Theatre Deli is an arts charity that transforms unused spaces into art hubs. Theatre Deli Broadgate is comprised of our arts cafe, performance space, and 1st floor studios, located in a former UBS office building.

Our Broadgate performance space is a converted dentist’s office within an ex-bank headquarters that sits next to our art cafe and under Deli Studios at at the crossroads where creative east London meets the global capital of finance and technology. There’s a lot going on, so if you’re looking for a quiet and staid black box, this may not be the right venue. But if your work is testing the limits of comedy, cabaret, concerts, improv, spoken word, magic, readings, workshops, or anything that doesn’t quite fit in, drop us a line.

Download a pre-show form here.

Or email at [email protected] 

Rates (Saturday/Sunday & Monday/Tuesday)

£200+VAT/night

From 5pm till 11pm (get out completed)

If you require a day hire prior to your show (for set, tech run, dress run), we offer a Sunday tech slot 2pm-5pm for £100+VAT

What is the space’s capacity?

70 seats

What does hire include?

  • 70 seat capacity
  • Use of our performance space in central London
  • Posting on our website
  • An initial site visit with Producer/Programmer and/or Venue Manager
  • A duty manager on the day of hire
  • Green room area with tea & coffee facilities
  • The vibrant Deli Bar as an audience space before and after the doors open
  • Access to performance space technical equipment, including SX, LX and AV

What isn’t included?

You will need to have an experienced technician to operate your show who will need to be available to meet with the Venue Manager prior the show to go over using our equipment. We can provide an in-house technician at a rate of £50 per show.

A box office person to manage guest lists and cash transactions (please note that we cannot provided card transactions facilities)

Please note: the Deli bar is not normally open on Saturday/Sunday. If you would like the full bar to open on these nights, we will require a £350 bar minimum spend guarantee. Alternatively, the Duty Manager will operate a skeleton bar within the performance space serving only selected beers, wines, and soft drinks.

What is expected of you?

You will need to market your own production. Theatre Deli will support with a listing on our website, social media interaction, and our mail-outs, but drawing an audience will be your responsibility. That said, we’re all about supporting artists, so if you need a hand or have any questions, just ask. We’re here to help.


Technical Info

All productions are required to be self-sufficient in the provision of technical crew.

Each show is required to provide their own technical staff to facilitate their get in and get out.

Technical operators can be provided by Theatre Deli if requested in advance.

Stage

The “stage” is 8’x16’ and consists of steel deck sat directly on the floor, with a height of 8”.

Lighting

operated on a ——. Set up as following: warm wash, cold wash, —-. Please note that our rig is fixed. You will not be able to move or refocus lamps. If you want to programme other states, you will need to bring a lighting technician to programme your show.

Sound

operated on —— with —— speakers.

Equipment

-Mics and stands; Behringer DI box

Projector- connects via HDMI or thunderbolt, operated from tech position; free-standing portable screen

Set/Storage

All set, props and belongings will need to be removed after EACH SHOW, and stored in the green room (door width & room size)

Vehicle Access

Vehicle access can be arranged in advance through the loading bay on Sun Street. It is also possible to load out-of-hours through the cafe by street parking on Wilson Street. Doors to the space are ----wide and -----tall.

Accessibility

Theatre Deli operates in disused spaces and endeavours to make these spaces accessible to all.

Theatre Deli Broadgate has level access through the doors on Sun Street, which are open and staffed 7am-7pm Mon-Friday. Please contact Theatre Deli staff for access via Sun Street outside these hours. Theatre Deli is accessible via a moveable ramp at all times via Whitecross Place. Please note that the ground floor has ambulant toilets, but the closest accessible toilets are located in Broadgate Circle. Please contact Theatre Deli with any enquiries or to make any arrangements to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Please note that we normally offer a concessionary rate for disabled visitors, and have a complimentary ticket policy for carers and assistants. Some staff have disability awareness training.

Please see our Accessibility Guide for further information.


How to get started?

Download our pre-show form here.

Or email us at [email protected] with any questions.