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English National Ballet


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  • Capacity: 250+
  • Suitable for: conferences, dinners, meetings, receptions, training
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41 Hopewell Square E14 0SY

English National Ballet

41 Hopewell Square E14 0SY

The state-of-the-art new home in London City Island opens up multiple opportunities for creation, collaboration, commercial activity and engagement. With four large rehearsal studios, the full height fly-tower Production Studio, social spaces and meeting rooms, English National Ballet has a home to be proud of and to grow in. The new home has been designed by award-winning architects Glenn Howells Architects. At 93,000 square feet, it is four times the size of previous buildings. These world class facilities will not only fulfil our needs now, but for generations to come, inspiring and developing the dancers, choreographers, costume-makers, musicians, participants and audiences of the future.


The venue is the cultural anchor in London’s newest neighbourhood, London City Island. A space where we can share practice, generate ideas and create extraordinary experiences for our audiences and partners. We have excellent transport links, served by the Jubilee and DLR lines at Canning Town – 20 minutes from central London and only five minutes from Stratford, where the new Sadler’s Wells, V&A and London College of Fashion are opening. Once Crossrail opens in late 2019 there will be another fast link to Canary Wharf and Stratford.


The Production Studio
500 standing
500 theatre
350 dining
250 cabaret

The Production Studio is a blank canvas and can be a productive technical theatre space, an engaging conference or training space, and can transform into a magical hospitality space. With a full height fly tower and a stage space to match London’s largest theatres, the Production studio offers a technical space in which to rehearse and produce performances. It is incredibly versatile and can also be used as a dining space, presentation and training venue and for showcasing brands and organisations.

The Rehearsal Studios
150 standing
60 seated

The venue offers large rehearsal studios, 15 x 15 x 5.5m in size, acoustically treated and featuring state of the art harlequin flooring. The studios are not only world-class rehearsal spaces but also make the perfect space for a variety of events. Highly suitable for workshops, training sessions, a drinks reception, castings, film and photography and a whole range of other hospitality events.

The studios feature dance mirrors and ballet barres on 3-4 walls (which can be covered if requested) speakers, a 55″ screen, a piano which is included within the hire, and lots of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows.

The Mezzanine

175 standing
100 classroom
75 seated
70 cabaret

The Mezzanine is a bright, welcoming space situated on the first floor of the English National Ballet’s new home on London City Island. The iconic floor to ceiling shuttered windows gives the area lots of natural light throughout the day whilst also remaining a private space. It is highly suitable for workshops, training sessions and can be used together with the Bickle room to bring the capacity up to 200 standing. This Mezzanine also makes a wonderful setting for a drinks reception and is a highly versatile space for a range of hospitality events.

The Bickle Room

60 standing
30 boardroom style
The Bickle Room is a welcoming space situated on the first floor of the English National Ballet’s new home on London City Island. This room makes a great breakout space when hired together with the Mezzanine but can also be used on its own for workshops, training sessions and meetings.



Production Studio hire rates start from £2500 + VAT per day and £12000 + VAT per week.

Rehearsal Studio hire rates start from £60 + VAT per hour, £350 + VAT per day, and £1950 + VAT per week.

Foyer and Mezzanine hire rates start from £1600 + VAT per day.

Meeting Room hire rates start from £75 + VAT per hour.

Bickle Room hire rates start from £125 + VAT per hour.

Evenings and weekend hire rates available on request.


The building is fully accessible. Accessible toilets are available on all floors and an accessible changing room is located on the 3rd floor with a shower and an assisted use cubicle. There are induction loops built into a number of spaces including the Production Studio.

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