THE MANAGEMENT team behind London’s 1,700-capacity Electric Brixton are using the completion of its substantial refurbishment as a lever to drive more live music to the venue.
The interior has been made more open plan and the removal of a wall has improved sightlines and a new bar has been added.
The front-of-house sound and slighting systems has also received an upgrade.
“This was about improving the quality and the reach of the systems, but at the same time, making it easier for touring engineers, so we now have more scope in the main room for [lighting] designers,” says Electric Brixton production manager Tom Cull.
“The buildings around us have been subject to multi-million refurbs and we thought the time was right to update the Electric outside too. Our LED treatment means it really glow at night.”
The venue is owned by the Electric Group, which also owns and operates SWX (1,100) in Bristol, and is a joint venture between co-founders Dominic Madden, CEO, and Jake Lewis of the Lewis Family, which own retail chain River Island among other business interests.
Upcoming shows at the venue include Razorlight, The Japanese House and Ari Lennox.