Conway Hall opened in 1929 and is named in honour of Moncure Daniel Conway, anti-slavery advocate, outspoken supporter of free thought and biographer of Thomas Paine. Owned by Conway Hall Ethical Society, a charity, we curate, support and facilitate people and ideas that Make Ethics Matter in the world.
The venue is Grade 2 listed and offers hirers various event spaces, especially our Main Hall with its distinctive stage and highly-regarded acoustics.
Offering a distinct choice of five spaces, or use of the whole venue, Conway Hall is ideal for:
Filming • Livestream & Hybrid events • Conferences • Recording • Rehearsals • Meetings • Talks / Lectures • Comedy, Concerts & Performances • Training / Workshops • Wedding receptions • Fashion shows • Awards ceremonies
We are unique in providing a central London location and a building with character, steeped in history, combined with cutting-edge AV facilities, upgraded recently.
Previous clients include:
BBC • Yamaha • Netflix • Evening Standard • Snowline Media • Ted Baker • Penguin Books • Bloomsbury Festival • Guardian Live • Tate • EMAP
25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL • 020 7242 80322023 Venue Hire Rates 2024 Venue Hire Rates Commercial Filming & Photography rates
Our biggest space, with a standard theatre capacity of 400, spread over the balcony and ground floor seating, the Main Hall retains its period features and is internationally renowned for its excellent acoustics.
The Main Hall is famous for hosting the longest run of classical concerts in the UK (which started in 1880 at the Society’s previous site), jazz concerts from the 1930s to the 1960s, a rare UK appearance from Muddy Waters and gigs by Crass and The Cure in 1970s. It has also hosted countless famous speakers, such as George Orwell, and historic events, including the conference of doctors that led to the founding of the NHS.
With a seating capacity of 75, The Brockway Room is an adaptable space for your hire requirements.
Equipped with a 65″ 4K Smart TV enabling HDMI connectivity or Casting from laptops and other devices.
Perfect for meetings, lectures, and even exhibitions, the specifically-designed skylight floods the room in natural light.
It is located on the ground floor and is fully accessible.
This unique, captivating space has a capacity of up to 60 people.
Conway Hall is the oldest surviving freethought organisation in the world and holds the largest and most comprehensive humanist research resource in the UK, housed partly in our beautiful library.
Surrounded by books and historic features, guests will find this a truly inspiring space for their event; whether a meeting, talk or away day.
It is also an authentic, classic backdrop for photo shoots and filming and has been used in various film and television productions.
BERTRAND RUSSELL ROOM
With a seating capacity of 35, this space is perfect for auditions, rehearsals and meetings alike.
Our full HD screen is compatible with HDMI-enabled laptops and devices.
Located on the ground floor this space is accessible by wheelchair users via a shallow ramp.
This newly refurbished space can seat up to 10 people for boardroom meetings and small presentations.
It is equipped with a 4K Smart TV, enabling HDMI connectivity or Casting from laptops and other devices.
Situated on the second floor, away from the noise, it is perfect for small meetings, interviews and private sessions.
Our venue works with the independent drinks company Too Many Bars, who offer a paid bar for all of our public events.
Too Many Bars was formed in 2019 by Anthony Buck. With over 20 years’ experience working in the events and bar industry – from small cocktail-led private events to managing and licensing for large commercial festival bars – they specialise in providing consultation, management and delivery of event bars and staff for various occasions.
Too Many Bars also have their flagship cocktail bar and kitchen Ten to One in Haringey. In addition to trading six days a week, they also use the location for staff training, cocktail classes and drinks menu development for clients.
Conway Hall are proud to be working alongside Too Many Bars in creating an ethical drinks menu with sustainability at the heart of its project, in addition to creating bespoke drinks menus for our clients.Download Drinks Menu Here