Theatre hire

Our 1,350 seat auditorium is spread across three levels, each with their own bar, toilets and additional spaces. Your event can take place on one or multiple levels of the Theatre, during the day and potentially into the evening when the Theatre is available. Situated in the heart of the West End, the Shaftesbury is an incredibly flexible theatre with an extraordinary intimacy, making it the perfect venue for performances and large corporate events.


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
-1 225

The Taffner Suite
-1 25-30

The Main Foyer

The Bertie Crewe
(available from Summer 2023)
0 60

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

The Melville


The Theatre is available for “one off” concerts, comedy, drama, dance or musicals on days when the resident production is not playing. Longer periods are available during “dark” periods between the resident productions. All “one off” events play on top of the resident production and will benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and access to some of the finest technical talents in the West End. Our teams will work with you to make sure that your performance is presented to the highest standards. Additionally, television, film, photographic and radio productions are easily accommodated at the Shaftesbury.

To enquire about hiring the Theatre for concerts, email

To enquire about hiring the Theatre for a limited run, email

To enquire about hiring the Theatre for corporate events and filming, submit your details in the form below. 

Enquiry Form

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