Explore The Space

An introduction to the history and possibilities contained within this elegant, adaptable and prestigious space

From an unassuming door off one of London’s busiest streets, a rich past lives alongside some of the most technically advanced event and hospitality features in the capital.

A captivating combination of heritage and cutting edge, luxury and irreverence.

The Grade Two listed building was opened in 1882 by the Prince of Wales. Initially home to the galleries of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, BAFTA refurbished the building and took residence in 1975.

The Royal Family were instrumental in establishing the new headquarters for BAFTA, donating £60,000 of the profits from the film, Royal Family. Other famous patrons are celebrated here today, with our David Lean Room, Run Run Shaw Theatre and Princess Anne Theatre.

Today, BAFTA 195 is a busy club for over 6,500 professionals in the film, television and games industries, as well as a venue for our many public events, including masterclasses, lectures and debates, which are held all year round.

Exclusively yours

BAFTA 195 provides the perfect setting in which to create your own vision.

Take the time to browse our spaces above and contact us to arrange a visit to really explore the possibilities.

  • David Lean Room
  • Princess Anne Theatre
  • Boardroom
  • Run Run Shaw Theatre & Mezzanine
  • Gallery

If you require the ultimate in flexibility and exclusivity, BAFTA 195 can be hired in its entirety at certain times of the year. Available on selected weekends, we are flexible with the set-up and the timings for your event, ensuring larger productions can be staged and allowing you the luxury of having the entire venue all to yourself.