A beautiful and unique venue for all purposes

Hall Hire

Built in 1895 thanks to the vision of William Webster and other local enthusiasts, Blackheath Halls is a Grade II listed building and part of the oldest surviving purpose built cultural complex in London, offering spaces to hire for performances, recordings, private events and rehearsals.

Credit: Anna McCarthy, lifem.org

A fine example of late Victorian public architecture, visitors to Blackheath Halls are often surprised by the opulence of the interior which makes for a remarkable setting for a variety different events. The flexibility of the venue also allows us to tailor to individual requirements.


Great Hall

Our largest hire space with beautiful original features provides a unique setting for a wide variety of different events.

Hire the Great Hall



Cabaret style seating: 250
Formal theatre seating: 500
Standing: 1,000

* These capacity guidelines are dependent on individual event set-up

Ideal for…

The Great Hall provides an impressive and remarkable setting for both performances, rehearsals and recordings alike as well as weddings and corporate events.

The ceiling contributes to some of the best acoustics in the UK for large scale orchestral works, regularly used for rehearsals and recordings by world class ensembles including English National Opera, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The flexibility of the space enables us to tailor the space to individual needs.



  • Unique venue
  • Multi-functional space
  • Large main stage
  • Retractable seating bank
  • Fully accessible



The Hearn Recital Room

Our more intimate hire space situated on the top floor of the building provides a warm and welcoming setting for smaller scale performances, rehearsals, recitals and weddings.

The space can be easily transformed to accommodate standard seated events, cabaret style occasions or cleared as a rehearsal space.

Hire The Hearn Recital Room



Cabaret style seating: 80
Formal theatre seating: 160
Standing: 250*

*These capacity guidelines are dependent on individual event set-up

Ideal for…

The Hearn Recital Room provides a charming and characteristic setting for a wide variety of different events whether performances, rehearsals, wedding or corporate events.


  • Unique venue
  • Multi-functional space
  • Stage area
  • Licensed for wedding ceremonies
  • Lift access