Upstairs at the Ritzy

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Upstairs at the Ritzy

Brixton Oval
Coldharbour Lane
+44 (0)20 7326 2615
Public transport:
Brixton Railway Station, National Railway


4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Upstairs at the Ritzy

4.0 out of 5 25 April 2012
by Anthony H.

Me likey.

Compact and bijou and close enough to the musicians to see your reflection in the frets.

I was lucky enough to be guided here by someone who has great taste in music otherwise I would never have found it in a month of Sundays (or any day of the week really).

We were entertained by Adam Beattie & The Consultants and their guest for the evening was a lass called Josie who took...more

4.0 out of 5 18 April 2012
by Josephine B.

It's a funny thing to imagine, that a cinema would also have a mezzanine area "upstairs" that is used as a live music venue. However, some how it works.

My somewhat educated assumption is that screens 1-5 are tucked safely away on the ground and lower ground floors so not to disturb the films, but saying that, films are played so loud these days that I can't hear myself think. Or perhaps...more

3.0 out of 5 6 December 2011
by Robyn J.

So you think you know about film? Hah. I can prove that you don't. Pop along to Upstairs at the Ritzy on the last Tuesday of every month and have a go at their quiz, You're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat. I work in the sodding industry and every month you'll find me banging my head on the table and wailing with frustration at my cinematic ignorance, wondering if I should have followed my dad's...more

4.0 out of 5 2 October 2011
by Glen M.

Yep. Brilliant. Cheap entertainment, local stuff-- including science in the pub one Tuesday a month.

Worth it for almost anything htey have on-- often free.more

4.0 out of 5 4 April 2011
by Craig M.

Who'd have thunk it?

I knew the excellent Ritzy had another bar upstairs called... errr... Upstairs, but I hadnt' ventured up there before. With the lovely cafe downstairs spilling out onto the pavement, I've ignored it until now. But we checked it out this weekend and I've been missing out! Small, funky, intimate, with a wee stage on a mezzanine level. Plastered in movie posters, which I...more