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Electric Ballroom

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184 Camden High St, Camden Town, London NW1 8QP, London


Located in the heart of Camden, right next to Camden Town Tube Station, the Electric Ballroom is one of London’s most iconic music venues and has welcomed a variety of performers and different forms of live entertainment, but it is mainly known for hosting rock bands. In the past, the venue has hosted legendary performances from artists and bands such as Sid Vicious, Madness, The Clash, Joy Division, The Boomtown Rats, The Smiths, Snow Patrol, Richard Ashcroft, Joy Division, Cage the Elephant, Razorlight, Muse, Foals, Prince and Kaiser Chiefs, Ocean Color Scene, Prince Razorlight and many more famous artists.

A British comedy show, Stand Up Central (which was previously known as Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central’, which performed in front of a large audience at the Electric Ballroom. The venue also has an indoor market, which is open during the day, and located on Camden Street. Also a popular club venue, the Electric Ballroom is known for hosting popular club nights, such as Shake, which shows every Friday. Originally an Irish club, the Electric Ballroom has that rock ‘n’ roll feel, as it was always a venue built purely for the music and the crowd. If you are looking for a classic lively, music experience, the Electric Ballroom is the place to be.

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Contact and Opening Times

The Electric Ballroom contact number: 0207 485 9007, for general enquiries, please email , for group bookings please email

Opening times

The Electric Ballroom Box Office is open from 9.30 - 6pm.

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The Electric Ballroom has a capacity of 1,100 people with two dance floors and also a cordoned off VIP area. The Electric Ballroom is a long, low room to enjoy the intimate, live music experience, we recommend that you stand at the front where the centre of the action is. However, if you are looking for space, it is better if you go to the back of the room.  

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Getting there

Situated in Camden Town, the Electric Ballroom is easy to reach by public transport, and can also be accessed by car but there is limited parking, so it is recommended that you take public transport where possible. Given that it is in the buzzing area of Camden, you can easily get a bite to eat at the market before you go in or have a drink in a nearby pub.

Tube: if you are planning on taking the tube, then this couldn’t be an easier journey; Camden Town tube station is just next door to the venue, so you don’t even need to walk anywhere.

Train: if you are taking the train, then Camden Road Station is only a five minutes walk away, making it a very easy journey.

Bus: for those taking the bus, there are several bus routes which stop close to the Electric Ballroom Camden including bus lines C2, 14, 27, 29, 31, 134, 135, 168, 214, 274, N2, N5, N20, N31, N134, N253 and N279.

Car: there is limited metered parking close to the venue, however please note that it will be hard to find a parking spot.

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If you need to book an access ticket, please book a general admission ticket and then please contact the Electric Ballroom via email before the event, so your requirements can be arranged. The Electric Ballroom also offers one concessionary ticket per carer , so please contact the venue if you require this ticket.

There is a raised platform available for wheelchair users; front of door staff will help those with limited mobility onto the platform and also show customers where the disabled toilet is and the bar area which has a low counter and a small ramp, so you can be easily served.

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There is an entrance with no steps which staff can show you and assist you. Wheelchair users are granted access to the whole of the main floor which is at ground floor level.  

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Facilities and Age Restrictions


The Electric Ballroom has four bars, an in-the-round bar when you first enter the venue and also a long bar which is at the back of the main room. There is also a cloakroom available.

Age Restrictions

Depending on the show, the age restrictions may vary. If it is a club night, then it will be 18+ and you will be required to show proof of ID. However, live shows might be 14+ but 14-15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult who is 18+

Please note that for club nights, there is a smart casual dress code.

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The Electric Ballroom was originally an Irish ballroom which was popular during the 1930s and was officially opened in 1938 by owner Bill Fuller, who passed away in 2008, when he was aged 91. In World War II, Camden Town Tube station was bombed and Bill bought more of the site, expanding the venue so that it was much bigger. It was a very popular venue for Irish immigrants and for live music throughout the 1940s and 1950s. During the 1970s, the venue welcomed some of the biggest names in rock music, and was forced to close in 1978 for about 9 months because of noise complaints. 

There were many club nights which played there during the 1990s and a myriad of famous bands and artists. The venue was threatened with closure in 2003,when Camden Town Tube Station proposed building another development in the place of the Electric Ballroom. However, famous artists, such as Bob Geldof, fought for the venue and it still stands proudly in Camden Town today. 

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Electric Ballroom

184 Camden High St, Camden Town, London NW1 8QP, London1

1NOTE: approximate address. The only address that is completely valid is the one shown on the tickets
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