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Address: 37-43 Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2PN, England
Phone Number: +44 114 253 7777
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Academy Music Group was delighted to acquire a prime City Centre location...

Academy Music Group was delighted to acquire a prime City Centre location and a landmark building. It opened on Friday 11th April 2008, with a sell-out gig from local heroes Reverend and The Makers and an after-party courtesy of Jarvis Cocker. The £3.5m development includes a large auditorium with a capacity of 2,350 and a secondary smaller room, emulating the success of its multi-room format at other AMG venues across the country, to hold 500.

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The staff are polite and friendly . The sound in the upstairs room was very weak and didn't do avatar justice . The air conditioning was nice and made the constant clouds of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Richard P
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff are polite and friendly . The sound in the upstairs room was very weak and didn't do avatar justice . The air conditioning was nice and made the constant clouds of stinking vape slightly more tolerable. The cost for parking is highway robbery £16 for 4 to 5 hrs. We did enjoy our night out and the larger... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see my favourite here in October, it was great. Lovely small, intimate venue with great atmosphere and I liked the fact that you weren't struggling to see the stage all the time, everyone could see without straining their necks. Would definitely visit again.

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York, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was there with friends the queuing took a while in the cold which was annoying but wasn't outrageous. Toilets relatively clean and a large area to view the act, bars a bit expensive but really enjoyed the night out.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This place stinks and I mean stinks. The toilets are disgusting and need an update fast. On a positive the sound and lighting of the band I saw (UFO) was very good. Shame about the stench of the place.

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Thank MissKayKayXOXO
Dronfield
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went to see Jamie Lawson on October 13th 2016. The place stank of stale beer, sweat and the floor was wet. Jamie Lawson apologised on stage for the smell and it made his band feel sick when they walked in the place. Suggest the management spend their profits on a complete refurbishment of the replace. I felt really sorry for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived to see Jamie Lawson and after getting into the venue were overwhelmed by the smell of wet dogs! The smell stayed all night. The venue itself is great and spacious. I would recommend watching the bar carefully as beer pumps were terrible. The staff were tipping half pulled pints into others to top them up! Not what I... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

great venue, 2 rooms for bands. very spacious and well-laid out. toilets ok, for saying the high-usage! now for the bar.........awful selection of draught stuff, and over-priced. we kept darting out to other pubs to keep the cost down! however, they were really good when the drinks started running out - managed to get another supply and kept on top... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I remeber this venue as the Top Rank in my student days and it hasnt improved a great deal since then. The toilets need modernising and are pretty smelly. The quality of draught beers and lagers is of a low quality and we popped out between bands for a drink. Saying the the staff are excellant and provided good service.

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Thank Mark D
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Two nights running in this venue is enough for anyone. Awful smell throughout like rotten eggs.£4.60 for a pint of Carlsberg. All other draught beer was out of stock. Tired and in need of a major overhaul. Filthy toilets.

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Thank Nicholasworrall
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

First visit to this venue good facilities ideal for a battle of the bands, good access to stage and an area to chill. Drinks were ok but club prices.

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