Business, pleasure or a bit of both? We have the perfect venue for you, whether it's a wedding, christening, birthday or Christmas party, a corporate event or a gala dinner.

Our most popular party is what we call an 'Up-and-Down party', which take place in the foyers in The Other Place from 7pm - 1am. The start of your party is in the upper foyer whilst pre-theatre dining and Susie's bar is open to the public in the foyer below you. From 9pm you'll have exclusive use of both upper and lower foyers, perfect for live music and dancing. 

Drinks in Susie's Cafe Bar
Cocktails at Susie's Café Bar
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We have foyer space and bar areas available to hire as well as larger private function rooms.

The Other Place offers a versatile split level foyer perfect for dancing and live bands and can be combined with a larger function room for private celebrations. 

Our Rooftop Restaurant is perfect for functions. Our private dining room seats 24 people, or we can offer exclusive hire of the restaurant for up to 150 people with views over the River Avon and Stratford-upon-Avon. Options include afternoon tea, three course meals and beautiful cocktails. 

Wedding receptions can be hosted at both The Other Place and The Rooftop Restaurant. Both venues offer a unique setting for you and your guests to celebrate your marriage. 

We can also help you to mark more sombre occasions, such as funeral receptions or memorials, with dignity and respect, and offer bespoke menus for your event with in-house catering.

How to contact us

Please complete our venue hire enquiry form and supply as much information as possible to help us understand your requirements. 

Where would you like to be? 

Round Room 

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre 

The Round Room in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

This private room on the third floor of the theatre is perfect for business meetings and private dining for up to 24 people.

Studio theatre

The Other Place

The Studio Theatre at The Other Place

The Studio Theatre in The Other Place seats up to 200 people with close proximity to many breakout rooms as well as in-house catering. 

Buzz Goodbody

The Other Place

Hen party in the Buzz at The Other Place

The Buzz Goodbody meeting room at The Other Place is light and airy and has space for up to 16 people.


The Other Place

The Other Place foyers set up for celebrations

Over two floors with its own cafe - Susie's bar, there is space for a catering buffet and plenty of room to mingle. Max 120 people.  

Upper Circle Bar

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

The upper circle bar

Enjoying views across the Bancroft Gardens and beyond, this room can accommodate up to 120 people. 

Circle Bar  

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Circle bar

This art deco bar overlooking the River Avon is ideal for drinks receptions as well as meetings. Max 60 people. 

Michel St Denis  

The Other Place

Michel St Denis

The smallest of our rehearsal spaces it is a particularly good breakout room. Max 140 people.  

Backstage Trust

The Other Place

Backstage Trust at The Other Place

The biggest RSC rehearsal space is ideal for large meetings as it has a double-height ceiling. Max 200 people.   

The Gatsby

The Other Place

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation rehearsal room

A great meeting room or conference space and popular for gala dinners and award ceremonies. Max 180 people.