Theatre Hire of the Auditorium

The Auditorium at the Cervantes theatre can be used in a wide variety of different ways. Its core use is as the home of the Spanish Theatre Company in London to show its own productions, but we also hire it out to other organisations. The principal uses are as follows:


Rehearsal Space

The auditorium can be hired for either for rehearsals or auditions.  As a rehearsal space, it is ideal, very well situated at just 3 minutes walk from Southwark underground station, with a stage area suitable for up to 15 people and with multiple amenities such as cafes nearby for coffee and lunch breaks. A full description of the space, together with rates and terms and conditions can be found on our rehearsal space page.


Corporate Hire

We encourage daytime and evening corporate theatre hire. Over the time we have been open, the theatre has been used for staff presentations, presentations to clients and training courses.  Set in Old Union Arches, itself an upmarket development with two high end restaurants (Macellaio and Bala Baya) to repair to for lunch or dinner, the theatre is very well specified, with luxurious seating, air-conditioning and a range of audiovisual equipment. Our page covering corporate theatre hire gives more details.


Receiving Theatre/Showcases

We are very happy, subject to scheduling and the artistic approval of our Artistic Director to stage external productions. For companies wishing to hire the theatre for one of their own productions, we offer a range of help including marketing support, a box office service and help in locating rehearsal space in the area.

If you wish to carry out a showcase of your work, then the theatre can also be made available for this too.

For more details see our Theatre Hire for Performances page.


Space Hire for Workshops/Classes

Looking for a venue to hold your workshops or classes, look no further. The Cervantes Theatre is an ideal location in central London, at only 3 minutes’ walk from Southwark tube station and 10 minutes’ walk from Waterloo Station.

Cervantes Theatre
Arch 26. 229 Union Street
London SE1 0LR

Email us at quoting “WORKSHOPS/CLASSES”. Time can be tailored to your requirements, mornings, afternoons or evenings. We can also arrange refreshments at a small fee. Get in touch.

Maximum number of people: 20 (if more, please talk to us)

Price: £70 + VAT per hour

Projector and screen availability: £50 +VAT

Theatre Hire of the whole building/The Bar Area

On occasions, we hire the either the whole building or the bar areas out to companies who wish to put on events that involve a combination of presentations and entertaining. We now have significant expertise in staging corporate events which are inevitably bespokely created,  requiring elements of theatrical production for the presentation elements together with top quality catering.

You can also book the theatre bar area for private parties. See theatre bar hire



For all types of theatre hire, there are some commonly asked questions, which we answer below:

Have you any photos of the theatre ?

Yes, for a special selection relevant to you hire see our theatre hire photo gallery

Can I come to view the building ?

Absolutely, but please note we are a working theatre, so you need to make and appointment to do so. Please contact us on or 0203 633 4406

Is the building wheelchair accessible ?

The auditorium is on the ground floor is wheelchair accessible and there is a disabled toilet, so if your hire only involves the auditorium then wheelchair guests can gain access. The bar area, however is on the first floor and there is no lift.

What support services can you provide for my hire ?

We can provide many extra service to support your hire including

  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Catering
  • Lighting and sound technicians
  • (for public events ) Ticketing and Box Office
  • Marketing
  • Photography

These are all provided through trusted contacts and there may be a lead time in arranging a service, so please discuss it with us at the time of hire.

Do you have a late licence ?

No, our standard licensing requires that the building be closed by 11pm. However, there is the possibility of obtaining one off temporary licences for specific events via the local authority (Southwark). Once again, this takes a couple of weeks to organise, so at the time you hire the theatre you should discuss this with us.



Box office number: 020 3633 4406

Box Office opening hours:

Mon - Fri 10:00-18:00

Cervantes Theatre Arch 26 229 Union Street London SE1 0LR