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Hackney, E5

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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

Whole Venue Capacity +
  • Venue capacity icon Cabaret: 350
  • Venue capacity icon Standing: 1400
  • Venue capacity icon Sq/ft: 20989.63
Getting Here +
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    Hackney Central
    1 Minute Walk
Features & Restrictions +


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    Allow external caterers
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    Dry Hire
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    Full catering kitchen
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    Wet Hire
  • Approved caterers only
  • Can provide Halal
  • Can provide Kosher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Inhouse caterers available
  • Kitchen facilities available
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Tableware & Crockery
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Venue can provide alcohol

Allowed Events

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    Ticketed Events
  • 18th Birthday Parties
  • 21st Birthday Parties
  • Child friendly
  • Loud Music
  • Open past 12am


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    Alcohol License
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    Noise restrictions
  • BYOB
  • Civil ceremony licence
  • Full wedding license
  • Late License
  • Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Venue Specs

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    Breakout rooms
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    Loading bay
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    Outside area
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    Rain friendly
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    Wheelchair access
  • Accommodation
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cloakroom
  • Dancefloor
  • Dog friendly
  • Early access
  • Elevator
  • Goods lift
  • Parking Facilities
  • Ramps
  • Separate Entrance
  • Smoking area
  • Toilets
  • Whiteboards/ flipcharts


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    Bring your own DJ
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  • AV equipment
  • Hearing loop
  • High Speed Fibre Optic
  • Hybrid Events
  • Live Streaming
  • On-site technician
  • PA System
  • Screens / Projector
  • Sky Sports
  • Stage
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Recording
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