Backroom at The Cavendish Arms

  171 reviews  – 
128 Hartington Road, Stockwell, London, SW8 2HJ
Stockwell Station (650 yd)
Shirley E.

Shirley E.

About this space

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 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 cocktails.

Shirley has a Full backline, PA, Drum Kit, Stage Lights, karaoke and a friendly sound engineer, which are all available for hire!


Prices

Monday
9:00 – 17:00
from £65 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 – 17:00
from £65 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
9:00 – 17:00
from £65 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 – 17:00
from £65 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
9:00 – 17:00
from £65 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 – 17:00
from £65 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Thursday
9:00 – 17:00
from £65 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 – 17:00
from £65 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Friday
9:00 – 17:00
from £65 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 – 17:00
from £65 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Saturday
9:00 – 0:00
from £65 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 – 17:00
from £65 hire fee per hour
Per evening
17:30 – 0:00
from £250 + £1000 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Sunday
9:00 – 22:30
from £65 hire fee per hour
Per hour
9:00 – 17:00
from £65 hire fee per hour
Per evening
17:30 – 22:30
from £175 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.

Capacity

Standing
up to 80
Dining
up to 30
Theatre
up to 45
Cabaret
up to 45

Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Air conditioning
Stage
PA
Dress Up room
Props
Props room
Glitter Ball
Drum Kit
Stage Lights
Karaoke
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Natural light
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
PA system / music speakers available
Bring your own DJ

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events
Temporary event notices (TENs) available
Wedding licence

Age policy

Guests under 18 are not allowed

Host rules

Over 18's events only.

The venue must be left in the same condition as it was found.

Cancellation policy: Flexible with Grace Period

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Reviews and ratings

(171 reviews and ratings - )

T
Tashan
June 2022

Venue amazing, staff are amazing all the correspondence leading upto event was amazing.

A
Alice
May 2022

It was amazing! Thank you to Mike and Chris and also to Shirley for all her help booking our night. We had an excellent time and all the staff of the Cavendish Arms were really chilled out and helpful if we needed anything. Mike ran the karaoke for us and it was so nice not to worry about anything. Thank you to all!

M
MADDU
May 2022

Such a lovely venue. It defo served its purpose for my project. Thank you again for accommodating me.

R
Rob
March 2022

Amazing venue, great staff. Had around 50+ people and everyone enjoyed the vibe and atmosphere. I will definitely be hosting more events here. Very flexible with music, lighting and set up. Would definitely recommend!

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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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