Music Venues in Bradford

Bradford has a few great music venues for local bands looking to start their gigging career.

Here a Guitar Lessons Bradford we love to helping local bands so we have compiled a short list of the best places to play or watch local acts.

We have also included Leed's O2 Academy as that is probably the best venue in Yorkshire to go and the top UK bands. Enjoy! In no order...

The 02 Academy Leeds

The 02 Academy Leeds although not technically a music venue in Bradford is probably the best place in the region to go and see the top national and international bands on tour. The massive 2,300 capacity venue has seen the likes of Blur, David Bowie, Robbie Williams, The Stereophonics and The Stone Roses rock audiences before its renovation in 2007. Since then Kaiser Chiefs, All Time Low, Foals, Last Shadow Puppets, and Beady Eye among many others have performed to packed crowds - simply the best place to go in Yorkshire for the big names.

Bradford Theatres

Bradford Theatres have some cracking tribute acts if you are into that kind of night out. Occasionally they do pull in some great bands too but mainly top comedians fill their stages, it is, however, a useful venue if you are a medium-sized local band to try and get a gig at. The slightly bigger crowd capacity can swell your finances enabling you to book longer in the recording studio.

Burnel Rooms

The Burnel rooms, located at 4 Chapel St, Bradford BD1 5DY is an alternative part underground club, part Parisian jazz cafe, part speakeasy artistic space situated within its own venue space of the Bradford Playhouse. The Burnel Rooms is a satellite space, featuring its own entrance, bar, chill out rooms and has a 100 person capacity. They have a wide array of acts performing, from jazz to rock to metal & everything else you can think of. If you want a small "local" style venue then this is your best bet.

Bradford Live

Formerly a cinema, Bradford Live is a music venue located on Godwin St, Bradford BD1 2SU. The venue is located in the heart of a thriving city centre and originally built in 1930, the magnificent art deco building formerly known as the Bradford Odeon is being restored, bringing it back to its former glory as an entertainment hub for the city. The venue isn't open yet for business but they expect it to be open in 2021.

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