RSA House

Behind the doors, you will find some of London’s finest and most inspiring event spaces. Tucked away behind the strand, it is well connected
Charles Dickens was Vice-President of the RSA, don't you know

Features

  • Accessible
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Break Out Spaces
  • Cloak Room
  • Coffee House
  • Lift Access
  • Outdoor Space
  • Private Entrance
  • AV Support
  • Charitable Status
  • CSR Accreditation
  • Exclusive Venue Hire
  • Late Opening
  • Music Licence
  • Suitable for filming
  • Wedding Ceremonies

RSA House venue hire

For the past 260 years, the House has been the intellectual and social home of some of the nation’s greatest thinkers and social activists. Behind its doors today, you will find some of London’s finest event spaces and meeting rooms, designed to foster creative thinking and collaboration. The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), is a registered charity. By choosing to host your event here, you are helping support a mission to enrich society through ideas and action.

Why choose RSA events

  • Tucked away behind the Strand, RSA House is centrally located and well connected
  • Inspiring, unique and flexible event spaces, each with their own stories to tell
  • Georgian grandeur meets state-of-the art AV, perfect for the meeting of minds
  • From finger buffets to fine dining, expect first class catering, whatever the setting
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Weddings at RSA House

From the Great Hall with its spectacular domed glass roof to the secluded subterranean Vaults, RSA House is the ultimate venue for that quintessentially London wedding.

Situated at the heart of the West End, the House is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and receptions for up to 180 guests. Boasting 11 rooms, it offers Georgian grandeur, contemporary style and some surprising spaces all under one roof. Spoilt for choice? Book the lot, and make the House your home for a day.

Whether you want to take your guests on a journey through the venue or let them drift freely from room to room, the dedicated in-house wedding team will help you plan every detail. And to add to the feel-good factor; all profits will go to charity. So your special day will help make someone else’s too.

Full wedding day packages are available, including seated dining for up to 130 guests. And with seasonal menus, specifically designed for RSA House by the head chef, you can expect top-notch catering at the top table (and throughout).

Conferences & meetings at RSA House

Location, location, location. In the heart of London’s West End, RSA House is perfectly placed for conferences and corporate get togethers of all types and sizes.

Beneath the surface of the historical fabric lies a 21st century technological infrastructure designed to create, and provide, truly connected spaces capable of hosting cutting-edge events.

Whether it’s a corporate conference for 180 or a product launch for 60, there’s a room for every occasion. And with competitive day delegate rates, along with exceptional in-house catering, every aspect of your event is covered.

Product launches at RSA House

Beneath the surface of the 18th century building lies 21st century technology, designed to create and provide truly connected spaces which can host cutting edge events.

The Vaults at RSA House is the perfect place for a product launch event in London’s West End. Or if you’re looking for a unique venue for a press screening, the impressive and atmospheric, purpose-built Durham Street Auditorium couldn’t be better.

With state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities in the larger rooms and plasma screens for intimate presentations in the smaller rooms, RSA House provides everything you’d expect from a product launch venue. And with its own private entrance, it couldn’t feel more exclusive.

Private parties at RSA House

Big birthday bash, special anniversary, family reunion or general get together. Whatever you’re celebrating, RSA House provides a truly memorable private party venue.

Its handy central location makes it easy for everyone to get to. While its impressive Georgian exterior (and stunning interior) makes it hard to forget.

With a range of rooms to choose from, there’s space for 10-220 guests. And with a flexible bar set up (drinks and corkage available), a DJ, band or music, the dedicated event team can help you make this party venue your very own.

Coffee House

The Coffee House at RSA House is a warm and inviting place to eat, drink, work and socialise. The Coffee House is open from 8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday and offers a delicious breakfast, lunch and snack menu. You do not have to be a fellow or pre-book to visit the Coffee House; all visitors are very welcome.

Location

8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ

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Event spaces at RSA House

The Great Room

The Great Room is the largest event space at RSA House, playing host to awards dinners, large conferences and meetings, drinks receptions and weddings. It's also the place where RSA fellow, Alexander Graham Bell, gave the first practical demonstration of his latest invention – the telephone – in 1877. With its domed glass roof and epic series of paintings by James Barry, it's impressive! Fully air conditioned and with full AV built in, this room is ideal for most event types and can be set up in many different ways.

Room Capacity
  • 200 RECEPTION
  • 61 U-SHAPED
  • 80 CABARET
  • 130 DINNER
  • 180 THEATRE
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • Blackout
  • Branding Opportunities
  • High Ceilings
  • Inhouse AV
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
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The Vaults

Once river-side warehouses, now stunning exhibition spaces, the Vaults at RSA House is the perfect place for any private function in the heart of London's West End. And with its own private entrance, it couldn't feel more exclusive. With exposed 18th century brickwork, wall space for projection, and incredible acoustics, the Vaults provide a stunning backdrop to any product launch, dinner party or wedding. And with four to choose from, there's room to scale up or down.

Room Capacity
  • 220 RECEPTION
  • 32 CABARET
  • 80 DINNER
  • 40 THEATRE
  • 52 BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • Blackout
  • Branding Opportunities
  • High Ceilings
  • Inhouse AV
  • Light
  • Period Features (In Room)
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Benjamin Franklin, RSA House

Room Capacity 165 Guests
Room capacity
150
RECEPTION
90
DINNER
100
THEATRE
36
U-SHAPED
48
CABARET
35
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
  • Branding Opportunities
  • Blackout
  • Inhouse AV
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Henry Cole Room, RSA House

Room Capacity 15 Guests
Room capacity
15
RECEPTION
8
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Period Features (In Room)
  • Branding Opportunities
  • Outdoor Space
  • Balcony
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Durham Street Auditorium, RSA House

Room Capacity 70 Guests
Room capacity
70
THEATRE
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Period Features (In Room)
  • Branding Opportunities
  • Outdoor Space
  • Inhouse AV
  • Balcony
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Folkestone Room, RSA House

Room Capacity 14 Guests
Room capacity
14
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
  • Branding Opportunities
  • Blackout
  • Inhouse AV
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Prince Philip, RSA House

Room Capacity 60 Guests
Room capacity
60
RECEPTION
50
DINNER
56
THEATRE
32
U-SHAPED
40
CABARET
30
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
  • Branding Opportunities
  • Blackout
  • Inhouse AV
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Queen Elizabeth II Room, RSA House

Room Capacity 40 Guests
Room capacity
40
RECEPTION
30
DINNER
30
THEATRE
21
CABARET
22
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
  • Branding Opportunities
  • Blackout
  • Inhouse AV
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Shipley, RSA House

Room Capacity 12 Guests
Room capacity
12
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
  • Branding Opportunities
  • Blackout
  • Inhouse AV
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Tavern, RSA House

Room Capacity 60 Guests
Room capacity
60
RECEPTION
48
DINNER
53
THEATRE
32
U-SHAPED
40
CABARET
32
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
  • Branding Opportunities
  • Blackout
  • Inhouse AV
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Tindale, RSA House

Room Capacity 6 Guests
Room capacity
6
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
  • Branding Opportunities
  • Blackout
  • Inhouse AV
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