The 1930’s built former Granada Cinema Walthamstow has provided entertainment and culture to local people on the site for well over a century.
Over the years the venue, as still the Granada Cinema would play host to such entertainment legends as The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, John Coltrane, The Walker Brothers, The Who, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison.
Now, an arts venue hosting live music, comedy, theatre, spoken word and films in the cinema room (Maud) with a restaurant on the mezzanine foyer overlooking a cocktail bar in the ticket booth (Mirth)
The main auditorium is currently in restoration.
The original Victoria Hall opened during May 1887 to provide a venue for dances, concerts, meetings and plays. The site’s long association with the movies began when it played host to one of London’s first ever film shows in 1896, the year of cinema’s birth. The original venue is believed to have been a haunt of the young Alfred Hitchcock who lived in nearby Leytonstone. Hitchcock’s family were keen entertainment-lovers and it is inconceivable they would not have been regular visitors to the area’s most popular venue.
The cinema was built to present a mixture of films and live performances and was therefore equipped with an expensive purpose-built Christie cinema organ and first rate stage facilities.
You will find our restaurant nestled away on our upper floor. Our chef has prepared a menu dedicated to classic British and European brasserie cooking. Everything that comes from our kitchen is freshly prepared, carefully sourced and lovingly crafted. We also feature traditional British roasts and Jazz every Sunday. For private parties, our kitchen team can accommodate anything from buffets, to party dining to canapes.
Mirth, Marvel and Maud boasts three separate bars. The cocktail bar features a mix of inventive delights from our head bartender and an healthy mix of the classics. Our award winning craft beer bar showcases a selection of East London’s finest cask and keg beers on one of our 10 taps and 6 hand pulls. Theatre goers can also enjoy our cosy bottle bar situated in Maud.
We are proud of our grand 1930’s space and are delighted to accommodate private parties and events in our numerous private and semi private spaces. Give us a ring to enquire about your party at Mirth.
Monday -Wednesday | 4pm-11pm | Kitchen – 5pm – 10pm
Thursday | 4pm-12am | Kitchen – 5pm-10pm
Friday | 4pm-2am | Kitchen – 5pm-10pm
Saturday | 12pm-2am | Kitchen – 12pm-10pm
Sunday | 12pm-11pm | Kitchen – 12pm-6pm