KOKO

  • About
    The KOKO Box Office is open 11:30 - 18:00 Monday to Friday.


    KOKO began life as The Camden Theatre and was opened on Boxing Day 1900 by the famous actress Ellen Terry, with a seating capacity of 1600. In 1909 the theatre was renamed The Camden Hippodrome and was a variety theatre where famous names such as Charlie Chaplin appeared. In 1911 film seasons began and it became a proper cinema in 1913.

    Live acts were still used to support films – in 1928 ‘Novelty Nights’ were introduced on Fridays with up to seven live acts appearing before the film. In 1933 the cinema was wired for sound and free Christmas performances were given to the local children. The cinema closed in 1940 and for some 20 years from 1945 the building became a BBC Theatre and shows included the famous Goon Show.

    In 1970 the venue was reincarnated as The Music Machine and provided a platform for the first wave punk bands such as The Sex Pistols and The Clash. Subsequently purchased by Steve Strange and Rusty Egan of Visage in 1983 the Camden Palace was born – the venue then holding court to the leading figures of The New Romantic scene and in the process hosting the earliest gigs of the Eurythmics and the first UK performance by a rising star known as Madonna. Not forgetting, of course, those Nutty boys of Camden Town – Madness.

    The Camden Palace continued to move with the times and in the 90’s was home to a series of dance nights. It closed in February 2004 in much need of someone to put some love and care into a refurbishment – and this is where we came in!

    A six month, multi million restoration project was undertaken to a the singular brief of creating a 21st Century entertainment venue from what was left of the glorious 19th Century building.
  • Address
    1A Camden High Street
    London
    NW1 7JE
  • Tech Contact
    0870 4325527
  • Website

Connected Mandy members:

Danielle Tamsin Harris
Danielle Tamsin Harris
Lighting Technician
2019, Massaoke - A night at the musicals
Lighting Technician
Samantha Hastings
2018, The Damned / Look Left
Digitalised Beauty
Hayden Borgars
Hayden Borgars
Lighting Designer
2017, Chip
Lighting Designer
Stefania Morosini
2015, World Peace Day: Basement Jaxx at KOKO
Vocalist (backing choir)
James Farrimond
James Farrimond
Stage Manager
2015, Secret Cinema X - Amy
Floor Manager/Front of House
Lewis Klein
Lewis Klein
Actor
2015, Hidden Charms w/ Astrid's Tea Party
Performer
Ina Schimming
Ina Schimming
Events Manager
2015, Guilty Pleasures
PA and Events Manager
Katherine Dilworth
Katherine Dilworth
Deputy Stage Manager
2015, Amy Winehouse Launch Event
Assistant Stage Manager
Lauren Dyer
Lauren Dyer
Singer
2014, Wow! Thats How To Sing The 90s
Mash Ups 90s Style
Lauren Dyer
Lauren Dyer
Actor
2014, Wow Thats How You Sing The 90's
Featured Vocalist
Charlotte Fortune
2014, WOW thats how to sing the 90's
Solo vocalist
Jac Adu-Sarkodie
2014, RUNWAY
Featured Dancer
Karin Latham
Karin Latham
Actor
2014, RUNWAY
Ensemble
Gabrielle Mason
Gabrielle Mason
Makeup Artist
2014, Disney Concert at KOKO
Make-up and Hair for Ashley Brown
Kelly-Marie Tuthill
2014, Cuban Fury
Dancer
Barry Gordon
Barry Gordon
Dancer
2014, Cuban Fury
Salsa Dancer
Angela Pollard
2014, bPay Shoot (Barclays Online Campaign)
Friend
Kelly Renders
2013, When You Believe
Backing Vocalist
Ed Borgnis
Ed Borgnis
Sound Designer
2012, Ogilvy London Group Christmas Party
Production Manager
Barry Hilton
Barry Hilton
Tour Manager
2012, Frisky & Mannish - KOKO Christmas Special
Production Manager, FOH Sound Engineer