Electric Brixton needs YOU!

Ceaseless Entertainment! The words written on The Palladium Picture House cinema didn’t lie and now, 100 years after the venue opened it’s doors, the history of this iconic Brixton landmark is being celebrated.
This May a photographic exhibition will tell the story of the site and take a unique look at the people and lives that have intertwined with the venue over history.
As well as classic rock photographs and early images the Electric is looking for amateur and professional images of the venue that have defined a generation.If you went to see famous live or unusual acts over the years and captured that moment on film they want to hear from you.

The best photographs will be exhibited later this year alongside the work of world famous rock photographers at a major London exhibition.

Electric Brixton owner Dominic Madden said: “This year marks one hundred years of this amazing venue. Over the years it has seen several reincarnations and hosted some of the world’s greatest rocks stars and artists.

“As part of Electric’s 100 years celebration we are hosting a major photographic exhibition and we are appealing for members of the public to get involved.

“We want to hear from anyone who has old photographs of the venue, either showing the acts on stage or other unusual images of the building.

“The best images will form part of the exhibition which aims to tell the story of a building which has seen so much over the years.”

Brixton’s Town Hall Parade is home to Electric Brixton, the celebrated London multi- purpose venue with a wealth of history. Dating back to 1913, this Edwardian building has hosted The Palladium Picture House cinema, live music venue The Ace and more recently the legendary Fridge nightclub.

From early days as a variety and cinema theatre it has seen several changes, always reflecting the musical culture of its time.

From classic images of the post-war time queues for the Palladium Cinema in 1946, to the brutally modernist façade change as new tenants Ace Cinema took over in the early 1970’s, the space has had a colourful history – eventually becoming a roller disco and later an important live venue in the Punk era, until its heyday as nightclub The Fridge.

Amongst the many legends that have graced the stage at the venue throughout its existence are the likes of The Smiths, The Clash, New Order, Eurhythmics, Pet Shop Boys, Grace Jones, Marc Almond, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Jazzie B & Soul II Soul, Keane, The Pixies, Franz Ferdinand, Rudimental, London Grammar and Emile Sande.

Following an extensive refurbishment, Electric Brixton was re-opened as an independent venue in 2011.

The team are hugely proud to have put this iconic space back at the heart of the vibrantlocal Brixton music and events scene and happy to draw inspiration from its incredible history.

If you have a photograph you want exhibited please send your images to email address:



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