Housing two studio spaces under one roof, and situated in the heart of Whitehall, Trafalgar Studios is a new, exciting and distinctive theatre for hire. Delightfully modern, it is one of our more experimental and dynamic venues, notorious for presenting cutting-edge and dangerous work in the heart of the West End. The larger capacity Studio 1 is ideal for conferences, presentations, showcases and workshops, whilst the more intimate Studio 2 space is perfect for play-readings, workshops, and smaller showcases. Standing receptions and formal meetings can also be accommodated in the theatre’s two bar areas, available for hire as part of an auditorium hire, or as a private hire. Situated next to Trafalgar Square and London’s main tourist attractions, and with excellent transport links, the Trafalgar Studios provides a unique and affordable opportunity for theatre hire in the West End.
Trafalgar Studios 1 and 2 are available for hire from Monday to Friday 10am-4pm (earlier starts can be facilitated, and availability will be subject to matinee performances and the current programme) and throughout the day and evening on Sundays.
Trafalgar Studios was created by Ambassador Theatre Group and opened in May 2004. Previous to its rebirth the building was known as the Whitehall Theatre and for a brief intervening period was converted into a museum, The Theatre of War. The ceiling in the linking stairway between the Foyer Bar and Studio 1 harks back to the building’s days as a museum, and was created by the original designer of Doctor Who.
As Trafalgar Studios, the building has earned its reputation for showing exciting, challenging and fresh new works in the heart of the West End. Studio 1 opened with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Othello, and has gone on to present a diverse range of prestigious shows, from Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, to the hit comedy Elling, and Fat Pig, Entertaining Mr Sloane, The Last Cigarette, The Mountaintop and most recently End of the Rainbow. Studio 2 has been home to such innovative work as Cyprus, Lifecoach, starring Phil Jupitus, Touched, performed by Sadie Frost, and New Boy, starring Nicholas Hoult.