One of the capital’s most wonderful buildings
St George’s Bloomsbury is available to hire for evening concerts and other events that are
sympathetic to a consecrated building. Restored to Hawksmoor's original design, this
magnificent Baroque space is at once grand and austere, spacious yet intimate.
The body of the church is comprised of an open square space that has a highly reverberant
acoustic of approximately 3.0" with audience. Its custom-made pews which can be set out
in a variety of different seating patterns, each of which offers clear sightlines to the
performance area for all members of the audience.
The church and its facilities are highly suitable for chamber concerts, or for larger
ensembles up to a maximum of 30 performers with an audience of 150 people
Equipment in the church
Performers may use the piano (1902 Bechstein 6' grand) and/or the electric organ
(Viscount Prestige IX) by arrangement. The piano is tuned regularly. If you wish it to be
tuned specifically for your performance however this will incur a fee of £75.
We have 10 music stands, a conductor’s rostrum and a ‘cello box in the church
that you are welcome to use.
We have 55 chairs for performers stored in the north gallery inside the church and
several trestle tables onsite.
The galleries hold a number of theatre lamps that can be adjusted to a variety of
settings for your performance.
Audience interval refreshments
Due to the restricted facilities available at St George's Bloomsbury we regret that we
cannot accommodate interval refreshments for audiences that widely
exceed approximately 100 patrons. For audience attendance below this number,
however, concert hirers are most welcome to serve interval refreshments to their patrons.
Please note that no refreshments are allowed in the main body of the church and that all
refreshments must be served and consumed in the Upper Vestry Hall.
For more information regarding interval refreshments please contact Mark Summerbell,
our Arts & Concerts Director here.
Upper Vestry Hall
Built in the late nineteenth century, the
Vestry House is a building of character and
offers an ideal location for your event in the
heart of Bloomsbury. The hall benefits from
high ceilings and is flooded with light from
windows at both ends.It measures 13m x
6.3m and seats 60 comfortably in any
It is let as a self-contained unit with two
toilets (one wheelchair accessible), trestle
tables and an upright piano. Use of a small kitchen and
use of the adjacent Upper Meeting Room can also
be booked if required.
The entrance is in Little Russell Street and is
accessed via a series of steps. Access for
wheelchairs and pushchairs etc. is via the lift next
to the south tower entrance of the church on
Bloomsbury Way (notice required).
The Upper Vestry Hall is available for hire year-round Mondays to Saturdays.
Upper Meeting Room
This is a small semi-circular room adjacent to the Upper Vestry
Hall. It measures 6m x 2.5m and is suitable for small groups or
as a dressing room for performers.
Access & parking
The church has an external lift in the front driveway entrance for disabled patrons
and heavy equipment. Access is via the front left (west) driveway entrance in Bloomsbury
Parking for 1 vehicle is available onsite in the rear church courtyard off Little Russell