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VENUE HIRE 2014

www.shoreditchtownhall.com
020 7739 6176 @ShoreditchTH
about
THE TOWN HALL

BUILDING
IMPROVEMENTS
• Installed 3-Phase power into all main spaces

•C
 arried out acoustic improvement work in the
Council Chamber, Mayor’s Parlour, Old Servery
and Large Committee Room

• Installed event-grade WiFi – up to 300mb of


scalable, dedicated bandwidth in all main spaces

• Secured a public entertainment license

• Invested in basic sound, lighting and staging


for events in The Ditch

2014/15 SCHEDULED DEVELOPMENTS


•T
 he Assembly Hall balcony will be brought back
to life with the re-installation of 278 bespoke
theatre seats, raising the room capacity to 750+

• Installation of a goods lift from Rivington Place,


to allow loading into the Old Servery and
Assembly Hall

• Expansion of toilet facilities

• Decoration of Assembly Hall and public areas

S
• Improvements to frontage, including cleaning,
itting at the heart of one of the most Rooms, and a warren of untouched,
lighting and display points
vibrant and creative areas of London, atmospheric basement rooms. In total, eight
adjacent to Hoxton Square and just diverse principal spaces for events from
minutes from Liverpool Street, Shoreditch 10 – 800 plus (from 2015).
Town Hall is a magnificent Grade II landmark 2015/16 SCHEDULED DEVELOPMENTS
Under new management since 2012 Shoreditch
building. • Installation of a passenger lift from the Entrance
Town Hall has in recent years established
Once home to local government, the Town Hall itself as a vital creative space on the London Hall to Assembly Hall and Committee Rooms
has been a fully independent venue since 2001. cultural map. With a programme of cutting • Expansion of bar and public areas
Comprising of 60 individual rooms and spaces edge performance and contemporary arts
over 46,500 square feet, it includes a stunning attracting thousands of people to the venue •T
 echnical and performance infrastructure works
purpose built auditorium – the Assembly Hall sitting alongside a world class restaurant and in the Assembly Hall and Council Chamber
– the last of what were once six high capacity an impressive range of established corporate (all timescales are estimated at time of print)
music halls in Shoreditch. Individual and full and private hires, the venue is genuinely one
of character the building also includes an of a kind – a uniquely vibrant and individual
elegant Council Chamber, three Committee destination space.

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OUR DIVERSE CLIENTS INCLUDE
BLACKBERRY
NATIONAL LOTTERY
THE ROYAL COURT THEATRE
GOOGLE
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
NESTA
DIGITAL SHOREDITCH
BBC
CANCER RESEARCH UK
TED BAKER
THE FUTURE LABORATORY

A RICH HISTORY ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY


THE GUARDIAN

early 90’s saw it become home to the now CHANNEL 4


Built in 1865 Shoreditch Town
infamous Whirl-Y-Gig club nights. D&AD
Hall has a colourful history. One of
the first Town Halls in the UK to Once one of the grandest Vestry Halls in NATIONAL THEATRE
incorporate a purpose built theatre the City, the Town Hall was built to reflect
DAZED & CONFUSED
auditorium, in the Victorian era it was the ambitions of the pioneering Vestry of
Shoreditch & St Leonard’s (later Shoreditch UAL
at the heart of the East London Music Borough Council). The Council, which ceased
Hall scene, regularly hosting concerts to exist when it was absorbed into The London EUROSTAR
and evenings of entertainment. This Borough of Hackney in 1965, was fiercely THE SCHOOL OF LIFE
included The Saturday Populars – progressive and focused on improving the lives
of local people. A legacy of that past can be seen JAMIE OLIVER FOUNDATION
mixed bill entertainment shows that today in the motto ‘More Light, More Power’
saw thousands pack into the venue NHS
cast into windows and crests throughout the
every weekend. building which was both an inspirational call LIVE NATION
to action, as well as a commemoration of the
THE HOSPITAL CLUB
In the early 1900s it also played its part in installation of electric light into the streets of
the infamous Jack the Ripper story, hosting Shoreditch. Continuing in this vein, when the GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION
the inquest into Mary Kelly, the Ripper’s final tower was constructed in 1904, the Council
victim. This event attracted attention from installed the prominent statue of ‘Progress’. O2
around the world, with journalists and the Lighting the path ahead with her torch, and SONY MUSIC
public camped out for weeks on the main steps. with an axe to cut through any obstacle, she
In more recent years, during the swinging was modelled on the allegorical figure of ‘Hope’ TEDX HACKNEY
sixties, it become one of London’s foremost popular in the Victorian period – the most
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART
boxing venues and east end social hub – famous example being the Statue of Liberty –
a regular hangout of the Kray’s – while the hence the similarity. GRAEAE THEATRE

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[ASSEMBLY HALL]

ASSEMBLY HALL
A GRAND AUDIENCE HALL

“Wow” is the word most often used upon


walking into the Assembly Hall for the first
time. Located on the first floor, it is the
ideal location for corporate dinners, product
launches, large weddings, parties, conferences
and more. Whatever your event requirement,
the Assembly Hall offers a flexible space with
a 499 public entertainment license.
The high ceilings, Italian marble panelled walls, Matcham
style balcony and glorious architectural features fill this
room with character, representing the faded glory of this
magnificent building.
In Spring 2015 an additional 278 seats will become available,
increasing the capacity to 750+.

RECENT CLIENTS:
Ted Baker, Google, Nesta, Digital Shoreditch, ITV, Jamie
Oliver Foundation, Allen & Overy, The Future Laboratory.

THE REINSTALLATION
OF 278 SEATS INTO SIZE: 21.5m x 18.1m, height 15m
THE BALCONY WILL
CAPACITIES: Reception: 600
BE COMPLETE IN
Theatre-style: 500
EARLY 2015
Dinner: 350
Dinner & dance: 300
LOCATION: First Floor
POWER: NEW 125a 3 Phase ceeform outlet with RCD (rear of stage)
63a 3 Phase ceeform outlet with RCD (rear of stage)
NEW 125a 3 Phase ceeform outlet with RCD (balcony)
2 Off Separate 32a ring main - 13a double sockets
ADDITIONAL: Wooden suspended dance floor
Point-loading capacity: 500kg/m2
NEW Up to 300mb dedicated WiFi connectivity

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[COUNCIL CHAMBER]

COUNCIL
CHAMBER
THE ORIGINAL VICTORIAN
VESTRY HALL

The original Vestry Hall of the


building, the Council Chamber, is one
of the most architecturally significant
spaces in the building. The windows
which cast a beautiful diffused light
into the space still contain the original
stained glass panels illustrating the
borough crest and motto ‘More Light,
More Power’.
Characterised by its beautiful ornate moulded
ceiling, classical columns and original wood floor
it is ideal for receptions, weddings, rehearsals
and meetings, and responds particularly well
to creative lighting and dressing.

RECENT CLIENTS:
NHS, Foyle Foundation, TedX Hackney,
National Theatre, O2, Complicite, Bhatt Murphy.

SIZE: 17.5m x 8.9m, Height 9m


CAPACITIES: Reception: 200
Theatre-Style: 120
Dinner: 100
UP TO 300MB Dinner & Dance: 80
OF WIRELESS FIBRE
BROADBAND IS NOW LOCATION: Ground Floor
AVAILABLE ACROSS POWER: NEW 2 x 63a 3 Phase ceeform
THE BUILDING outlets with RCD
2 off Separate 32a ring main -
13a double sockets
ADDITIONAL: NEW Up to 300mb dedicated
WiFi connectivity

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THE DITCH
A HIDDEN WORLD
BELOW GROUND

Known as The Ditch, the Town Hall’s


warren of basement spaces occupying
the entire footprint of the building offers
a completely different proposition to
the grandeur of the upper levels. A real
architectural gem The Ditch consists
of dozens of interconnecting highly
atmospheric rooms, mostly left untouched
and distressed, many with original features
such as fireplaces and cooking ranges.
Benefiting from its own ‘secret’, speakeasy style
entrance off Old Street, as well as alternative entrance
and exit points, The Ditch has its own facilities and
can operate entirely independently of the Town Hall
above. Popular for exhibitions, filming, product
launches and functions the spaces also now host
a regular contemporary theatre and performance
programme.

RECENT CLIENTS:
River Island, Gulbenkian Foundation,
Courtauld Institute of Art, Channel 4,
University of the Arts London.

THE DITCH IS A
PARTICULAR FAVOURITE
FOR FILMING, SIZE: Dependant on spaces required
EXHIBITIONS AND CAPACITIES: Reception: 80 – 120
IMMERSIVE THEATRE Theatre-Style: 60
PRODUCTIONS. LOCATION: Lower Ground Floor
POWER: NEW 2 x 63a 3 phase ceeform outlets with RCD
NEW 2 x 32a Single Phase ceeform outlets
with RCD
2 off 63a TPN (max 100a) outlets
ADDITIONAL: NEW Up to 300mb dedicated
WiFi connectivity

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LARGE
COMMITTEE
ROOM

The largest of three


interconnecting rooms on the
first floor to the west of the
building built in the early 1900s
as an extension to the original
Town Hall.
The Large Committee Room boasts high
ceilings and plenty of natural daylight.
Beautifully airy with large high windows
along its full length, it boasts matching
Edwardian fireplaces and an elegant
buttressed ceiling. A fine location for your
wedding, theatre rehearsal, networking
drinks or party.

SIZE: 12.4m X 6.4m, Height 7m


CAPACITIES: Reception: 80
Theatre-Style: 70
Boardroom: 40

MAYOR’S LOCATION: First Floor


POWER: Separate 32A Ring Main –

PARLOUR 13A Double Sockets


ADDITIONAL: NEW Up to 300mb
dedicated WiFi connectivity

A bright and airy space with stunning


stained glass windows and feature
fireplaces which make it a favourite
for meetings and rehearsals.
Interconnecting doors allow this space to be
SIZE: 9.8m x 7.1m used in conjunction with the Council Chamber,
CAPACITIES: Reception: 60 and is regularly used as an extension/anteroom ACOUSTIC PANELLING
Theatre-style: 50 for larger events. One of the most regularly HAS BEEN INSTALLED
Boardroom: 30 used rooms at the Town Hall, it is always in ACROSS MANY OF THE
high demand. SPACES IN THE BUILDING
LOCATION: Ground Floor
POWER: Separate 32a ring main –
13a double sockets
ADDITIONAL: NEW Up to 300mb
dedicated WiFi connectivity

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[OLD SERVERY]

MEDIUM & SMALL OLD


SIZE: 8m X 6.1m & 6.1m X 5.2m
CAPACITIES: Reception: 20-40

COMMITTEE

Theatre-Style: 20-35
Boardroom: 12-25 SERVERY
ROOMS LOCATION: First Floor
POWER: Separate 32A Ring Main –
13A Double Sockets
The Small and Medium Committee Rooms The Old Servery, formerly the
ADDITIONAL:NEW Up to 300mb
are interconnecting rooms with doors dedicated WiFi connectivity kitchen of the Town Hall, is now
through to the Large Committee Room. a basic but flexible space popular
Both spaces are popular venues for presentations, for rehearsals and as an auxiliary
rehearsals, castings and meetings, with the Small space for Assembly Hall events.
benefiting from a large boardroom-style table to
seat up to 16 people. Located on the first floor, alongside the
Assembly Hall, it can also be used for
event storage, and includes a sink and
utility area.
SIZE: 15.8m X 7.1m
CAPACITIES: Reception: 50
Theatre-Style: 40
LOCATION: First Floor
POWER: NEW 63a 3 Phase ceeform
outlet with RCD
Separate 32A Ring Main – 13A
Double Sockets
ADDITIONAL: NEW Up to 300mb
dedicated WiFi connectivity

A NEW GOODS
ACCESS LIFT IS
SCHEDULED TO BE
INSTALLED IN
EARLY 2015.

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GROUND FLOOR

FLOOR PLANS
Shoreditch Town Hall is a flexible events
venue which can be used in a number of
formats and configurations outlined on these
example floor plans. In addition to the
hireable spaces, the Town Hall is home to
a number of organisations who have offices CAD PLANS &
in the building and one of the UK’s finest BESPOKE PDF FLOOR
restaurants, The Clove Club. PLANS CAN BE
PROVIDED ON REQUEST
With a number of further building and facility
improvements planned over the next two years, these Council Chamber:
floor plans should be used as a guideline only. Event- 17.5m x 8.9m, Height 9m
specific plans based on availability and requirement can
be provided on request. Larger format pdf versions are Mayor’s Parlour:
also available to download on the Town Hall website 9.8m x 7.1m
or by contacting info@shoreditchtownhall.com.

BASEMENT
FIRST FLOOR

Assembly Hall:
21.5m x 18.1m, Height 15m

Large Committee Room:


12.4m x 6.4m, Height 7m

Medium Committee Room:


8m x 6.1m
Long Room: Small Committee Room:
18.4m x 4.5m 6.1m x 5.2m
Rivington Room: Old Servery:
9.7m x 7.4m 15.8m x 7.1m
Garden Studio: Additional dimensions
6m x 7.2m available on request.

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ARTISTIC
PROGRAMME
Just over eighteen months ago, we
THE CLOVE CLUB
successfully launched Shoreditch Town
Hall’s first ever programme of theatre and
performance. Innovative projects like
Paines Plough’s Roundabout and Gandini
Juggling’s CLOWNS & QUEENS in our
Assembly Hall have been aligned with the
evolution of our basement spaces into The
Ditch; a multi-room speakeasy, which has
come into its own with regular theatre,
cabaret, music and comedy nights.
We want to make the Town Hall a home for original
and adventurous artists and audiences, with a
unique programme of transformational and unique
experiences - with work sometimes complete or often
still in development. As a ‘non-traditional’ theatre –
i.e. without fixed seats and infrastructure, we want
our spaces to be continually reinvented and to become
an integral part of the work.
The number and frequency of events in the arts
programme varies from month to month, so keep in
touch about what’s coming up at Shoreditch Town Shoreditch Town Hall is home to one of the UK’s
Hall, by signing up to receive our email newsletters finest restaurants, The Clove Club. Opened in
at www.shoreditchtownhall.com or follow us on March 2013 as part of the development of the
Twitter: @ShoreditchTH or Facebook: /ShoreditchTH venue, it was recently awarded 2nd best restaurant
in the UK in the National Restaurant Awards, and
87th in the World in the 2014 ‘50 Best’.
Bringing together the talents of Isaac McHale,
Daniel Willis and Johnny Smith - The Clove
Club was one of the most eagerly anticipated
openings of 2013. Comprising of two rooms, the
restaurant serves an ambitious five course menu,
“SHOREDITCH TOWN featuring interesting and often overlooked British
HALL HAS BECOME ingredients and produce, while the bar is more
A PLAYGROUND FOR lively – with the option to pop in for a drink, Dinner:
EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE or stay for a selection of smaller plates. Monday – Saturday
MAKERS IN RECENT YEARS… “THE WONDERKIND
Pre-booking is advised, with reservations available Restaurant: 6pm – 10pm SPAWN OF ST JOHN
IT’S GOT ONE OF THE online at www.thecloveclub.com or over the Bar: 6pm – 10.30pm AND NOMA”
MOST INTRIGUING phone on 020 7729 6496.
AA GILL,
LINE-UPS IN LONDON.” Lunch: SUNDAY TIMES

Bar reservations can only be made by telephone. Tuesday – Saturday


MATT TRUEMAN, 12pm – 2.30pm
THE TELEGRAPH The reservations line is open from 10am until late.

Telephone reservations: 020 7729 6496


Online reservations: www.thecloveclub.com

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EVENT TYPES

REHEARSALS FILM & PHOTO SHOOTS


Shoreditch Town Hall has a range of simple, The wide range of spaces and period features
flexible spaces ideal for rehearsals. Subsidised throughout the Town Hall have made us an
rates are offered on a daily and weekly basis from extremely popular location for filming and stills
£80-£375 per day and £350-£1200 per week photoshoots. From the ‘faded glory’ of the
(excl. VAT). magnificent Assembly Hall, to the untouched,
distressed warren of rooms which make up the
Recent hirers have included the RSC, National
Basements or the high-pillared elegance of the
Theatre, Complicite, Hightide, Bristol Old Vic
Council Chamber, the Town Hall has regularly been
and Sheffield Theatres.
used for feature films, television, music videos and
For a full quote, or to request availability fashion shoots.
PRODUCT LAUNCHES please contact info@shoreditchtownhall.com
To make an enquiry about using any of the spaces
or 020 7739 6176.
at the Town Hall for filming, please contact our
location agency, The Collective on
tabitha@location-collective.co.uk
CONFERENCES or 020 7284 8911.

FASHION SHOWS

CORPORATE DINNERS

SAMPLE SALES WEDDINGS COMMUNITY HIRE


The Town Hall is one of East London’s most Shoreditch Town Hall actively encourages use
characterful wedding venues, offering a location from our local community and offers subsidised
full of original charm for your big day. Sitting rates and up 40% discount for Hackney residents

EXHIBITIONS proudly in the heart of one of the capital’s most


vibrant araes, the recently restored Town Hall
or people living within a one mile radius. Full
quotes are available on request.
offers the perfect wedding & reception venue for
50 – 500 people.

PARTIES Ceremony only packages are now available in the


Large Committee Room in addition to ceremony
& reception bookings in the Assembly Hall and
Council Chamber. Please get in touch to discuss

BRAND EVENTS availability. Bar packages also available.

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INFORMATION HOW TO FIND US
ENQUIRY PROCESS building, allowing for level access to the Council ADDRESS OVERGROUND
To enquire about availability and costs of Chamber, Mayor’s Parlour and accessible toilet.
Shoreditch Town Hall The nearest overground train station to the
holding your event at Shoreditch Town Hall, we -T
 here is limited access to the Assembly Hall 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT Town Hall is Shoreditch High Street or Hoxton.
ask that you complete a simple booking form, via 32 broad steps, with two landings and
which is available on the website, or from a 020 7739 6176 Each is approx 5 – 10 minutes’ walk away.
continuous bannisters. People with lesser
member of our events team. To make an enquiry, mobility impairments may find them relatively
info@shoreditchtownhall.com
please contact info@shoreditchtownhall.com or BUSES
easy to climb. A mechanical stairclimber is
020 7739 6176. UNDERGROUND A number of London Buses go via
available for the Assembly Hall steps, which is
Once a booking form is received, we aim to only suitable for certain wheelchairs. We need The nearest underground station to Shoreditch Old Street, which makes the Town Hall
respond with a quote and/or request for further to advise that this is a far from satisfactory Town Hall is Old Street, on the Northern Line. extremely accessible via bus. Buses stopping
information within 7 days. means of climbing and that some wheelchair Old Street station is a five minute walk along nearby include numbers: 26, 35, 47, 48, 55, 67,
users may not be happy using this equipment.
Old Street itself. When you arrive at Old Street, 78, 135, 149, 242 and 243.
EXCLUSIVITY -T
 he Committee Rooms are accessible via exit through Exit 2 and head directly down
Exclusive hire of the building is available. 28 steps with two landings and continuous PARKING
However, unless otherwise stated, your hire of Old Street towards the white tower, above the
bannisters.
Shoreditch Town Hall should always be treated Town Hall. You can also get to the Town Hall Shoreditch Town Hall does not have
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 e ask anyone visiting or user the building designated parking areas for clients or visitors
as non-exclusive. We do take care to ensure that from London Liverpool Street and Moorgate,
to please check and confirm individual
the level of crossover and impact from multiple which are each approximately 15 - 20 minutes’ to the Town Hall. There are a number of car
requirements prior to any event. We are happy
hirers is kept to a minimum and will advise walk away. parks nearby, including an NCP on
to help and offer advice.
of other events happening simultaneously if Great Eastern Street.
appropriate

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LICENCING
The Trust holds a licence to present regulated
entertainment involving up to a capacity of 499
BAR SERVICE
people.
If you are looking to provide refreshments
at your event, Shoreditch Town Hall can
LOADING
provide an in-house pop-up bar, drinks
There is a public loading bay located under the
and staffing on either a paid-bar or
railway bridge on Old Street at the front of the
free-bar basis.
venue. Positioned on a red-route, this bay is
limited to loading between 10am-4pm. There Our Front of House team can help you
is currently no goods lift access into the Town plan for events of up to 500 people thanks
to our relationship with a host of major
Hall, meaning that all deliveries, collections
suppliers. What’s more, our pop-up bar
and equipment must be manually handled into
blocks can be moved to anywhere in the
the building. Loading to the Basement may
building to ensure that whether large or
be possible at the rear of the building from
small, we can provide your event with a
Rivington Place. Please ask for details. great bar service every time.
Shoreditch Town Hall is licensed for the
ACCESS
sale of alcohol between 10am-11pm on
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 e need to make Hirers and audiences aware
Sunday-Thursday and 10am-12am on Friday
that as a Grade II listed building which is still
and Saturday.
developing as a venue, some areas have very
limited or no accessibility for anyone with For a bespoke bar quote, speak to a SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES FUNDING AND SUPPORT FROM:
member of the events team on 020 7739
mobility impairments. We have a lift from
6176 or email info@shoreditchtownhall.com Arts Council, England, Hackney Borough Council, The Linbury Trust, Foyle Foundation,
pavement level to the ground floor of the
Biffa Award, Cockayne - Grants For The Arts & The London Community Foundation

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VENUE HIRE 2014

SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL


380 Old Street
London, EC1V 9LT
info@shoreditchtownhall.com
www.shoreditchtownhall.com
T: 020 7739 6176

www.shoreditchtownhall.com
020 7739 6176 @ShoreditchTH