Islington Assembly Hall

About Islington Assembly Hall

Islington Assembly Hall is a stunning live music venue on Upper Street in Islington, north London. The grade II listed building's beautiful art deco interior and recently upgraded PA system and lights combine to offer a unique experience. Sam Smith, Katy B, London Grammar, Anna Calvi and Laura Mvula - to name just a few - have performed on its magnificent stage to sell-out crowds. The 1930s building reopened in 2010 after an extensive refurbishment, which saw many of the original features kept. Touches such as the back-of-seat, theatre-style ashtrays in the balcony give it a charm that you'll struggle to find at any other music venue of its size in London.


Capacity and tickets

This flexible space holds up to 800, including 600 standing and 200 seated in the balcony for a full-capacity show. Both areas are unreserved. If you have a ticket for the seated bacony, the view of the stage is great, wherever you sit. Please check details of specific concerts, as some will use the downstairs only and others may have seating throughout, reducing the capacity. Stage times also vary between shows, but doors normally open at 7pm and the venue curfew is 11pm. For the latest information, follow us on Twitter @Islington_AH. See below for free entry for personal assistants and carers.


Access information

Islington Assembly Hall is located on street level. There are two small steps just inside the main entrance with a side entrance stright onto the ground floor level. There are no pillars or fixed obstacles in the main hall. The balcony and basement can only be accessed by stairs during events, but at all concerts, there is an accessible area close to the stage and accessible toilet, reserved for wheelchair users and their personal assistants. The accesible toilet is on the ground floor and is fitted with an alarm cord. Customers who require assistance and who have bought a ticket for a concert here can request free entry for a personal assistant or carer by contacting the Islington Assembly Hall team directly on 020 7527 8900 or We will take your details and make arrangements with the box office and security staff so they know to expect you and grant your personal assistant free entry. To guarantee free entry for your personal assistant, you will need to bring along evidence that you require assistance, such as a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions or NHS to show the box office on arrival. For more information, visit the venue's website.


Other information

It is a 16+ venue, unless otherwise stated for a particular event. It has four bars open at full-capacity gigs, which are all cash only. The nearest cash point is outside the Post Office opposite the venue. Islington Assembly Hall is also available to hire for corporate and private events. For more information and policies, visit the About us section of the venue website.

Upper Street
N1 2UD
020 7527 8900

Islington Assembly Hall is conveniently located on Upper Street next to Islington Town Hall. The best way to get to us is by public transport, as we're well connected by the Tube, rail and bus network.

By bus: 4, 19, 30, 43 (the "Islington Town Hall" stop is right outside)
By tube: The Victoria and Overground lines at Highbury and Islington Station (five-minute walk) or Northern line at Angel Station (12-minute walk)
By train: National rail services to Highbury and Islington Station and Essex Road Station (10-minute walk)
By road: The front entrance to the building is on Upper Street, the A1. There is no customer parking at the venue (although blue badge holders may be able to book a space at the adjacent Town Hall in advance ? contact Islington Assembly Hall). On-street parking in the area is limited. The N1 Centre car park is a ten-minute walk away.



09 Dec


Turin Brakes

Turin Brakes

Phone Venue

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website - change your settings