Time Out says
Located right next door to Camden Town tube station, the Ballroom is still dining out on its (admittedly impressive) history, hosting as it has gigs by the likes of The Smiths, U2, The Clash, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Hüsker Dü. The immediate threat of closure to allow the rebuilding of the underground station has been lifted due to that proposal's initial rejection (although wrangling is ongoing) and this, coupled with a welcome major refit of the interior has revitalised the venue. Gigs run the stylistic gamut, while regular club nights on Friday and Saturday roll on until the small hours and the vast space is taken over by an indoor market/café at weekends.
It began as a busy Irish club playing host to a wide variety of performers including the likes of Jim Reeves. In the past decades, acts such as Sid Vicious, Madness, The Clash, Richard Ashcroft, Snow Patrol, Nick Cave, The Killers, Stereophonics, U2, Phil Lynott, The Boomtown Rats, Joy Division, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Talking Heads, Public Enemy, Blur, Supergrass, Iggy Pop, Garbage and The Smiths have drawn huge crowds to the venue.
Recent performers include Muse, Foals, Sir Paul McCartney, Prince, The Vaccines, Future Islands, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, George Ezra, Razorlight, Fat White Family, Halsey, Parquet Courts, Idles, Interpol, Ocean Color Scene, Cage the Elephant, The Strypes, Shame, Of Monsters and Men, PiL, Alt-J, Megadeth, Pond, The Weeknd and many more!
It is also now home to ELECTRIC LUV - Camden's newest commercial, chart and club classics night happening every Saturday, drawing in a host of regular party-goers and first-time visitors to Camden alike.
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Literally steps from Camden Town tube station, the Electric Ballroom is always a good night out. The Ballroom hosts a variety of different theme'd nights, from indie rock, to 90's, to disco music, the Ballroom has a night for everyone. The Electric Ballroom is also the host to many different bands throughout the year, so be sure to keep up with their calendar of events.
For a Camden Club the tickets are reasonably priced, and the drinks relatively cheap.
Security is strict, and will often reject single males, but I would definitely recommend the Electric Ballroom for anyone looking for a fun club night in Camden.
A large venue, often hosting music gigs from a selection of very talented guests. Great sound quality and space to enjoy bands.
The space of the venue is well utilised on other nights when it is a club. There are multiple bars and two levels, so varying music choices to go between. The staff were polite, I saw them help a woman who had lost her coat check tag. The bar staff were having fun - dancing behind the bar. Very minimal lines to the bar due to being well staffed. The DJ's played a great selection of tunes. The venue stays open until 3am Saturday's and is right next to Camden Town Station (which now has Night Tube running) so it is easy to get home.
The security was clearly abusing them competency . Very aggressive and brutal. I do not understand how male security can have this power to even start touching a women( basically putting his hands exactly in the places where he should not!!) ?! Especially on the way to the exit after the gig finished - it's unacceptable ! Also many people were complaining that they got robbed on a dance floor .... And me and my friend we have seen that some guy was handling the fair sum of money to the security guard... I wonder how the big venue place can be managed in this kind of way???Also I think maybe police should keep an eye what's going on down there .....
Definitely I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone!!!!
This is one of London's best live music venues.
It tends to play host to bands that have outgrown The Barfly and Borderline, but are not yet ready to play Wembley Arena or The O2. Its one minutes walk from Camden Town tube station which means you have a wide choice of places to hang out before and after the gig. My favourites are the wonderful Spanish bar #Barganza oppose for an Estrella before , and #Joes opposite The Roundhouse for an after-party till the early hours.
The Electric Ballroom has a large standing area in front of the stage and a small upstairs gallery and bar.
Last night we saw Whiskey Myers and The Cadillac Three turn Camden into a suburb of Nashville. The place was ROCKING.
The sound was crisp - the venue absolutely packed.
If you don't know the bands look them up now because they are breaking through
Try to catch them at a venue like The Electric Ballroom where you will feel that you are spending a night close up with the superstars of tomorrow.