From New Kent Road this sprawling SE1nightclub and gig venue doesn’t look like much: a monstrous blue façade masksits history and labyrinthine interior. Once a Victorian theatre, transformed into acinema in the 30s after a fire, The Coronet is now a hip music spot- and thearchetype of grimy-chic. Its three floors are always filled to the art decorafters with cool kids and music fanatics, so making your way through the swayingcrowd can be a trial. And let’s notmention the bar queues. Hints of TheCoronet’s previous lives remain in the balconies, 1930s accents and frequentfilm screenings. The main auditorium is spacious but still feels intimate, withgood views of the stage.
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