Long-term or permanent venue
Register for a venue
If you need a venue for a longer period of time for arts and cultural use, register your details using this online form. Once you've completed this form, your details will be held in a database and reviewed regularly. You'll be contacted if a suitable space becomes available.
Properties to let
Find out about commercial properties to let across the borough. You can also visit the Network Rail website for industrial sites and railway arches. Other commercial property agents in the area are Kalmars, Cluttons and Field and Sons.
If you're a charity you automatically get an 80% reduction in rates. If you're not a charity you can apply for a reduction; however, this is rarely awarded so this should not be assumed when making any financial calculations.More information about rates can be found in our Business rates pages.
The Ethical Property Foundation provide guidance on negotiating a lease.
The following venues offer spaces for a range of arts events and activities. Follow the links to get in touch and discuss your requirements.
- CLF Art Cafe (Bussey Building)
- Copeland Park
- Canada Water Theatre (Canada Water Library) and Canada Water Plaza.
- Peckham Levels
There are some great venues to hold conferences, seminars and meetings, with facilities and resources to match. Browse our list to see what we’ve found. It doesn’t stop there; you can also hire office space if your business is in need of a temporary home or an IT Suite to deliver a training or workshop session.
Community halls and venues
Community Southwark lists a range of available community halls and venues in the borough for multiple uses, from office space, events, and workshops to meetings and seminars.
We are pop-up is an online listing of pop-up spaces in London. Search for pop-up spaces suitable for events, retail, office space or restaurant services.
Rehearsal studios and exhibition space
Southwark Council rooms and spaces for hire
You can hire rooms in libraries for meetings, readings and workshops. Follow the link for rooms available in libraries and hire rates.
To hire an open space or square in the borough, see Southwark's outdoor events policy and relevant information.
Page last updated: 28 November 2023