Enjoy Local – Islington Assembly Hall is raring to go!
As Islington’s theatres, music and comedy venues start to re-open Islington Life has been talking to live music venue, Islington Assembly Hall about re-opening.
“We are so excited to finally be able to bring live music to the borough again! It’s been tough with the changing restrictions but we have worked really hard to make sure our customers will be able to enjoy gigs again in a Covid-secure and comfortable environment!”
For over 10 years Islington Assembly Hall has been operating as a live music venue in the heart of the borough bringing the community huge names including Skepta, Ed Sheeran, Laura Mvula, Ghetts and Jesse Ware to name a few.
Since the pandemic hit, the Islington Assembly Hall team have worked tirelessly to get the venue Covid-secure and, opened its doors for the first time on 21 May when Gruff Rhys played a fabulous show. We’ve now got a fantastic line up of music for socially distanced shows coming up including Jordan MacKampa (10 Jun) and Black Country, New Road (27-29 Jun) plus many more. Check out all the shows.
Venues all over Islington need the community to rally to the businesses and institutions they value most. Music venues are so important for the rest of the borough, bringing everyone from across London and the UK here to go to restaurants, bars and to do a bit of shopping!
Being socially distanced means the capacity of Islington Assembly Hall has reduced from 890 to just 150. Not being able to serve as many people, combined with proudly paying all staff at least London Living Wage, means that the community’s help is needed more than ever! To support the venue, buy a ticket to a live show and, once here, enjoy drinks at our bar. We’ve got an app in place now so drinks are delivered straight to your table.
If you’re nervous about coming to one of our shows, call us up and one of the team will be happy to talk you through the measure that are in place or you can visit our FAQs page.
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