London Club Werkhaus To Close

Due to spiralling costs and a change in late night culture...

London club space Werkhaus is to close.

The Brick Lane club is run by the team behind Cafe 1001, who shared a statement confirming the closure of their sister venue. Previously known as The Back Room Of Cafe 1001, it was overhauled in the early 2000s and has hosted a number of big names.

Since re-branding as Werkhaus highlights have included Pa Salieu’s album launch, and sets from the likes of Call Super, Sub Focus, Conducta and Dimension.

Werkhaus had laid out plans for its biggest ever season in January 2020, but the pandemic scuppered its schedule. Re-opening once lockdown eased, spiralling costs seem to have put paid to this London institution.

General Manager Luca Pilato recalls;

“When we took over Werkhaus we had the difficult job of re-establishing a long lost space that had been neglected. In 2020 we were about to launch a huge new calendar with Disclosure opening our Spring season with a massive 2 night show… we all know what happened next with Covid. Two years on, and despite the support of our owners, we have decided as a team that with the rising running costs combined with a reduced interest in late night drinking culture and the fact we only have limited late night events per year have made the space nonviable.”

Three closing parties are planned – full details can be found below, and tickets are available via RA.

14th Sept – Inside The Night – Line up TBA

15th Sept – Steven Julien b2b Kyle Hall – All Night Long – closing part 1

16th Sept – Secret Unannounced Guests – closing part 2

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