The Underglobe, a venue hire with dramatic impact

A unique event space in London for evening parties

Hidden beneath the Globe theatre is the sensational Underglobe, a venue hire with all the drama you could wish for. We will transform this blank canvas into a glittering, glamorous, secret space to capture the theatre of your event. 

Perfect for gala dinners, awards ceremonies, cocktail receptions and lavish parties, this atmospheric space can readily accommodate events of up to 350 guests seated, or 450 standing. Using chic partitions, we can also divide the room into smaller sections, making it ideal for more intimate gatherings.

Discover this cool event space under London’s iconic Globe theatre

Leaving bustling Bankside behind, your guests will descend through a private riverside entrance into the magical, theatrical world of the Underglobe. At the mezzanine, the ideal spot for welcome drinks, they will pause to take in the beautifully decorated room below. From here, a sweeping staircase leads to the heart of the space with its full-sized, model oak tree and soaring ceiling.

A high tech venue that delivers theatre quality sound and lighting

Our in-house production partners will work with you to design a theme to suit your event. With access to an enviable theatrical prop box and outstanding, fully integrated sound, lighting and projection, your Underglobe will be dressed to impress.

Party the night away with our late night licence

As standard, your event will be licensed to 1am, and we can apply to extend this if you want to party on into the small hours.

Sumptuous food and welcoming service

Swan’s skilled in-house catering team will keep your guests beautifully fed and watered throughout your evening. Menus featuring local Borough Market suppliers and superb English seasonal produce will be tailored to your event. Service will be warm, polished and genuine.

Room capacities

  • 350 Seated dinner
  • 350 Dinner dance
  • 350 Wedding
  • 450 Standing reception

Why choose the Underglobe?

  • Private riverside entrance
  • Mezzanine area for welcome drinks
  • Built-in stage
  • Theatre quality sound, lighting and projection
  • Live music and DJs permitted
  • Double height ceiling
  • Pre-rigged lighting includes pin spots over tables, colour wash and uplighters
  • Further lighting upgrades available
  • Wheelchair access and lift
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Licensed to 1am with the option to extend to 3am
  • Available for evening events only
  • Black and white tiled dance floor
  • First class dining experience
  • Dietary requirements catered for
  • In-house event production partner
  • Exceptional value for money
  • Dedicated professional event team
  • Venue hire supports Shakespeare’s Globe 

Perfect for

  • Award ceremonies
  • Gala dinners
  • Wedding receptions
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
  • Christmas parties

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Outstanding private event spaces in London

Versatile event spaces to hire in London’s energetic Bankside

Swan at the Globe’s lovely private event spaces in London lend themselves to all manner of occasions. Relaxed, informal dinners, client meetings, Christmas parties or black tie receptions, we have the perfect setting for your event.

With a central location on the south bank of the Thames, close to excellent transport links, Swan at the Globe is highly accessible, and we are privileged to have some of the most desirable views in South London. 

From cocktail receptions and red carpet award nights to private celebrations, the Swan at the Globe has the setting, style and savoir-faire to deliver your event, perfectly.

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Venue hire in Central London next to Shakespeare’s Globe

Exclusive private venue to hire in London 

Available to hire by individual space or as exclusive whole venue hire in Central London, Swan at the Globe’s premium meeting and dining rooms have some of the best views in the city. 

Special evening events have their own dedicated area that is licensed until 1am (with optional extension to 3am), with theatre quality lighting and sound, and prices starting at just £130pp inclusive of full production and theming.

Exceptional event venue easily accessible from London Bridge

Swan at the Globe is a unique venue in the heart of London’s historic Bankside, within easy walking distance of London Bridge, Blackfriars and Cannon Street stations. Our versatile, modern spaces can accommodate private and corporate events for 16 – 450 people, and our dedicated team will ensure your experience is effortless throughout.

Private hire restaurant in London with enviable views over the Thames and St Paul’s

Our private dining rooms, premium meeting rooms and lovely top floor event spaces have some of the best views in London, looking out over St Paul’s Cathedral, the Globe Theatre and the Thames. 

Unusual venue to hire for experiential and immersive events

The Underglobe, a purpose-built private room beneath Shakespeare’s Globe, offers a blank canvas that our in-house production partners will transform into a magical party space. With its built-in stage, spectacular choice of props, and theatrical sound and lighting, the Underglobe makes for a truly unusual venue hire in London.

The perfect space for drinks receptions, parties, private dining, and meetings

Whether you are hosting a private celebration, corporate gala dinner, board meeting or full-blown awards ceremony, Swan at the Globe has the space to suit. From the intimate Bull Room to the magnificent Underglobe, you will find a stunning room that exceeds your expectations.

Theatre, drama and originality guaranteed

It’s no surprise that with our location next to the world’s most iconic theatre, Swan at the Globe delivers exceptionally creative events and provides one of the most unique party venues for hire in London. Wild, our in-house production partner, is a talented team of designers, technical experts and florists. Their knowledge and passion will add extra sparkle and innovation to your event.

Delicious food, immaculate service and expert advice

Swan at the Globe’s brilliant chefs, sommeliers and mixologists deliver an authentic modern English dining experience. Dedicated event planners and engaging, expertly trained front of house staff will make sure your event runs beautifully, from the first enquiry through to post-event feedback.

Supporting Shakespeare’s Globe

By choosing Swan at the Globe for your event, you are supporting the educational and artistic work of the Shakespeare’s Globe Trust. The Trust promotes, maintains, improves and advances education by encouraging and stimulating public appreciation and understanding of the dramatic art in all its forms.

Why choose Swan at the Globe?

  • Handy, central location with excellent transport links to the whole of London and beyond
  • Versatile spaces for 16 – 450 guests
  • Stunning views of St Paul’s Cathedral and the Globe theatre
  • Unique evening party venue beneath the Globe theatre
  • Whole venue hire possible
  • Licensed to 1am with the option to extend to 3am
  • First class English dining experience
  • Warm, knowledgeable, engaging service
  • In-house event production partner
  • Venue hire supports Shakespeare’s Globe 
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Exceptional value for money
  • Private dining rooms
  • Dedicated professional event team 

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