FAQs

How do I get to Paper Dress?

352a Mare Street, E8 1HR

We recommend using public transport whenever possible.
The nearest stations are: Hackney Central, Hackney Downs, London Fields
Nearby bus stops served by: 30, 38, 242, 276, N38, N242

Plot your route with Citymapper.

Taxis: Never risk using an unlicensed taxi. Text CAB to 60835 to receive numbers for two local mini-cab companies and one black taxi.

Is there parking nearby?

Unfortunately, Paper Dress Vintage does not have its own parking facilities. The parking spaces behind the venue are on private land and are monitored and ticketed so parking there runs the risk of a fine. There is free street parking in the area after 6.30pm and some metered bays in the area. See Parkopedia for more information.

For taxis and drop offs, there is space very close to the venue by the entrance way to Bohemia Place.

What is your age policy for events?

The venue is strictly 18+ after 8pm in accordance with our licensing conditions set out by Hackney Council. Please bring valid, photographic ID with you.

Accessibility information

There is no step-free access to the performance space where we host gigs and club nights. To access the performance space at Paper Dress, there are 20 steps up.

The performance space is a standing-only venue. However, for those who are unable to stand for long periods of time it is possible to arrange a seat. Please contact us in advance to make arrangements: [email protected]

Our ground floor bar has step-free access.

We have gender-neutral toilets with 2 cubicles and a urinal, located on our first floor.

Unfortunately we do not have a wheelchair accessible toilet on the premises.

For more information on accessibility please view our Accessibility Guide.

Technical Information

Download our venue tech spec.

Can I book a table?

Sure thing, please contact [email protected] with your request.

Do you have a cloakroom?

Unfortunately we do not have space for a regular cloakroom.

How do I book tickets for your events?

All our events are listed on the ‘What’s On’ page on our website and DICE are our primary seller. Other ticket sellers are often available via the event page.

What is DICE?

DICE is a multi award winning live music and events discovery and ticketing platform. It is curated, stops touts, and puts fans first. Since 2014 DICE has worked with over 3,000 artists from Adele to Stormzy and has won awards including Best Ticketing Company at the 2016 Music Week Awards.
They’re 100% mobile and available on iOS and Android. Download the DICE app to reap the benefits, including handy features, low booking fees, the chance to get a refund on sold-out shows, and a waiting list if you just miss out on tickets.

Where are my tickets?

DICE tickets are stored inside the DICE app. Whether you bought your ticket on your phone, or desktop, just open the app and tap on the ‘Tickets’ icon (bottom of the screen, second from the left) and you’ll be taken to the space where all your tickets live. The tickets will appear in the date order of the shows.
If you can’t see your ticket email [email protected]

Can I use DICE without a smartphone?

Yes, don’t worry, DICE tickets are still available via our website. Just find the event you want to purchase tickets for and click through for the option to purchase tickets. Then on the night of the show, head to the venue with some valid photo ID.

Can my band perform at Paper Dress Vintage?

The majority of our events are booked by external promoters and we only program a small number of events in-house per month. Please send streaming links and details to [email protected] We do listen to everything that’s sent in but due to the amount of stuff we’re sent, we can’t respond to every email.

I am a promoter, can I hire the venue?

Please email [email protected] with details of what you had in mind and a bit about you and experience you have on programming events.

Can you hire the venue for private functions?

We are available to hire on a Sunday – Thursday for private events. We also have a secret private party space next door which we regularly use for birthdays and special occasions, please contact [email protected] for more information.

I lost something at the venue, can you help?

Your best bet is to come back in person to take a look the next day, check our opening hours for the shop. Alternatively, please phone us on 0208 510 0520.