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Past Events at 20 Bedford Way

20 Bedford Way and its flagship theatre space Logan Hall has held many incredible events over the years. The stage has been graced by immense talents from a variety of disciplines. Everyone from Professor Stephen Hawking to Matthieu Ricard and Sir David Attenborough have delighted audiences in the main auditorium.

We are immensely proud of our 933 seat Logan Hall theatre. It is rare to find a venue of this scale with such good facilities available to hire weekends and evenings at affordable rates. To give you an idea of the adaptable nature of Logan Hall and our venue as a whole, we have rounded up some past events that we’ve hosted.

If you would like to find out more about rates, availability then give our events team a call on 020 7612 6143 or email us on venuehire@ioe.ac.uk



Comedy Shows

20 Bedford Way has become something of a hotspot for comedy talent. The laughter is always loud whether its the no-holds-bars humour of Jim Jefferies, the irreverent Milton Jones, or the ever-popular Max Amini who keeps on returning to delight sold out crowds. The excellent acoustics, 900+ capacity, interval bar and central location make it a hugely popular and convenient comedy venue.

For expert tips on managing your own comedy show, take a look at our How to Run a Comedy Night guide.


Talks & Lectures

The biggest names in Astrology, Buddhism and Journalism have all delivered sell-out talks and lectures in Logan Hall. We have provided a platform for revered experts such as Matthieu Ricard, Dr Joe Dispenza and Professor Alice Roberts to share their knowledge and experience with more than 900 guests.

Lectures and Talks at 20 Bedford Way London


Literature and Book Events

Kevin Peterson, Sarah Millican and many others have shared their love of words with packed audiences at Logan Hall. It’s impossible to be located in Bloomsbury and not absorb some of its literary ambience. 20 Bedford Way is lucky to be in the heart of a place that lives and breathes words and creativity.

For practical information and professional advice, you can read our guide to Book Launch Events and tips on Putting on a Literature Festival.  


Music, Recitals and Dance

From virtuosos to classical recitals to experimental pioneers, Logan Hall regularly witnesses fantastic live performances. The annual Just Bollywood dance competition, the British Dance Cup and Homay and Mastan live in concert have all been highlights. With a professional AV system, dedicated sound and lighting engineer, as well as the option to hire adjoining spaces for merchandise stands, Logan Hall is a popular option for performances.

Visit our performance page. For practical tips from the experts on how to manage your own performance events, take a look at our guide to Producing a Dance Show.

Dance Performances at 20 Bedford Way London



Ideas are what gives you the edge. Discussion and knowledge-sharing are vital in any industry and 20 Bedford Way has been a platform to facilitate this for a variety of organisations. From large educational conferences to smaller training sessions in our seminar rooms, 20 Bedford Way is a popular education and commercial conference venue. We have recently hosted the UCL Neurology Conference 2018, FiLiA Conference 2017 and the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust Graduation Ceremony.

Learn How to Organise a Conference or more specifically an Academic Conference with these professional tips from our event team.


Charity Events

Being one of the most affordable event venues in Central London, 20 Bedford Way is a popular choice for charities. We see multiple charity events each year – recently we hosted London’s Night of Adventure event for Hope & Homes for Children. Logan Hall and its adjoining spaces have been used by third-sector organisations such as The Beth Jacobs Foundation and Tranzition for their 2018 Celebration of Martin Luther King performance.

For tips on How to Keep Costs Down When Organising a Charity Event and Fundraising and Retention Ideas.

As well as big name events, the linked event spaces are also popular for regular meetings with charities, businesses, NHS trusts and local councils. We also deliver centrally-located, affordable spaces for training, AGMs, or large-scale meetings. 

Charity Events at 20 Bedford Way London


We are proud to host a diverse range of theatre at 20 Bedford Way. From new and challenging productions to popular international performances with Russian and Polish theatre groups regularly taking to the Logan Hall stage. We’ve seen productions such as Once Upon a Time in Russia, Between Beds and Adventure with Gardener. The additional hire of the Crush Hall is popular for interval drinks and for selling merchandise.

Visit our performance page. Are you a theatre director, production company or actor?

Take a look at our Theatre Funding Guide.



View our available rooms or get in touch with our friendly events team to find out more about rates and availability. Call 020 7612 6143 or email us on venuehire@ioe.ac.uk