Legendary club and live music venue Rock City is one of Nottingham’s best places for a night out. Rock City opened in 1980, with a gig by The Undertones who replaced Iron Maiden at the last minute. Since then, the venue has been a hot spot in the city for indie and rock music, hailed by Kerrang! as the Venue of the Year ten times!
Rock City provides a capacity for up to 2000 gig-goers and clubbers, spread across three spaces; the Main Hall, Basement, and Black Cherry Lounge. It offers some seating and some standing, with the variety in areas lend to Rock City’s diverse music schedule comprising intimate gigs from emerging artists to groups from the charts like The Fratellis, Maximo Park, The Darkness, The Happy Mondays, and Ed Sheeran.
The venue has evolved with the times, hosting punk in the early 80s and grunge and Britpop in the 90s. Era-defining artists like Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine and Nirvana, and Oasis and Blur have all rocked up at Rock City.
Today, Rock City is also known for its club nights, often populated by students of the University of Nottingham. It currently hosts CRISIS just for students, as well as indie nights and pop nights.
Rock City claims to have limited disabled access, but tries to offer as much assistance as possible. Free Essential Companion tickets are available and the venue accepts Access Cards.
Currently working alongside Attitude is Everything, Rock City is aiming to improve its accessibility. It currently does not accommodate larger motorised wheelchairs in the Main Hall. There is also one accessible toilet in the Black Cherry Lounge.
They advise anyone with accessibility-related queries to contact them on 0115 950 6547.