Over the last 90 years, the Assembly has come to epitomise Leamington, built in 1926 and was originally called The Bath Assembly Hall. Including an ‘art-deco’ interior the venue was a setting for balls and dances. The venue was later named ‘The Palais de Danse’ where dancer, Robert Creelman, was master of ceremonies and music was provided by resident players, The Jack Southern Band. In 1952 the venue was renamed again to ‘The Embassy Ballroom’, where it was used to host dances until it became a bingo hall. After being a bingo hall for many years work started on the site in 2007 to transform the iconic building more than £3 million spent in transforming the Assembly to it’s former glory with renowned Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen employed to design the interior. The newly transformed venue reopened in the summer in 2008 and went on to win the Music Week Award for ‘Best Live Music Venue’ in 2010 after winning the award for ‘Best Live Entertainment Venue’ at the 2009 Godiva Awards.
The Assembly hosted a variety of artists and comedians including: Brian May, Gary Numan,, Lou Reed, Razorlight, Russell Howard, Steve Winwood, Pendulum, Lee Mack, The Stranglers, Soul II Soul, Billy Ocean, Beverley Knight and Goldfrapp, Jimmy Carr, Jason Manford, Reginald D Hunter to name a few.