We use technologies, such as cookies, to customise content and advertising, to provide social media features and to analyse traffic to the site. We also share information about your use of our site with our chosen social media, advertising and analytics partners. Read our cookie policy for more information.


229 The Venue


Bloomsbury LB Camden

Venue capacity

600 / 200


Stuart Ellerker




020 7631 8379

Venue location

229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

What We're Looking For

We are expanding our in house music programming for 2016 and 2017. We are open to checking out your music, whatever the genre and seeing if we can do business. Please note we tend to stick to music which is performed live. We don’t bite, so feel free to say hello.

How to get a gig

If you wish to apply to play one of our nights please send us the following: A link to a live performance video;Links to your social media platforms;A short, concise biography of where you have played previously and your achievements to date. Send the above to Stuart Ellerker (Venue Booker) – info@229thevenue.co.uk


229 is a multi-faceted entertainments venue with extensive technical capabilities. It handles a wide range of events including: live music, gigs, club nights, private corporate events, fashion shows, student led events, gala dinners, plus other events like this.  In the past 7 years 229 has established itself as one of London’s leading mid-sized live music venues. 229 falls under the umbrella of International Students House (ISH) is a unique centre in London’s West End, providing social, welfare and accommodation facilities for British and overseas students, 365 days per year. Its aims are to promote social and cultural awareness and to facilitate the interaction of students with a view to enhancing international friendship.


Get in Touch

The MU relies on information from members performing at these venues to keep the Fair Play Venue list up to date.


Let us know how you get on with your Fair Play Venue gigs, email us at live@theMU.org.


If you’ve had a bad experience and need urgent advice, please contact your MU Regional Office.