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In the heart of Camden since 1938

184 CAMDEN HIGH STREET, CAMDEN TOWN, LONDON, NW1 8QP

CONTACT INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS

Electric Ballroom

184 Camden high Street

Camden Town

London

NW1 8QP

Tel: 0207 485 9006

Fax: 0207 284 0745

General Enquires - [email protected]

Group Bookings - [email protected]

Live Music and Hire - [email protected]

Website Problems ONLY - [email protected]

DIRECTIONS:

Tube - Camden Town (Northern Line)

Rail - Camden Road Station

Car - Normal parking restrictions apply

Bus - C2, 14, 27, 29, 31, 134, 135, 168, 214, 274, N2, N5, N20, N31, N134, N253, N279

VACANCIES:

If you are interested in the following positions: Bar Staff, Glass Collectors, Fly promotions. Contact - [email protected]

the History

history

Over the last 73 years, the Electric Ballroom has come to epitomise all that is Camden Town. Over the years it has played host to top musical talent such as The Vaccines,  Ocean Color Scene, Cage the Elephant, The Strypes, Baroness, Of Monsters and Men, Faols, Snow Patrol, The Killers, Stereophonics, Sir Paul McCartney, Alt-J, Megadeth, Kaiser Chiefs, Nero, Richard Ashcroft, Miles Cane, U2, Prince, The Clash, Phil Lynott, The Boomtown Rats, Joy Division, The Smiths, Madness, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Public Enemy, Blur, Supergrass, Garbage and many more.

 

The Electric Ballroom dates back to the 1930’s when its current owner, Bill Fuller, took it over and opened it up as The Buffalo Club. It was a small place back then with the main entrance on Kentish Town Road. The same gate is still used for staff and deliveries and has been kept as a souvenir from the old days. An opportunity for expansion came during the war in 1941, when Camden Town Tube was bombed. Both the back of the Buffalo and the small side street beside it, which was called Dewsbury Terrace, were literally blown away. Bill then bought the whole site, and built the Buffalo up into a ballroom that could hold 2,000 people. Besides being a renowned social centre for many Irish immigrants it became hugely popular for its great music with bands like Joe Loss and The Clipper Carlton…

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