This week we’re looking at London’s historic Clapham Grand, as part of our venue focus feature.
History of The Clapham Grand
Originally opened as a music hall in 1900, the 1,250-person capacity Clapham Grand has previously served as a cinema, bingo hall, and nightclub at stages of its history.
The Clapham Grand is more than a Victorian-era listed building in London: it is an icon of the city’s cultural legacy. That legacy is now reclaimed and enriched with a restoration, refurbishment and return to form.
Refurbishing the Clapham Grand has been a herculean undertaking, demanding of passion and vision. Revamping the sound system, lighting, staging and behind-the-scenes facilities was a labour of both preservation and reinvention. With work now completed, The Grand is again poised to retake its place as a jewel in the crown of music venues. With its three floors replete with cascading balconies, ornate plasterwork and royal boxes, The Clapham Grand echoes a bygone era while ushering in the next with its stunning high-tech refurb.
Two great shows at The Clapham Grand!
The Herbaliser is a hip-hop band formed by Jake Wherry and Ollie Trattles in London, UK in 1994. Previously one of the most famous artists from the Ninja Tune independent record label, they have released 7 LPs, including a DJ mix for Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel series.
George Clinton and his Parliament Funkadelic extravaganza of musicians, dancers, singers, roller girls, circus clowns and “galactic space travellers” touch down in London this summer for a one off concert at The Clapham Grand.