Venue Hire

Venue Hire

Why not hire one of our spaces for your next event?

Putney Arts Theatre was formerly the Old Union Church, and the building dates from the mid-19th Century. 

Group 64 took over the disused and neglected church in 1968. Hard, voluntary work has transformed it into the theatre you see today, supported by kind donations and, latterly, a lottery award via the Arts Council.

The main auditorium was reconstructed in 1994 and the studio and bar areas in 1998, when the exterior of the building was also stone cleaned.

In 2008 the studio space was upgraded and renamed the Antony Bridges Studio, with new roof and lighting rig.

Main Theatre

The main auditorium seats 155, and the stage measures 41' by 30'. Although the auditorium is usually arranged in the traditional proscenium style, much of the seating is flexible and recent shows have experimented successfully with performing in the round. 

The Antony Bridges Studio Theatre

The studio theatre is a 'black box' measuring approximately 16' by 26'. It can seat up to 46 and is perfect for creating a smaller, intimate setting, where the audience can be seated almost within touching distance of the actors. The venue is also used as a rehearsal space.

The Bar/front of house

The bar is an ideal space for meetings, rehearsals, private parties and exhibitions. The work of local artists is regularly displayed here, and many paintings or other exhibits are available for sale. 

The bar is staffed by voluntary front of house staff and is open every performance night before the show begins and during the interval.

Hiring our spaces

The facilities of Putney Arts Theatre are available for hire as both performance space and rehearsal space, as well as a venue for meetings, exhibitions or private parties. 

The main theatre, the studio theatre and the bar area are all available at both hourly and daily rates. 

Please note that although our basic rates are fixed for one-off hires we do look favourably on regular bookings, so depending on your requirements the details are negotiable. 

Early booking is advised.

For more information, and for details of the various rates, please contact the Management Team, by telephone on 020 8788 6943 or email on

Please note that we are currently unable to take on any extra performance hires.