NORTH LONDON’S Electric Ballroom in Camden will be able to accommodate an extra 400 people for live shows, after the council agreed to a capacity increase to 1,500.
The venue had previously seen efforts to raise its capacity rebuffed by Camden Council, but the authority relented following an appeal.
“It lets us compete with others on a similar scale like the O2 Forum [2,350] in Kentish Town and KOKO [1,410],” Kate Fuller, owner of the family-run Electric Ballroom tells LIVE UK.
“If we can have that capacity then why shouldn’t we use it. There were no complaints objecting to the idea.”
In order to accommodate extra numbers, the venue, which is soon to celebrate its 80th anniversary, will be extending the balcony.
“It is a relief we can go ahead as it has been over a year we’ve been trying and it’s good news for independent venues in general,” adds Fuller.
Artistes playing the Electric ballroom include New Found Glory, This Feeling and Reverend and the Makers.