Get Involved: Volunteering & Membership

Vortex is more than a venue: it’s a community of musicians and music lovers who generously give their talents, time and money to make this place a thriving hub of artistic development and cultural exchange. Volunteering and becoming a member are two of the ways you can get more involved and give your support to all that goes on here.


Time is as valuable to us as money. Our dedicated team of volunteers are at the heart of the club and its activities and make sure every night and every gig is played in a uniquely friendly atmosphere. Becoming part of the team means you get to listen to the music you love for free, discover new bands and musicians, and make new friends,Volunteers run the front of house and bar at all our gigs; and provide the sound engineering for most of our gigs. They help us set-up before the start of the gig, work the bar, the door, and help to clear up at the end of the night.

We love and appreciate every single one of them because they are all amazing! If you want to become an amazing volunteer here is what you need to know:

  • You’ll need to be able to commit to 2 gigs/month
  • Hours are typically 7pm – 11.30pm on an evening, sometimes later at weekends.
  • You do not need bar experience to become a volunteer
  • You do need to like people and talking to people
  • If you’re thinking of joining us as an engineer, please note that you must be qualified as we do not have the facility to provide training. Students towards the end of their course looking to gain more live engineering experience are welcome and will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  • For all enquiries or to get involved get in touch with Gwen by email:, or you can give her a call on 0207 254 4097


Becoming a member is a great way to support Vortex and gain benefits from regular attendance. Members help us sustain our status as a not for profit organisation and are key to helping us provide a stage night after night for performances that challenge Britain’s cultural mainstream. You can buy a membership for yourself or as a gift for the music nutter in your life.

All our members receive special privileges:

  • 2 free tickets (4 for a double)
  • 50% discount on the member’s ticket for a large number of Vortex gigs
  • option to book in advance and pay on the door
  • priority seating in the club
  • invitations to member events
  • 10% discount at Vortex Downstairs Cafe on drinks and food
  • 10% discount on Babel records
  • £1 off tickets at the Rio Cinema
  • Regular emails about forthcoming gigs and special offers

Single membership: £85 per annum

Concesssion:  £60 per annum (JSA claimants & pensioners)

Double:  £120 per annum

To join, or if you have any questions about membership, give us a call on 020 7254 4097, 12-6pm Monday to Friday