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Private Hire

Bring your vision to life

at The Common Press

From launches to parties, we've got you covered.


Hire fees and

venue specifications

Full day hire - 09:00 am - 4:30 pm
Half-day hire - 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
Evening hire - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Extended and late times available until 2am. 

Please fill in the form here to start a conversation about your event. The Common Press has four spaces for hire.

The whole venue and individual spaces are available for hire.  The full venue capacity for upstairs and downstairs is 140  people. 

If you have a budget please let us know so we can see what we can do. All pricing are community/charity rates and details for each space are below.

**Please note that VAT will be applied to hire fees**


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Events Space Hire

from £50 - £100 per hour

plus VAT 


Capacity: 75 seating | 90 standing

BYOB / Alcohol can be consumed through a

corkage fee of £5 per bottle/can

**Please note that VAT will be added to hire fees**

HIre for Book events, Workshops, Panel discussions,
Poetry events, Screenings, Social gatherings & Parties.
From £100 per hour + VAT  with a minimum of 2 hours.
Includes venue hire + Staffing + Stage +  Chairs + Tables +
AV setup (90" Screen, Theatre lights, PA and Mics)
(Excludes VAT and sound technician)

Hire for Dance rehearsals, Movement classes, meetings,

and Yoga ONLY!

From £50 per hour  + VAT 

**The space is located downstairs,
which is sadly not wheelchair accessible.
DJ decks £80 - DJ Pioneer XDJ RX - DJ Controller System Rekordbox. 
Mobile Bar with staffing - request.
Sound Technician £15 per hour
Security £150 for one security staff. 
Live Stream £100
Alcohol License and admin £50
(available with approval of management)
*Unfortunately our downstairs events space
isn't wheelchair accessible



Bookshop hire

from £175 per hour 


Capacity: 45 seating | 60 standing

BYOB / Alcohol can be consumed through a

corkage fee of £5 per bottle/can


*Please note that VAT will be added to hire fees**

Ideal for book events, open mic, panel discussions, or casual social gatherings. 
This space is wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets. 
A minimum private hire of £400 is required for Monday bookings.
Includes venue hire + Staffing + Chairs + Tables +  AV setup 
(Excludes VAT and sound technician)
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Visit us!

The Common Press Bookshop

118 Bethnal Green Road


E2 6DG

 Opening Times

Tuesday - Thursday: 11 AM - 9 PM


Saturday - Sunday: 11 AM - 6 PM 

Monday- CLOSED

Common Counter (Bar):


Web Design by Alfonzo Sieveking

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