The Electric Ballroom is one of the most famous and well-regarded live music venues in London, and has provided the city with over 70 years of appearances from legendary artists, as well as being the platform for a wealth of new talent to be discovered. This quirky and utterly unique venue epitomises the lively and progressive energy of Camden Town, and has been graced by the likes of U2, Blur, The Clash, The Smiths, Joy Division, Madness, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Public Enemy, and many more.
The Electric Ballroom opened its doors in the 1930’s, when its was taken over as a music venue called The Buffalo Club, by Bill Fuller – who still runs the operation today. In 1941, when Camden Town Tube was bombed, the venue was expanded to hold a staggering capacity of 2,000 people – which made it one of the largest venues in London. It attracted a steady, regular crowd of local Irish immigrants looking for somewhere to play music and enjoy the craic, and this set the bar high for the fun, vibrant atmosphere that the club still boasts today.
This is an instantly recognizable, reputable and reliable venue in which to host a private event. Set out over three floors holding around 600-650 people each, there are unbeatable facilities here for live music and dancing. Fashion shows, corporate receptions, product launches and club nights are also regular occurrences, and the Ballroom specialises in delivering energetic, youthful and truly unforgettable evenings. Definitely not the venue for refined occasions, this is a place where you can have a good party in an environment designed specifically for exactly that.
As you can probably imagine, there’s no shortage of bar staff, drinks and snack-style-stock here. If you require slightly more sophisticated catering, then you’ll have to go through on of the venues recommended external caterers. As this club accommodates both celebrity and mere mortal, the list of food available comes in all shapes, sizes and prices – we’re certain you won’t have any trouble working with a smaller budget here, but equally, a sizeable sum will achieve quite amazing results.
Hosting conferences, meetings or daytime events is not really an area that the Ballroom finds itself excelling in. Definitely a night owl of a building, the interiors are classic London club – contemporary with a hard-edged, shiny, and sexy with a colourful finish. There are plenty of places to sit and you can configure your own layout quite easily for private events, but the stages will always be fixed at one end of these 3 rectangular rooms, due to their electrical requirements.
This sought-after venue needs to be booked well in advance, because the team here have a busy diary of concerts, events and parties to accommodate. We at Function Fixers are kept up to date with cancellations and last-minute deals at The Electric Ballroom – so call us here to find out if we can bag you a bargain for 2014, or fill out our quick and simple online form to learn more about arranging your function here in future. Remember – our service is 100% free of charge!
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