The Clapham Grand London

21-25 St John's Hill, SW11 1TT London
GB

Venue information

The Clapham Grand is more than a Victorian-era listed building in London: the Clapham Grand is an icon of the city’s cultural legacy. That legacy is now reclaimed and enriched with a comprehensive £500,000 restoration, refurbishment and return to form as a live music venue.

Originally opened as a music hall in 1900, the 1,250-person capacity Clapham Grand has previously served as a cinema, bingo hall and nightclub at stages of its history, but the greatest glories have arguably been through the artists and audiences it has hosted as a live music venue. Bands that have taken the stage at this celebrated theatre include such luminaries as The Kinks, Chuck Berry, The Temptations, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Echo and the Bunnymen, Madness, through to Public Enemy, Jamiroquai, Chipmunk, Paul Weller, Oasis, Muse, Hole, The Verve and Jamie Cullum.

Refurbishing the Clapham Grand has been a herculean undertaking, demanding of passion and vision. Revamping the sound system, lighting, staging and behind-the-scenes facilities was a labour of both preservation and reinvention. With work now completed, The Grand is again poised to retake its place as a jewel in the crown of music venues. With its three floors replete with cascading balconies, ornate plasterwork and royal boxes, the Clapham Grand echoes a bygone era while ushering in the next with it’s stunning high-tech refurb.

Los Lobos

The Clapham Grand
LONDON
22/07/14 / 19:00

Grammy Award–winning rock band Los Lobos come to The Clapham Grand in July 2014. Buy Los Lobos tickets at Eventim...

 
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Steven Seagal's Blues Band

The Clapham Grand
LONDON
25/07/14 / 19:00

Steven Seagal's Blues Band come to the UK this summer.

 
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Reo Bros - Here Comes The Sun Benefit Concert

The Clapham Grand
LONDON
27/07/14 / 17:00

HERE COMES THE SUN is not just a benefit concert but a TRIUMPH over the storm. See Reo Bros pay homage to The Bea...

 
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Jimmy Cliff

The Clapham Grand
LONDON
19/08/14 / 19:00

The legendary Jimmy Cliff announces an exclusive London date. Buy Jimmy Cliff tickets at Eventim.

 
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Keni Burke & Tom Browne Live In Concert

The Clapham Grand
LONDON
05/09/14 / 20:00

Keni Burke & Tom Browne come to The Clapham Grand in 2014.

 
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The Clapham Grand London
4.5 (10 Reviews)
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Selected reviews for this venue:

walking class hero, 11/06/14
no idea about the parking used public transport but found the venue intimate and friendly and will return
The Polyphonic Spree (11/06/14) - you know what youre getting with Polyphonic Spree
a lot of people on stage, a vaguely culty feel and lots of stuff you can hum/singalong to really liked the Clapham Grand as well - 1st time Ive been to a gig there
Geordie, 10/06/14
The Polyphonic Spree (10/06/14) - A wonderfully, joyous show!
My first visit to The Clapham Grand and expectations gleaned from the website was borne out in the flesh as this quaint old theatre provided perfect surroundings for the wonderful Polyphonic Spree. I missed the opening act as a nearby Vietnamese restaurant urgently needed my attention, I did however manage to catch main support MT who provided an entertaining prelude to the main event. From the outset The Polyphonic Spree were a delightful kaleidoscopic vision while blasting out their wonderfully joyous songs, in between Tim de Laughter would amuse the crowd with his witty observations. A terrific show, I still cant help smiling when I think about it.
Sam S, 14/04/14
Deaf Havana (14/04/14) - Bloody marvellous!
I went to the Thursday night showing of Deaf Havana, at The Clapham Grand. The venue, although it doesnt look very big from the outside, is a fairly big venue on the inside due to the many tiers it features. a very small standing area in front of the stage but definitely a night never to forget. The night started off with the Welsh band, The People The Poet. they were a brilliant supporting act, followed by the slightly bigger band of The Maine. the night went on, and Deaf Havana opened with Lights, featured on their newest album Old Souls. The concert featuring a string quartet and London Youth Gospel Choir in many of the songs really added to the emotions of the night. Followed by the rather upbeat song Everybodys Dancing And I Want To Die and then a much older song Smiles All Round. The crowd continually sang full lines back to James as he stared back in amazement. the setlist also featured classics such as Anemophobia, I Will Try, The Past Six Years and Hunstanton Pier. The night went out with a bang as the encore featured The World Or Nothing Nicotine and Alcohol Saved My Life and a finale of Caro Padre which was extremely emotional. It was an immense night and i would definitely, love to relive it. I also had the privilege of meeting 4 of the band before the concert, and also met 3 out of 5 of the Maine and all of The People The Poet. Brilliant night.
Address: The Clapham Grand
21-25 St John's Hill, SW11 1TT London
Public transport
By Rail

BRITISH RAIL CLAPHAM JUNCTION: Trains run every 5-15 mins. Clapham Grand is conveniently located opposite Clapham Junction Train Station. Please use St John’s Hill exit.

By Tube

The closest tubes are Clapham Common & Clapham South on the Northern Line - a 20 minute walk away.

By Bus

Buses to Clapham Junction are frequent. Most drop/pick up on St John's Hill outside the venue or just round the corner on St John's Road: 35 (Shoreditch – Clapham Junction), 37 (Peckham – Putney), 39 (Putney Bridge – Clapham Junction), 49 (Shepherds Bush – Clapham Junction), 77 (Waterloo - Tooting), 87 (Aldwych - Wandsworth), 156 (Vauxhall – Wimbledon), 170 (Roehampton – Clapham Junction), 219 (Wimbledon – Clapham Junction), 239 (Victoria – Clapham Junction), 295 (Ladbroke Grove – Clapham Junction), 319 (Streatham Hill – Sloane Square), 337 (Richmond – Clapham Junction), 344 (Liverpool Street – Clapham Junction), 345 (Peckham – South Kensington), C3 (Earls Court – Clapham Junction), G1 (Streatham High Road - Battersea). Routes 37, 344, & 345 are 24hr services. Night buses: N31 (Clapham Junction – Camden), N19 (Clapham Junction – Finsbury Park), N35 (Clapham Junction – Tottenham Court Road), N87 (Aldwych – Kingston).

Accessibility

Please contact the venue for information regarding accessibility:

Telephone: 020 7223 6523 E-Mail: info@claphamgrand.com