THE FORGE, CAMDEN (LONDON)
Address: The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, London, NW1 7NL
Music Type: Various
Capacity: 300 people standing / 100-150 seated
Since opening in 2009 The Forge has embodied the vibrancy, charm, and eclecticism of Camden Town, bringing together the diversity of London’s eclectic music scene under one roof with a 300 capacity – making it an intimate setting and firm favourite amongst musicians and music-lovers alike.
The Forge showcases the best in world music, poetry and spoken word, storytelling, indie and folk, classical and contemporary classical, from intimate theatre to free weekend reggae parties.
The Forge is an architectural masterpiece, commissioned in 2005, which has won awards from RIBA and the Civic Trust for its beautiful, sustainable design. It includes solar panels, natural ventilation systems and a stunning 6.5 metre high ‘living wall’ of plants designed by Katharine Bradburn. As a not-for-profit organisation, everything The Forge receives goes back into an ever-expanding programme. Its beautiful décor also makes it a fantastic venue to hire for parties, functions, wedding receptions and business events.
The Forge Cantina is The Forge’s Latin American street food restaurant, with food ranging from Venezuelan arepas to Cuban sandwiches, Brazilian feijoada and Peruvian perihuela.
The Main Space is an acoustically designed venue perfect for concerts, screenings, recordings, rehearsals and presentations, seating up to 100 people theatre style.
The Glazed Courtyard is located in the centre of the building and is separated from the Main Space by huge acoustic doors so this space can either serve as a foyer / reception area for the Main Space or the acoustic doors can be opened to create a single larger space. The Courtyard is dominated by an enormous living wall of plants that creates a stunning centrepiece for the building.
The Foundry Room is a beautiful informal function room which can host up to 40 people seated or 80 standing. It is ideal for workshops and more informal presentations and is also great for any kind of party.
Charlotte Caird – Artistic Director
Adam Caird – Artistic Director
Simon Dix – General Manager
Phoebe Bird – Communications Officer
Alex Farrell – Head of Operations
Richard Price – Bar and Catering Manager
Valerie Tkac – Assistant Bar and Catering Manager
Matt Walton – Venue Hire Coordinator
Matteo Musetti – Sound Engineer
Noah Priddle – Sound Engineer
Who to contact
For general information on The Forge, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org