THE RED HEDGEHOG, close by Highgate Tube, first opened its doors on Wednesday 7 December 2006.
The venue name was inspired by the 19th century Viennese coffee house, Zum Roten Igel, frequented by Brahms (who obsessively refused to eat or drink anywhere else) . A famous lithograph shows him striding out in his top hat with a tiny red hedgehog at his heels. The coffee house was also a regular watering hole for Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and others (Beethoven rehearsed at the top of the building) and the place is referred to in musical correspondence throughout the years in relation to many a musical figure of the period.
The Red Hedgehog is grateful to concert pianist James Lisney for suggesting the name, which has inevitably featured in pub quizzes.
Since opening The Red Hedgehog has presented top-
The Red Hedgehog provides a much needed addition to the music scene in London, offering an intimate space for acoustic music with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Folk and Roots
THEATRE IN THE SQUARE
5 December, 2017
‘You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.’
Wow ... this venue certainly proves that an investment in diamonds is indeed the very best investment.
The Red Hedgehog is surely one of the rarest jewels within the Crown of London's arts venues. Curated by the very experienced, accommodating and thoroughly pleasant Clare, I cannot recommend this venue highly enough. Quite simply, The Red Hedgehog is an absolute must for any serious professional performer and intelligent audience member.
Named after the famous Viennese venue (that was frequented by such luminaries as Mozart, Beethoven and, perhaps most famously, Brahms), London's very own Red Hedgehog must surely, in the hands of the excellent Clare, reach the same point of reference for any true lover of the arts.
Recommended without hesitation.
Dr Michael Ward
We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible back to the venue when we re-
We will be presenting a new season of concerts and gigs with health and safety very much in mind.
We are currently planning our next season titled 20 for 20 -
There will be a one-
In the meantime, we miss being open, we miss our audiences and hope you’re all safe and well.
In these difficult times, we would be heartily grateful to anyone who could offer any financial assistance to help keep us afloat. In particular, once we have our programme online, if you can ‘pay your tickets forward’ -
In the meantime, grateful thanks to all for the many kind enquiries after our well-