I saw a stand-up comedy show -- the End of Fringe Gala -- and Union Chapel was such an incredible venue for it. T
he closeness of the ground floor seating to the stage made the whole process much more entertaining, and for the most part, the upstairs seating was just as good, with less chance of getting called on as a punchline.
The venue was very full, but still managed to be enjoyable...more
I've been to a lot of music venues in my day, and this place stands out as one of the best I've been to. Small, intimate, and if you get there early enough to stand in line, you'll get a killer seat.
The venue was a church for years and now is set up for concerts. The downstairs and balcony are all church benches, so there are no assigned seats (at least the case for the Beck show). The sound...more
I went here on Friday night to watch one of my favourite singers, Alice Russell - who's a soul-soaked firecracker from Brighton. She was doing an acoustic gig there, and I was a little overexcited to see her.
The venue itself is easy to find, just a few minutes walk over the road from Highbury & Islington tube (direct connection from Ox Circus as well, so it's very accessible). Remember,...more
Wow, now *this* is the perfect venue to see a Jameson Cult Film Club Screening of Dracula on Halloween! Or, you know, to worship God on a Sunday...
The acoustics are phenomenal with the dome ceiling and stone walls, and the seating is accessible with a large octagonal ground floor and wrap around balcony. You're always right up in the action and though the building is massive, they certainly...more
Islington's lovely Union Chapel is, in fact, first and foremost a beautiful church. Its round chapel area also happens to host frequent performances by acoustic indie stars, secret gigs by megastars like U2, and a certain breed of folk-rock singer-songwriter. I saw outsider artist Daniel Johnston here and it was one of the most moving gigs of my life.
It's seating only, with long, curved...more