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Assembly Hall

The ground level of the Assembly Hall

Islington Assembly Hall is a stunning venue in the heart of the borough on bustling Upper Street. As well as holding music concerts, fairs and other public events, the impressive space is available to hire for a range of corporate, private and community events.

The Grade II listed building first opened in 1930 and was extensively refurbished in 2010 by Islington Council. Today, it retains much of its art deco interior and original architectural detail, including its magnificent stage. Modern enhancements include a high-spec PA system with a range of audio-visual equipment.

The main hall holds up to 500 people standing for a concert or up to 230 in a theatre-style layout for seated concerts, conferences and civil ceremonies. The tiered balcony seats a further 200 guests and is used at the majority of concerts held at our impressive venue.

The venue is easily accessible by public transport. It is a short walk from Highbury and Islington, Angel and Essex Road stations, and is served by the 4, 19, 30 and 43 bus routes.

For full details about the venue, including upcoming events, visit the Islington Assembly Hall website and like us on Facebook to hear about them first!.

Free community hire scheme

For the last two years, we have run a scheme that offers Islington-based community organisations and charities the chance to apply for free hire of the hall for a five-hour period on a date that is available for their event. In the scheme, applicants must meet certain criteria to be eligible to be shortlisted. A panel will then select ten successful organisations, based on their applications. 

The deadline for applications for the most recent scheme has now passed and we will contact all applicants in March to let them know if they have been successful or not. The next scheme will open towards the end of 2014. If you would like to be notified when the scheme we open it up to applications later this year, please let us know by emailing us on the address below.

Contact us

Tel: 020 7527 8900 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)


For full details about the venue, including upcoming events, visit the Islington Assembly Hall website.