Old Street Records

London, UK
1000 sqm

Creating a space for creativity and expression, Old Street Records a live music bar reflective of the eclectic East London streets it inhabits.

Working with Rocket Leisure, the team behind Venn Street and Northcote Records, Blacksheep were asked to design a brand new live music bar and entertainment space in the heart of Shoreditch. Old Street Records is a space for creativity and expression, reflective of the eclectic streets it inhabits and offering a schedule of live performances, extensive cocktail list and Italian thin crust pizzas.
Split over two floors and with a capacity of over 300, the design takes inspiration from the stripped back record stores of America, elevated with rich details; a copper bar and diamond stitched leather booths.  The back bar, forming a central feature, is stacked with a variety of vinyl to purchase from labels like Fiction Records and Caroline International.  Exposed brickwork, dark timbers and soft leather sofas add warmth to the space, somewhere to unwind taking in a performance from an emerging artist or renowned DJ on the main stage, with neon signage providing a backdrop.
Downstairs, lighting strips overhead synced to the music create a dynamic interrelationship between the space and the design.  Leather seating is encased around steel mesh screens adding an industrial feel.  Darker, with rough textured walls and a second stage, it’s a place to party.


  • Concept & strategy
  • Interior architecture
  • Spatial philosophy
  • Signage
  • FF&E direction

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