Space hire & rehearsals

St Barnabas Bethnal Green offers a popular rehearsal space used by theatre companies and other organisations.

What you get

St Barnabas has three rooms:

  • Main space, 10m x 12m with piano and wooden floor, not sprung
  • Small room, 5m x 5m
  • Small room, 5m x 5m

You also get:

  • Disabled access
  • Two loos, one with disabled access
  • A fully fitted kitchen
  • Wi-fi
  • Piano

All rooms are well lit and there’s heating throughout.

The building is secure, in a safe neighbourhood and has amenities such as coffee shops, restaurants and local shops on its doorstep.

We’ve uploaded a number of photos of productions that have rehearsed at St. Barnabas, so you can get a flavour of the space, but recommend that you arrange a visit to see the building for yourself.

Where to find us

St. Barnabas is at the corner of Grove Road and Roman Road on the border of Bethnal Green and Bow. will give you a visual of the building location.

The nearest Tube stations to St Barnabas are:

  • Mile End (Central, District and Hammersmith & City lines) – an eight-minute walk away
  • Bethnal Green (Central line)

You can get to St Barnabas on these buses: 8, 339, 277, D6. The number 8 bus stops directly outside.

Who’s worked at St Barnabas

Over the past ten years, theatre companies and organisations have been devising, auditioning, rehearsing and performing at our space. They’ve included musicals with casts of over 30, plays, a requiem, numerous concerts and performances, along with smaller development pieces such as readings and rehearsed workshops. The smaller rooms have also been used for social investment and other community-based projects.

Companies and producers who have worked at St Barnabas include Sell A Door Theatre CompanyPaul Taylor-Mills, Stage Acts EntertainmentTamasha Theatre Company, Immersion TheatrePLAY Theatre CompanyThe Okai Collier Company, The English Theatre FrankfurtUnion Theatre, Stepping Out Theatre Company, Chrysalis, Chisenhale Dance SpaceFallen Angel Theatre Company, The Jack Studio Theatre and Unanimous Cohort Theatre Company, Channel 4 Productions, Runaway Entertainment, Popular Productions.

What it costs

Our daily rates are from £110.00, and include use of all rooms from 9:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday. The hourly rate is £27.50. We can sometimes offer discretionary rates for charities.

The space is often used in the evenings (from 6:00pm) and on Saturdays, but if you need these times and can book early enough we may be able to accommodate you.

St Barnabas is not available for Sunday bookings.

How to book and for more information

Jane Preston takes care of all bookings: you can send Jane an email.

See more information, see the Facebook page for our rehearsal facilities.