Private Venue Hire at The Shaftesbury Theatre, London

We’re a historic Grade II listed Edwardian building nestled in the heart of London’s bustling West End. Located on the iconic Shaftesbury Avenue, just five minutes walk from Soho and Covent Garden, the Theatre is world-renowned as a cornerstone of the West End’s history. But apart from putting on amazing theatrical productions, we also offer a unique experience with our private events hire.


Elevate your special occasions, business meetings and corporate functions with our versatile event venues and private bars. Our rich history and iconic location make The Shaftesbury an unparalleled setting for any event, and sure to impress guests at meetings, receptions, offsites and private functions.

A tribute to the legendary theatre architect who originally designed The Shaftesbury, The Bertie Crewe is a sophisticated bar space featuring the architectural quirks of the room’s original design. Newly opened in July 2023, The Bertie Crewe’s charming interior provides the perfect setting for an elegant drinks reception or important meeting.


Seating areas in The Bertie Crewe are fully configurable, with the scope to add more tables and chairs as required. Standing, the room holds forty guests, and in seated configurations holds around twenty, making it the perfect size for small and intimate gatherings. Its elegant ambiance and thoughtful design create an inviting atmosphere, perfect for fostering creativity and meaningful conversations.



Named after the year construction was completed on the Shaftesbury, The 1911 is our largest bar space and can accommodate up to 150 people standing; making it a perfect choice for larger drinks receptions. Finished in October 2022, the sleek design makes the bar an impressive choice for any function when looking for architecturally unique spaces.


In seated configurations, The 1911 can seat 70 people theatre style, and around 60 in grouped seating. A versatile option for talks, corporate offsites, workshops and private presentations, The 1911 is also fully accessible from street level. The rental comes with men’s and women’s private bathrooms, as well as an accessible bathroom.

Additional Amenities


All our bookings come with:

  • High-speed WiFi available throughout the building (unlimited users)
  • Dedicated events staff, including an Access host if required
  • Building access through the main foyer for guests


We also have available:

  • Large TV screen (suitable for presentations)
  • PA System (microphones and speakers)
  • Modern design lectern

Book with us today


When it comes to private venue hire in London, Shaftesbury Theatre is a unique and memorable location, which is also affordable in comparison to typical venue hires in Central London. We also offer tours of the building and pre-show experiences, if you want to dive deeper into the world of theatre with your guests.

Whether you’re seeking a space to brainstorm ideas with colleagues, collaborate on creative visions, or relax at a private drinks party, The Shaftesbury’s spaces provide a sophisticated yet understated option. All entirely private, staffed by our dedicated events team, and guaranteed to have your guests and friends remembering your event for the unique location and stellar experience.


For any and all event enquiries please email, we’d love to hear from you! Or visit our venue hires page to download our events brochure and discover a little more about what we offer.