Muck & Magic book launch

Michael Morpurgo and Olivia Lomenech Gill

Muck & Magic book launch


Dora House is a striking, Grade II-listed building in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Minutes from South Kensington and Gloucester Road tube stations, it is an easily accessible venue in a beautiful area.

The individual architecture and light-filled rooms of Dora House have always appealed to the creative. Over its lifetime, it has been a home – and studio space - for sculptors, architects, photographers, painters and designers. It is now the headquarters of the Royal Society of Sculptors, retaining beautiful features, including tall leaded light windows and original fireplaces. 

Three elegant spaces are available to hire: the Lobby, Salon and Studio. All on the ground-floor, they can be hired individually or together. 

We host fashion and film shoots, drinks receptions, book/product launches, small conferences, meetings, presentations and training sessions as well as creative workshops.

As a guide, capacity ranges from a champagne reception for 200 to a small conference of 70 to 100 and a board meeting for 14. 

Hire fees start at £150 for a half-day, the fees directly support our work as a registered charity. Discounted rates are offered to members of Royal Society of Sculptors.

Past clients include: Walker Books, Elysian Residencies, The Society of Authors, Archives for London, Touring Exhibitions Group, Higher School of Economics (Russia).

Download our Gallery Hire pack here.

To discuss your requirements, contact Lorraine Pajak – 0207 373 8615

The Studio

catering at Dora House

The Lobby