Toynbee Studios

Photo: Arts Admin, Toynbee Studios.

Studio Space Artsadmin, Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street
E1 6AB
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7247 5102

Toynbee Studios is Artsadmin’s unique centre for the development and presentation of new work. Based in East London, the building contains a 280-seat theatre, 5 rehearsal spaces and the Arts Bar & Café. Regular studio hours are Monday-Friday 10am-6pm with extensions subject to additional duty management fees. Please contact Jessica Denning to discuss hiring our spaces for your rehearsals and events.

Toynbee Studios facilities are fully accessible.

Steve Whitson Studio, Toynbee Studios, Photo: Richard Bryant/

Jessica Denning

Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London. E1 6AB
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7247 5103


Location Tower Hamlets. Zone 1

Size Medium and Small

Number of studios for hire Six

Studio details
Most floors are not sprung but are suitable for dance. Steve Whitson Studio is sprung, mirrored and has ballet barres.
Hire charge: Two-tier system – Standard rate and Charity rate.

Theatre (10m x 9m stage). Capacity 280 (+50 on stage)
1930s theatre with original features. Full use of stage and auditorium. Lighting rig & technician subject to additional charge.
Standard Rate £2300pw / £575 pd
Charity Rate £1340 pw / £335 pd

Court Room (15.5×7.5m). Capacity 60
Atmospheric oak panelled walls, harlequin dance floor, small raised stage, full blackout available.
Standard Rate £1600pw / £400 pd
Charity Rate £900 pw / £225 pd

Steve Whitson Studio (13m x 11.5m). Capacity 80
Fully sprung dance floor, barre and mirrored wall, panoramic views across East London.
Standard Rate £2300pw / £575 pd
Charity Rate £1480 pw / £370 pd

Studio 3 (15m x 14m / 49ft x 46ft). Capacity: 80
Large airy studio with views across East London, harlequin dance floor, full blackout available.
Standard Rate £1800pw / £450 pd
Charity Rate £1160 pw / £290 pd

Fire Room (12m x 6m / 39ft x 20ft). Capacity: 50
Classroom style studio, harlequin dance floor, blinds on all windows.
Standard Rate £960pw / £240 pd
Charity Rate £600 pw / £150 pd

Studio 5 (8.5m x 4.5m). Capacity 40
Classroom style studio, wooden floor, blinds on all windows.
Standard Rate £720pw / £180 pd
Charity Rate £340 pw / £85 pd

Brick Room
Meeting room, capacity 20
Flip chart, projector and screen, TV/DVD combi available subject to additional cost.
Standard Rate £180 (4 hrs) then £45 ph
Charity Rate £80 (min 4 hrs) then £20 ph

VAT is charged on all hires.

Café, heating, showers, toilets. Natural light in all studios. No outside shoes to be worn in the studios and the theatre. Pianos are available.

Theatre, Toynbee Studios, Photo: Richard Bryant/

Other information
Bookings after 6pm and weekends are subject to a Duty Management fee, and must be arranged in advance. For further information on, and exact conditions of, studio and equipment hire, contact the Admin & Studios Manager at Artsadmin.

Disabled access The building has step free access. If you have specific requirements please get in touch.

Opening times Regular studio hours are 10am-6pm Monday-Friday

Cancellation policy Cancellation charges – 3 weeks notice-25%; 2 weeks notice-50%; 1 weeks notice-100%.

Mainline train station Liverpool Street

Underground Aldgate, Aldgate East, and Liverpool Street.
Metropolitan Line, District Line, Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Central Line

Parking All day car parks and NCP car park. No parking at the Studios.

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