Village Underground

Music venue & Club

Village Underground is a multidisciplinary venue based in a renovated warehouse in Hackney, London presenting live concerts and electronic music events alongside theatre, performing arts and visual arts. Each year, Village Underground welcomes more than 150,000 visitors, stages more than 500 performances and works with more than 1,500 artists.

Above the main venue, four recycled tube trains and shipping containers make up the creative ‘platforms’ of Village Underground. Up to 30 artists, playwrights, filmmakers, architects, photographers, producers and start-ups work side-by-side in this creative community.

What makes your organisation unique?

Business model innovation, organisational structure (transitioning to self-management), financial sustainability (no funding received), music industry knowledge.

What TEH activities are you a part of?

Staff Exchange



London, United Kingdom


  • Large Concert Hall (audience capacity: more than 300), Art Gallery, Co-working Space, Multi-purpose Space, Garden

  • Exhibition and Programming

  • Music, Visual Arts, Education, Ecology and Sustainability