At the Old Church

Our Winter Season is in full flow! There are still 12 more fantastic events on in December, many close to selling out, so book ahead to avoid missing out.

2018 has been our busiest, most successful year ever. We’ve hosted hundreds of incredible events, curated a festival themed around ‘Englishness’ and been named as one of the best churches in London for live music by the Evening Standard. A very big thank you to all our volunteers and audience members who’ve made this year such a success.

2019 is set to be even better, with exciting performances from our Associate Artists and much more. Stay tuned here and on social media @theoldchurchN16. If you’d like to help us spread the word about The Old Church as an arts venue, you can do so by leaving us a review onTripAdvisor or Facebook. Thank you!

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Winter Season  highlights still to come (plus lots more on our website)…
Money for Old Prose

Local stars of stage and screen – including Selina Cadell, Maggie Steed, Paul Bradley, Michael Thomas – provide us with a glorious evening of poetry and music.

Deck yourself with boughs of holly and join these ‘irresistibly energetic’ (Chortle) fringe favourites for a festive feminist celebration!  Starring Tessa Waters, Victoria Falconer and Rowena Hutson.
Chamber Wednesdays

A candlelit concert by OperaUpClose exploring the themes of winter and hibernation. Songs for soprano and harp interspersed by poetry by Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson.

A winter treat of Baroque favourites

A winter edition of the Stoke Newington Early Music Festival featuring Baroque favourites from Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi and Corelli.

Pulled by Magnets

The first concert of Sebastian Rochford’s new band, Pulled By Magnets, with Pete Wareham on sax, Neil Charles on bass and Sebastian on drums.


From 4pm to midnight every night during our Winter Season, Christmas trees containing hundreds of computer-controlled LED lights are illuminated in our grounds. FREE!

On elsewhere: our recommendations

Dash Café: Beats from a Vanished World
5 December, Rich Mix, FREE
An evening of conversation, DJs and dance beats exploring Jewish culture in Lithuania.  Expect film and conversation plus the wonderful DJ collective Baltic Balkan.

London Sinfonietta: Sapiens
7 December, Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room
An exploration of the links between musical composition and literature, featuring a new saxophone concerto by Mark Bowden inspired by Yuval Noah Harari’s extraordinary history of humankind, Sapiens.

Battle of the Bands | Entries now open
Are you an artist with a passion for experimenting and pushing the boundaries of classical music? nonclassical are searching for new music performers who are looking to establish themselves in the alternative-classical music scene. Apply before 9 January.

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