The Alliance Française is located in the ‘uptown’ edge of the central business district, in proximity of the University of Nairobi main campus as well as Nairobi CBD campuses of other leading universities.  With easy access to public transport, the Alliance Française is one of the busiest cultural centre’s in Nairobi and remains a popular venue with the discerning public.

Each year, the Alliance Française hosts an average of 180 public events and welcomes over 80 000 people through its doors, in addition to the student population.  It is arguably a cultural landmark in the Kenyan capital.

We offer several unique spaces, at very competitive charges, for performing arts events, exhibitions, seminars, trainings, dance classes, receptions and special gatherings.

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Wangari Maathai Auditorium

A 209 seat auditorium.
2 dressing rooms and stage measuring 10m wide and 6m deep.
A/V and equipment: main screen 5 x 4.8m, surround sound system, theatrical lighting, podium and Pleyel grand piano.
A perfect venue film screenings, conferences, discussions, and theatre, dance and music performances.

Garden Stage

Garden stage measuring 9.6 x 4.8m and adjustable height of between 0.8 to 1.3m. 2 dressing rooms behind the stage. Sound/light equipment and trussing are not included and need to be outsourced.
Can accommodate up to 250 people seated. Adjacent terrace, restaurant facilities and cash bar. A unique performance space in the central business district.  

Exhibition Space

The Alliance Française hosts on average between 15 to 18 exhibitions a year across its ground floor and first floor galleries. The spaces are versatile and suitable for visual art and thematic exhibitions as well as installations. The ground floor has 30m of wall space available. The first floor offers 18m of wall space adjacent to the library and the registration offices. The galleries are equipped with track lighting. 20 pedestals of varying heights available for displaying sculptures.

Recording studio

A well-equipped and sound proofed studio, with a recording booth, is available for translation and post production of institutional content (both audio and video) including dubbing, subtitling and voice-overs, as well as individual projects and music demos.

Multipurpose Room

A multipurpose space with a balcony for meetings, presentations, theatre and dance rehearsals, small receptions…

Can accommodate 50-60 persons in theatre style seating.

Rehearsal Studio

A rehearsal space for musicians equipped with a drum kit, bass and lead guitars, keyboard, congas and amplifier/speakers/mikes.