Jacksons Lane

Jacksons Lane

Jacksons Lane is a multi-arts venue in Highgate North London. Housed in a striking red-bricked gothic church conversion, the building is home to a 166 capacity theatre, a large scale dance and rehearsal studio a cafe and bar and four other multi-purpose spaces.

Jacksons Lane’s artistic vision is in the support of emerging and established artists working within the fields of contemporary circus and performance, and the production and presentation of exciting and innovative work. As such it is one of the UK’s leading producers of new small-mid scale circus, working across a range of strategic partnerships.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective, Campaign or initiative, Festivals

Opening hours

Mon - Sun open from 10am

Admission charges

No entry fee to the cafe
Booking is required for shows and courses

Getting there

Opposite Highgate Tube Station

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Studio 1

Jacksons Lane Space hire


As well as being one of North London’s most reputable arts centres, Jacksons Lane has a variety of studios and spaces that can be hired for a wide range of events. The venue regularly hosts wedding receptions, meetings, research & development, children’s parties, auditions, photography and film shoots, training events, classes and courses.
The Grade II listed gothic church conversion is home to a 166 capacity theatre, one of the UK’s largest rehearsal and dance spaces complete with fully sprung floors and mirrors, a café and bar and four other multi-purpose spaces. With extensive equipment available including PAs and a video projectors, plus excellent transport links to central London, Jacksons Lane could be just what you are looking for.
Who Has Hired Us?
Michael Flatley’s Riverdance, Meera Syal, BBC (Jonathan Creek, Doctor Who, Blue Peter), Channel 5 (Great Christmas Toy Giveaway), Ben Whishaw, The Mighty Boosh, Little Britain, One Direction, Sheffield Theatres (Crucible), John Hegley, Esther Freud, The Railway Children (Kings Cross Theatre)

Studio 1

Studio 1 is the largest studio at Jacksons Lane and boasts all of the old church features; large leaded windows, high ceilings with bare beams and eaves and a long, light room. One of the largest hireable rehearsal spaces in the UK, Studio 1 is perfect for rehearsing large scale productions, dance classes, staging large scale photo shoots and can make a stunning backdrop for celebrating special occasions.
Dimensions 8m X 37m
Max capacity 120
No disabled access at this time
Features: PA system, fully sprung dance floor, mirrors, private toilet, gothic windows, lots of natural light, access to the room via a spiral staircase

Studio 2

Studio 2 is situated on the ground floor and is fully accessible for wheelchair users. It features, a mirrored wall, brand new fully sprung dance floor and a PA system and is the ideal space for a dance workshop, yoga session, rehearsals or children’s party.
Dimensions 7m X 10m
Max capacity 80
Disabled access
Features: PA system, Brand new fully sprung dance floor, mirrored wall, and large gothic windows with blackout drapes.

Space 3

Space is also situated on the ground floor and is fully accessible. This space is ideal for auditions, workshops, children’s parties. With a supply of tables and chairs, this is a great space for meetings and any desk based work. Hirers are welcome to re-configure the furniture but it is requested that it is returned to the storage area at the end of the booking.
Dimensions 6m X 9m
Max Capacity 35
Disabled Access
Features: Lots of natural light, Space 4 can also be hired out to enlarge the space, wooden floor perfect for dancing such as tap, toilets close by.

Space 4

Packed full of original features and flooded with natural light, space 4 is ideal for circus based activities, creative workshops, filming, auditions and meetings
Dimensions 6m X 10m
Max Capacity 35
Disabled Access
Features: There is a large pillar in the middle of the room – please keep this in mind when booking, lots of natural light, High ceilings, tables and chairs nearby.

Space 5

Space 5 is a self-contained room with its own entrance and toilets, making it the perfect space for rehearsals and auditions. There is also the option for space 5 to become a black-out room.
Dimensions 7m X 7m
Max Capacity 25
Disabled Access via a ramp (please ask at reception)

For further information on our spaces please visit our hires section on our website. We strongly recommend that you contact us to arrange a time to view the venue and experience what we have to offer.


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How to obtain

There is more information about the spaces on our website at http://www.jacksonslane.org.uk/ under ‘Hire' in the About section but we strongly recommend that you contact us to arrange a time to view the venue and experience what we have to offer.

Phone: 020 8340 5226 Email: admin@jacksonslane.org.uk
Web: http://www.jacksonslane.org.uk/

269a Archway Road
N6 5AA

Getting there

Opposite Highgate Tube Station

Jacksons Lane
Archway Road
Greater London
N6 5AA


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