Launched in 2007, 229 is a multi-purpose entertainments venue which has played host many gigs, club nights, awards ceremonies, comedy and fashion events, gala dinners and weekend festivals. Some of the acts to have played at 229 include: Kings of Leon, Paul Weller, Florence and the Machine, Biffy Clyro, Seasick Steve and Foals to name but a few.
Managed under the umbrella of the charity, International Students House (ISH), 100% of the profit made by 229 goes directly back support our mission.
We believe every young person should have the opportunity to succeed whatever their background. Together with our university partners and supporters, we provide scholarships opportunities, a home and a social programme to enable students to succeed while giving them a place to belong. Find out more about ISH and the great work they do.
All lost property is handed into the main reception at ground level. Any items not collected from our cloakroom are also handed into reception.
If you have lost an item, then email: firstname.lastname@example.org including a detailed description of the item and we will reply within 24hrs. All lost property is removed from the premises after two months and given to a local charity.
Address: 229 Great Portland Street, W1W 5PN
We have easy tube and bus access to the venue.
The Hammersmith & City/Circle and Metropolitan Lines go to Great Portland Street which is 30 seconds away from the venue.
The Bakerloo Line stops at Regent’s Park Station which is 2 minutes walk from the venue.
The Victoria and Northern Lines stop at Warren Street which is a 5 minute walk away.
There are plenty of direct buses from West and East London running along the Euston Road plus buses running north to south, going down Great Portland Street and vice versa.
Night Tube service are now running on Victoria Line (Warren Street Station) and Central Line (Oxford Circus Station) on Fridays and Saturdays. There’s an extensive night bus service operating nearby.
Please check the TFL website HERE if unsure.
We do not have any customer parking at the venue, however, there are many side streets around the venue, most of which offer free parking after 6.30pm.
All club nights at 229 operate an over 18 age restriction and we also enforce ‘Challenge 25’. Valid picture ID must be shown.
Most live shows are 18+, however some shows do allow access to a younger audience. These age restrictions will always be clearly specified on the event information page and also on the ticketing page (if we are selling tickets for that particular show). We do not take any responsibility for other ticketing sites specifying incorrect age restrictions. It is the responsibility of the promoter of any given show to inform the ticketing agent of the correct age limit.
Please feel free to clarify with the venue the age restriction of any given show. We do not like disappointing customers on the night.
We do not allow any smoking in the venue. Vaporisers and Electronic Cigarettes are also not permitted in the venues. We provide a smoking area outside the venue.
Only registered and authorised press will be permitted to bring SLR Cameras into the venue. Anyone thought to be illegally recording a show or event will be asked to stop. Their device may be confiscated and they may be asked to leave the premises.
There is a Free-phone taxis service available from our front desk, the desk is open 24 hours. Our local taxi provider’s direct number is 0845 12 12 12 if you want to book in advance before the night.
This varies depending on the night. We will endeavour to publish stage times either on our website or through our socials, however, finalised timings are not normally available until the day of the show. We would prefer it if you didn’t call the venue.
As a rule of thumb, most headline acts finish at 11pm and most support acts go on stage 30 minutes to one hour after doors.
Standing events in Venue 1 usually have a cloakroom, Venue 2 normally does not.
Unfortunately we cannot give this information out.