Rehearsal & Casting

Chats Palace is an iconic East London landmark.

Housed in a Grade ll listed building, we have two flexible rehearsal and casting spaces available for hire. We pride ourselves on offering an exceptional level of service and have a track-record of successful clients industry-wide, from Arcola Theatre to Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

We are located 5 minutes’ walk from Homerton Overground Station with Stratford’s excellent tube and rail links a short journey away.


Our flexible black-box Theatre space is fully equipped* and fully accessible on the ground floor of the building. The space measures approximately 10.8 by 10.5 meters with a wooden parquet floor (not sprung), a small stage and separate adjoining dressing room. All seating can be removed to create an open space suitable for workshop auditions and rehearsals.

*technical assistance and use of technical equipment may incur a surcharge to cover on-site attendance by House Technician.


The airy dance studio on the first floor has a mirrored wall with plenty of natural light shining in through an Edwardian glass atrium, one of Chats Palace’s most acclaimed heritage features. The studio measures approximately 9.5 meters by 7. 5 meters with a semi-spring floor.

Access to a portable PA system may be arranged on request.


We can also arrange for various ‘break-out’ or secondary workshop areas (e.g. for costume fittings) should you require them. Our efficient and friendly staff will be on hand to help you settle in for your rehearsals in this inspiring building. Full health & safety briefings are given as standard and a trained first-aider is on site at all times.

Our hire rates for longer bookings are especially competitive and we offer discounts for not-for-profit organisations. Rates begin at £120 per day* with reduced rates for block bookings of 3 days or more.

*based on full day in the studio at the not-for-profit rate.

For a detailed quote and data availability please contact Laura-Anne Smith, Events & Hires Officer:

0203 866 7194

Clients list

English Theatre, National Youth Theatre, BOS Productions, SDNA, Curious Monkey, Liz Carr, Tall Stories,
Inky Cloak, Frances King, Concoction Theatre and Sparkle and Dark.


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