Long Live Paper Dress!

by Paper Dress Vintage in London, England, United Kingdom

Long Live Paper Dress!

Total raised £19,349

raised so far



Help Paper Dress Vintage survive this global storm of COVID-19!

by Paper Dress Vintage in London, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 1st April 2021 we'd raised £19,319 with 301 supporters in 378 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target


Since the Covid-19 crisis we have adapted and done everything we can to try and hold onto our space. Fortunately we have some outdoor space and have been able to open the bar again to a limited degree, however we are sliding further into debt. We have lost our sub-let tenants and our rent is eye-wateringly expensive. Socially distanced live music events are not feasible with the size of our live music room. We're Crowdfunding to help pay our costs and keep our business alive in these challenging times - do support us if you can!

Long Live Paper Dress! 

Hannah started Paper Dress as a vintage shop in 2007 and over the years has added a coffee shop, bar, music venue and a yoga studio - not to mention a husband, Steve, to the business. Paper Dress was, until recently, a thriving grassroots music venue supported by Arts Council England and recognised as an important cultural destination in Hackney, a place where all are welcome, the beer is tasty and the people friendly...


A bit more about us...

With our signature black & white flooring and red curtains we've stamped our personal taste and passions all over the business; lovingly-curated vintage delights line the walls, the fridges are packed with local independent breweries and we throw all our love and dedication into every event. Imagine the elegance and style of an art deco prohibition bar with the pop art fun of 60s Biba....our trademark is a friendly house party atmosphere but with a world class sound system and plenty of psychedelic lights! 

“A bit like stumbling into the house party of someone with an exceptionally curated wardrobe… a place to catch future stars at their most formative period”(Time Out London)

Next door to the venue we've built a fantastic community of yoga teachers and students with our welcoming studio - who'd have thought quiet yoga haven (shhh!) and a LOUD venue could co-exist hand-in-hand! 


How can we help?

Your donations will be used to help us keep hold of our building and to survive the troubled months we have ahead of us.

Even if you've never visited but like the sound of what we're doing and support arts, culture, underground music and good vibes then consider supporting us, and make sure you put that right when we're-open! #SaveOurVenues

Thank you for reading.

We will be back!




Here's a few quotes from some of our community:

"Just brilliant. A fabulous, small, friendly venue with a wide range of live entertainment. You will not get this close to the stage in many other places." (Neil T.)

"Love this place. Truly authentic and cool bit of East London. Great music. Fairly priced booze. Been a bunch of times and love it." (Bioux H.)

"Fantastic venue and shop run by great people trying to make a positive impact in hackney. Paper dress also hosts my favourite open mic every Sunday. Staff is knowledgeable, kind and professional. If you haven't already been, go check it out" (Jules B.)

"One  of the best small venues to visit and host at with great local  breweries on draught and in the fridges! (Steve G.)

"I've  been here for two gigs now and both times the atmosphere and staff     were sublime." (Andrew W.)

"Had a great time performing at the Paper Dress Vintage with @Halfpenny.     really quirky and different. great atmosphere and fun night out." (Ian G.)

"So cute! Great drinks, lovely clothes, friendly staff and a really quirky and intimate music venue complete with a nice big shiny disco ball. LOVE !" (Jolanta  K.)

"Very inspiring and feel at home place. Love the music and ambience." (Gabriel M.)


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This project offered rewards

£15 or more

Ticket to our relaunch weekend!

We're not sure when this will happen, but happen it will! And when it does we'll be putting on a huge, joyous party full of lovely people. It'll be either a Friday or Saturday night and we'll email you to give you an option of choosing which (first come, first served for each night). Transferable. With all sport, festivals & bigger venues closed this will be the relaunch celebration to be at!

£10 or more

£10 donation

Spare us a tenner to help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way.

£15 or more

1 week unlimited yoga live streaming classes!

A great way to support us whilst also keeping you active and calming the mind in these troubling times. Classes are streamed from a combination of our studio and our amazing teachers' living rooms via Zoom at regular times throughout the week, we'll send you an email with all the details! If you're able to pay more to support our freelance teachers then please consider doing so.

£20 or more

Support our sound tech team!

Jim, Mari, Julien, Mati & Simba. All money will be distributed between our brilliant freelance team to help them weather this storm. They work across the best venues in London, all of which are now shut. If you're in a band and have worked with them you'll know how great they are.

£50 or more

Shop Voucher for Paper Dress Vintage

We've got a shop full of vintage treats for both him and for her - treat your future self to something nice when you can get back out, or buy a gift for a loved one! We will email you all the details to redeem.

£65 or more

Unlimited Yoga Streaming for 1 month!

Classes are streamed from a combination of our studio or our amazing teachers' living rooms via Zoom at regular times throughout the week, we'll send you an email with all the details! For more info about the studio, or to book a single class to try it first visit: paperdressyoga.co.uk. Help us keep our studio and teachers alive in these difficult times.

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