Four blank canvas/warehouse venues with event space for hire

Event takes a look at four blank canvas/warehouse spaces that are available for private hire, featuring ICAN Studios and Victoria Warehouse.

ICAN Studios in Hackney can host events for up to 1,500 people
ICAN Studios in Hackney can host events for up to 1,500 people

ICAN Studios 

Located in Hackney, ICAN Studios can host up to 1,500 standing. The venue - made up of two studios - is described as ideal for pop-ups, press days, product launches and private events. Studio 1 features a mezzanine floor overlooking the stage, while Studio 2 has direct access to the courtyard and a seven-metre long bar. Both studios have white walls for projections, and DJ and PA facilities.

Where: 35 Monier Road, London E3 2PR


Victoria Warehouse

Manchester's Victoria Warehouse has a range of event spaces, which can be used or dinners, performances, exhibitions, parties or concerts, for example. Room 1 is the largest space at the venue, at 1,185 square metres, and can hold up to 5,000 standing or 1,500 seated. Its new space The Bays can hold up to 360 people for a reception or 200 for dinner, while The Mezzanine, designed to be a contemporary viewing platform over the main warehouse space, features 17 private booths and its own exclusive bar area.

Where: Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1AG

Contact: 01616 007000

Loft Studios

The Loft Studios in Kensal Green, west London, are made up of five interlinking spaces and two large courtyard spaces, within a refurbished Victorian factory. The venue features original features, combined with exposed brickwork, oak floors and vaulted ceilings. Total space at the venue amounts to 17,500 square feet. Its largest spaces, Studio 4 and 5, can hold up to 450 people for a reception, while its smallest space, Studio 3, has the capacity for 150 for receptions.

Where: 77-81 Scrubs Lane, Kensal Green, London NW10 6QU

Contact: 020 8969 0234

Hoults Yard

With two event spaces and cafe available to hire, Hoults Yard has a variety of blank canvas options. Warehouse 34 is a large space, which the venue describes as having a very raw and industrial appearance. It can hold up to 900 people standing and 200 people seated, or could be divided for smaller events, while Think Tank is a natural brick warehouse, with the capacity for 300 people standing. In addition to providing catering for events, The Clock Tower Cafe can also be turned into a pop-up dining room, or standing event space for up to 80 people.

Where: Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE6 2HL

Contact: 01916 070200

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