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The Coronet Theatre hosts regular club nights and live music events.

Ranked #124 of 225 clubs in London

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By John S.

I was here recently on the "22 years of Jungle Mania" event. I had a terrible experience. First of all, I was there half an hour early before the opening at 9:30, but they made me wait until 11:00 to get in there. That's 1.5 hours in the cue! In the meantime the police was walking around, confiscating drinks and pulling out people. Finally I was there by the doors, and an extremely rude bouncer told me to empty everything I have, and he kept searching me for like 15 minutes. I even had to show him the insides of my used tissues. One of my friends had to remove his shoes and socks as well, standing bare feet like a complete idiot. Not really welcoming. Other friends came late, and guess what, they were waiting 2 hours in the line! I felt the sound system was nothing better than average, if I have to go through all this, I would expect better. I also heard stories about pulling people off from the dance floor to do additional searches. Ridiculous, felt like we were illegal immigrants or something. I would never come back here again.

By Sam P.

Went to see Whitest Boy Alive here last week, my first time at the venue. Can't believe this venue isn't all over the London Map!! It was packed to the rafters, the sound was amazing and, considering there were at least 2000 people there, you could get served at the bar! Nice to have a venue with a smoking area as well, it did get hot in there so fresh air wasn't a problem. Already booked my ticket for Alabama Shakes in November so it was nice to check the venue out before hand. I rarely review a venue but this is definitely one not to be missed - nice one Coronet!!

By Selina S.

I was at the Coronet this weekend and had the best time ever. The music, the organisation, everything was amazing. I'll definitely will go back as I really enjoyed it!

By Lola W.

Have been going to The Coronet for years and have definitely encountered some issues but have to say the past year or so have been a real turnaround, recent Groove Armada & New Years Eve nights were massive highlights for me. Definitely one of the best superclubs in the capital. Keep an eye out for it!

By One G.

I went to the Coronet once a while ago for the first Circo Loco in 2008, and it was a shambles, they just didn't seem to know what they were doing.

But now, WOW what a difference! I went to the last Secretsundaze and Neon Noise Project not too mention the Outlook festival, it seem everytime i want to go somewhere its at the Coronet.

Staff are organised and friendly, the venue is clean and the sound-system is amazing especially for a venue that size,only thing is the drinks could be a little lower.

Will definitely continue being a regular, i can see this venue becoming one of the cities favourites...

By Daniel L.

I went there for drum n bass allstars, the venue itself was roomy, yet the decor was below average. As far as the staff are concerned, friendly bar staff, even though the drinks are rediculously overpriced. Overall 7/10, worth going to if there is something you want to see there, the area can be a bit troublesome, so watch out!

By Darren E.

Had a great time last week. Made the most of a low rate club. Shame they dont try to smarten it up a bit, i suppose thats what you expect in elephant & castle tho


Great partying venue great atmoshere polite bar staff and found the door supervisors and security inside the venue very down to earth and approachable which is very rare to find these days will definatley be partying there again soon

By Emma H.

The Coronet Theatre has had many guises over the years but now it is making a name for itself as a top event space and old skool clubber's paradise.

The Venue
Elephant is something of a south London late night hot spot with The Coronet making up a triangle of dance music venues, its neighbours being Corsica Studios and Ministry of Sound. Anyone familiar with Elephant and Castle will know that The Coronet used to be an old cinema. Transformed into a concert venue and club space in 2004, it hosts a variety of big nights like Mulletover and Torture Garden as well as event workshops and boxing nights.

As with Ministry, there are metal detectors on entry, but this adds to the drama and anticipation of the night. It’s hard to know where to begin when you walk in as there are a number of staircases and rooms to get lost in. However, the main room is straight ahead when you enter and is an immense space with a huge stage at the end. As clubbers gather round the sides and on the stairs and the laser show throws shapes around the room it is reminiscent of a scene from the Hacienda. Up the stairs to the first floor is another large space with a bar along the right-hand side. To the left-hand side of this room is the VIP area with ample dancing space and a separate small bar. Up another level and you'll find the venue’s highlight - the original cinema grand circle tier looks over the stage and is a wonderful and rare addition to any club. Here you can dance in the aisle or relax and get a perfect view of the stage in comfortable surroundings. The décor throughout is a mix of old and new; velvet curtains make up the old and concrete and metal make up the new.

The Atmosphere
There is a nostalgic feel to The Coronet because of its décor and old skool music events. Nights like Ratpack bring you MCs and DJs from over 20 years ago and the clientele reflects this. It’s grimy and dark, full of ravers young and old in for the long haul. The bouncers can be bolshie and rude, but it’s south London so they need to be on their guard.

The Music
The Coronet Theatre is doing a clever thing in showcasing music that people used to love but can’t dance to outside of their bedroom anymore. It doesn’t fall short with its line-ups either, getting the best DnB, house and jungle DJs to perform. Many of the events are sold out and in a venue with many different rooms there is something for everyone. The PA system is excellent too, especially in the main room.

The Drink
Beverages are standard prices and served in plastic cups. Beer is available on tap and bottled, too. The usual spirits and mixers are on offer while wine is probably best avoided.

The Last Word
Unfortunately, Elephant and Castle doesn’t have much going for it in the daytime, so it’s good to see people flocking to the south east London roundabout for some late-night-into-early-morning raving. Most of London’s superclubs are long gone, so it's refreshing to see an area in which they are still flourishing, with The Coronet adding all the drama and theatre to proceedings you'd expect.

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