Business and events hire

From large conferences in our elegant Grade II listed theatre to corporate meetings in our newly constructed bar, The 1911, Shaftesbury Theatre provides a unique setting to create memorable events.


With capacity for between ten and 1,300 people, Shaftesbury Theatre can be hired for a wide range of events including conferences and social gatherings, seminars and product launches, daytime events and productions, meetings, training sessions and workshops.

We use the best locally sourced food and drink, and a dedicated Event Coordinator will be assigned to you to co-ordinate your event from start to finish. Contact to find out more.


Level Capacity Perfect For



All 1300-1350
(dependent on production)
 AGMs, Graduations, Conferences, Launches
Stalls -1 640
Royal Circle 0 390
Grand 4 260

1911 Bar
-1 150 Receptions and Parties

The Taffner Suite
-1 20 Private Dining

The Main Foyer

The Bertie Crewe Bar
(available from Summer 2023)
0 60

The Ray Cooney Room (available from Autumn 2023)
1 25-30

The Melville


The Shaftesbury is an incredibly adaptable theatre in the heart of the West End that can be tailored to suit your needs. To access our resources area for more information about the technical capabilities of the Theatre, catering options, or for more information on hiring our spaces, email

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