Meetings & conferences

As one of north London’s best equipped venues, artsdepot’s event spaces really have the ‘wow factor’. Our state-of-the-art cultural centre offers an original and creative setting for any occasion.

Looking for a meeting or conference space? Whether you require an intimate interview space or large group training space we have something that’ll work for you.

Our Pentland Theatre and Studio Theatre offer full AV capabilities and technical support, and in our smaller spaces we can provide a plasma screen or projector for presentations, microphones, flipcharts with paper and pens and a lectern.

Catering can be pre-ordered from our standard menu or you can discuss a bespoke menu with our chefs.

Hiring a space for a meeting / conference - FAQs

Here are some questions we're often asked about hiring a space for a meeting or conference.

We offer a variety of meeting and conference spaces to suit different needs. Options include our two versatile theatre spaces, our studio spaces, and smaller breakout rooms. We can accommodate small, intimate meetings to large conferences.

When you hire a space at artsdepot, you typically receive access to the selected venue, seating arrangements, audiovisual equipment (if required), and the option for catering services. Specific inclusions may vary based on your booking.

Yes, we offer flexibility in space setup. You can discuss your preferred seating arrangement, audiovisual requirements, and any other specific needs with our events team to ensure the space is tailored to your event.

Yes, our team provides technical support and can assist with setting up and operating audiovisual equipment to ensure your conference runs smoothly.

The hiring process - FAQs

Here are some questions we're often asked about the hiring process.

Once we have confirmed room availability and suitability for your event / performance, we will send you a set-up sheet to complete. We’ll use the information you provide to create your booking contract, payment invoice and marketing if required.

If you require any assistance in completing the set-up sheet, we are more than happy to talk you through it by telephone or you can arrange an in-person meeting to complete the form. Our contact details are:

  • Fay Diliani – Hires & Events Manager
    020 8369 5471  /
  • Riva Grant – Venue Hires Assistant
    020 8369 5465 /

Yes, a member of our Hires & Events Team will be happy to arrange a viewing for you. Timings will be dependent on availability of the space you wish to hire. Due to the high volume of events taking place in our venue and limited viewing opportunities we are usually only able to offer one viewing per booking. Subsequent viewings will be arranged if possible but can’t be guaranteed.

Yes. We’ll provisionally hold your date for one month or until another hirer requires the date (whichever occurs first). After one month has passed if your date hasn’t been confirmed and we haven’t received any further communication from you then we may offer your date to someone else. If another hirer requires your date while it’s provisionally held and is in a position to confirm then we’ll give you first refusal but at that point we’d need you to either confirm and pay your deposit or release the date.

Your event will have exclusive use of the rooms you hire but there may be other events taking place in our venue at the same time.

Once your booking contract is issued, our Finance Officer will send you an invoice for a 50% deposit payment. The remainder of the hire fee will be due 30 days before the event, and we’ll send you a second invoice for this. If there are fewer than 30 days at the point of contracting, then you’ll receive one invoice for the full amount.

For theatre hirers we can offer limited free parking in our loading bay for the duration of your event. We provide two bays and can accommodate a vehicle length of 16m.  The loading bay is shared by both of our theatres so parking will be allocated by our Technical Team depending on how many theatre companies are on site.

For room hirers there is a pay & display car park directly below our venue with a lift that comes from the car park into our ground floor foyer. Parking here is limited to 90 minutes unless you’re able to speak with the parking attendant in advance to arrange a longer period. As this parking belongs to Aldi we don’t have any influence on this decision.

If you require an Accessible Parking Bay please contact us for further details.

Details of other local parking can be found here.

Due to our lease agreement there are some events which we’re unable to host within our venue which are:

  • Commercial Cinema
  • Political Events
  • Religious Services

If you’re unsure whether your event will fall into one of these categories please ask us for further details. We also reserve the right to refuse any booking which we deem unsuitable for our venue.

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