What you need to know about Shoreditch Town Hall:
Shoreditch Town Hall is a unique multi-purpose venue, housed in a Grade II-listed building. They stage theatre, dance, comedy, music, spoken word and immersive theatre. You can also pop along to the venue to take part in any number of classes and workshops.
Built in 1865, the building was originally a Vestry Hall. In 2004, it had a significant makeover and changed into a space for arts, performance and private events. They started programming theatre and performance in 2012 and have quickly established themselves as a trendy venue for a variety of contemporary theatre practitioners. The programme includes new and emerging creatives, along with some well established names. In 2017 they staged two works by Phillip Ridley, both directed by the celebrated director Jamie Lloyd.
Shoreditch Town Hall contains eight spaces, ranging from the faded Victoriana of the Assembly Hall to the hipster basement areas (perfect for atmospheric immersive events). The Assembly Hall is a stunning room with an arched ceiling and balcony area. When used for performance it seats 750. The Council Chamber – an original Victorian vestry hall – is also a sight to behold. Retaining many original features including an ornate ceiling, the Council Chamber is one of Shoreditch Town Hall’s most prized possessions. Used for performance, it seats 140.
In short, it’s a fascinating venue with some great programming choices.
Top facts about Shoreditch Town Hall:
- Shoreditch Town Hall supports a number of Associate Companies. These have included Analogue, Upstart Theatre, Theatre O, Simple8, Greg Wohead and the Wardrobe Ensemble.
- The Vestry Hall’s original motto was More Light More Power. You can spot it engraved below the crest of Shoreditch throughout the building.
Key information about Shoreditch Town Hall:
Tube: The closest tube station is Old Street (Northern line), which is a five minute walk from the venue.
Train: For London Overground services use Shoreditch High Street or Hoxton. Both stations are a 5 – 10 minute walk from the venue.
Bus: Bus numbers 26, 35, 47, 48, 55, 67, 78, 135, 149, 242 and also 243 all travel close to the venue. To plan your journey in more detail, please visit the Transport for London website.
Parking: The nearest car park is the NCP on Great Eastern Street. Please be aware that traffic is likely to be busy in the area, so please leave plenty of time to get to the venue and use public transport where possible. There is a loading bay near the venue which offers three hours parking for Blue Badge holders.
Shoreditch Town Hall is wheelchair accessible from the street into the foyer and onto the ground, first and basement levels. The only area without step-free access is the Assembly Hall Balcony on the second floor.
Accessible toilets are available.
Working dogs are welcome in all areas of the theatre.
To discuss all access requirements please contact the reception on 020 7739 6176.
Shoreditch Town Hall includes BSL-interpreted, captioned, audio described and relaxed performances, plus touch tours, in its programming. To check future performances and to book tickets, please visit the website or contact the box office.
Visitors to Shoreditch Town Hall can enjoy drinks and snacks in the venue’s two bars. They’ve got a chill-out bar called The Front Room and an underground speakeasy called The Ditch. This being Shoreditch, there’s plenty of craft beer on offer and a good wine menu as well.
Shoreditch Town Hall is also home to the Clove Club restaurant. The Michelin Star restaurant serves a five-course menu with a focus on unusual British produce.
Theatre ticket holders for Shoreditch Town Hall can also get 10% off at Homeslice Shoreditch, a local pizzeria.