Venue hire

Make your next event one to remember at our unique central London venue, steeped in 200 years of science history.

grand staircase of the royal institution
Image credit: Matt Chung

Ri Venue

Based in the heart of Mayfair, our 21 Albemarle Street home seamlessly combines historic and contemporary spaces with over 200 years of scientific heritage.

Whether it’s a formal dinner in the elegant Georgian rooms, a conference presentation in our iconic Theatre, an away day in the Conversation Room or a canape reception spilling out on the modern Mezzanine, our flexible venue allows us to curate your perfect event experience.

Our expert in-house events team, with dedicated event managers, experienced audio visual (AV) technicians and expert caterers, will be there for you every step of the way. With state-of-the-art AV, you can livestream your events to audiences around the world.

Our unique spaces can be configured for events from 6 to 400 people, with plenty of room to ensure your event is Covid safe. And all proceeds from hiring our venue go back into supporting our charitable activities.

Central London filming venue

With high ceilings and beautifully proportioned windows, our filming spaces offer natural daylight and a wealth of historical features, all set against the backdrop of one of Mayfair’s most prestigious streets.

From intimate interviews, filming for the big screen, documentaries, period dramas or hybrid events, the Royal Institution offers a perfect central London filming location.

18 and 19 August holiday workshops cancelled

Due to planned transport strikes, all holiday workshops on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August are cancelled.