Hiring the Global Academy facilities

The Global Academy's industry standard media facilities are available to hire for creative professionals, commercial partners and media production companies. Many of our facilities are also available for community use including the sports hall, meeting rooms, classrooms and a large three story atrium space – perfect for social events and large meetings.

We are based on the prestigious Old Vinyl Factory site which housed the original EMI factory where millions of records were produced for some of the world’s biggest bands like The Beatles and Rolling Stones. The Global Academy was officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in April 2017 and has been home to media broadcasts across the UK by the likes of Heart, LBC and Capital XTRA, as well as Channel 4.

The Global Academy in West London houses two state of the art TV studios, eight radio stations, two recording studios and plethora of media production suites suited for every creative project. All media bookings come with trained technician and enquiries can be made using the form below.

You can see more details including rate card, hire information and location specs by going to http://globalacademy.schoolbookings.co.uk/

To enquire about the hire of our state of the art facilities - please contact Nathan Scrivener :

✆  020 3797 7484

✉ globalacademy@schoollettings.org

Radio Studio 

Hire our state of the art Radio Station at the Global Academy. A perfect space suitable for practice or group activity, providing a great learning environment for a media background.

The studios can be hired on a one off or regular booking and are suitable for podcast recordings, media radio interviews, voice sessions or radio show production.

TV Studios

Hire our TV Studios at the Global Academy. We have the venue and the tools you need to create a show reel, film adverts and much more. An ideal space for drama, performing arts and other activities. There are two TV Studios available approximately measuring length – 11.6m x width – 9m x height – 5.2m.

The studios can be hired on a one off or regular booking and are suitable for advert production, music videos, pieces to camera and show reel production.

Recording Studios

We have two state-of-the-art recording facilities for use. The studios are available for bands, choirs and individual musicians. Practice rooms also available for hire. Engineers will be available as part of your booking. The Recording Studio spproximately measures length – 3.2m x width – 4.6m x height – 2.6m.

The studios can be hired on a one off or regular booking and are suitable for band recordings, solo track recordings and radio plays.


Main Hall & Lecture Theatre

Our main hall and lecture theatre can play host to a variety of events or occasions. The venue can be set up with or without seats for up to 250. Host your event for almost any occasion, from children's parties and trade shows to business training sessions and presentation nights. Previous clients include YMCA, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Studio Lambert Productions/Channel 4, Hillingdon Council, LBC and GoDaddy. Full technical support alongside lighting and sound equipment is also available. As well as the theatre - we have various breakout spaces available. Events, celebrations plus much more. The Global Academy is great value and can be the perfect place to celebrate.


The Global Academy is based in the Hayes / Hillingdon community and close to Heathrow Airport; We have other facilities for hire that are great for sport, drama, martial arts, business meetings, events plus much more! The venue is a short walk from Hayes and Harlington Station, located on the soon to open Elizabeth line and is 15 minutes from Central London by public transport.  

With free parking on site the Global Academy can also accommodate private functions, birthday parties, conferences and events at affordable, low cost prices. Media spaces are subject to availability and around school hours (Availability is best at Evenings, Weekends and School Holidays).

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