VENUE OF THE MONTH: TROXY
1 Oct 2019 | Shay Stanberry
Let’s set the scene, it’s 11th September 1933 - Troxy’s opening night. To symbolise the grand opening, the ribbon is cut by 14-year-old Stepney schoolkid Bridget Hughes, and to celebrate the occasion, their first ever customer is gifted a gold watch. Inside the venue there are large chandeliers, a sweeping staircase, floor-to-ceiling mirrors and gasps of delight from guests admiring the new venue. The original King Kong is the first film to be played on the big screen and there is a sense of excitement that there is a new luxury picture house in the heart of East London, at an affordable price.One of Troxy’s greatest accomplishments is surviving what was known as the ‘The Long Night’, the worst bombing of The Blitz on May 10th-11th, 1941. Fast forward to 2019 and Troxy still stands tall, with history, pride and great memories within its walls. Although it is not used as a picture house today, the venue has found many other amazing ways to entertain, least of all the iconic King Kong image that can be seen by many a DLR commuter.The venue has kept it’s 1930s art deco style but the magic of Troxy lies within its ability to become whatever you want it to be; the events team pride themselves on flexibility and innovation. Whether you desire a glitzy formal dinner or a live concert with endless dancing, this is the venue for you.
Holding up to 2,661 people, the main venue spaces are the Grand Hall with built in staging and AV, and the White Room - an ideal space for VIP guests and after show parties. At your convenience, there is Wi-Fi and air conditioning throughout the whole building, as well as bar and toilet facilities located on every floor – a rarity among Grade II Listed buildings.