Phoenix Theatre spaces

The Phoenix Theatre is available for hire on Tuesday and Friday from 10am-5pm (earlier starts can be facilitated) and all day and evening on Sundays and Mondays, during the school term. Please note that during the school holidays, the schedule changes, and the theatre is available for hire on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-5pm (earlier starts can be facilitated) and all day and evening on Sundays.

Space Capacity standing Capacity seated Natural daylight? Steps?
Auditorium 56 1004 over 3 levelsLevel 1: 466Level 2: 280Level 3: 2542 Boxes, each with 2 seats (one of which is wheelchair accessible) No -
Foyer Bar 50(with potential to expand by opening doors to street level) 15 Yes 29
Round Room 5 3 No 68(also accessible from street level)
Gertrude Lawrence Bar 40 15 No 23 (+4 to podium)
Noël Coward Bar 40 12 Yes 53
Ambassador Lounge  10 - No 16
Upper Circle Bar 35 - Yes 75
Phoenix Theatre
Auditorium – details and photos
Foyer Bar - details and photos
Round Room – details and photos
Plushy Bar – details and photos
Dress Circle Bar – details and photos
Phoenix Bar – details and photos
Upper Circle Bar – details and photos
Services and accredited suppliers
> About the Phoenix Theatre


The Phoenix Theatre’s beautiful auditorium, decorated in deep red, gold and dark wood, encapsulates the essence of a traditional London theatre. It is an ideal setting for photo shoots and filming and makes for an impressive venue for conferences, lectures and performances.The ideal back-drop for any shoot, the auditorium’s picturesque safety curtain is a rendition of Jacopo del Sellaio’s The Triumph Of Love. The large capacity auditorium is also excellent for conferences, lectures, presentations and training days, whilst the multiple bars provide ample, flexible spaces for break-out sessions. The auditorium is also available for showcase hires, but please note that the stage is steeply raked.

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Foyer Bar

This expansive entrance to the theatre, decorated in cream and gold, is a striking setting for receptions and entertaining. Feeding upstairs to the stylish Noël Coward Bar, and straight out onto a quiet Covent Garden street, this bar is hugely flexible and effortlessly atmospheric.



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Round Room

Connected to the Royal Box, this quirky, smartly decorated space is suitable for private, one-to one-meetings as well as exclusive VIP experiences for guests.

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Gertrude Lawrence Bar

Named after the international superstar and West End darling who starred opposite Noël Coward at the opening of the Phoenix Theatre, this bar is graceful and exquisite. One of the largest bars in the Phoenix, it is perfectly suited to formal seated meetings and workshops; the raised area at the front of the room lending itself well to presentations.


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Noël Coward Bar

TIME magazine once wrote of the playwright, Noël Coward, that he had, ‘a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise’. With luxurious furnishings and a fully-equipped cocktail bar, this opulent bar aims to capture the essence of this style, It is an homage to the man whose play Private Lives opened the Phoenix Theatre in 1930. Boasting a high ceiling and natural daylight, it is a prime entertaining spot.


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Ambassador Lounge

Intimate and exclusive, the Ambassador Lounge offers a high standard in VIP entertaining. By night the room plays host to theatre guests who are looking for a more elite experience and by day it welcomes private meetings and receptions. It is perfect alongside auditorium hires as a room for very special guests.


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Upper Circle Bar

In homage to the founding father of English poetry, Geoffrey Chaucer, the Upper Circle Bar is decorated with images of the writer. The Upper Circle Bar adds a touch of history and elegance to entertaining.


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Projector Can be hired externally
Screen Can be hired externally
Lighting Lighting rig and operators available to hire from resident producers
Sound Sound rig and operators available to hire from resident producers
Microphones Can be hired externally
Dance floor Yes (not sprung)
Other Resident production’s set fixed to the stage

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Other services and accredited suppliers

Caterers Scott Harris/Mackintosh
External technical hire Orbital/White Light

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