Venues Day 2019 will take place on Wednesday 9 October at Islington Assembly Hall.

It’s a full day event, absolutely packed with ideas, networking opportunities and practical, deliverable ways to improve your venue.

This year’s theme is……. drum roll……

Get The Balance Right

There will be panels focusing on Your Venue, specifically addressing programming, financing and your time. And there will be a big debate about Our Movement.

Five years after Music Venue Trust launched the Music Venues Alliance in response to the first Venues Day, this year is the key event in planning the next five years.

  • What do we want this movement to be?
  • What do we want it to stand for?
  • What do we want it to achieve?


Sandbox Booking, our agents and venues meeting space will be returning, and we will be adding a second Sandbox Funding; a chance for you to meet with funding agencies and learn how to make applications.

Tickets will start to be issued to Advanced and Active MVA members on 12 August, with Entry Level MVA members given access on 19 August.

Any remaining General tickets will go on sale Tuesday 27 August.

Venues Day 2019 is the largest gathering of Grassroots Music Venues in the world.

Please plan to be there.

The link to the event page can be found here: