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Venue hire

​Keats House has a function room in Ten Keats Grove (also home to the Keats Community Library) which is available for hire for corporate functions and literary and community events.

The venue

Nightingale Room, Ten Keats Grove

The Nightingale Room is a smart, generously-sized function space which can accommodate up to 75 people for private functions, performances, meetings or classes. It is located within the grounds of Keats House inside the Ten Keats Grove building, which also houses the Keats Community Library. It is particularly well suited to regular gatherings, such as weekly classes or group meetings.

The Nightingale Room is available for hire as follows:

  • Tuesday and Friday 5.30pm - 9pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am - 9pm
  • Sunday 10am - 5pm


Private 9am-5pm Private 5pm-9pm
(per hr)
£72 £128 (min 2 hrs)

A 10% discount is available for block bookings of 10 or more sessions paid in advance.

Time for setting up and packing up after events must be included in the hire times.

Terms and conditions

Keats House is a listed building which contains unique artefacts associated with John Keats's heritage. We therefore have strict terms and conditions governing private hire, which are designed to ensure this heritage is protected for the future. If you are unsure whether Keats House would be a suitable venue for your event, please contact us and we will be pleased to help you.


We do not provide catering. Hirers may be allowed to bring in their own catering for an event, depending on the details for the event in question. Please see the Terms and Conditions for further information. A fee of £75 is payable where liaison is required with caterers or other contractors.

How to book

Please email the Keats House team with the following information about your proposed event, and one of our team will get back to you shortly.

  • Your name, email address and contact phone number
  • Proposed date(s) and times
  • Brief description of the event
  • Number of attendees expected
  • Any catering required
  • Any other set up requirements