Fancy some dancing in the fabulous retro Rivoli Ballroom – with a live band, DJs filling in and a beginners’ jive lesson to kick the evening into swing? Our ever-popular monthly Saturday nights have a lively buzz, great jive, swing and original R&B music.

Jive Party is for beginners and experts alike, at The Rivoli Ballroom, Lewisham in London. It’s usually on the 3rd Saturday in the month (but check dates just in case). Jive Party is run by dance enthusiasts who book the venue and the bands, promote and organise the nights; the events are independent of The Rivoli.

Read what The Independent had to say about it. Prior to moving to The Rivoli, Jive Parties were held at Leicester Square’s Notre Dame Hall, which was converted to a theatre, initially to stage Boy George’s musical ‘Taboo’. (That should give you an idea how long we’ve been running our Jive Parties).  We moved to The Rivoli, a totally unique, Grade II-listed venue that’s perfect for dancing to live music. The large maple sprung dancefloor is lit by chandeliers, glitter balls and over-sized chinese lanterns. The walls are adorned with red velvet and flock wallpaper. You’ll recognise it as a backdrop in countless photo-shoots, pop videos and feature films!

You’ll find this amazing venue at 350 Brockley Road London SE4 2BY, opposite Crofton Park overground station. For more travel assistance we recommend the tfl journey planner.


Doors open 8.00pm
Beginners’ Jive Class approx 8.30pm – 9.00pm
Band on-stage around 9:30pm
Dancing to 1am