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Backroom at The Cavendish Arms

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128 Hartington Road, Stockwell, London, SW8 2HJ Show map
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 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
up to 80
Dining
up to 30
Theatre
up to 40
Cabaret
up to 35

Prices

Monday
9:00 – 18:00
from £36 hire fee
Per hour
9:00 – 18:00
from £36 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
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.

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
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Tuesday
9:00 – 18:00
from £36 hire fee
Per hour
9:00 – 18:00
from £36 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
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.

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Wednesday
9:00 – 18:00
from £36 hire fee
Per hour
9:00 – 18:00
from £36 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
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.

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Thursday
9:00 – 0:00
from £36 hire fee
Per hour
9:00 – 18:00
from £36 hire fee per hour
Per day
17:00 – 0:00
from £650 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
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.

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Friday
9:00 – 1:00
from £36 hire fee
Per hour
9:00 – 18:00
from £36 hire fee per hour
Per day
17:00 – 1:00
from £1000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
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.

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Saturday
9:00 – 1:00
from £36 hire fee
Per hour
9:00 – 18:00
from £36 hire fee per hour
Per day
17:00 – 1:00
from £1400 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
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.

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Sunday
9:00 – 0:00
from £36 hire fee
Per hour
9:00 – 18:00
from £36 hire fee per hour
Per day
17:00 – 0:00
from £650 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
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.

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation fee payable to the venue depending on the notice period:

  • 7+ days prior to the event No fee, guest receives full refund
  • 1 - 6 days prior to the event Fee payable is 50% of total hire cost
  • Less than 1 day prior to the event Fee payable is 100% of total hire cost

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


Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Air conditioning
Disabled access
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

Music & sound equipment

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

Venue welcomes

Ticketed events
Loud music/events
VIP events

Rules of the space

Over 18's events only.


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Response rate: 99%

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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