Spaces for hire

How to book our spaces

The Library at Willesden Green has a number of spaces available for hire, including the performance space and meeting rooms.

Please note rates are set for the period January – December 2016 and will be subject to review.

For general queries please contact us by email at libraries@brent.gov.uk  or call 020 8937 3400. 

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Education room

Education roomThe education room is a 49m2 space which is ideal for educational events, meetings and messy art activities.

It can accommodate up to 40 people (subject to layout), and includes folding tables, chairs, AV facilities, as well as a sink for washing up.

RateHourlyHalf day (4 hours)Full day (8 hours)
Standard commercial rate £30 £105 £234
Concessionary rate for regular hirers, local businesses, charities, educational events and individuals (-40 per cent) £18 £63 £140

Performance space

Performance spaceThe performance space is a 150m2 hall which is perfect for larger events, including small scale theatre productions and other live performances, as well as group activities such as dance classes and rehearsals.

It has a maximum capacity of 250 people, and can fit 100 people in a theatre style arrangement or 64 in an events round table arrangement.

The room comes equipped with 8 large round event tables, 100 stackable chairs, as well as portable dance mirrors and ballet barres, backdrop curtain and a collapsible stage.

RateHourlyHalf day (4 hours)Full day (8 hours)
Standard commercial rate £50 £175 £390
Regular hirer/local business (-20 per cent) £40 £140 £312
Other users including charity, education, individuals (classes) (-50 per cent) £25 £87.50 £195

Room hire package

The performance space is available to hire for events and performances however audio visual, technical or out of hours support will incur additional charges. Charges are based on minimum call out fees.

If your event requires use of the sound system (including microphones), lighting or the projector screen, an AV technician is required. Use of hirers own equipment is prohibited unless a valid PAT certificate is supplied.

Please note, cleaning charges may also be incurred. This will be discussed at the time of booking.

Below is a breakdown of the additional services:

ServiceCost
AV Technician £120, based on a minimum of 4 hour call out during the day and out of hours
Microphone £60
Other AV equipment including laptop/cables/additional Microphones and lighting prices on request.
If the event is taking place outside of the opening hours (9am-8pm Monday – Friday and 5pm Saturday and Sunday) porterage and security charges will be applied.

Porterage £40.50, based on a minimum of 3 hour call out.
One security guard

£92, based on a minimum of 6 hour call out.

Additional security guards may be required subject to the nature/location of the event.

Reading room

Reading roomThe Reading room is a space suitable for meetings, training events and talks or small scale performances.

It can accommodate up to 40 people (subject to layout).

RateHourlyHalf day (4 hours)Full day (8 hours)
Standard commercial rate £30 £105 £234
Concessionary rate for regular hirers, local businesses, charities, educational events and individuals (-40 per cent) £18 £63 £140

The Gallery

The GalleryWe are piloting new hire charges from December 2016 to March 2017 with a view to reviewing and implementing the outcome from April 17.

The hires are based on a two week basis.

RateCostEach additional week

Individual solo artist - exhibition with no commission taken on sales

£400 £200
Group artists - exhibition with no commission taken on sales £650 £325

A refundable fee of £100 to cover for damage must be paid in advance. The fee will be returned when the walls, ceiling and floor are satisfactorily repaired on completion of the exhibition.

Other audio/visual equipment including laptop/cables/additional microphones and lighting prices on request.