We sometimes get enquiries about hosting children’s birthday parties at Little Angel Theatre. We’re always pleased to hear that we’re a potential party venue.
We don’t offer private performances of our shows for parties, as we’ve found that the cost is too prohibitive. However, we do offer a 10% discount on group bookings of 10 or more tickets to our theatre and studios shows (full-price performances only). We can also provide party bags, at a cost of £5 each. These are drawstring canvas bag with the theatre logo on, containing a jester pencil, mini modelling clay, two rocket balloons and ‘Finger Spies’ googly eyes. You can see a photo of the Party Bags and order them from our online shop.
The foyers at both the theatre and studios are small, so there unfortunately isn’t enough space in either for groups to have drinks and cake there after a show. We do have a room available for hire in Little Angel Studios – Studio 2, which has a maximum capacity of 33 and is a good size for some post show partying.
Usually, organisers hire Studio 2 for two and a half hours, decorate during the first hour (while the children and other adults are watching the show) and party during the second hour, with half an hour for clear up at the end. The hire costs £150 (inc VAT), including the services of a duty manager to help you set up, tidy up and provide health and safety cover for the space. If you would like to enquire about hiring the room for a longer period of time, please let us know.
The exact schedule for your birthday party is up to you, and the duty manager is only responsible for making sure you’ve everything you need in Studio 2, not for running the party. However, we’ve found that this schedule is a good one for party organisers to use.
30 minutes to show start time: All partygoers meet at the theatre or studios (depending on where the show you’re seeing takes place), collect tickets and take their seats, as you would usually if attending a show.
During the show: Most children and adults watch the show, while one or two adults set up Studio 2.
After the show: All partygoers head to Studio 2. If you’re seeing a show in the theatre, this involves a five minute walk to Little Angel Studios. If you’re seeing a show in the studios, you just need to head downstairs to Studio 2.
In Studio 2: Allow an hour for games and cake, before the guests leave/are collected.
At the end of the party: Allow half an hour for the last guests to leave, and for tidying up.
If Studio 2 isn’t available for your party, there are a number of other room hire options near Little Angel. We recommend St Mary’s Islington, The Arc Centre or Union Chapel, all of which we use ourselves. Alternatively, there are a number of parks and green spaces close to our theatre, including St Mary’s Garden, Islington Green and Highbury Fields.
Call our Box Office on 020 7226 1787 to book tickets for a group. Bookings of up to ten tickets (per transaction) can also be made on our website.
If you’re interested in hiring Studio 2 for a birthday party, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 020 7359 8581.