Following major redevelopment in 2021, Studio Voltaire’s RIBA award-winning and distinctive architect-designed Victorian gallery and industrial buildings are available to hire for a range of events, from weddings, private dining, drinks receptions, fashion shows, commercial filming and photoshoots, to workshops, conferences and away days.
Based in Clapham, with excellent transport links to both Central and West London, Studio Voltaire is an essential cultural resource and artistic community in South West London. As a registered charity, all income generated from venue hire directly supports our community and artistic programmes.
We are proud to work with Crispin Catering for comprehensive full-catering and part-catering services for a multitude of event and catering options including seated dining, breakfast buffets, working lunches, corporate dinners, canapé and drinks receptions, weddings, and parties.
Lewis de Haas curates seasonal menus, including canapé and feasting menus for any occasion, with curated cocktails and seasonal wine lists.
We offer bespoke experiences, ensuring that every event detail reflects your vision. Crispin Catering’s versatile range of services offers something for every occasion, from the simplest to the most generous event planning encompassing any desired experience.
To find out more information about hiring Studio Voltaire, including prices, please read our guide.
"Thank you so much for making our wedding reception so special! The gallery setting along with the catering and decoration received such a warm response from friends and family who all said it represented us well. It was great to see the exhibition and spend time in the artist’s garden too."
A Victorian former mission hall, Studio Voltaire’s beautifully restored gallery offers a unique environment to hire with its dramatic vaulted ceiling and church–style windows which flood the space with natural light. The Gallery is ideal for various large-scale events, including private functions, weddings, celebrations, large corporate parties and film hires. Depending on the current exhibition, there is the opportunity to host an event within an exhibition.
Café and Bar
Set within the heart of Studio Voltaire, our café and bar is located in the main entrance, just off The Garden. Characterised by industrial beams and polished concrete floors, this flexible space is ideal for a range of events, including wedding receptions, large dinners, book launches and private parties.
A flexible space with clean white walls and its own courtyard garden, providing stunning natural light. The Events Studio is perfect for a range of intimate gatherings including private dining, celebrations and receptions.
The Garden was designed by internationally renowned artist Anthea Hamilton, combining ornamental flowers and trees with edible plants. Organic surfaces with formal structures and tactile finishes complement the garden’s raised beds, pergola, seating areas, fountain and a tiled walkway.
Away days and meetings
“We had a great time, everyone raved about the food, and it was such a lovely space to strategise as a team in a beautiful setting. I’ll be in touch again to book your space and will certainly recommend it to others”
Studio Voltaire regularly hosts team meetings and away days. The Events Studio is flooded with natural light and equipped with flexible furniture, seating up to 30 to people accommodate your team. Audio-visual equipment and bespoke tours can be arranged to enhance and enrich your event.
Film and Photography
“This was a perfect location for our campaign shoot. The Studio Voltaire team were fantastic. We can’t wait to shoot in your incredible spaces again”
Studio Voltaire offers a range of distinctive spaces for filming and photo-shoots, including whole building hires on Mondays and Tuesdays when the building is closed to the public. Rates and long filming periods are negotiable. As a working arts institution we ask for commercial filming and photography requests to be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the proposed date, where possible.
As a registered charity, all income generated from Film and Photography directly supports our community and artistic programmes.
Studio Voltaire’s Events team has a wealth of experience and expertise, offering a complete, personalised package. Combined with our exceptional food offerings from specialists, we are uniquely positioned to create one-of-a-kind experiences and events.
If you are interested in hiring any of the spaces Studio Voltaire has on offer, please email us with the dates/timings you’re interested in, plus the type of event you’re planning including any technical or catering requirements you may have.
We are happy to give you a tour of the spaces we have available and help you with the format of your booking to ensure your event is a great success.