Are there any age restrictions for your events?

All our events are 18+ unless otherwise stated. We operate a Challenge 25 policy: if you look under 25, please bring a valid form of ID with you (passport or driving license). The following are not valid forms of ID and will not be accepted: credit / debit cards, college/university/company/gym ID cards, oyster cards.

Where can I buy tickets to events at Oval Space / The Pickle Factory?

Tickets are available through our website for most events. Our promoters choose their own ticket vendors, including Resident Advisor, Songkick, Ticketweb, Dice. Individual event information will always direct you to the correct ticket vendor. If you have a ticket enquiry please email with full details of the issue you are having.

I've lost my ticket, what should I do?

Contact the ticket vendor you purchased it from. If you have a ticket enquiry please email with full details of the issue you are having.

What name will appear on my bank statement?

Ticketing payments are processed by Big New Year Services on behalf of the promoter, the promoter is normally Bethnal Green Arts & Events C.I.C but may also be Oval Space for certain types of events.

Do you do refunds on tickets purchased through your site?

All tickets are non-refundable unless otherwise stated. If you have purchased your tickets through another vendor, you will need to contact them directly to find out about their refund policy.

Can I bring food in to Oval Space / The Pickle Factory?

No outside food or drink is allowed to be brought into the venue.

Can I leave an event and come back later on?

No - we operate a no re-entry policy for our events, unless specifically stated on the event page or on our social channels.

Is there parking at the venue?

Oval Space is in a Controlled Parking Zone and there is no on-site car park. The nearest public car parks are: Roman Road (08:30 – 18:00), Whitechapel High Street NPC (06:00-19:00), Great Eastern Street NCP (06:00-20:00).

Is there Disabled Access at Oval Space / The Pickle Factory?

Yes - we have accessible toilets and a lift via an alternative entrance. Please drop us an email at if you plan to use these facilities or have any other queries regarding accessibility at either of our venues.

I lost my jacket/scarf/bag/homework at Oval Space / The Pickle Factory - how can I get it back?

Email with a description of the item, which event it was left at, and your contact details. If your item has been found, one of our team will get back to you to make an appointment for collection. Collection times are during office hours: Mon - Fri, 10am - 6pm. We take great care in making every effort to reunite owners with lost items, however we deal with an extremely high volume of lost property so please be patient.

Is there a cloakroom at Oval Space / The Pickle Factory?

Yes we have a cloakroom - £2 per item. While we encourage everyone to use this secure facility, all items are left at the owner’s risk and we advise you do not leave valuables.

Where can I find out set times?

The announcing of set times is at our promoters’ discretion. Check our socials on the day to see if they have been released.

Does Oval Space / The Pickle Factory have a cash machine on site?

We do not have cash machines on site. There is an ATM machine located just opposite The Oval on Hackney Road (100m away).

What are my payment options at the venue?

We accept Visa, Mastercard (£10 minimum spend on card) and cash at our bars. It's cash-only for door ticket sales and cloakroom.

Does Oval Space sell cigarettes?

Yes - ask for them at the bar.

Are there any jobs available at Oval Space?

We are often on the look out for bright and enthusiastic staff. Please check our Jobs page or enquire at