Venue Hire

General Information

With a total venue capacity of 800 (550 Main, 250 Lounge) The Classic Grand is the perfect venue for gigs, club nights, conventions, festivals, weddings, corporate events and more. Located just 2 minutes walk from Central station the location is ideal. There is also a taxi rank located at the front door.

Dressing Room Facilities

There is a purpose built dressing room with a fitted toilet and shower room, which has private access to the stage.
By additional arrangement, if required for larger events or high profile artists, the level 1 venue can be reserved for extra dressing room space – **please note this may have implications on other events etc and must be negotiated separately**. This area and the main room are also ideal for VIP and after shows. For support artists there will be an area to store guitars etc but it is at the promoter’s discretion if the dressing room areas are shared.


Nearest multi-storey car park is located on Howard Street.

Production Office

There is wireless access and a phone line in the production office, which can beĀ utilisedĀ for production staff on request.

Main Hall

Level 2

Classic Grand level 2


550 Capacity
Bar & Separate Elevated VIP Bar
Stage (4.7m deep, 8M Wide, 0.5m High)
DJ plinth available for use on stage
Professional Lighting & Sound Equipment


Level 1

Classic Grand level 1


250 Capacity
Bar & Seating Areas
Stage (3.8m deep, 5.8m wide, 0.2m high)
DJ Booth
Professional Sound Equipment

Equipment Available

PA Systems:
System is an EV X-Line XLD system, with full EV amps and processing, set up as five way, using the XLD-281 as a three way box.
There are two hangs (one either side of the stage) each comprising of five XLD281.
Beneath each hang are 2 EV XLC 215 sub units and an X-Sub.
FOH Control:
1 x Digico S31 (24 inputs/12 outputs)
1 x Digico D2 Stage Rack (48 inputs/16 outputs)

Stage Monitors:
4 x EV Rx 15/75 (Monitors)
1 x EV Phoenix PX2 152 (Drumfill)

Lighting Specification:

Stage lighting consists of:
12 x FOH Parcans (CP62 Lamps)
4x x Robe ColorSpot 1200EAT
4 x Robe ColorWash 575AT Zoom
4 x Robe Spot 160XT
4 x Robe Wash 150XT
8 x Showtec Sunstrips
1 x Martin Atomic Strobe
1 x Chamsys MagicQ PC Wing & Touchscreen.

Read more about the original lighting installation here.