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About this room

Known as Shirley’s Ballroom to many, our vintage speakeasy backroom is the perfect setting for intimate live events, parties, shindigs, filming and photoshoots.

Our weekly comedy nights run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and are some of the most popular nights on the London circuit, constantly boasting packed out audiences.

We have just launched a secret dress up costume room, which is perfect for fun parties!

We have a great Food Menu, and can provide buffet catering for you too, and there is options for you to pre-order drinks, bottles of wine and prosecco and teapot cocktails, which is great for large groups and parties

Shirley has a Full backline, PA, Drum Kit, Stage Lights and HUGE Disco Ball, which are all available for hire!

Guests are spoilt silly with fully stocked bar, featuring ales, craft beers, prosecco, lagers, wines, cocktails, vodka candy shots and lots more! We also have a Popcorn machine and Pic N Mix stand for hire!

Shirley’s Ballroom is the perfect location for filming and photoshoots, which boasts a vintage stage, chess board floor, and various break out zones


Capacity

Standing

Standing

up to 80

Dining

Dining

up to 30

Theatre

Theatre

up to 40

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 35


Starting prices

Minimum Spend - Pay at the bar

M T W T F S S

17:00 - 0:00

from £650 Per day

M T W T F S S

17:00 - 1:00

from £1000 Per day

M T W T F S S

17:00 - 1:00

from £1400 Per day

Hire Fee

M T W T F S S

9:00 - 18:00

from £36 Per hour

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

We ask for a £36 hire fee for use of our lights, PA, band equipment and/or projector and screen however if the client would like to hire our sound engineer for just £85 then the tech hire fee would be waived.

During the day, our rates for rehearsals and workshops are £20.80 per hour including vat, or £30 an hour including vat for filming and photoshoots.

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Catering

In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

Kitchen facilities available

Can provide halal

Can provide kosher

Complimentary water

Extensive vegan menu

Extensive gluten-free menu

Complimentary tea and coffee

Buyout fee for external catering


Licences

Alcohol licence until 00:00

Extension available

Temporary event notices (TENs) available


Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Projector Projector

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Air conditioning Air conditioning

Disabled access Disabled access

Parking available Parking available

Flatscreen TV

Whiteboard

Flipchart

Conference call facilities

Natural light

Storage space

Accommodation available

Stage

PA

Dress Up room

Props

Props room

Glitter Ball

Drum Kit

Stage Lights


Venue welcomes

Ticketed events

Loud music/events

Own music equipment /DJ

VIP events


Rules of the space

Over 18's events only.


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About The Cavendish Arms

Little Nan’s & Shirley’s Ballroom at The Cavendish Arms is The hidden gem of South West London, tucked away on a quiet residential street only five minutes walk from Stockwell tube station.

We bring you the very best live entertainment London has to offer. We specialise in live music, comedy and cabaret and our intimate events rival any others in town!

Shirley’s Ballroom and Little Nan’s Pub rooms are also available to hire and is frequently used for private parties, band rehearsals, photo shoots and video shoots.

We have a Fully Stocked Bar featuring cask ales, craft beers, cocktails, vodka candy shots, and will order in your favourite tipple for private parties!

If you have a celebration coming up, then Little Nan names a cocktail in your honour, using all your favourite flavours and spirits. Little Nan will also create a bespoke Cocktail menu for you, which is perfect for Weddings!

We have just launched a new Food Menu, and can provide buffet catering for you too, and there is options for you to pre-order drinks, bottles of wine and prosecco and teapot cocktails, which is great for large groups

Little Nan’s Award Winning Boozy Brunches and Afternoon Tea’s have come to Stockwell too, which is perfect for daytime celebrating!

Little Nan’s and Shirley’s Ballroom is the perfect location for parties, events, filming, photoshoots, which boasts a vintage fireplace, kitsch quirky decor, props, vintage furniture, a vintage stage, chess board floor, and various break out zones, along with a garden and a caravan!


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