Event space at the Invention Rooms Cafe

Royal Institute Lecture in the Cafe space

Large meeting room at the Invention Rooms cafe

Large meeting room at the Invention Rooms cafe

Small meeting room at the Invention Rooms cafe

Brickfields Hall

Looking for an alternative venue for community hire?

Find out more about our other space, Brickfields Hall.

Venue hire

Unfortunately we are not currently taking external bookings. We hope to be able to do so from early 2021.

Our space is available to book for events and activities designed to engage the public around our core research areas of science, engineering, medicine and business.

We also have private hire options for corporate and community events. 

For booking enquiries please contact Ian Johnson, Venue and Operation Manager: i.johnson@imperial.ac.uk

Please include the following details in your enquiry:

  • Date of event
  • Time of event including set-up time, start/end time, and pack-down time
  • Alternative date(s) in case of a clash
  • Whether or not the event is for an Imperial department
  • An overview of the event and who will be attending
  • Whether or not the event is closed or open invite
  • AV requirements
  • Event layout style, seminar, workshop, clear floor etc.
  • Catering requirements

We will endeavour to get back to you within a week of the request. Please contact us plenty of time before the event.

The Interaction Zone is a community-based venue and priority will be given to bookings that fulfil the mission of the Community Engagement team at Imperial College London.

Catering options are available via Imperial College London, subject to availability, times and number of participants for the event. External catering is also permitted for any booked event.

Facilities and access

We are committed to providing an accessible community space for all, and have the following facilities and access features:

  • Accessible entrance (via the ramp leading to Entrance B)
  • Accessible toilet
  • Baby changing facilities 
  • Assistance dogs welcome both inside and in the garden – the garden is also accessible from the café