Village Underground was born of the need for affordable, environmentally stable studio space for artists in central London.
Originally we explored several sites for the project, but the Broad Street Rail Viaduct stole our hearts. Built in 1848, the viaduct had been derelict for over 20 years and had self seeded into a meadow with trees and wildlife.
Along with the viaduct, we negotiated with Hackney Council to also take over the then severely derelict Victorian warehouse. Where better to start a cultural centre than a place whose previous incarnations include a railway coal store, a music hall, and an eighteenth century theatre?
The main renovations took place over the course of a year, just in time for our opening April 2007.
Currently there are no events for the Village Underground London .
Selected reviews for this venue:
Lykke Li (12/06/14) - Gorgeous live show
Really beautiful melancholy music. Especially loved it when she asked everyone to stop instagramming, put their phones away and just enjoy the show.
Adam Green & Binki Shapiro (15/04/13) - good times
well, imo teaming up with binki was about the best thing that ever happend to adam. i liked his early stuff more than his later ones, until the new album with binki rolled around... supporting act was george ezra... from his playing style fitting really nicely. enjoyed the friendly atmosphere as always.
If you have accessibility requirements and wish to attend a show at Village Underground, buy a ticket, contact the venue prior to the show, and we can provide you with an allocated space within the venue if it's a live gig. We do not sell 'accessible viewing area' tickets, just general admission. If the event is sold out we cannot sell extra tickets. Unfortunately we are unable to provide a viewing area for DJ led events.