Iconic London music venue Proud Camden to close after 17 years

The independent live music venue Proud Camden has announced it will close its doors on 4th March after 17 years in its Camden Stables Market location.

The musch-loved live music, gallery and cabaret venue was first opened in 2001 by CEO Alex Proud. Following a hard decision to close the Camden location, a month of farewell parties have been announced, including a fundraiser for the Night Time Industries Association later in February.

“After more than 17 years at the Stables Market in Camden, and having been part of the transformation of a town that is now thriving with visitors from across the globe, we have decided to move on,” said Alex Proud, CEO of Proud Camden.

“I’m dedicated to keeping the Proud venues fresh and we have found 2 new venues which will open in due course. The first called Proud Embankment is located underneath Waterloo Bridge and we’re also opening a brand new Proud venue in Camden High Street. This is another chapter in our story, but I do think it’s a sad one for Camden to lose a venue with such a rich musical heritage.”

Proud Camden has a wealth of resident promoters and party brands who have announced farewell parties over the forthcoming weeks. Proud has contributed to Camden’s culture for 2 decades and the farewell parties will welcome special guests and impromptu performances to commemorate this end of an era.

Proud Camden’s official closing party and Night Time Industries Association fundraiser takes place on Wednesday 28th February and will be headlined by The Cuban Brothers.

For more information about the venue’s closing events visit the Proud Camden website.


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