Located on Weston Street, less than 5 minutes walk from London Bridge station, and in the shadow of the iconic Shard building, the Greenwood Theatre is leased by King's College London as a multi-purpose venue, commonly used for lectures, theatre productions and external client bookings.
King's College London is able to provide the following for you event as required:
- AV technician/support
- Theatre manager
- Ushers Security
- Basic lighting and sound design for events in the venue
Please mention your requirements during the booking process.
In 2011, the theatre was the subject of refurbishment works that have updated and refreshed the venue, making it an attractive and well-equipped space for conference hire. The auditorium seating was updated in 2021 with the installation of USB power points at every other seating position.
The theatre is used extensively during the academic year, for lectures between 9am - 5pm every weekday as well as rehearsals on Saturdays. During the summer months, usually May - September, the college's demands on the theatre are much less.
The Surrounding Area
The Greenwood Theatre is in the London Bridge Quarter, minutes from the station and within easy reach of the River, Tower Bridge, and the City. The theatre backs onto Guy's Hospital and the Guy's Campus of King's College London, one of Europe's largest centres for biomedical research.
There are several hotels in the vicinity including the London Bridge Hilton, Novotel Tower Bridge and The London Bridge Hotel. There are many restaurants and nearby attractions such as HMS Belfast, Southwark Cathedral and Borough Market.
As the Greenwood stands separately as its own building, hiring the venue for your conference or meeting would mean you would have access to all the spaces below and would be the sole occupiers for your selected dates.
The only exception to this may be the Classroom, which could be hired individually for a small meeting and therefore there may be other users of the auditorium. Please specify when you book that you would like to reserve the Classroom if you would like to be certain of your sole occupancy.
The auditorium at the Greenwood seats 450 people, in one fully air-conditioned raked space. All seats offer a clear view of the stage. There is simple wheelchair access on the ground floor level, as the main entrance from outside, into the foyer and into the auditorium is step-free. For the hard of hearing, there is an induction loop hearing system.
The main auditorium is equipped with a high level of audio visual equipment. Upgraded in 2011, as well as standard data projection (including built in computer and connections for laptops) and a range of microphones, there is a full video conferencing system, Blu-ray playback and recording to 'vodcast' via lecture capture.
The Classroom is located to the front of the building and seats approximately 30 people in a teaching set-up. It is equipped with data projection, computer, laptop connections, DVD/Blu-ray playback, a microphone and visualiser.
The upper foyer area is a multi-purpose space. At one end there is seating for 50, with data projection and connections for a laptop. This space can either be used independently as a break out area, or it can show a live relay with audio from the main auditorium.
The remaining space is open and can be used for exhibiting, serving teas and coffees, a buffet meal or as a further informal breakout space.
The two areas are easily combined with the removal of seating and the projector can be used to screen a rolling presentation or DVD should you have sponsors or exhibitors who with to use this facility.
The lower, main foyer is an open plan reception area with sofas and chairs. There is room for a small selection of tables for registration and/or exhibiting, and some small-scale refreshments. There is a vending machine which provides drinks and confectionary, and a ChargeBox for free mobile phone charging. A security guard remains on duty in this area when the building is open. The main bathroom facilities are located here too.
Aside from these main areas, we also have a large stage space behind the main projection screen in the auditorium that has the potential to be used as a novel break out space or for demonstrations. Please contact the Theatre Manager if you think you would like to use this area. Beyond the stage we also have a selection of dressing rooms, which range in size.
Hire the Greenwood Theatre
If you are interested in hiring the theatre for an event, please contact King's Venues to discuss availability and costs. If you would like to see the theatre in advance, this can be arranged with King's Venues or directly with the theatre – just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a suitable date and time.
Please be aware that the theatre is heavily used for teaching and student productions between November and April, and availability for hiring is much better outside of these times.
If you are a KCLSU student society, please contact the theatre directly at email@example.com.
The following is a guide the the technical specification of the theatre.
We cannot guarantee that ALL equipment listed in the specification is available and working. Please check with us if there is anything critical (for example, if all units of a particular lantern are required) and checks can be made on their status. Whilst we try our utmost to keep this specification as up-to-date as possible, it is subject to change without prior notice.
Technical Specifications of the Greenwood Theatre