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Rehearsal and performance space

Guidance for individuals or organisations looking to find rehearsal and performance space in Islington.

Islington Council venues free community use scheme

Each year, Islington Council is pleased to offer eight community groups, schools and colleges, arts and cultural organisations based in Islington the chance to have free use of Islington Assembly Hall and selected Town Hall meeting rooms for five hours.

There are two different packages available to organisations depending on the nature of the event and/or number of guests and audiences: the prestigious Islington Assembly Hall, for fairs, conferences and networking events with an audience of over 100 people; and Islington’s Town Hall committee rooms for smaller events.

Although we are now closed for applications, you can find more information by downloading the guidance notes and criteria below.  Please note that the council reserves the right to decide on the option more suitable for your event. Therefore, it is important that the information you provide is detailed and accurate when submitting an application.

How to apply and additional support

The Free Hires scheme is now closed for applications. Please visit this page in the summer 2020 for further details on the next round.

If you require further information or have a query about the scheme please email culture@islington.gov.uk.

Islington Assembly Hall

If you’re looking to put on an event on a budget, and would like to hire the Assembly Hall, please visit Islington Assembly Hall's website for more information about the venue.

Council-run venues for hire

We also have a number of other halls and meeting rooms within our libraries that are available for hire for activities, events and exhibitions.

Visit our library rooms for hire page for more information.

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