Rehearsals & Auditions

Chats Palace is an iconic East London landmark. 

Housed in a Grade II-listed building, we have 2 flexible rehearsal and workshop spaces available for hire. We pride ourselves on offering an exceptional level of service at competitive rates and have a track-record of regular clients industry-wide, from Little Angel Theatre Company to Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Our helpful and professional events team will be on hand to help you settle in for your session in this inspiring building. Full health & safety briefings are given as standard and a trained first-aider is always on site.

Chats Palace is located 3 minutes walk from Homerton Overground Station (Zone 2) and a 14-minute train ride from Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line), with Stratford’s (Central Line) excellent tube and rail links into central London a short journey away.

If you are driving, information on where to park* in Hackney can be found here.

Conveniently located in Homerton, one of Hackney’s most bustling communities, Chats Palace is a few steps away from Time Out’s favourite destination, Chatsworth Road. This means that there are plenty of nearby independent coffee shops, as well as cafes and supermarkets, including a Co-Op.

We recommend our neigbours at 46b Expresso Hut for extra strong coffee and great toasted sandwiches.





*Chats Palace does not have any on-site parking facilities


Located on the ground floor of our building, the Theatre space is well equipped and fully accessible. This is an exciting creation space for devising work from R & D through to technical production. An additional ground floor break-out/wardrobe or meeting space is also available for hire.

Theatre dimensions are 10.8m (L) by 10.5m (W) by 3.7m (H) with a wooden parquet floor, a small raised stage, and separate adjoining dressing room. Technical facilities include a portable PA system, with access to additional sound and lighting equipment facilitated by our House Technician available on request**.

We have easy access via double-dock doors for loading directly into the Theatre.

**Use of technical equipment will incur an additional staff fee


Our airy dance Studio, with its Edwardian glass atrium, is one of Chats Palace’ most acclaimed heritage features.  With such an abundant source of natural light this beautiful space is a dynamic room to work in.

Located on the first floor, accessible via a staircase (no lift), the Studio measures 9.2m (W) by 7.2m (L) by 3m (H), with a wooden floor and a mirrored wall. It comes complete with a small galley kitchen with kettle, microwave and fridge.

An adjacent first floor break-out/meeting space with its own smaller Edwardian glass atrium is also available for hire. Access to a portable PA system may be arranged on request.

Please note black-out is not possible in the Studio.

Hire Enquiries

Please contact Laura-Anne Smith, Events & Hires Officer
T: 020 3866 7194
Monday-Friday 10.00 – 14.00 

Clients List

Access All Areas Theatre, Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School, Slot Machine Theatre Company,
BOS Productions, Tall Stories, Upswing, Sparkle and Dark Theatre Company.



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