Long term or permanent premises
If you require premises for a longer period of time for arts and cultural use, register your details using this online form. Once you've provided the information requested on this form, your details will be held on a database and reviewed regularly. You'll be contacted if a suitable space becomes available.
Properties to let
Looking for premises? Need something quirky? See our property pages for available commercial properties to let across the borough. You can also visit Network Rail for industrial sites and railway arches. Other commercial agents in the area to consider are Kalmars, Cluttons and Field and Sons.
If you're a charity you automatically receive an 80% reduction in rates. However if you're not, you can apply for a reduction; however this is discretionary and rarely awarded so this should not be assumed when making any financial calculations. More information about rates can be found on our Business rates section.
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.
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 and 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, 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, and 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. Kingswood House, a Grade II listed building located in Dulwich, is a great option with a variety of rooms and halls to hire suitable for meetings, conferences, and events.
To hire an open space or square in the borough, see Southwark's outdoor event's policy and relevant information.
Page last updated: 16 April 2021