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.

Production & Rehearsal Week availability (updated 8 June 2018)

The following block-bookings are available for theatre production week hire (consecutive days & exclusive use)

Mon 16 – Sat 21 July 2018 

Mon 23 – Sat 28 July 2018  Wed 25 – Fri 27 BOOKED

Mon 30 July – Sat 4 Aug 2018

Mon 6 – Sat 11 Aug 2018   FULLY BOOKED

Mon 13 – Sat 18 Aug 2018   FULLY BOOKED

Mon 20 – Sat 25 Aug 2018

Mon 27 Aug – Sat 1 Sept 2018  Tues 28 – Fri 31 BOOKED

Mon 3 – Sat 8 Sept 2018


**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.

Rehearsal Week availability (updated 8 June 2018)

The following block-bookings are available for rehearsal week hire (consecutive days and exclusive use)

4-day weeks (Mon – Thurs)

Mon 9 – Thurs 12 July 2018

Mon 16 – Thurs 19 July 2018

Mon 23 – Thurs 26 July 2018

6-day weeks (Mon – Sat)

Mon 30 July – Sat 4 Aug 2018

Mon 6 – Sat 11 Aug 2018

Mon 13 – Sat 18 Aug 2018

Mon 20 – Sat 25 Aug 2018

Mon 27 Aug – Sat 1 Sept 2018

Mon 3 – Sat 8 Sept 2018

Hire Enquiries

Please contact Laura-Anne Smith, Events & Hires Officer
T: 020 3866 7196
Monday-Wednesday 10.00 – 18.00 

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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