Venue hire

Host your next event at the home of science.

  • Our famous lecture theatre.

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  • The Grand Entrance.

Ri Venue

Over the last 200 years, the Royal Institution has been home to eminent scientists whose discoveries have shaped the modern world: Humphry Davy’s miners’ safety lamp, Michael Faraday’s work on electromagnetic induction and Kathleen Lonsdale’s pioneering use of X-rays to study crystals.

These scientists understood how important it was to share their work with the wider public and as an independent science charity, our mission remains to harness science for the maximum benefit to society.

Located in the heart of Mayfair, Ri Venue has a variety of stunning Georgian and contemporary rooms suitable for 6 to 400 people. Perfect for all kinds of events; from conferences and meetings to drinks receptions and parties.

All proceeds from Ri Venue are donated to support the charitable activities of the Royal Institution.

Our rooms

  • The Library

    At the top of the Grand Staircase is the stunning Library, a historic room flooded with natural light and full of character. It is available to hire individually but is more often used as a hospitality space for events across the first floor. 

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  • The Theatre

    Home of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES and the setting for many important scientific discoveries; our theatre is the heart of the Royal Institution. 

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  • The Georgian Room

    This room adjoins the Library and is an ideal hospitality space for events taking place in the Theatre. It can also be used for break-out sessions, exhibitions and networking. The gilt framed plasma screen above this fireplace offers an unusual branding opportunity. 

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  • The Demo Room

    A modern space with an industrial theme, this room provides a twist on tradition and a refreshing contrast to the other first floor rooms. 

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  • The Writing Room

    This charming and intimate room benefits from large floor to ceiling windows that overlook Albemarle Street and bathe the room in natural light. 

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  • The Conversation Room

    This contemporary space with striking features is conveniently located on the ground floor next to the Grand Entrance. 

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Find out more

Start planning your event now. View the full range of options on the Ri Venue website, or get in touch through the enquiry form