Hire

Based in Clapham with good transport links to both Central and West London, Studio Voltaire is an essential cultural resource and artistic community in South West London. Following on from a transformative capital project in 2021, Studio Voltaire’s distinctive Victorian gallery and industrial buildings are now available for a unique range of events including weddings, drinks receptions, private functions, corporate dinners, commercial filming, photoshoots and presentations. 

If you are interested in hiring any of the unique spaces Studio Voltaire has on offer, please use the form below to email us with dates you’re interested in and type of event you’re planning. We are happy to give you a tour of the spaces we have available if you’d like to make an appointment in advance. Please email hires@studiovoltaire.org and one of the team will confirm an appointment. 

As a registered charity, hiring our spaces is a crucial source of income that directly supports Studio Voltaire’s innovative artistic and community programmes. 

Please note Studio Voltaire is not available for hire for exhibitions, artistic performances or any publicly promoted events.

Hires FAQs

Can I host a wedding reception at Studio Voltaire? 

Yes, we can host wedding receptions within our buildings.  However we are unable to accommodate wedding ceremonies at the moment. 

 

Do I need to pay in advance of the event?

50% of the hire fee and a 25% damages deposit is required within one week of signing the hire agreement, and the remaining 50% is due at least 10 working days prior to your event.

 

Can I hire the gallery for an exhibition or performance? 

Studio Voltaire is not available for hire for exhibitions, artistic performances or any publicly promoted events. 

 

Do I need to have insurance for my event? 

If you are a business, you need to provide Studio Voltaire with evidence of public liability insurance with cover of not less than £5,000,000.  

 

Do you offer discounts for charities?

We are pleased to offer registered charities and local community groups a 10% discount on hire rates. 

 

Can I play music at my event?

Yes, you can hire a PA system and equipment for amplified music. As we are located within a residential area we are unable to play music after 11pm. We reserve the right to manage noise levels in order to avoid disturbance to our studio users and neighbours.  

 

Will Studio Voltaire promote my event?

No, Studio Voltaire cannot publicise any third-party events or host events which are publicly promoted in any way. 

 

Are your spaces wheelchair accessible?

Our public spaces are wheelchair accessible with step free access. Please see here for further information. 

 

Can you organise an exhibition as part of an event?

On occasion, Studio Voltaire can offer an exclusive guided tour of an exhibition or provide access to our gallery to enrich your event.  We can also arrange a tour of selected artists from our studios and provide an opportunity to meet them.  These would be at an additional cost. 

 

Can my guests park at Studio Voltaire? 

There are no parking facilities, including accessible parking, at Studio Voltaire. There is pay and display parking on the surrounding streets and Sainsbury’s Car Park (entrance on Clapham Park Road). Blue badge holders are able to park on Nelsons Row where Studio Voltaire is located.

For initial bookings and hire enquiries, or to check availability of our spaces and arrange a site visit, please complete the form below.