Bolívar Hall is part of the Venezuelan cultural heritage site located at 54 Grafton Way in Fitzrovia, London. It is as well the Cultural Branch of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
In 1978, the Venezuelan Government acquired Miranda House and the three adjacent Georgian buildings. The famous house was restored to its original condition with the help of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British architect Boyd Auger. A complete restoration was carried out and the idea to turn Bolívar Hall into a unique multi-media cultural centre was first conceived.
Bolívar Hall first opened its doors to the public in 1986 offering a programme of art exhibitions, concerts, film screenings, theatre performances as well as literary and academic events. It can easily be converted from a concert or conference hall configuration into an exhibition function area. The concert hall configuration has 140 foldaway chairs, and a pull-down film screen and high quality acoustics which are great for both solo recitals and chamber-sized orchestras of up to thirty musicians.
The need for a venue in London of this size and scope has proved so great that Bolívar Hall has gradually widened its range of activities and become a platform for Ibero-American culture. Being a diplomatic institution in Great Britain, Bolivar Hall also welcomes and fosters co-operation with British cultural organizations.