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Art Deco venues

‚ÄčThe Art Deco rooms

These rooms on the second floor are all part of the original 1934 building, and as such have their individual design character. They are reached by the second floor landing, which hosts a changing programme of architectural exhibitions throughout the year.

Aston Webb

The Aston Webb Room, with its walls lined with leather and joinery in Indian laurel wood, has a stately, mid-century boardroom atmosphere. Large windows offer plenty of natural lighting, as well as views along Portland Place.

It is an ideal venue for VIP dining, committee or boardroom-style meetings for up to 22 delegates and is a popular room for filming or photoshoots. The Aston Webb Room also benefits from air conditioning.

To hire the Aston Webb Room, please contact the Venues team. You can email venues@riba.org or phone 020 7307 3888.

Room specifications

  • Dimensions 8.5 x 5.8 x 5.6 (Length x Width x Height)
Boardroom U-Shape Theatre Cabaret Reception
24 N/A N/A N/A N/A
  • Air conditioning
  • Natural Daylight
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • In-house AV packages available
  • In-house catering services

Soane Room

Named after the brilliant architectural innovator Sir John Soane, this room is a bright boardroom. Offering plenty of space for committee meetings, board meetings and private dining of up to 16 people, the Soane Room can also be hired as a breakout area.

To hire the Soane Room, please contact the Venues team. You can email venues@riba.org or phone 020 7307 3888.

Room specifications

  • Dimensions 6.5 x 5 x 2.7 (Length x Width x Height)
Boardroom U-Shape Theatre Cabaret Reception
14 N/A 20 N/A N/A
  • Natural Daylight
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • In-house AV packages available
  • In-house catering service

Lutyens Room

To hire the Lutyens Room, please contact the Venues team. You can email venues@riba.org or phone 020 7307 3888.

Find more information on the Lutyens Room.

Boardroom U-Shape Theatre Cabaret Reception
30 30 70 48 100
  • Natural daylight
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • In-house AV packages available
  • In-house catering service

Council Chamber

To hire the Council Chamber, please contact the Venues team. You can email venues@riba.org or phone 020 7307 3888.

The RIBA Council Chamber is an opulent boardroom on the fourth floor. The chamber is lined in English and Australian walnut and Canadian maple, with banquette seating on all four sides.

The chamber is air conditioned, has an integrated electronic projection screen, centrally programmable lighting, external blinds and a PA system to allow high quality recording of proceedings.

The room offers a perfect setting for VIP boardroom meetings, intimate dinners and drinks receptions. A standing reception for up to 80 people can be held in the chamber, its anteroom and the landing. The sunny roof terrace overlooking the RIBA British Architectural Library is also accessible on the same floor, which is ideal for summer receptions.

Room specifications

  • Dimensions: 11.7 x 7.5 x 5.2 (Length x Width x Height)
Boardroom U-shape Theatre Cabaret Reception
30 30 46 18 70
  • Natural daylight
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • In-house AV packages available
  • In-house catering service

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