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Facilities and Hiring
Church 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 per performance. 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 £80. We have 10 music stands, a conductor’s rostrum and a ‘cello box in the church that you are welcome to use. 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 Vestry Hall. Commercial hires: The church is also available for daytime and/or evening commercial hires. For all rates please contact Noel Gordon, Hirings Manager, here  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 layout. It is let as a self-contained unit with two toilets (one wheelchair accessible), trestle tables and an upright piano. The  small kitchen and  the adjacent small Meeting Room can also be booked. 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 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. Access is via the front left (west) driveway entrance in Bloomsbury Way. Parking for 1 vehicle is available onsite in the rear church courtyard off Little Russell Street. BOOKINGS Vestry House hiring (hall and/or meeting room and kitchen) The Vestry House rooms are available Monday - Saturday for both daytime and evening bookings. For the hiring rates please contact Noel Gordon, Hirings Manager, here  Before making a booking we strongly recommend that you come and view the space yourselves. We will be very happy to show you around and answer any questions. As all staff work part time however, viewings must be arranged by appointment. Additional professional cleaning: Charged at commercial rates Breakages: All breakages of equipment must be paid by the hirer Discounts: Discounts are available for long-term and block bookings, and for qualifying groups. Please contact us to discuss. Safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk Please note that all hirers are required to accept the Diocese of London’s Child Safeguarding Policy that St George’s Bloomsbury has adopted for the welfare of children and vulnerable adults whilst on the premises. To view the policy please click here or go to our Policies page.  
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