Venue update

Please note our daytime bookings are open from June 2024. We remain open for evening and weekend event bookings. Please contact us to find out more about our availability.


Early bird booking now open.

Available from September 2024.

A once confusing warren of spaces of the Academy will be transformed into the SHAPE Room; an elegant, double height, pillarless space whose interior boasts a contemporary finish with natural daylight. However, blackout blinds provide privacy and an ideal environment for video content if required. This exciting new development is equipped with top-of-the-range technical facilities to support a whole range of events, from debates and lectures to conferences and media presentations. It also makes it ideal for hybrid events and includes HD cameras - perfect for capturing the event or live streaming, offering you the opportunity to connect to a global audience.

The SHAPE Room is a 125 seat contemporary conference space which is self-contained, versatile and can be tailored to your every need. It is the venues largest room and has an elegant palette of cream, stone and light wood and provides ample opportunities for branding. It has its own entrance, registration, private green room and nearby cloakroom. This new space works perfectly in conjunction with the adjoining Mall Room if you also require space for a drinks reception, networking or exhibition and will be essential for full day or evening events with audiences bigger than 70 guests.

Called the SHAPE Room in reference to the collective name for the social sciences, humanities and the arts, Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts for People and the Economy/Environment (SHAPE) This term was developed, by {10-11}’s parent organisation The British Academy, the UK’s home to humanities and social sciences as a tool to tell the story of these subjects. 

Key Features

Blackout facilities

Air conditioning 

Low-level staging

PA system

Theatre lighting 

Large screen with triple laser projection

Streaming facilities

Videography facilities

Dedicated audio-visual technician

Exhibition/sponsor space

Dedicated green room space

Artist impression of the SHAPE Room


  • Theatre
  • Cabaret
  • Banquet
  • Reception
  • Boardroom
  • Hollow
  • U-Shape


If you have any questions about room hire at {10-11} Carlton House Terrace, complete the enquiry form and one of the team will be in touch to discuss your plans.

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