Studio Hire

Situated 3 minutes from Old Street tube station, the Talawa Studio is in a prime and accessible location. The premises is close to many bus routes, Kings Cross/St. Pancras, Euston and Liverpool Station.

The Studio
The Talawa Studio boasts a 90m2 floor space. The harlequin dance floor ensures quality, versatility and comfort. Heating and air conditioning (controlled by you) is available throughout the space. Two WCs and a kitchen are located along the left wall of the Studio. The Studio also comes equipped with a fridge, microwave, kettle, water cooler and coffee machine.

65 maximum (theatre style)
40 maximum (boardroom)
30 maximum (workshop)

We regret that the Studio is not fully accessible at present, but there is a manual ramp available to provide some access, and an accessible WC. 

We ask anyone with access requirements to confirm details with the Talawa Administrator during the time of booking or prior to the hire as this will enable us to offer advice and support.

Technical equipment(available upon request: no extra cost)
PA system
Plus a selection of extended cables and tripods for speakers
A variety of benches and chairs (suitable for up to 65)

The Talawa Studio has fibre WiFi broadband with speeds of up to 40Mbps available.

Exclusive hire of the Talawa Studio is available for extended bookings (2 weeks+). However unless otherwise stated, your hire of the Talawa Studio should always be treated as non-exclusive. We do take care to ensure that the level of crossover and impact from multiple hirers is kept to a minimum and will advise of other bookings happening simultaneously if appropriate.

There is a private loading bay located in between the Talawa office and Studio. Loading is able to take place at any time, but if between 8am and 5pm, notice must be given to ensure we can notify users of the private car park.

Talawa Theatre Company does not have designated parking areas for hirers or visitors to the Studio. There are a number of car parks available nearby on Great Eastern Street and Silk Street.
There is also parking available on Chart Street, situated off East Road via a pay meter.

Transport Links (Underground, Overground and Bus routes)
The nearest underground station to Talawa Theatre Company is Old Street, on the Northern Line. Old Street Station is a three minute walk from taking Exit 1 and following the road as it becomes East Road. Other nearby underground stations are Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines) and Moorgate, both approximately a 15 minute walk.

Our clients include
Tiata Fahodzi 
Young Vic 
Oxford Playhouse 
Almeida Theatre 
University of Edinburgh 
Bush Theatre 
Kali Theatre Company 
Told By An Idiot 
Sheffield Theatre 
Birmingham Repertory Theatre 
Soho Theatre

Talawa Theatre Company Ltd, Ground Floor 55 East Road, London N1 6AH

Cancellation Policy
Should you for any reason need to cancel your booking please read our terms for cancellation and fees payable:

  • If cancelled with one week' s notice (5 working days), no fee will be payable.
  • If cancelled with less than one week's notice, a fee of half of the first day of the hire will be deducted from the deposit.
  • In case of a no show, the fee as confirmed will be deducted as if the hirer were using the Studio as normal.

To make or enquire about a booking, availability and cost of hiring the Talawa Studio please complete the booking form below or contact our Administrator: or 020 7251 6644 (option 1). 

Once your form is received, we will aim to respond with a quote and/or request for further information within 48 hours.

  • Rates
    • Half Day

      One Day
      4 hours

    • Full Day

      One Day
      8 hours

    • 5 Days

      Monday - Friday
      10am - 6pm

    • 6 Days

      Available Monday - Sunday
      10am - 6pm

    • 7 Days (Exclusive Hire)

      Exclusive Hire all week between desired hours
      Exclusive access including storage facilities

    • Please note

      We are unable to provide Studio Hire on an hourly basis.

    • All rates are exclusive of VAT. Continuous bookings of more than two weeks are entitled to a 10% discount.

  • Studio Hire: Request Form (click to download)

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