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St John at Hackney location Hackney

18th century grade II* listed church growing its reputation as a live music venue. Past acts performing in this 1400-capacity venue: Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Jessie Ware, Emeli Sande, Purity Ring, Bonnie Prince Billy, Nils Frahm, Anna Calvi with Heritage Orchestra. Suitable for live and electronic acts, and classical. St John’s is home to alt-music endeavour St John Sessions stjohnsessions.co.uk Stylistically the church features huge windows which allow rays of natural sunlight into the building.

The church has large parking facilities (20+ car spaces) and also has a public car park with a meter either side of the front door. We also have a very large plot of private grounds (approx 200 sq metres)

The venue is used for wedding receptions, themed events, ceilidhs, art exhibitions, fashion shows, birthdays, etc. We also host an annual summer fete and winter market in our beautiful grounds.


Max standing / 400 seated in the balcony - 1400

Standing (ground floor only) - 1000

Seated (ground floor and balcony) - 900

Seated (ground floor only) - 500

Seated (cabaret style) - 350

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Kate Walters

venue info

Address: St John at Hackney Church, Lower Clapton Road, London, GB, E5 0PD
Hackney Central - 1 Minute Walk

key facts

Total venue max standing
1400 Total venue max seated
Cabaret 350

Total available sq ft / sq m
20989.63 / 1949.94