Jason Allen 18/10/15
Stone nests would probably be a bad idea.
After all, just one of them can kill two birds.
But the Stone Nest in Covent Garden is a very different story.
It’s a performance space set inside a towering Grade-II listed church slap bang in the centre of town, on Shaftsbury Avenue. First built in 1888 by architect James Cubitt, inside it’s a huge, hauntingly beautiful space, with and umbrella dome soaring above. Over the years it’s been used as a nightclub, a pub, a squatters home, an events space, and now this: a performance venue.
Some of the shows they put on have included opera, theatre, interactive art installations, digital performance, dance, and just good old-fashioned concerts. There’s a very eclectic lineup of events, so expect something totally new every few weeks.
And the best bit? There’s now a candlelit bar from the Boxer brothers downstairs in the cellar space. And given that it’s literally below Stone Nest, they thought they might just go completely nuts and call it…
…Below Stone Nest.
NOTE: Stone Nest is open now. You can find out what shows are playing, and get tickets at the website right HERE.
Stone Nest | 136 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 5EZ
Want dinner first? There’s another hidden subterranean venue pretty much next door…
136 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, W1D 5EZ
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