Theatre

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Theatre with full audience

At the heart of the Royal Institution is the Theatre, an ideal corporate event space made famous by the Christmas Lectures where society's greatest scientific minds have presented world-changing discoveries.

Within the auditorium hire, you'll have access to our in-house AV and a dedicated technician to support your needs. The Theatre's steep rake and precise design ensures every guest has a perfect view.

The Royal Institution's resolve to further the application of science has seen many successes, but perhaps none so much as Michael Faraday, world-famous scientist whose discoveries, made in the basement of the Royal Institution, helped shape the modern world.

In 1825 Faraday started the Christmas Lectures to present science to young people and delivered many of these lectures himself. Having come from humble beginnings, making the world of science accessible became important to Faraday and is still at the heart of our work today.

Scientists who have shared their knowledge at the Christmas Lectures include Sir David Attenborough, Carl SaganAmbrose Fleming (creator of the first transatlantic radio transmitter), and Sir William Henry Bragg (Nobel Prize winner for his work on X-ray crystallography).

The Theatre has seen the announcement of some of the world's most important scientific discoveries where over 25,000 lectures have been delivered to audiences, ranging from professionals to the scientists of tomorrow, inspiring future generations and planting the seeds for future discoveries.

Bring your guests to one of the most historic and iconic corporate event venues and lecture theatre venues in the world, and see how you can inspire them.

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