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 ten years, theatre companies and organisations have been devising, auditioning, rehearsing and performing at our space. They have 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’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.

  • The hourly rate is £27.50
  • The daily rate is £110
  • The weekly rate is £450.00, which includes use of all rooms from 9:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday

We’re prepared to negotiate rates, but St. Barnabas does have its own overheads and needs to ensure that these are covered.

In the colder months there’s also a charge for heating.

The space is frequently 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 at an additional cost.

St Barnabas is not available for Sunday bookings.

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

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

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5 years ago

The refurbishment of St Barnabas is cracking on. New lighting, New Decor and New Floor. We should be open again mid June. ... See MoreSee Less

The refurbishment of St Barnabas is cracking on. New lighting, New Decor and New Floor. We should be open again mid June.

5 years ago

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6 years ago

Starts rehearsal this Monday!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Starts rehearsal this Monday!!!

6 years ago

Lindsay Turner Linda Bradley a freind of mine looking for rehearsal space. x I suggested St Barnabas Rehearsal Space. ... See MoreSee Less