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Venue hire

Dancers, actors on stage at City Lit, and theatre-style seating arrangementDancers, actors on stage at City Lit, and theatre-style seating arrangement

The theatre is available for hire at competitive rates during the day or evening on a day/half day rate providing a flexible setting for a variety of events.

Our multifaceted, fully accessible theatre is the ideal space for AGMs, company presentations, product launches, theatre productions, screenings, rehearsal space, award ceremonies and lectures.

Our on-site caterers can assist with all of your catering requirements whatever the occasion, providing the perfect location for your guests to relax and network.

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John Lyons Theatre Venue facilities


  • 100 retractable seats (seats can also be left down should events not meet capacity)

  • Lectern with Gooseneck Mic

  • Wooden sprung floor

  • AV Technician

  • Projector / Projector Screen 7m wide x 4.3m drop – excellent for screenings

  • Theatre equipment

  • Hearing Loop

  • Full use of Box Office and Exhibition Space prior to entry to the Theatre

  • Venue staff to set up and pack down all venue provided equipment

  • Wireless networks available

  • Wheelchair access

  • City Lit onsite security 24 hours a day, seven days a week

  • Furniture, staging, AV equipment, catering and front of house staff can be booked at an additional charge.


Accessibility information

The theatre is fully accessible for people with reduced mobility. When booking for events please advise in advance if you require sign language interpretation or a hearing loop. There is a disabled parking bay outside City Lit


City Lit also has a vast range of over 60 classrooms that can be set-up as meeting, training or seminar rooms which are available for hire at day/half day rates.

Room capacities range from 12-50 depending on set-up style. The rooms are equipped with IT, audio and visual equipment and are ideal for small groups, meetings and seminars.


To make an equiry please email or call 020 7492 2615.