Friends House was completed in spring 1927 and designed by the architect Hubert Lidbetter. The building has a very distinctive neo-Georgian architecture, a perfect fit for period dramas. The Euston Road entrance has beautiful pillars and could serve as a court entrance. Our most recent spaces, include The Light. Our large and modern auditorium, has a skylight which lets daylight come through. It can seat up to 1,000 people.
In addition to our indoor spaces, we have two great outdoor spaces: a front garden, recently re-landscaped, and an inner courtyard, a real oasis of peace in the bustle of Euston. Our rooftop is also accessible and offers great views over Euston Station, Euston Road, Bloomsbury and the BT Tower. All our rooms are flexible and have natural daylight. You can use them for shooting or as dressing rooms, green rooms or storage spaces. We also have a fully professional kitchen on-site, which you can use for your team catering or as a set, along with our Seed Kitchen restaurant.
We were lucky enough to be welcomed into Friends House to film during the pandemic in December 2020. From the communication prior to the shoot, to the load in and the load out at the end of the day, we were made to feel totally at ease, nothing was too much trouble. The location was perfect for our film and the technical support at the venue enabled us to make the most of the spaces available. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend filming at Friends House. Sophie Austin (Theatre and Film Director)