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Welcome to Laban. There are Spaces here for an event from product launches and press events to award ceremonies and away days.

The Laban Building is a cutting-edge, contemporary venue in South East London, just outside the lively, historical town centre of Maritime Greenwich. This London landmark was designed by Herzog and de Meuron, the Pritzker Prize-winning Swiss architects who also designed the Tate Modern and the Olympic Stadium in Beijing. The Laban Building is also a RIBA Stirling Prize winner and the largest contemporary dance centre in the world. This architecturally impressive building is a bold and brave Space which challenges the norm and is almost futuristic in design. With plenty of Spaces to hire both inside and out, including a 300-seat theatre and 13 large studios, Laban Building offers bright, ultra-modern Spaces for events. Let’s take a look inside…


Laban Gardens

A structured contemporary garden in the Laban buildings

The Laban Building is set within their famous landscaped gardens which were designed by Vogt Architects. The gardens have been sculptured into a 200-seat amphitheatre, creating a truly unique and interesting outdoor event Space. Designed primarily as a performance area, the amphitheatre is also a striking venue for imaginative open-air functions and drinks receptions. If the contemporary gardens weren’t enough, the beautiful backdrop of the Laban building itself provides a quirky and dynamic setting for your summer party venue hire. You can even project digital imagery onto the outside of the building, providing a wealth of creative potential in a truly inspiring setting, for an event your Guest simply won’t forget. With an area totalling 600 square meters, the Laban gardens can also be used as a marquee site, seating up to 250 people for a seated dinner and with a Space for a DJ, band and even a dancefloor.


Laban Theatre

An indoor theatre with dark wooden seating and stage and with spotlights in the ceiling. A great option for venue hire in London
The Laban Theatre is designed in a sophisticated dark wood and is a beautiful intimate Space for an event with 294 attendees. The state-of-the-art theatre offers a staging area of 18 metres by 14 metres and a single purchase counterweight flying facility. Whilst the impressive lighting and top-of-the-range sound system creates fantastic potential for any corporate event. Pricing starts at £4,600 which includes the use of the standard lighting rig and house system alongside 2 microphones, 2 Laban technicians, screens and data projectors. Coming fully equipped with everything you need means your event can hit the ground running and is sure to be a great success.

Laban Foyer

 

The foyer of the Laban building is painted with a colourful mural on one wall and has sofas in the background.

Need a contemporary Space for your next networking event or drinks reception? The Foyer at the Laban Building is a great open Space which offers flexibility and style. The unique, ramped concourse area is adjacent to the Laban Theatre and incorporates a contemporary bar area seating 40 Guests. The main feature of the Laban Foyer is the famous Laban wall drawing, a specially commissioned piece of public art by Michael Craig-Martin, which is a major focal point when hiring event Space. A great talking point for any networking event. The Space is a visual explosion of colour seen immediately as you enter the building. Ideal for drinks receptions, presentations and standing buffets for up to 300 people. If you need a little something extra at your event, the Foyer can also be complemented by live or recorded music and film projections. The cost to hire the main Foyer also includes in-house furniture, 1 Laban technician to assist with technical requirements, the use of 2 plasma screens for DVD playback or a Flash presentation, a manned cloakroom and a dedicated event management service.

Glass Meeting Room

A large meeting room with a boardroom table in the middle surrounded by chairs and their are lights hanging from the ceiling.

Need a meeting room in Greenwich but bored of the same old Spaces? The Glass Meeting Room in the Laban Building is a flexible yet practical venue. Able to seat up to 40 people theatre style with the options for several other seating configurations. With award-winning architecture and design, it’s not hard to see why the Laban Building is such a popular Space. Let the venue inspire you and you never know, you might come up with your next big idea here so why not try it out?


Studios

 

A large studio Space with a transparent back wall. The space has dance bars throughout. Its clean and open and a great option for venue hire London


The Laban Building is home to 13 impressive studios which are all highly versatile Spaces, providing a light, bright and modern setting for a variety of functions. Because of the unique exterior of the Laban Building, during the day pastel pink, blue and green colours disperse in the studio Space through the impressive floor-to-ceiling windows. Conversely, at night time the interior electric light from the studios illuminates the building, projecting colour out into the surrounding area and making movement within the studios visible from the outside.

These studios were purpose-built for professional dance training and are all flexible Spaces for a variety of functions including fashion, film and photography studios. So, they are great blank canvas spaces for a creative event of any sorts. However, they can also be reimagined for meetings, workshops, exhibitions, dinners and evening receptions. So why not hire a studio in the Laban Building for a Space flooded in natural light and in a simply beautiful setting.

Here at HeadBox we love inspiring Spaces and the Laban Building is definitely one of them. A Space entrenched in beautiful architecture, style and contemporary class. An unusual Space in the city which will make your event stand out from the crowd. For a Space with a difference and a Space with the flexibility to make it your own The Laban Building is the one.

 

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