#SAVEOURVENUES - THE VENUE
The Venue is part of a national initiative launched by Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of hundreds of independent music venues across the UK.
Over the last ten years The Venue has provided Derby with quality music acts all year round, from up and coming bands to well-known established acts and everything in between.
With hundreds (if not thousands) of artists taking our stage since our doors opened, we are pleased to have brought acts such as; Wolf Alice, Foals, Frank Turner, The Charlatans, Ash, British Sea Power, Gomez, The Struts, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Craig Charles, The Sugarhill Gang, Pale Waves, Cabbage, The Wedding Present, Pete Doherty, Carl Barat, Skindred, Hayseed Dixie, The Menzingers, Every Time I Die, Deap Valley, PINS, Demob Happy, The Bluetones, Lucy Spraggan, Yonaka, Pulled Apart By Horses, Dr John Cooper Clarke, JAWS, The Blinders, Peace, Will Varley, Beans on Toast, Cast, the Skids, The Slow Readers Club, The Twang, Sleeper, Sleaford Mods and The Subways to name just a few to Derby.
Our venue faces closure because we are unable to generate enough income to cover costs during this lockdown period. The majority of our income is raised by ticket and bar sales, both of which are non-existent due to the government closure.
Your donations will be used to help with the following immediate costs; rent, building expenses, licences, insurance, electricity, supplier invoices and essential running costs (required for legal/safety reasons) as well as all costs to running a live music venue.
We estimate that £10,000 will allow us to pay most expenses until the end of July and into August.
If we hit our target, and we can prevent the closure of our venue, everything above the amount we need will be donated to the Music Venue Trust GMV Crisis Fund to protect other venues just like ours, right across the country.
Any support during this difficult time will be greatly appreciated.
The Venue x
COVID-19 UPDATE [20/03/2020]
following from our previous statement and with the daily changes the Government have put in place, The Venue will remain closed from Friday 20th March until further notice. Rest assured we are working harder than ever to re-schedule the majority of the upcoming shows and private events to later in the year or into 2021, so that when the lockdown is over, and it will be, we will have plenty of events for everyone to come and party with us!
If you have a ticket for one of our upcoming shows that is being re-scheduled you will automatically be notified via Gigantic or SEE Tickets (our only ticketing outlets) with information on the new show date (of which your ticket will be valid for), or you will have seven days to claim a refund if you cannot make the new date. We will do our best to notify via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram regarding any changes and for ease we will highlight the new date in our 'Recent Announcements' tab below.
stay at home, stay safe and look after one another - we will see you on the other side xx
THURSDAY 11TH JUNE 2020
The Seamonsters are an indie pop band from Sheffield, driven by ethereal vocals and 80s inspired synths. Inspired by the likes of Pulp, Altered Images and Orange Juice, the Seamonsters have spent their recent summers playing festivals up and down the country and planning various self-promoted tours.
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO - WEDNESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2020
the two mythical creatures that make up the duo Nordic Giants, never speak but instead create an intense experience with bowed guitar, drums, piano and trumpet that is both haunting and rousing, climactic and thunderous. An experience for all the senses is coming to The Venue, Derby this March
THE CRAIG CHARLES FUNK & SOUL CLUB
FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2020
Yes, the legendary actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles of Red Dwarf, Robot Wars and Coronation Street fame is also one of the UK’s best loved Funk and Soul DJ’s. Broadcasting for 10 years on BBC 6 Music with their prime time Saturday night slot, Craig Charles has gone from strength to strength, becoming a commanding figure and DJ in the UK funk and soul scene.
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO - THURSDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2020
Arguably the band’s most controversial release (the band considered it as a protest album), not only did it do more than anything in pop culture to encourage a generation to become vegetarians, it was the first album to introduce Morrissey’s criticism of the Royal Family. The Smyths present “Meat is Murder “ + more is a 2 set 2 hour show that will celebrate the album in it’s entirety alongside Smiths classics and hits.
BRITISH SEA POWER
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO - FRIDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2020
British Sea Power have confirmed a series of UK dates in May and June including a welcome return to Gloucester . The band will be road-testing new songs and generally exploring the Forest of Dean, enthusiastically seeking Sabrina, goddess of the River Severn.
THE AMY WINEHOUSE EXPERIENCE
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO - FRIDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2020
In her short career the talent of Amy Winehouse created a lasting impression on the music world of the 21st century. Lioness provide an authentic tribute to the precocious talent, plus a full seven piece backing band to recreate the authentic sound of this heady mix of jazz, soul and pop.
ABSOLUTE BOWIE BAND
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO - SATURDAY 30TH JANUARY 2021
Absolute Bowie are proud to present a brand new stage show “50 Years of Bowie”; a musical journey through the iconic singer's ever changing personas. All of the Starman’s greatest hits are performed plus the band perform tracks from the albums David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars, Heroes, Aladdin Sane, Hunky Dory and Young Americans through to Heathen, Outside, Reality, Earthling and Blackstar.