Islington Assembly Hall London

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Islington Assembly Hall London
Upper Street,
N1 2UD London

Venue information

Islington Assembly Hall is a stunning live music venue on Upper Street in Islington, north London.

The grade II listed building’s beautiful art deco interior and recently upgraded PA system and lights combine to offer a unique experience.

Sam Smith, Katy B, Travis, London Grammar, Anna Calvi, First Aid Kit and Laura Mvula – to name just a few – have performed on its magnificent stage to sell-out crowds.

The 1930s building reopened in 2010 after an extensive refurbishment, which saw many of the original features kept. Touches such as the restored original toilets and their grand wooden seats, and back-of-seat, theatre-style ashtrays in the balcony, give Islington Assembly Hall a charm that you’ll struggle to find at any other music venue of its size in London.

This flexible space holds up to 800, including 600 standing and 200 seated in the balcony for a full-capacity show. Please check details of specific concerts, as some will use the downstairs only and others may have seating throughout, reducing the capacity. Stage times also vary between shows, but doors normally open at 7pm and the venue curfew is 11pm.

The venue is a 16+ venue, unless otherwise stated for a particular event. It has four bars open at full-capacity gigs, which are all cash only. The nearest cash point is outside the Post Office opposite the venue.

Islington Assembly Hall
08/10/17 / 19:00

Tickets available
Tickets from £19.25
Immersive Music Presents Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band By The Beatles (50t

Immersive Music Presents Sgt P...

Islington Assembly Hall
21/10/17 / 18:30

A fully immersive adventure using performers, artwork and music, giving a unique insight into one of the most pivo...

Ulrich Schnauss

Islington Assembly Hall
27/10/17 / 19:00

Electronic soundscapist Ulrich Schnauss will be performing one of his biggest ever London shows at Islington Assem...

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Tickets from £16.50
Shabaka And The Ancestors

Islington Assembly Hall
08/11/17 / 19:00

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Tickets from £17.05
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Islington Assembly Hall
11/11/17 / 19:00

Seun Kuti, youngest son of late and great Fela Kuti, will be taking the stage at North London’s iconic Islington A...

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Tickets from £25.00
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Address: Islington Assembly Hall
Upper Street, N1 2UD London
Public transport
Islington Assembly Hall is conveniently located on Upper Street and neighbours Islington Town Hall. The best way to get to us is by public transport, as we're well connected by the Tube, rail and bus network.

By bus: 4, 19, 30, 43 (the "Islington Town Hall" stop is right outside)
By tube: The Victoria and Overground lines at Highbury and Islington Station (seven-minute walk) or Northern line at Angel Station (12-minute walk)
By train: National rail services to Highbury and Islington Station and Essex Road Station (10-minute walk)
By road: The front entrance to the building is on Upper Street. There is very limited parking in the area.


There is no customer parking at the venue. Hirers and blue badge holders only may request parking spaces in the adjacent Town Hall forecourt by contacting the Islington Assembly Hall team directly.


Islington Assembly Hall is a welcoming and accessible venue that strives to ensure everyone can enjoy events there. The venue has been awarded the Attitude Is Everything Bronze Standard Charter of Best Practice for their commitment to venue access to customers and performers, and venue staff are all trained in equalities and disabilities awareness.

The venue is located on the street level. There are two small steps just inside the main entrance with a side entrance stright onto the ground floor level. There are no pillars or fixed obstacles in the main hall. The balcony and basement can only be accessed by stairs during events, but at all concerts, there is an accessible area close to the stage and accessible toilet, reserved for wheelchair users and their personal assistants. The accesible toilet is on the ground floor and is fitted with an alarm cord.

Customers who require assistance and who have bought a ticket for a concert here can request free entry for a personal assistant or carer by contacting the Islington Assembly Hall team directly on 020 7527 8900 or We will take your details and make arrangements with the box office and security staff so they know to expect you and grant your personal assistant free entry. To guarantee free entry for your personal assistant, you will need to bring along evidence that you require assistance, such as a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions or NHS to show the box office on arrival. For more information, visit the venue’s website.