Grade I-listed St Matthias Church, Stoke Newington

Stoke Newington’s only Grade I-listed church boasts the most magnificent acoustic and is ideal for concerts, performances, filming, recordings and rehearsals and medieval banquets.

Max capacity - performers and audience 350

Grand piano is a Yamaha C7 concert grand tuned to A440 pitch.

Built in Gothic Revival style in 1853, this magnificent building has recently hosted

Classical
Performances by Chorus of Dissent, Hackney Singers, the National Youth Choir of Antigua Barbuda, Hackney Youth Orchestras Trust and the Wing It Singers.

Acoustic
Gigs curated by St Pancras Old Church Music, including Sean Nicholas Savage, Bill Ryder-Jones, Sinfonia Cymru, Peter Sandberg, AA Bondy, Howe Gelb, Karen Matheson, Lo Fang, Jessica Pratt, Andy Shauf, Scott Matthews, and Marissa Nadler.

Filming/recording
Multi-award winning film composer and pianist Nico Casal's solo-piano video of It’s Fine, But It Hurts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ymh5UBLzgU&feature=youtu.be

Indie pop/indie rock/art rock band Sundara Karma's single The Changeover from their Ulfilas' Alphabet album
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKkDGY27HSw

London-based singer songwriter Kaine Francesco filmed Lovely People from his album Up High, an eclectic mix of baroque acoustic and electro-pop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cMcxCmCgu4

Plus African fusion band The Ganda Boys, folk pop singer Hattie Whitehead, and classical singer Daniel Thomson, who said:

"St Matthias Church was wonderful to sing in! As well as being a beautiful, it had a brilliant acoustic, excellent lighting and good heating. It was really ideal for recording in as there was zero traffic noise from outside. I would definitely use this venue again for future recordings."

No kitchen but a sink and hot water urn.

The church has versatile (but heavy) moveable pews, and chairs. Disabled access but no disabled toilets.

Creative Use:
Music
Theatre
Dance
Photography
Film
Podcast / Audiobook / Voiceover
Painting
Sculpting
Space type: Church
Size of space: 36.5m wide x 50.5m long
Max # of Artists: 200
Rehearsal or Recording?:
Rehearsal
Recording
Music Genre:
Any
Classical
Folk
Hip Hop
Jazz
Pop
Rock
Other
Acoustic or Amplified?: Amplified & Acoustic
Instruments:
Piano/Keyboard
Drum Kit
Other
Piano / Keyboard Type:
Grand Piano
Upright Piano
Electric Keyboard
Pipe Organ
Electric Organ
Rooms:
Basement
Bathroom
Bedroom
Dining room
Garage
Garden
Hall
Kitchen
Living room
Music Room
Staircase
Study
Equipment:
Chairs
PA System
Ballet Barre
Mirror(s)
Backline
Music Stands
Mics
Mixer
Amps
Vocal Booth
Other
Amenities:
WiFi
Air Conditioning
Toilet
Kitchen Facilities
Free Parking
Tea & Coffee
Other
Parking:
Free parking
Paid parking
Driveway
Parking lot
Street parking
Lighting:
Natural
Halogen
LED
Fluorescent
Tungsten
HMI
Power supply:
Single phase (domestic)
Three phase
Floor: Wood
Sound Proofed Room: No
Lock ins available?: Yes
Step Free Access: Yes
# of days notice required: 2
Venue Policies: You will receive them on enquiry. We also adhere to the Diocese of London's safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults policy.