BP Theatre, available for Commercial Hire

BP Lecture Theatre 

Contact us

Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8136

Capacity: 323 delegates

A sleek balance of functionality and style, the BP Lecture Theatre has very comfortable fixed tiered seating for 323 people, plus a raised stage with lectern and impressive Sony 4K Digital Projector and cinema-style screen. A control room provides access to state-of-the-art audio visual equipment.


The perfect space for:

  • AGMs
  • Award ceremonies
  • Conferences
  • Film premieres
  • Performances
  • Presentations
  • Press conferences
  • Product launches
  • Road shows
  • Screenings

Capacities and area

Capacities and area:

  • Fixed, tiered seating: 323
  • Wheelchair spaces: 6
  • Area: 339.8m²
  • Foyer standing: 330
  • Foyer seated: 150

Included in the hire of the BP Theatre is the East Foyer, an elegant curved space suitable for registration, refreshments, displays, branding and cloakroom, with 248m² of space which can accommodate between eight and ten exhibition stands

All delegates can be served a standing lunch or drinks reception here for 330, and up to 150 people can enjoy a seated meal. A 'Green Room' is provided for speakers and VIPs which has easy access to the main stage.

The BP Theatre and East Foyer are both wheelchair accessible.

Technical specifications

Technical specifications:

Video projection

  • Barco HDX18 WUXGA 3-Chip DLP digital projector (with Active 3D)* light output: 18.000 ANSI, resolution: 1920X 1200)
  • Barco RLM W12 WUXGA 3-chip DLP digital projector,
    light output: 12,000 ANSI, resolution: 1280 x 1024 min/1920 x 1200 max)

*Optional with extra equipment hire

Video playback formats

  • Sony SRX-R515 DCP projector
     and HDX W18 WUXGA DLP projection
  • Yamaha QL5 Mixing Console
  • 5.1 stereo for DVD/video playback
  • Induction loop in operation


  • Midas Verona 36 Channel mixing desk
  • 2 Sennheiser hand held radio microphones
  • 4 Sennheiser clip radio microphones
  • 5 Audio Technica table microphones
  • Audio playback: CD/Minidisc/MP3
  • Audio recording: Digital hard drive recorder


  • Stage lighting
  • Lectern with fixed Audio Technica microphone
  • Comfort monitor
  • 5.1 surround sound
  • Screen ratios 4:3 or 16:9
  • Induction loop in operation

Power supply

  • 13 amp domestic throughout the projection area
  • One 63 Amp 3 phase adjacent to lighting gantry
  • One 32 AMP single phase adjacent to lighting gantry


Location map:

Floorplan of the spaces for hire:

The conference facilities are located underneath the Great Court in the Clore Education Centre.

Other spaces available are:

Getting here

51.519413319978, -0.12695659999997

Main entrance: 
The British Museum
Great Russell Street,
London WC1B 3DG

Second entrance:
Montague Place
London WC1E 7JW.

We recommend that you use the TFL Journey Planner to plan your trip to the Museum.

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