Stoke Newington’s only Grade I-listed church boasts the most magnificent acoustic and is ideal for concerts, performances, filming, recordings and rehearsals and medieval banquets.
We are open for live events, recordings and filming, as long as COVID guidelines are adhered to and all safety precautions taken.
Max capacity - performers and audience 350 (socially-distanced audience of 100)
Grand piano is a Yamaha C7 concert grand tuned to A440 pitch.
Built in Gothic Revival style in 1853, this magnificent building has recently hosted
Classical Performances by Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic band (2021), Stoke Newington Early Music Festival (2021), Hackney Singers, the National Youth Choir of Antigua Barbuda, Hackney Youth Orchestras Trust and the Wing It Singers.
Acoustic Gigs curated by St Pancras Old Church Music, including Sean Nicholas Savage, Bill Ryder-Jones, Sinfonia Cymru, Peter Sandberg, AA Bondy, Howe Gelb, Karen Matheson, Lo Fang, Jessica Pratt, Andy Shauf, Scott Matthews, and Marissa Nadler.
Filming/recording Multi-award winning film composer and pianist Nico Casal's solo-piano video of It’s Fine, But It Hurts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ymh5UBLzgU&feature=youtu.be
Indie pop/indie rock/art rock band Sundara Karma's single The Changeover from their Ulfilas' Alphabet album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKkDGY27HSw
London-based singer songwriter Kaine Francesco filmed Lovely People from his album Up High, an eclectic mix of baroque acoustic and electro-pop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cMcxCmCgu4
Plus African fusion band The Ganda Boys, folk pop singer Hattie Whitehead, and classical singer Daniel Thomson, who said:
"St Matthias Church was wonderful to sing in! As well as being a beautiful, it had a brilliant acoustic, excellent lighting and good heating. It was really ideal for recording in as there was zero traffic noise from outside. I would definitely use this venue again for future recordings."
No kitchen but a sink and hot water urn.
The church has versatile (but heavy) moveable pews, and chairs. Disabled access but no disabled toilets.