We need your help – please


For now, whilst infection rates remain high and not everybody has had the chance to get double-vaccinated, we have decided not to open at full capacity just yet, in order to maintain distanced seating and clear pathways through the venue. We will be reviewing this over the coming weeks. We will also be taking some extra measures to keep you safe and to protect our artists and staff.


If you have Covid symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to infection, please don’t come to our venue. If you are unable to attend an event that you have a ticket for - either due to testing positive or due to having to isolate - then we will be happy to refund you.

Before coming to one of our events, we recommend that you do everything you can to make sure that you personally are not infectious. You can do this by:

  • Getting vaccinated
  • Taking a lateral flow test
  • Registering that you are immune (because of previous infection) 

We won’t be enforcing these measures; we are just asking you to be kind and thoughtful and take the measures you can for the safety of everyone else and for our artists and staff.


Please remain seated during shows and avoid moving around the space unless going to the bar or browsing our shop. Where possible, please maintain 1m social distance when in the venue and follow the markings on the floor when going to the bar.


For the safety of our staff and your fellow customers, we encourage you to wear masks - especially when moving around the space. Our staff will be wearing masks until further notice.


We will be keeping the venue as ventilated as possible. We have an air conditioning system which cycles the air inside the venue and we will be running this whilst we are open aside from during sets.


We will be cleaning all surfaces regularly. Hand sanitiser will be available on arrival and inside the venue.

We will only be taking card payments for the time being.

We’ll be reviewing all of these measures as we go and welcome any feedback from visitors to the venue on ways we can make everybody feel safe and comfortable attending shows here. Many thanks for your help and understanding, and also for the incredible support we’ve received over the past year. We look forward to welcoming you back to OTO.


As a small grassroots venue, these are obviously incredibly challenging times for us. Making a donation, buying records, books or downloads, or becoming a member or patron, are massively helpful ways to ensure we're able to continue presenting some of the most exciting music being created today.

We have been so moved by the way so many of you have already rallied to support us. We cannot express our gratitude enough.

Love and solidarity,

Cafe OTO

New Events

Wednesday 11 August 2021


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Friday 27 August 2021

Calling Cards Publishing Presents:

Mark Vernon & Laura Philips + Mary Hurrell + John Macedo

£12 £10 Advance £6 MEMBERS

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Gael Moissonier + Fay Nicolson + Rob Lye + Icumen

£14 £12 Advance £7 MEMBERS

Sunday 5 September 2021

Barlox Indew All Dayer:

Tara Clerkin Trio + Acolytes + Blue Angles + The Pheromoans + Anna Peaker + MIDDEX + more

£17 £15 Advance £8 MEMBERS