The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts

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0845 351 9917
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Located in the heart of London, just behind the Strand - the RSA house occupies a prime location for you to enjoy a unique setting for your reception, dinner, meeting or conference. The RSA Hospitality team are on hand to ensure that every aspect of your event is handled with professionalism and attention to detail.

Designed especially for the Society in the early 1770s by Robert Adam; today the Georgian facade conceals many unexpected delights of both contemporary as well as traditional architecture.

The RSA offers you a wealth of choice under one roof from the stunning boardrooms and private dining rooms, all with unique John Adam ceilings. The house also includes the elegant Benjamin Franklin Room, overlooking the Strand it is perfect for dinners and receptions.

For those looking for a location for film and TV screenings or a conference the Great Room is unrivalled in its splendour and is fitted with fixed cinema seating and comprises a full range of audio visual technolo... View full description

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Suites Name Capacity (People) Dimensions
Theatre Classrm Boardrm Cabaret Banquet Ushape Rec.
The Great Room
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200 - - - - - - -/10.8/12.6/ 136.08
This is one of the most spectacular and delightful lecture theatres in London - featuring tiered seating and a glass domed roof allowing daylight to illuminate the celebrated paintings The Progress of Human Knowledge, by James Barry which adorn the upper walls.  
The Benjamin Franklin Room
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100 - 28 - 100 - 150 3.45/10.8/12.6/ 136.08
Spacious and elegant features a beautiful Victorian crystal chandelier and two original Adam fireplaces. Its light, bright atmosphere is enhanced by a giant window that runs the length of the room affording a stunning view out onto the Strand.  
The Romney Room
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30 - 20 - 20 - 40 -/5.4/11.2/ 60.48
This large well lit room boasts a stunning original Adam ceiling that perfectly compliments the décor in the adjoining Adelphi Room, to which there is an inter-connecting door.  
The Adelphi Room
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50 - 28 - 28 - 50 -/10.8/9/ 97.20
The Adam brother's Adelphi development was at the heart of 18th century café society. As the dining room of the Adelphi Hotel it was one of the most fashionable venues and featured in Dickens' Pickwick Papers.  
The Tavern Room
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50 - 30 - 30 - 50 3.4/12/5.1/ 61.20
In stark contrast to the elaborate décor of the house this uncluttered boardroom with polished wooden floor and simple Adam ceiling is ideal for small presentations, board meetings, candlelit dinners and receptions of up to 50.  
Vault 1
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- - - 72 - - 100 -/16.5/8.4/ 138.60
Vault 2
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52 - - - 40 - 60 -/10.8/5.4/ 58.32
Vault 3
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- - - - 30 - 30 -/6/5.4/ 32.40
Vault 4
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80 - - - 60 - 60 -/10.8/5.4/ 58.32
All Vaults
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- - - - 120 - 220 -/-/-/ -
Originally designed as river front warehouses these fully restored vaults offer a striking contrast to the splendour of the rooms above. The series of interconnecting spaces offer a choice of secluded settings for intimate gatherings or, used as a whole, provide a spectacular backdrop to parties and product launches.  

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