Electric Ballroom

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Electric Ballroom
Electric Ballroom entrance 2.jpg
Location Camden, London
Coordinates 51°32′23″N 0°08′35″W / 51.539722°N 0.143056°W / 51.539722; -0.143056Coordinates: 51°32′23″N 0°08′35″W / 51.539722°N 0.143056°W / 51.539722; -0.143056
Public transit London Underground Camden Town
Capacity 1,100

The Electric Ballroom is a 1,500 capacity[1] performance venue (primarily for rock bands)[2] and indoor market located at 184 Camden High Street in Camden Town, London, England.[3][4]

History

The Electric Ballroom started as an lrish ballroom in the 1930s, renamed as Electric Ballroom in the summer of 1978 and owned by Bill Fuller, up until his death in 2008, aged 91.[5][6] It hosts various events.[7][8][3]

Venue

The dated, shabby two-storey building has two small dance floors and four bars. The ground floor has a stage. There is a capacity of 1,500.[1][2]

Chris Ramsey's Stand Up Central (formerly known as Russell Howard's Stand Up Central) is a British stand-up comedy television show in front of a live audience at the Electric Ballroom.[9][10][11][12]

MTV Brand New for (2011-2018) is a showcase at Electric Ballroom.[13][14][15][16][17][18]

As of 1990 on weekends the building has an indoor market with about fifty stalls selling a variety of fashion-, lifestyle- and music-related goods. The market closed at short noticee in 2015, resulting in unemployment for many loyal staff and traders. The Friday club night is, the now somewhat dated, Sin City, playing rock, and alternative genres. The Friday club was formerly goth night Full Tilt. On Saturday, "Shake" plays mostly pop and dance from the 1970s, 1980s onwards, as well as modern hip hop and R'n'B. The Electric Ballroom was a roller disco for a brief period from the late 1970s to the early 1980s.

The Electric Ballroom is the London home for PROGRESS Wrestling, holding events on a regular basis since March 2014.

Camden Town tube station

Transport for London proposed to demolish the Electric Ballroom in order to allow the redevelopment of the Camden Town Underground station, but the planning application for the redevelopment was rejected by Camden London Borough Council in 2004.[19][20] A revised proposal from Transport for London in 2005 to demolish the whole block including the Ballroom, Buck Street Market and the Dr Martens store was rejected by Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.[21] In 2007 the government declared the Electric Ballroom a dilapidated building, a new argument which allows planning for the extension of the Camden Town tube station to be restarted. A public consultation ended on 22 February 2007. Details, the adoption statement and the adopted planning brief for the Camden Town Underground Station site are on the Camden Council website.[22][23]

References

  1. ^ a b "Capacity increase for Camden's Electric Ballroom". 
  2. ^ a b Hann, Michael (2014-09-23). "Gig venue guide: The Electric Ballroom, London". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-12-09. 
  3. ^ a b "Festival Map". Camden Rocks Festival. 
  4. ^ "Electric Ballroom website". Archived from the original on 2 January 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2007. 
  5. ^ "Camden Legends: Bill Fuller and The Electric Ballroom". Living Indie. 
  6. ^ Wooldridge, Max (9 November 2002). "Rock 'n' Roll London". Macmillan – via Google Books. 
  7. ^ "Prince at not so secret Camden gig". 6 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "BBC Electric Proms - John Peel Night At The Electric Ballroom". 
  9. ^ "Chris Ramsey's Stand Up Central - CCUK". 
  10. ^ "Russell Howard on his new Comedy Central series, BBC Three and crazy West Country fans". 
  11. ^ Guide, British Comedy (24 March 2015). "Comedy Central reveal Russell Howard's new show". 
  12. ^ "Russell Howard's Stand Up Central". ABC Television. 
  13. ^ "MTV Brand New 2013 hits town for live showcases". 
  14. ^ "Sigala Announced To Headline Our Brand New For 2017 Showcase In London! - MTV UK". 
  15. ^ "Brand New For 2011 - MTV UK". 
  16. ^ "Brand New For 2018 - MTV UK". 
  17. ^ "Sigala Live @ MTV Brand New 2017 - 03/03/2017". Radio Times. 
  18. ^ "Sigala will perform at the MTV Brand New 2017 awards". 20 January 2017. 
  19. ^ "Deadline for Camden market". 30 April 2003 – via news.bbc.co.uk. 
  20. ^ "In the market for a new station". 11 February 2004 – via news.bbc.co.uk. 
  21. ^ "London Underground has applied for powers to take and demolish the Electric Ballroom". camdenlock.co.uk. 30 April 2007 – via Wayback Machine. 
  22. ^ "Camden Council adoption statement and adopted planning brief for the Camden Town Underground Station". Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. 
  23. ^ "Keep It Camden". camdenlock.co.uk. 9 October 2006 – via Wayback Machine. 

External links

  • Electric Ballroom on Camden Town London
  • Electric Ballroom on Camden Guide
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Electric_Ballroom&oldid=844990029"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Ballroom
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Electric Ballroom"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA