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Venue Guide: The Empire, Coventry

Everything you need to know about the venue...

The medieval city has a great musical heritage and some top venues… Here’s everything you need to know about one of them! 

Your guide to The Empire… 

Address: 150 Far Gosford Street, CV1 5DU

Telephone Number: 024 7627 4564

Brief History

Empire Coventry was an old Odean Cinema which was converted into a venue 3 years ago and sits right in the middle of Coventry University. 

How many people does it hold? 900

Who has played there?

TheLibertines, The Enemy, Shed Seven, The Sherlocks, Skindred, The Wombats, The Dualers and loads more! 

Have there been any “I was there” moments? 

In 2016, The Libertines played a last minute gig at the venue which was announced 2 days before and sold out in record time. 

How do I get there?

The venue is a short walk from the city centre. Here a handy map: 

Where should I eat?

Head to Basement Browns in town for pizza. They’ll look after you. 

Where can I stay?

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Accessibility Information

The venue has a lift going from floor to balcony and dedicated disabled toilets. 

Where can you carry on the party?

Head next door to Scholars Nightclub. 

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