When it comes to hosting conferences that stand out, the Shaftesbury Theatre takes center stage, offering a unique and captivating venue that seamlessly blends business with entertainment.


Nestled in the heart of London’s West End, this iconic theatre transforms into a dynamic space that’s perfect for conferences, seminars, and corporate events.

With space for up to 1,300 guests, a dedicated events team and state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment, the Shaftesbury is the ideal space to wow your guests and create a memorable day for your whole company.

Located in Central London

Situated in the heart of the West End, the Shaftesbury offers the prime location for attendees travelling to your event from near and far. Just a 13 minute walk from Charing Cross Station and a 23 minute walk from Waterloo station, guests attending from around the UK can be at your event without undue stress. Those travelling within London can access any of the nearest Underground stations, including Tottenham Court Road, Covent Garden or Holborn, in under 6 minutes.

Your conference participants can easily transition from the world of business to a world of culture and leisure. Surrounding the theatre are world-class hotels, fine dining establishments, and vibrant cultural attractions, providing ample opportunities for your attendees to immerse themselves in the city’s offerings during breaks or after the event.

Adapting to Your Numbers


From intimate workshops to large-scale conferences, the Shaftesbury Theatre offers versatile spaces that can be tailored to your event’s specific needs.

The main auditorium, with space for 1,300 guests and a fully accessible level, serves as an impressive setting for keynote presentations and panel discussions. The spacious foyer provides networking spaces bathed in the ambiance of theatrical elegance, while the hospitality areas offer modern and sleek spaces where your guests can mingle or relax.

We allow conference bookings to confirm final numbers 30 days before your booking date, so you can save money on catering by avoiding paying large sums upfront if you’re unsure of numbers.

Conference Catering

The food and drink that accompanies your event can elevate your guests’ experience and add polish to the whole day. Our team recognize the importance of quality catering, and can work with you to achieve the menu you’re looking for.

Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch in between sessions, coffee and refreshments for morning conferences, or a luxurious canape and champagne reception to celebrate a successful day, the Shaftesbury’s team can meet all your catering needs.

Host Your Conference at The Shaftesbury


To learn more about large scale event and conference hosting at the Shaftesbury, call 0207 395 1322 or email

Our events brochure is also available to download from our Business and Events page.