Our mantra “Food Performance Passion” is inspired, in part, by our portfolio of extraordinary venues. Many of our venues have their own performance story to tell, either due to their unique and colourful histories, or simply because they are the best stages in town to present an unforgettable show!
As its name suggests, the Banqueting House is a purpose built 17th century pleasure palace. Designed by celebrated architect Inigo Jones, the Banqueting House was created to host sumptious banquets and spectacular masques to entertain 17th century glitterati. Today, contemporary revellers can marvel at the recently restored Rubens ceiling of the Main Hall or cosy up in the atmospheric vaulted Undercroft. The Banqueting House is due to re-open later this month after another spot of restoration – we can’t wait to see it!
Hammersmith’s Grade II listed Art Deco treasure is most famed as a live music venue, having witnessed seminal performances by the likes of Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Dire Straits, Bruce Springstein, David Bowie, Elton John and Kate Bush. Today it also hosts incredible corporate and media events and is a perfect space for Award Dinners. Not surprisingly the venue’s inhouse AV team are second to none!
This deconsecrated Grade I listed 18th Century Hawksmoor church is now home to the London Symphony Orchestra. When the Orchestra isn’t performing, it’s an incredibly atmospheric venue, with warm brickwork, peerless acoustics and in built AV systems. Situated a stone’s throw from Old Street, LSO St Luke’s is the perfect stage for private and corporate performances alike.
What more do we need to say? Camden’s Roundhouse is a former railway shed and now a world famous performing arts and live music venue, which also hosts some pretty incredible events. Offering a versatile 2,500 sqm, the Roundhouse is an iconic venue for Award Ceremonies, Charity Showstoppers, Dinners and Parties.
East London’s Troxy, a Grade II listed former Art Deco Cinema, is now a thriving events venue hailed by the NME as London’s “oldest, coolest and most iconic venue”. In 2009 the Trocadero’s prized and restored Wurlitzer pipe organ was moved to the Troxy, and to honour it, the venue screened its first film for more than 50 years, “Bugsy Malone”, complete with live music and custard pie fights!
The V&A is custodian of one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of theatrical and performance related artifacts covering the disciplines of drama, opera, dance, circus and even puppetry. The wide variety of glorious galleries and event spaces makes the V&A one of the most unique London venues. In addition the John Madejski Garden with its integrated lighting scheme designed by Rolling Stones lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe adds a certain rock’n’roll edge to private parties and corporate events.