Islington Assembly Hall

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Islington Assembly Hall
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AddressUpper Street, Islington, London
Typemusic venue

Fall Out Boy at Islington Assembly Hall in 2015

Islington Assembly Hall is a Grade II listed[1] 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[2][3] Events other than music shows, such as public meetings, also take place there.[4]

It has many art deco features, including clocks, paintings and decorative panels.[5][6]

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.[7][8] It lay dormant for around 30 years until Islington Council funded its refurbishment, and it reopened in 2010,[9] almost 80 years to the day since it first opened.[8][10]

The venue also hosted the 2019 Kerrang! Awards, a ceremony celebrating achievements in rock music.


  1. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1297950)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Facilities". Islington Assembly Hall. Islington Council. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  3. ^ Hann, Michael (14 October 2014). "The gig venue guide: Islington Assembly Hall - Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Islington Assembly Hall". Best Venues London. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Islington Town Hall: Art Deco on Upper Street". London Architecture Diary. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  6. ^ "About Islington Assembly Hall". Hitches. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  7. ^ "History". Islington Assembly Hall. Islington Council.
  8. ^ a b "Curtains Up!" (PDF). Islington Now. Islington Council. February 2010.
  9. ^ "Assembly Hall Memories" (PDF). Islington Now. Islington Council. March 2010.
  10. ^ Wooderson, Hannah (17 February 2010). "Curtain is about to rise on Islington's restored Assembly Hall".

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Coordinates: 51°32′30″N 0°06′09″W / 51.54154°N 0.10245°W / 51.54154; -0.10245