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Venue Hire

Bow Arts has multiple venues for hire at our main Bow Road space in east London. Whether you are looking to hold a drinks reception, a team building day, a workshop or anything in-between, Bow Arts would be delighted to accommodate. 

Bow Arts’ venues are available for hire on an hourly or weekly basis. Longer term hires will also be considered. Our spaces are flexible and can be used for both public and private events, including exhibitions, meetings, presentations, performances, evening receptions, film/photography shoots, workshops, press launches, exercise classes and more. 

We have a range of equipment that comes as standard with every space, as well as audio-visual technology and bespoke equipment such as gazebos available to hire for a small fee.

With a friendly and reliable team to assist you, Bow Arts offers a package of support to help plan and deliver your event. We provide assistance every step of the way to help ensure your event is a success. 

Please read our Venue Hire pack below for more details on each space, and email nunnery@bowarts.com to make an enquiry.

Venue Hire Pack


Nunnery Gallery

The Nunnery Gallery is a unique building situated on the ground floor of a former convent, with neo-gothic revival detailing, original Victorian tiles and gothic arches. The gallery sits alongside the Nunnery Café, and opens onto a charming, secluded alleyway with a unique light installation suspended in the air – the perfect setting for evening drinks. 


Bow Arts Courtyard

Set-back from the main road, this light and spacious enclosed courtyard provides a brilliant backdrop for all kinds of outdoor private and public events. With a small covered area for protection from the elements, this multi-purpose space is ideal for gatherings and performances of all kinds. All hires of the courtyard include the adjacent Courtyard Room, which comprises of an informal meeting area, kitchenette and two toilets. 


Courtyard Room

This airy and bright space comprises of an informal meeting area, kitchenette and two toilets. With floor to ceiling windows, the Courtyard Room has a flexible setup with sofas, an in-built projector and tables and chairs.


Nunnery Café

The Nunnery Café runs alongside the Nunnery Gallery, and provides our visitorsand locals with a place to unwind, have a hot drink and enjoy some tasty food. This bright, trendy space opens onto a charming, secluded alleyway with a unique light installation suspended in the air – the perfect setting for evening drinks. 


Access Information

Bow Arts Courtyard, Courtyard Rooms and Nunnery Gallery have step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email nunnery@bowarts.com or call 020 8980 774 (Ext. 3)

Travel Information

Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm
Address: 181-183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area.

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