Space Hire at Lift

Lift is a stunning venue in Islington. The former Victorian school has been transformed into meeting and training rooms, halls, roof top terrace, dance studio, performance space and a gym. These are available for hire during the day, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and at the weekends.

Set over four floors, Lift is a modern and contemporary space in which to hold your meeting or event. There are rooms of all sizes with large windows giving a light and spacious ambiance.

A large reception hall makes for a lovely 'meet and greet' area for you to use.

Lift is located within a five minute walk of Angel underground station and the buzz of Upper Street. We have a private car park exclusively for the use of hirers and free cycle rack.

The building is fully accessible with a lift covering all floors.

Catering is supplied by Lift Kitchen, our in-house catering team. Lift Kitchen can also cater for external events.

The income received from venue hire is invested in services for young people in Islington.

The details of the spaces for hire are detailed below. Click on the room name for full information.

Maximum capacities during the coronavirus outbreak

We are operating reduced room capacties. The new maximum capacity will be defined by the type of actvity planned and your own industry guidleines for operating within a covid-secure enviroment. The figures in green represent the reduced capacities with a clear one metre distance between people who are not facing each other or 2m+ distance if facing each other. This is just a guideline, all bookings require a conversation around this.

  Cabaret Theatre


Blue Hall 80  100 / 59 50/60 33/40 60 / 40
Penton Room 64  80 / 34 30/40 20/27 50 / 33
Angel Room 32  50 / 20 24/32 16/21 32 / 21
Chapel Room 32  50 / 27 28/36 19/24 36 / 24
St Pancras Room 32  50 / 20 24/32  16/21 32 / 21
The Nest 16  30 / 12 15/20 10/13 20 / 13
The Living Room 16 30 / 12 15/20 10/13 20 /13
The Den 8 8 / 3 8 / 3  8 / 3
Computer Room  -  20 / 10  12/17 8/12  17 / 12
Roof Top Terrace 60 standing / 30 standing
Dance Studio 40 standing / 24 standing

 *larger number is without a projector and screen

Reception hall


If you did not find anything suitable at Lift we also manage Platform, is a lovely venue near Finsbury Park. The former Hornsey Road Baths has a theatre, performance space, media suite, meeting rooms, a recording studio, dance studio and a café, all of which are available for hire. More info

Last updated: 5/11/2020 12:29PM