Both the East and West foyers are available for Commercial Hire

East and West foyers

Contact us

Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8136

Capacity: 330 delegates

Sleek and stylish, the East and West foyers are used in conjunction with the BP and Stevenson Theatres respectively but can be hired individually or together for receptions, dinners or as an exhibition space.


The perfect space for:

  • Receptions
  • Dinners
  • Exhibition space
  • Product launches

Capacities and area for each foyer:

Capacities and area for each foyer:

  • Standing lunch/reception: 329
  • Seated lunch/dinner: 120
  • Area of each foyer: 248m²

The foyers continue the cool, creamy design of the impressive Great Court and are constructed from limestone giving a clean, sophisticated space in which to impress guests or delegates.

The foyers provide a welcome 'blank canvas' for clients wishing to brand the space and to exhibit their company or products with elegance and style. The large open space of the foyers are also perfect as a venue for a seated dinner for up to 120 people or a reception for up to 329. Each foyer has ample space for registration and cloakroom facilities.

The East and West foyers are wheelchair accessible.

Floorplan of the spaces for hire:

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.