Bringing our city to your living room
After a flurry of new club openings north of the river in the last couple of years, it looks like things are headed south.
Peckham Audio opened in SE15 back in October and now another new nightspot has popped up, this time in Croydon.
Phase arrives in the area with a promise to champion local talent — both from the surrounding town and the wider London scene — with a tight capacity spread across two spaces. The venture comes from the Lambeth Group, who have experience in running lively club nights at Brixton’s Prince of Wales.
This is everything you need to know about Phase.
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Where is it? 12-20 Crown Hill, CR0 1RZ
What’s the capacity? 500
When did it open? December 2019
What’s the music like?
The programming has so far been split broadly into two different camps. On Fridays, the Wave nights focus on the UK music scene and has so far covered UK garage, grime, UK funky, dubstep and more. The Saturday nights have a broader international flavour, largely fuelled by house.
Who plays there?
Some big names from their respective scenes have made an appearance so far, with Roger Sanchez, DJ Target, Oneman and Monki among the early DJs to play at Phase. Expect more of the same going forward.
How expensive are tickets?
They’re cheap — each of the opening shows has been selling tickets for just a fiver.
How late does it stay open?
The venue operates with a 4am license, so can keep things going pretty late.
How good is the sound system?
It’s fitted out by Coda Audio, a top name in the industry and one that delivers a powerful, balanced and versatile sound.
What should I wear?
Tracksuits aren’t allowed, but apart from that the choice is yours.
Is there a cloakroom?
How do I get there?
The club is roughly a 10-minute walk from both East Croydon and West Croydon train stations, and about 20 minutes on foot from South Croydon. That means you can get there from Victoria in about 25 minutes, or come in on the Overground.
After hours, the night bus is the only form of public transport.