Hot Grassroots Venues 2016

Find out 2016's most popular venues being looked at by Ents24 users.

With over 22,500 venues with live events on Ents24, we pride ourselves on making sure that our 2 million monthly users are getting the most accurate gig listings on the web.

As a founding member of the Music Venues Alliance, we work hard to support venues across the UK and to help people know what’s happening in their local live music scene.

Grassroots Music Venues can be split into Small (capacity of less than 350), Medium (351-650) and Large (651+) venues. We’ve taken that same model so that we can let you know who the most popular Grassroots Music Venues are on Ents24, determined by our users, for 2016.

Whether your favourite venue has made the list or not, what's most important is getting out to your local venue and supporting the talent on show! #KeepMusicLive


South West
Small: The Louisiana, Bristol
Medium: The Fleece, Bristol. Read their Venue Spotlight here.
Large: O2 Academy, Bristol

The Fleece, Bristol.

South East
Small: The Joiners, Southampton. Read their Venue Spotlight here.
Medium: The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth. Read their Venue Spotlight here.
Large: Brighton Dome

The Joiners, Southampton.

North East
Small: Ku Bar, Stockton-on-Tees
Medium: ARC, Stockton-on-Tees
Large: Newcastle City Hall

Newcastle City Hall.

North West
Small: The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Medium: Band On The Wall, Manchester.
Large: Liverpool Empire Theatre

Band On The Wall, Manchester.

East Midlands
Small: The Bodega, Nottingham
Medium: The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Large: Rock City, Nottingham

West Midlands
Small: The Roadhouse, Birmingham. Read their Venue Spotlight here.
Medium: Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Large: The Robin 2, Wolverhampton

Rock City, Nottingham.

East of England
Small: The Portland Arms, Cambridge
Medium: The Waterfront, Norwich
Large: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

The Waterfront, Norwich.

Small: The Borderline
Medium: The Garage
Large: O2 Academy Brixton

The Borderline.

Small: Fruit, Hull
Medium: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Large: O2 Academy Leeds

South Wales

Small: The Globe, Cardiff
Medium: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. Read their Venue Spotlight here.
Large: St. David's Hall, Cardiff

North Wales

Medium: The Tivoli, Buckley
Large: William Aston Hall, Glyndwr University, Wrexham


Small: Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh and King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Medium: Oran Mor, Glasgow and The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Large: O2 Academy, Glasgow and The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Read the Venue Spotlight for Sneaky Pete's here.

Northern Ireland

Small: The Black Box, Belfast
Medium: The Belfast Empire
Large: Ulster Hall, Belfast

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