London venue the Coronet has been given a one-year lease extention, which will see the iconic location remain open for business until January 2018.
The venue was scheduled to close in early 2017 after 138 years, with redevelopment in the area and the expansion of a shopping centre apparently sealing its fate.
However, the venue today revelaed that it has been given a one-year lease extension.
A statement from the venue owners said:
“2016 has been an exciting year for us, featuring many memorable live shows and club nights and showcasing our versatility as a venue. Then just as the team were preparing for the last hurrah, this reprieve has re-ignited the engines. We hope to make 2017 even bigger and better than 2016 and make it a truly fitting farewell to this magnificent building, which is filled to the brim with musical history.
“We hope that over the next 15 months we will welcome you to enjoy this iconic venue with us, a stalwart of the South London entertainment scene for nearly 140 years.
“Our Diary is open for 2017, and we welcome all interested parties to get in touch asap to secure your dates.”