London's The Coronet set to close in 2017

The Coronet has announced that it will close its doors for good in January 2017. Having been an entertainment venue of some description for almost 140 years (it has previously been a cinema and theatre), the south London hot spot sees 250,000 people pass through its doors every year.

Director of The Coronet, Richard Littman, said: "We have been here for so long, and we will be really sad to go, but with the Elephant and Castle changing so much, so quickly, it's become clear that the evolving character of the area is no longer right for a venue like ours.

"We've worked with our landlord to extend our lease for one final year, until 5th January 2017. We're looking forward to welcoming back old friends and making new ones – if you've ever wanted to perform here then get in touch quick – the calendar is filling up fast.

"Rather than fighting against change, we want to focus on celebrating The Coronet's incredible history. What better way to do that than by making The Coronet's final year of operation its biggest and best!"

Its closure is another blow to clubbing in the UK, alongside the demises of Twisted Pepper, The Arches and Plastic People within the last year.

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