World Heart Beat
Concert hall seats laid out around a grand piano, shot taken from a balcony above

Venue Hire

Vibrant events with a social conscience

Hiring ‘Heart Beat’ gives you the opportunity to do something different – your hire will contribute to supporting our charitable activity with children and young people.

Situated adjacent to the US Embassy on the South Bank and just moments from key transport links, this stunning new venue is available to hire for a wide range of events, with the option to include entertainment from our accomplished young musicians.

Tailored to your event

Whether it’s a drinks reception, client hospitality, concert, a conference or AGM, staff away day or networking event, we would be delighted to provide a package to suit your needs and your budget.

World Heart Beat will develop the perfect event, and ensure that our dedicated team look after all your needs – from music to catering and audio-visual.

I was blown away by World Heart Beat; what an extraordinary space – a truly impressive cultural and education venue.

Eva Woloshyn, Trinity Laban Conservatoire

Live Music

By hiring our venue, you get access to our outstanding musicians, who can bring a unique sparkle to your event. We can provide solo pianists (classical and jazz), jazz combos, singer-songwriters, folk bands and even a New Orleans Second Line Band! Our musicians have played at prestigious venues including Kensington Palace, Ronnie Scott’s and Wigmore Hall.

Flexible Space

Our stunning contemporary auditorium gives you a fully flexible space to work with. It has fantastic acoustics with a world-leading d&b SoundScape system, and is fully soundproofed. Immediately adjacent is a beautiful space for hospitality – anything from breakfast coffees to champagne receptions.

Our auditorium has adaptable seating, which has the following capacities:

  • Seated – in straight rows: 107 seats, including balcony
  • Seated – in the round: 118 seats, including balcony
  • Cabaret-style tables: flexible with a maximum of c.70
  • Standing: capacity 200

We also have number of smaller rooms available for hire, which can be booked for meetings, or break-out spaces

Catering To Your Taste

Our approach is not ‘one-size-fits-all’. We prefer to understand your event and what works best for you. Bring in your own catering or leave it to us – the choice is yours. Whether it’s teas & coffees, wine or champagne, bowl food or canapés, we can provide delicious catering tailored to your event’s style. We endeavour to source food and other products locally.

Full Technical Services

Whether it’s mics, projection, staging, lighting, music PA, staging or IT, we can provide the equipment you need and have all technical staff in house to ensure your event runs smoothly.
In addition, we have film and editing equipment and services, which can be included in your package. We can also offer professional live stream services.


The venue is fully accessible to all, with ramped level access into the building, wide thresholds throughout, a lift and accessible bathroom. There is a Hearing Loop installed, with thanks to the generosity of the Marsden family, in memory of Austin Marsden. 

Booking Enquiries

For more information please email:

World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens, 3 Ponton Road, Nine Elms, London SW11 7BD

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Making a difference

World Heart Beat is a registered charity, established in 2009 by Sahana Gero MBE. Her aim was to meet the need for learning music outside of school, and for creative industry skills training, for south London’s most disadvantaged young people. Our aim to ‘level up’ has never been more relevant.

Today, more than 50% of our students receive bursaries to include free tuition and free instruments. 60% of children and young people are from the Global Majority. We support young people to become independent in the world, nurturing them as individuals, growing their confidence and aspirations, and developing their wider skills.

Your support through hiring our venue will help us to continue our valuable work, cultivating the social mobility of future generations.

World Heart Beat uses the power of music to inspire, bring people together and make a positive impact

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