What to expect

Our FAQs

Below you’ll find all your questions answered. If there’s anything you’re still not sure of, click the yellow box on the bottom right and chat with us.

What’s this all about!


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What is the London Ceilidh Club?

It’s a relaxed, informal, fun evening you can enjoy with friends, family and/or colleagues. You don’t need any experience, as the Ceilidh Band has a caller who tells you want to do. It’s a “gathering”… where you can meet new people. More importantly it’s a night when you can just forget about everything else and enjoy yourself.

It’s a place where you can get a wee bit of Scotland in London.

What’s a ceilidh and how do you pronounce it?

A ceilidh (‘kay-lee’) is the Gaelic word for a gathering. If anyone can remember the days before the internet, multichannel TV, mobiles, DVDs, laptops, Bluetooth, wireless and the rest, the main form of interaction between people was dancing, singing, music, poems and storytelling. The London Ceilidh Club tries to recreate this.

Do I need to know the steps?

No. There is a caller who will take you through the moves. It’s fun, hot and exhilarating. It’s great for the absolute beginner to the expert.

What sort of people go?

All sorts: Scottish, and all the nationalities under the sun. We are delighted so many people from so many different countries want to come along. The Ceilidh attracts people from all age groups, from babes in prams to great-grandmothers. It’s about attitude, not age.

How much are tickets?

Prices vary. For most Ceilidhs, they are £22.00-£25.00 which covers the cost of the venue, the band, and running the night, though ticket prices do increase and they’re more expensive at the door. Special nights (e.g. Burns Night etc) may have different prices. Check individual nights here for ticket prices at the time. Tickets are sold on a non-refundable, non-exchangeable basis.

Should I book in advance?

Yes. Ceilidhs are now very popular and sell out. Your name and ticket allocation will be on the door. You can then turn up any time and be assured of getting in. 

Do I get a physical ticket?

No. All tickets are virtual. Please bring along your PDF ticket either electronically (on your phone) or you can print it out if you’re worried.

Where is it held?

Mostly at Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Turnham Green, Chiswick, London W4 4JN. Additionally, we hold them at alternative venues. You can check here for dates and locations.

Do you have tickets on the door?
We sometimes have tickets on the door. Best to check though to avoid disappointment. Our events tend to sell out.
What is the schedule for the night?

Doors open at 7:00pm. Dancing starts at 7:30pm and finishes at 10:30pm with doors closing at 11:00pm. There’s a cloakroom, and a well-priced bar. You don’t need to dance all night! You can drop out after any dance and jump back in as a new dance starts. So you can easily top your drink up and just catch up with friends.

What should I wear?

Something comfy for dancing – it gets warm. Tartan is always appreciated and you look good in it too! 

Anything else?

Please dance with consideration of others. Report any spillages you see. Have a great time. 



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Cash / Card Payments on the night

We request all payments to be made via Card / Contactless. 

Can I bring my own food?

You cannot bring your own food or drinks to the event.

Bags are subject to being checked on arrival and any items you bring will be confiscated.

Can I bring drinks?

You are not permitted to bring your own alcohol on the night; this is due to the licensing.

No alcohol may be brought into the event area. Bags may be checked and alcoholic drinks confiscated. 

Experiencing any Covid-19 symptons?

If you or a member of your household has had any Covid-19 symptoms in the 10-day lead-up to your event, please do not attend. Contact [email protected] and arrange something accordingly to our refunds policy.

You may also be asked if you have displayed any symptoms upon arrival or at any point while you are at the event. If the answer is yes, or if you are visibly displaying symptoms, you may be asked to leave the event area.

This is to protect everyone else attending.

Can I smoke?

If you wish to smoke, including e-cigarettes, you need to leave the area and will be readmitted afterwards.

In areas where smoking is permitted, please be courteous to other audience members.

Are children allowed?

Children are very welcome accompanied by their parents. Children under 10 go free.

Above that, they also need a valid ticket.

We don’t offer discounts for children.

We must insist that children (under 16s) are kept under control and not causing a nuisance to other audience members. If this does happen, the group they belong to will be asked to leave the area and may be asked to leave the event site if the problem persists or is severe.

We also advise parental discretion – some performances may not be suitable for under 16s so it is up to the parents/guardians, who must accompany them, whether or not they should be there.

We cannot guarantee that the MCs or performances will not use bad language.

Getting there

Walk, come with your bike, take the tube, bus or taxi.

Don’t drive.

Check your ticket for the venue address. Though most of our events are held at:

Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Turnham Green, Chiswick, London W4 4JN


What are the opening hours?

Doors open at 7:00pm and close at 11:00pm.



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Cancelled related to Covid-19

If your event has to be cancelled for reasons related to Covid-19, the organisers will reschedule the event to another date as soon as is reasonably possible. If you cannot make the rescheduled date, or the organisers make the decision to refund everyone in case new dates take too long to organise and/or decisions are made to not run the event again, your ticket fee will be fully refunded to you minus the processing fee (10%) & an Admin fee (£1.99 per ticket).

Refunds - I can't attend any longer

Tickets are sold on a non-refundable basis. However, if you cannot attend your event, please get in touch at [email protected] and we may be able to offer you an alternative date to attend another event – subject to availability.

Please note this is not guaranteed. You can also give your ticket to someone else and we can swap the names on the ticket.

Get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.

Event Cancellation

The venue and the London Ceilidh Club reserve the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond our control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.

If we need to cancel the event, an alternative date will be offered. If refunds are offered, a refund will be made less fees charged to us (transaction fee at 10% + an admin fee of £1.99 per ticket).

The Rules


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Risks and Responsiblities

The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior, during or after the event.

The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that the management, venue, event participants, any partners and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners and employers are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes.

If you do not agree to this, just do not buy a ticket. It’s that simple.

Entry and tickets

Please bring your ticket and your ID, making sure it matches the name on the ticket.

Tickets will be scanned via contactless scanners that work on paper and digital tickets.

You will have received a couple of emails from us. Please check your spam and junk folders, or search for “London Ceilidh Club”, “LCC” or “[email protected]”.

Bar - Challenge-25 Policy

The Bar operates a Challenge 25 Policy. If you look under 25 please do not be offended if we ask you for proof of age when you purchase alcohol. Please bring photo ID to show you are over 18.

Dog Policy

No dogs or pets (except guide dogs) are allowed.


 The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.

Can I partner with you to promote my business/service?

If want to showcase what it is you do, either at the event, through branding pre, during and post event, being featured on tickets or emails etc, just get in touch. We can discuss various options, your goals, ideate and conceptualize before creating & executing a plan.

Any other pressing questions?

Get in touch if you have anything else you’d like to ask!