Room hire and public spaces
Our London office is called the Human Rights Action Centre. As well as being the base for our UK work, it’s a space for our activists and the wider human rights community to meet and work. Our building is an inspirational, practical and affordable space for people to come together to learn about, debate and campaign on human rights issues.
The Human Rights Action Centre is open to the public and we have a range of spaces available to hire.
Accommodating up to 250 guests, the rooms can be used in conjunction with each other or booked separately – ideal for corporate events, conferences, film screenings, exhibitions and receptions.
If you have any questions about what we can offer or how to book, contact our Events team:
020 7033 1666
To book our rooms or facilities, please fill in the booking form and email it to our Events team.
Sir Elton John Exhibition Hall
Our spacious reception area doubles as an exhibition space.
Stand alone exhibitions may occasionally be held at the discretion of the Events team. Evening receptions or private views can be arranged for up to 100 guests. All exhibitions held at the centre must have a clear link with Amnesty's work.
The Auditorium is a flexible space which can be used at full capacity to seat 250 people, or reduced in size for smaller events for 112 people.
Seating arrangements are flexible and can be discussed at the time of booking.
Options include theatre style tiered seating, and cabaret seating around tables. The room can also be used empty if required.
Stage set up is also flexible with a range of options for panel discussions, lectures and readings.
Action Room 2 and Garfield Weston Action Room
These meeting rooms can be used as breakout spaces for events taking place in the Auditorium, or as stand-alone meeting rooms.
Located on the ground floor, each meeting room can hold up to 14 people seated boardroom style, or 25 people seated theatre style. Whiteboards and flipcharts are available in these rooms, along with a PC and a 46' LCD Screen. Action Room 2 has tea and coffee-making facilities.
When booking the Auditorium, both Action Rooms are included in the hire cost.
Located on the mezzanine floor, the Conference Room is a bright day-lit room seating up to 22 people boardroom-style, 45 people theatre-style, and 30 people cabaret-style.
It's suitable for seminars, meetings and training days. The room is air-conditioned and access to IT and AV equipment is included in the room hire rate. A flipchart and pad is also provided in this room.
The Atrium is an airy space, ideal for lunches, drinks receptions, networking events, stalls and much more. The Atrium comes free with the Auditorium when it is being used exclusively as a catering space. The Alcove can be used as an additional breakout room.
Technical and administrative support
The use of all AV equipment is included in the cost of hiring the rooms. This cost does not include technical support during your event. Our technical support team will discuss your requirements on receipt of your booking form. They will be happy to set up and test the equipment and show you how to use it prior to your event.
Presentations can be on memory stick or CD. If you wish to record or film your event, please check with the Events team first. We need to have details of your technical requirements a minimum of two weeks prior to your event.
- Assistance with photocopying or printing documents is available at a small extra charge
- For meetings of 50 people or more, we ask you to register attendees and will provide a space for this purpose in our reception area
- For meetings of less than 50 people, please provide a delegate list the day before your event
We have a preferred caterer who is able to provide refreshments ranging from sandwich lunches to buffets. Full menus and catering costs are available on request.
Situated within the Shoreditch Triangle, with easy access to both the City and Brick Lane Market, the Human Rights Action Centre has excellent public transport links and is minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street station and Shoreditch High Street station.
It is easy to reach via many cycle routes and there is a Barclays Cycle docking station just outside.