RSA House


The Royal Society Arts and Commerce is long historic charity that aims to make positive change for society. They're housed in stunning Georgian town house near Charing Cross and just off The Strand, on John Adam Street. Over the past 250 years, the building is now a hub for people from across the country to work, play and educate themselves to help grow ideas into impact. 

They have a robust programme events including live music Thursday, open mic poetry nights, Q & A sessions with independent filmmakers and much more. They want to make The RSA House somewhere that all are welcome, whether you're popping into The Coffee House to work for a few hours, attending a masterclass event or heading to 'Evening with' dinners, they're certain you will find something that will spark your intrigue.

The building has five floors that are available to the public including a library, the Long Room and the Dr Cross rooms, where you are welcome to use the space to work off site, while you enjoy the food and drink from The Coffee House. 

Their venue can be booked for meetings and conferences, larger corporate events or big celebrations for those big life moments. By hosting an event at RSA House, you are directly contributing to the charity with 100% of the venue hire profits going straight back in to fund these programmes of work. 

What's on

An evening with Ed Balls
'An evening with'... returns in July with Ed Balls, a former Cabinet Minister, broadcaster, and podcaster.  Spend the evening in RSA'siconic…

Mon, 22nd Jul 2024 @ 18:30 - 22:30

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Live Music Thursdays with Gigappy
In partnership with our friends over at Gigappy, we'll be bringing the best new artists every first Thursday of the month. Grab your friendscolleagues…

Thursday 5th September 2024 and 3 other Thursdays

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We're bringing back SHORTIES to RSA House. On Friday 20 September we'll be screening films all made by women, all different genres and themes…

Fri, 20th Sep 2024 @ 18:30 - 22:30

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  • Splash the Cash £££
  • Taking Bookings
  • Dance floor
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 8:00 17:00
Tuesday 8:00 17:00
Wednesday 8:00 17:00
Thursday 8:00 17:00
Friday 8:00 17:00
Saturday - - Private Hire Only.
Sunday - - Private Hire Only.

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday 26th August 2024 - -
Tuesday 24th December 2024 - -
Wednesday 25th December 2024 - -
Thursday 26th December 2024 - -
Friday 27th December 2024 - -
Monday 30th December 2024 - -
Tuesday 31st December 2024 - -
Wednesday 1st January 2025 - -



RSA House, RSA House 8, John Adam Street, WC2N 6EZ



Nearest Station

Embankment (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Breakfast and International food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Great Room Venue Hire 150 200 - - -

RSA House's most historic and iconic room is stepped in History making it our flagship space. It's perfect for large conferences, dinners, award ceremonies, weddings and drinks receptions. More information here.

Benjamin Franklin Room Venue Hire 100 150 - - -

A light ground floor spacious room with views of the Strand. This space provides a modern twist in a historic venue. Typically hired alongside The Great Room and perfect for receptions, dinners and meeting catering. More information here. 

The Vaults Venue Hire 80 230 - - -

Offering a contrast to the rooms above our Vaults space are interconnecting spaces used together to create an impressive backdrop. More information here.

Durham Street Auditorium Venue Hire 70 0 - - -

Built over the last remaining 18th century cobbled roadway. This impressive space is perfect for screenings, meetings and conferences. More information here.

Tavern Room Venue Hire 48 60 - - -

An easily accessible ground floor space that offers a bright and elegant feel. More information here.

Prince Philip Room Venue Hire 50 60 - - -

A first floor space that offers impressive AV equipment. It blends traditional characteristics with modern convenience. More information here.

Queen Elizabeth II Room 30 40 - - -

Perfect for small dinners or breakout spaces. An elegant space with traditional original ceiling. More information here.

Shipley Room Venue Hire 12 0 - - -

The perfect space for a meeting. A beautifully decorated space with a purpose-made boardroom meeting. More information here. 

Folkestone Room Venue Hire 14 0 - - -

A spacious sought-after meeting room flooded with natural daylight. More information here.

Henry Cole Room Venue Hire 8 0 - - -

A smaller intimate room perfect for casual meetings or filming interviews. More information here.

Tindale Room Venue Hire 8 0 - - -

Our smaller room well-presented room on the ground floor. Perfect for a meeting or an office for the day. More information here.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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