Space hire & rehearsals

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

St Barnabas has three rooms you can use:

  • Main space, 10m x 12m with a 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

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.

St. Barnabas is conveniently located 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.

Over the past 15 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 who have worked at St Barnabas include The Okai Collier Company, The English Theatre FrankfurtUnion Theatre, Stepping Out Theatre Company, Chrysalis, Fallen Angel Theatre Company, The Jack Studio Theatre and Unanimous Cohort Theatre Company.

We recommend that you arrange a visit to see the building for yourself.

  • The half day rate is £150 (for 09:00-13:00 or 14:00-18:00 or 18:00-22:00)
  • The day rate is £300 (for 09:00 to 18:00; note that if you want to book the evening too, the charge is £450)

Your booking is confirmed only when we’ve received full payment.

If you cancel your booking:

  • More than 28 days in advance, we’ll refund your payment in full
  • Between 14 and 28 days in advance, we’ll refund 50%
  • Less than 14 days in advance, there’s no refund

Please understand that St. Barnabas has its own overheads and needs to ensure these are covered.

St Barnabas is not available for Sunday bookings.

Jane Preston takes care of all bookings. You can contact Jane at