World Heart Beat

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, a conference or AGM, staff away day, networking event or something else, we would be delighted to provide a package to suit your needs and your budget. Our Commercial Director will develop the perfect event for you and will ensure that our dedicated team look after all your needs – from music to catering and audio-visual.

Making a difference

World Heart Beat is a registered charity, which was 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 ‘Black, Asian or minority ethnic’. We support young people to become independent young people in the world, nurturing them as individuals, growing their confidence and aspirations, and developing their wider skills.

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

Live music

By hiring our venue, you get access to our outstanding musicians, who can bring a unique sparkle to your event. We are happy to chat about what you might like. As a taste, 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 to include Kensington Palace, Ronnie Scott’s and Speakers Hall.

Flexible space

Our stunning contemporary auditorium is at the heart of our building and gives you a fabulous, flexible space for your event. It has fantastic acoustics with a d&b immersive Soundscape EnScene system and is fully soundproofed! Immediately adjacent is a beautiful space for hospitality – anything from breakfast coffees to champagne receptions.

Enjoy use of our hospitality space, plus our auditorium, which has the following capacities:

  • STANDING: capacity 200
  • SEATED IN ROWS: capacity 107 to include our mezzanine
  • SEATED IN THE ROUND: capacity 108 to include our mezzanine
  • ANGLED SEATING: capacity 104 to include our mezzanine
  • CABARET STYLE: capacity 70

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! Whether it’s teas & coffees, wine or champagne, empanadas, bowl food or canapés, we can provide delicious catering tailored to your event-style.

Audio-visual covered…

Full Technical Services

Whatever your technical requirements, we have the equipment and staff to ensure your event runs smoothly. We can provide:

  • Microphones & PA
  • Projection
  • Lighting
  • Music
  • Staging
  • Live Streaming capability (from spring/summer 2023)

In addition, we have in-house film and editing equipment and services, which can be included in your package.


The venue is fully accessible with ramp / level access, wide thresholds, a lift and accessible toilet.


Our venue is highly energy efficient. We endeavour to source food and other products locally.

Booking enquiries…

Sal Sherratt, Director of Philanthropy and Commercial

Phone: 07980 270 671


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

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