490 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HX
+44 (0) 207 790 9000
Troxy originally opened as a grand cinema in 1933 and was designed to seat an audience of 3520 people. Erected on the site of an old brewery, it cost £250,000 to build.
The cinema had luxurious seating areas and mirror-lined restaurants and all the staff wore evening dress. It seemed like Hollywood had come to Commercial Road in all its glory.
In the 1980s, Troxy became Mecca Bingo, where bingo was held seven days a week, two sessions a day. With the advent of online gambling, Mecca decided to close the operation in 2005.
The current owners, Ashburn Estates, have restored the venue as much as possible to its original glory, whilst incorporating the needs of today's event requirements.
Troxy is now deemed to be London's most versatile venue, hosting anything from live concerts to company conferences, from indoor sports to weddings.