From its 1950s decor and diverse blend of artists, to its community ambience and prime Hyde Park location, the Brudenell Social Club has become one of Leeds’ most beloved haunts for live music. It was awarded ‘Britain’s Best Small Venue’ by NME thrice, and was the joint winner of Rock the House’s competition for ‘Best Live Music Venue’ in 2014.
Brudenell was opened as a working man's club in 1913. Over the years it has experienced changes in licenses and structure, but has continued to be a hub of entertainment for locals. It has surprised and thrilled its members with secret gigs, where artists such as the Kaiser Chiefs and Franz Ferdinand have played before stunned audiences. It also serves up a sundry selection of both renowned and emerging artists, in an all-embracing effort to use music to encourage social interaction. Furthermore, the small capacity and venue size add to the club’s charm, offering gig-goers an intimate atmosphere to enjoy live music.
Though Brudenell is primarily associated with live music and gigs, its facilities extend beyond the concert hall to a lounge and games room, complete with pool tables, darts, and live sports channels.