The UK’s Most Beautiful Gig Venues

There’s a real appetite for live music as we begin to approach the spring and the possibility that we may well be on the front row once again in the not so distant future. Many people are already planning their first gigs, and if you are looking to get out there, hands in the air, and celebrate in style, then why not do it in beautiful surroundings too?

There are many incredible music venues across the UK, and below a company has pulled together a few of our favourites they’re looking forward to going back to…

Albert Hall, Manchester

The Albert Hall in Manchester is just as beautiful as its Royal namesake in the capital and over the last few years has become a real favourite for touring acts visiting the northern powerhouse.

Not just a gig venue, you’ll find live comedy, poetry, and even a monthly bingo night at the venue. Bingo sites UK are so popular at present and Albert Hall has really cashed in on what is hot and what is not when it comes to what it offers. The building itself dates back to 1908 and was originally a Methodist Hall before opening in 2014, with Anna Calvi the first artist to take to the stage.

Empire Music Hall, Belfast

The Empire Music Hall in Belfast is an intimate venue that still enjoys much of its old music hall charm. It’s a converted church and the Empire Bar is open until late every night, with live music most evenings. The music hall itself hosts a combination of tribute acts and up-and-coming bands, with plenty of famous faces passing through the doors down the years.

It’s impossible not to fall in love with this place, and you can also enjoy a bite to eat. What’s not to love about that?

Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Wilton’s is one of the oldest surviving music halls around today and is located just off the Thames down by Tower Hamlets. It is a stunning venue and an incredible place to see a one-off show, with big names such as Duran Duran, Paolo Nutini, and Anna Calvi having played there.

It’s worth popping in if you’re in the city even just for a drink in the Cocktail Bar, which is open daily and offers a stunning atmosphere.

Bush Hall, London

Bush Hall is a dance hall that first opened its doors in 1904 and has served as a bingo hall, wartime soup kitchen, snooker hall, and now world-class music venue. It reopened in 2001 with a focus on concerts and has hosted plenty of new bands making their way in the industry, as well as special intimate shows from Florence & the Machine, Adele, and REM.

The Edwardian hall is incredibly grand and is located in Shepherd’s Bush, holding just 425 people. The Bush Hall Dining Rooms is just next door too for a bit of pre-gig food and drink, making it a pretty special place for a gig, and if you get the chance to see a big act there, a truly unforgettable one.