Members can book DIY Space For London for events they may wish to host. We would love to hear from you about any events you’d like to run in the space.
CLICK HERE for a full list of all the information and price list for events booking.
Please read the link above through before emailing. It relates to event bookings in The Event Room and The Bar Room, if you are interested in meeting or office space please contact email@example.com
We have a licensed bar which we open during events. Please note our licensing restrictions dictate we can only serve alcohol after 6pm (3pm Saturday and Sunday) but have a well-stocked bar of non-alcoholic beverages, tea, coffee and vegan snacks can be purchased throughout. Bar service depends on volunteer arrangements but will run concurrently with events from the advertised door time.
Q: What is DIY Space For London membership and how does it all work?
A: To use DSFL, you sign up as a member, which means everyone can help make decisions on how the space is run. Membership costs £2 for a year and takes 48 hours to take effect. You can sign up and pay online using the ‘Join’ tab on the menu above. If someone comes to a gig and is not signed up, they can sign in as a guest. Members can bring multiple guests but are responsible for their guests during the event. Please sign in at the membership desk when you arrive.
Q: I’m in a band and I want to play at DSFL, will you put us on?
A: Unfortunately we don’t put on ‘in-house’ gigs as DIY Space For London, but members who are promoters are very welcome to – if you want put on a gig for your own band you are welcome! If you’re looking for someone to put your band on there’s a great list of DIY promoters in London here: https://diypunkdatabase.neocities.org/promoters.html
Q: What’s the capacity?
A: Legal capacity for events is 160. If you are running an event please only sell a maximum of 160 tickets.
Q: What backline do you have?
A: We have a full backline but please contact the soundworkers collective for specific up to date information via firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Do I have to pay if I bring my own gear and sound engineer?
A: You’re welcome to bring your own backline! However the £15 into the gear fund is still payable to help us repair mics, cables and other stuff when it gets broken. We don’t allow external sound engineers to run our desk because we have to protect gear that has been loaned to us. Our Soundworkers collective are all experienced engineers who will make sure your event sounds great and are happy to work with additional engineers if this is a concern.
Q: Why are there hire costs?
A: We are completely not-for-profit, run by volunteers and our running costs are over £4000 a month, so we’ve kept costs as low as we can whilst hoping to stay sustainable. If you would like to do something at the space and these costs look prohibitive, especially if you want to run a benefit event for a particular cause, please let us know.
Q: I’m not sure if many people will come to my event, will you help me promote it?
A: All events will go onto our web calendar and be emailed to over 4000+ members in our newsletter, as well as promoted in our social media feeds etc. Unfortunately we don’t have capacity to support with actively promoting your event beyond that, but we strongly suggest paper flyers in record shops, community spaces and other venues / relevant events for at least a month before your event! If you are worried about costing in term of filling the space and making money, we are happy to suggest other like-minded venues around the city that may be more appropriate for a smaller event.
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