The Shacklewell Arms

‘The Shacklewell Arms occupies the position in fashionable hearts that was held by the Old Blue Last in the past: with the balance of asymmetrical haircut power having moved to Dalston, it was inevitable this quirkily decorated gaff would steal its thunder. It’s done so by booking the most hotly-tipped rising talent to become the new go-to venue for new music showcases, hosting a triumphant secret gig by The Horrors to launch their great-leap-forward album ‘Skying’ in 2011 and a residency by next big things Toy in 2012. Oh, and Skrillex played a tiny and incredibly sweaty show here too.’ – TIME OUT
All of us at The Shacklewell Arms welcome those who may require accessibility assistance and will do our best to ensure the best possible service for all customers. There is step free access into the bar area upon entry with a small step inside the venue as you head towards the gig room. A temporary ramp can be provided where necessary. If you are unable to stand for long periods we will be able to provide seating in a suitable position with a safe view of the stage. Please get in touch stating your expected time of arrival and we’ll get prepared. Assistance dogs may be allowed into the venue.
HIDDEN DISABILITIES: We understand that a hidden disability is not immediately apparent. If you would like support or advice please contact us in advance with your questions to
PA / COMPANION TICKETS: We are happy to offer a + 1 ticket to customers requiring assistance in order to attend the event. If you require a PA / Companion ticket please purchase your own ticket and then apply for a PA ticket by emailing with the relevant details at your earliest convenience. We are unable to offer a + 1 for shows that are sold out.
TOILETS: Unfortunately The Shacklewell Arms does not have a wheelchair accessible toilet.
GARDEN: There is one step to our garden area when entering or exiting by the fire exit door.
PARKING: Limited on street parking is available on Shacklewell Lane a short distance adjacent to the venue.


Able to support someone with other relevant needs. Assistance dogs welcome. Information available online and/or staff available to advise on further support. Personal assistant ticket available. Queue jump available for people that can't stand for long periods of time. Venue all one the floor. Wheelchair accessible and/or venue all on the floor.