built stage and top quality lighting and AV.
RIBA Venues is a corporate and conference venue, oozing class and sophistication. With 3 roof terraces offering wonderful views out across London, it’s ideally suited to a summer gathering should you get lucky with the weather. Fear not however, as the rooms on the top floor all benefit from equally impressive panoramic views of the city as well, should the sun not be shining on the day. All within comfortable walking distance, the nearest tube stations include Great Portland Street, Regent’s Park and Oxford Circus.
When it first opened in the 1930s, The Troxy was a grand cinema. Now Grade II listed, its art deco styling has been preserved, with many of its original features still intact. Having been updated however, it now boasts a state-of-the-art PA and lighting system for convenience, and air conditioning for added comfort. With a very large capacity, it has become a popular choice for a wide range of different events, with the grandeur sure to impress and hopefully get everyone in a generous mood.