The Notting Hill Arts Club’s iconic doors first opened in 1997, driven by a passion for music, art and culture. Our mission was to provide a safe space where creative people could immerse themselves in the cutting edge of music and art. Over the next 25 years, those same values have remained crucial to the our identity.
Before long the venue was bouncing. Artists started breaking into the music scene after honing their talents on our stage. Lily Allen and Rita Ora gave their first ever performances here. The Libertines formed here. Mark Ronson was a regular, taking the roof off from behind the decks as Adele, Giggs and even Beyonce and Jay Z danced in the crowd.
The venue became a rite of passage for musicians. Whoever they were, wherever they were from, if they were worth listening to, they played here: Amy Winehouse, Nas, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, James Bay, Bruno Mars, The Killers, Joss Stone, Chase & Status, Razorlight, Disclosure, Laura Marling, Bobby Womack, Mumford & Sons, Gilles Peterson, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, KT Tunstall, The Vaccines…
The walls were sweating in that club all the time. It was great. And it’d be Giggs and Adele, like, in a corner, and whoever else, just regular people. It was a great, great night.
Now more than ever the Notting Hill Arts Club is a hub of creative activity, built on those same three pillars of music, art and culture. The stars of tomorrow launch their careers here. Established talents come here for intimate live performances. Talented young jazz musicians jam here as part of our regular weekend programme. And that famous atmosphere lives on and on.
Among our many musical endeavours, we run an independent record label dedicated to signing up-and-coming artists and helping them realise their potential.
We’re also home to the Notting Hill Academy of Music, a college where young minds can learn about music business, production and songwriting. We welcome people from all backgrounds, breaking with conventional academic practices with hands-on lectures and seminars taught by some of the country’s leading music industry experts.
And it doesn’t stop there. In recent years we’ve hosted international stars like Anderson .Paak and his band The Free Nationals, Headie One, Tom Walker, Maisie Peters, Gregory Porter and Jade Bird.
Notting Hill Arts Club is an ecosystem, the heart of a community. People come here to play, perform, learn and be inspired — we’ve made the club a classroom. Once you come down those stairs, your dreams come alive.
Shabs Jobanputra, Owner, Notting Hill Arts Club
The future of the venue is brighter than ever. We remain true to our core values, offering top quality in all we do and always evolving to accommodate the needs of our community.
You can hire our venue privately for film, advertising, music videos, birthday parties, corporate functions and seasonal events. We’re home to an academy of bright students, a dedicated staff team, and you – the people who have made the Notting Hill Arts Club into what it is today.