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Islington Assembly Hall, London

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Islington Assembly Hall is a Grade II listed live music venue and events space on Upper Street, Islington, London. It has a capacity of up to 800 for live events, including seating for 200 in its balcony Events other than music shows, such as public meetings, also take place there.
It has many art deco features, including clocks, paintings and decorative panels.
Owned and managed by the local authority, the building hosted events such as variety shows, tea dances and weddings from March 1930 until its closure in the mid-1980s. It lay dormant for around 30 years until Islington Council funded its refurbishment, and it reopened in 2010, almost 80 years to the day since it first opened.
The venue also hosted the 2019 Kerrang! Awards, a ceremony celebrating achievements in rock music.
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  • High stage means easy to see the band/artist. Good sound without the 'war Gore's distorted racked so many artists have to tollerate. Clare and we'll mixed. Nice bar serving drinks in tune with...  more »
  • What a fantastic venue for a music event. Small and intimate with awesome acoustics. Olite attentive staff run the 2 bars, which keep you close to stage.  more »
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  • I've been in a lot of different venues in London but there's nothing like assembly hall. Beautiful venue with excellent speakers system. Try to see a gig here at least once, you won't regret it!
  • One of my favourite venues in London. Stage is relatively big and of a great height so the view is pretty much unobstructed from anywhere in the venue. The sound is always great, and there is usually a lot of floor space even if the venue is pretty busy. The bar area is fairly small however, and generally there is a bit of a queue, and the prices are a little on the high side for what you're getting. But I guess that's the case for most venues. Merch stands are usually found outside the main floor area, and the toilets are a bit of a walk down some stairs, however, this isn't really much of an issue. I've also sat upstairs for some shows. The seating can be a little cramped, but the view is great and the sound is good too. Overall, I am generally happy to attend shows at this venue.
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