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London Venue KOKO To Reopen In Spring 2022
Christian Eede , October 21st, 2021 12:55

The Camden space has undergone a £70 million renovation following a fire in early 2020

London club and gig venue KOKO is reopening in March 2022.

Following a fire in early 2020, when the venue was already closed for renovations, the space has undergone a £70 million reconstruction. As well as restoring the main theatre space, two new performance spaces (The Fly Tower and Ellen's Jazz Club) have been added, while it also now boasts a recording studio, a pizzeria, a shop and a roof terrace restaurant.

Following its planned reopening, KOKO will also unveil a new radio station with a focus on showcasing new and emerging artists. The team behind the venue are launching the KOKO Foundation as a registered charity too, with their work set to look at ways of protecting the environment and supporting future generations of talent. The charity will initially support local projects in and around Camden.

The venue had originally been due to reopen in March 2020 before the fire destroyed the dome on the roof of the club has been destroyed. The rest of the building was fortunately saved, the London Fire Brigade said at the time.

KOKO has become an iconic music venue for London since opening as the Camden Theatre in 1900. It's since undergone numerous names and owners, and hosted the likes of Madonna, The Rolling Stones and Prince over the years.

Take a look at the venue's new layout via the diagram below.