The Basement Door:

And Finally we have a winner for the Battle of the bands 2020


who will appear on the Main stage at High Tide Festival on

26th September 2021 courtesy of Eel Pie Records

and will also have some studio time with Morgan Nichols.

We would like to thank everyone who came and supported this event to make it the best night of live music for over a year

also Marshall amps for donating the Origin 50 amp won by New Sahara, Hillsound music in Hampton for donating the Cort amp won by The Marlo, St Margerets Fair for the headline slot on September 11th won by Gunliner and the headline youth stage slot at High tide festival on September 26th won by The Initiative courtesy of The Basement Door.

and not forgetting the photographer Ed Groover and all the staff at The Exchange Theatre who gave us a memorable night.

See our What's On page for details of band nights, acoustic nights and all the other stuff.

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Training is now active on our gig nights as practical training. This will enhance and speed up the training and certification process. We are so proud of the team of young people who come every week to set up run and pack down our events, they always have fun meet new people see new bands and experience a live working environment.



Looking to volunteer? See our contact page for more info.

AQA Unit Award certification for young people

"Our UK qualifications are highly valued by employers and universities around the world. They are taught mainly in schools and colleges and include GCSEs, AS and A-levels, the Extended Project Qualification, the AQA Baccalaureate, Tech-levels and Technical Awards." AQA Education


Are you a  solo artist or a band aged 13 to 19?

Do you want to play at one of our gigs? 

Contact us.

We provide backline, venue, sound techs and PA so you can just book in, turn up, sound check and play.

Ham Parade Market: 1st Saturday of each month


Most events are held on Fridays from 7.30 - 11pm.

Check the What's On page for upcoming events. 

We try to put on gigs every week for young people and also a variety of local events such as RAA Fireworks display, St Margarets Fair, St George's Day Parade in Whitton etc.

Check out the What's On page for upcoming gigs and our News page for local events.