How to Plan A Corporate Offsite: Everything You Need To Know

Corporate offsite days are pivotal moments for any company. They offer a chance to break away from routine, ignite creativity, and reinforce team cohesion. Whatever the focus of your offsite day, there are a few key things to remember when planning your team’s trip.

Find A Venue For Your Offsite


When choosing a venue for a company offsite, it is important to consider:

  • Location: Select a venue that works in relation to your permanent place of work or where people will be traveling from.
  • Pricing: Remember to look at costs overall (and don’t forget to factor in the extras!) so you can keep your event on budget.
  • Catering and Refreshments: Consider catering options that align with the event’s tone and provide different choices for your guests. Remember to consider all dietary requirements to ensure your guests are catered for.
  • Tech and Equipment: Confirm technical requirements beforehand and ensure compatibility with your presentation tools.
  • Transport and Accommodation: If necessary, arrange transportation for attendees and consider nearby accommodation options for out-of-town participants.


There’s a multitude of options when you’re looking for London venues for corporate offsites, including our newly renovated event spaces at the Shaftesbury Theatre. If a venue in the heart of Central London is what you’re after why not drop an email to and work with us to plan your next event.

Planning Your Offsite Content


A lack of schedule can derail the focus of your offsite, so make sure to:

  • Define Objectives: Outline clear objectives for the offsite day. Is it team-building, strategy planning, or a combination? Define what you aim to achieve to structure the day effectively.
  • Create an Agenda: Craft a detailed agenda outlining activities, discussions, and breaks. Ensure a balance between productive sessions and moments for relaxation or networking.
  • Remember Team-Building: Offsites are the perfect opportunity to give your employees an opportunity to form better inter-personal relationships; team-building activities can foster camaraderie and enhance collaboration within a team.

Ensuring Success


Your team is the most important factor of any offsite. Don’t forget:

  • Communication is Key: Keep all participants informed about the schedule, logistics, and any pre-event preparations to ensure a smooth experience.
  • Solicit Feedback: After the offsite, gather feedback to gauge its success and identify areas for improvement in future events.

Book Your Offsite In Advance


An offsite day is not just about the venue; it’s about the experiences, collaborations, and inspirations that arise from the time spent together. The right venue only sets the stage for these invaluable moments. Planning a corporate offsite day requires careful consideration and attention to detail, so the more time you give yourself to plan, the smoother your experience will be.


At the Shaftesbury Theatre, our strategic location in Central London, versatile spaces, modern amenities, and unique history make us an exemplary venue choice to host a successful and impactful offsite day. If you’d like to talk to our team about what we can offer drop an email to or visit on Corporate Offsites page to discover more.