Venue Focus: RSA House
The RSA House combines Georgian splendour with high quality contemporary design and is a versatile space suitable for a variety of events. Over 260 years this historic building has been home to some of the most creative thinkers who have been dedicated to shaping the future through ideas and action.
The House is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and has a wide range of rooms suitable for both intimate gatherings and ceremonies for up to 150 guests, offering Georgian grandeur, contemporary style and some surprising spaces all under one roof.
A glass-domed ceiling lights up the Great Room, home to the epic paintings ‘Progress of Human Knowledge and Culture’ by James Barry, commissioned especially for the room. The underground 18th century exposed brickwork Vaults, historically housing cattle and wine, accommodate an award-winning restaurant and provide an unparalleled backdrop for events. It even features in Charles Dickens’ Pickwick Papers, and Dickens himself was a member of the Society, serving as a Vice-President and on two of its committees. A working theatre, built on the last remaining stretch of 18th century cobbled roadway, originally used to transport goods from the Thames to the Strand and seven further meeting rooms all make RSA House an event space like no other.