From September The Floating Cinema will be available for private hire for events, product launches, special occasions, corporate away days, weddings and film shoots.
*Please note that during our public programme (July to September) The Floating Cinema is not available for hire.
Created and designed by Duggan Morris Architects our purpose-built wide beam barge is a contemporary and versatile mobile venue with a unique twist offering an original experience for private hire. Our boat is built to travel London’s canals with ease; offering a flexible space with its stunning white Perspex fully equipped cinema auditorium space, viewing deck, high-spec lighting and audio-visual facilities. The Floating Cinema offers guests a new perspective of London’s most iconic views combined with the enjoyment of the peaceful pace of waterway living.
Marie Claire Magazine voted the Floating Cinema “as one of London’s Top 8 coolest arts venues” August 2013.
With on board capacity for 12 passengers when cruising and up to 20 people standing while static it offers an alternative, contemporary and flexible ‘whitespace’ auditorium with state of the art screening and surround sound facilities. A central viewing deck, bar and on-board WC facilities and friendly skipper and event team complete the package.
In addition, our eco-friendly hybrid engine runs on electricity and bio-fuel which means we are able to offer an enjoyable and memorable journey gliding effortlessly and silently along London’s most iconic inland waterways.
Location and routes
Our permanent mooring is in East London and we offer routes departing from both East and West London for routes for 1.5 hours – 3 hour journeys.
Some of our most popular hire routes journey through picturesque Little Venice to Camden and Hackney Wick to Limehouse and beyond.
Our flexible auditorium space can be easily configured to suit your needs during sales meetings, away days and team building sessions on-board. Our boat is fully equipped with high-spec screening facilities and surround-sound perfect for showcasing your presentations and product launches. We can provide on-board tech support for the duration of your hire and staff to provide refreshments and look after your guests.
The Floating Cinema offers staff and clients an invigorating meeting experience on-board this unusual floating venue, stimulating fresh, creative “canal-side thinking”.
Birthdays and celebrations
Enjoy a drink on our viewing deck with family and friends while we cruise along the canal before entering the auditorium which can be converted into a private dining experience for you and 10 guests on-board whilst watching your favourite film or showcasing your family archive footage. We can provide canapés, hot or cold fork buffets and serve drinks from our on-board bar.
We offer on board catering packages for
• Vintage Afternoon Tea
• Hot fork Bowls
We have an onboard bar serving non-alcoholic drinks, beer, cider and spirits.
Champagne and Prosecco on request.
You can also ‘Bring your own’ alcohol on board for a corkage fee of £2.50 per bottle.
We have a wide range of cult modern and classic films to offer for viewing.
Please ask for our latest film list.
Please contact our hires team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 377 9677 to design bespoke packages for your event. We can provide advice on routes, health and safety, technical support and organise catering packages.
All our hire packages include our friendly skipper, deckhands and event managers to fully support your guests and ensure you can enjoy your hire of our unique venue.
You can also hire our expert outdoor screening events team for larger bankside events. Pricing upon request.