is an inclusive and welcoming grassroots music venue and community arts space with a total capacity of 200, spread over two stages, based in Margate. The venue focuses on programming a wide range of events, primarily music but also comedy, poetry and workshops.
We have hosted shows with the likes of Self Esteem
, Squid, Wet Leg
, Hailu Mergia, Sports Team, Black Country, New Road, Porridge Radio, Yard Act
, Jockstrap, Alabaster dePlume and Nova Twins
all of whom now sell out larger venues, appear at major festivals and some who have gone on to become Mercury Award nominees.
Prior to running Elsewhere
, our in-house production team have produced music events around Kent for nine years, building trust and links within the local community, and worked with Dreamland on By The Sea Festival.
The venue is a respected community hub, holding events for Prince’s Trust, Open School East and Pie Factory Music, as well as community events like Margate Bookie’s Bookie Slam.
There is a shortage of dedicated music venues in East Kent, much less opportunities for artists to develop in a professionally equipped setting. Elsewhere
aims to incubate talent, and provide connections to other music businesses in the area such as rehearsal spaces and record labels, and launch artists on to successful careers within music and the arts.