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.
Address: Islington Assembly Hall
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.