The Fringe: independent venues

The Fringe sees weird and wonderful performances in bars, clubs and venues (and the odd front room) right across the city. And here is your introduction to all of them.

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All the venues


DINA is an independent, inclusive and innovative art organisation for Sheffield and beyond. They host all types of events, and are also a hub for the LGBTQ+ community, hosting weekly meet-ups, drag shows & other events.

Yellow Arch

A Victorian factory complex in the Industrial regenerated heartland of Sheffield, providing a unique blend of musical production and performance since 1997.

Plot 22

Plot 22 is a multi-purpose creative space situated in the heart of the Castlegate district of Sheffield in the old Castle Market.

The Frog & Parrot

A quirky little pub sat in the cosmopolitan Devonshire Quarter. The venue has music stamped all over it and key events feature live bands and guest DJs. 


Bloo88 is a bar on West Street that serves cocktails and stone baked pizzas.

Bungalows & Bears

One of Sheffield's unique strangely-named places, Bungalows and Bears has been a staple for good food, good drink and good music for over a decade.

Church - Temple of Fun

Church is Sheffield's first arcade bar, inspired by South American religious iconography, with a 100% vegan bar and food menu.

Forum Kitchen + Bar

The Forum Kitchen + Bar serve a wide range of food and drinks including breakfasts to kick start your, brunch if you are running a little later and from 12 noon onwards they have a great range of sandwiches, pizzas, burgers and powerbowls.

The Foundry

The Foundry is a 3 room club, music and event space inside the University of Sheffield Students' Union.


It's a night time snug with a truly vast liquor range. It's a weekend party bar with the best music and 3am license. The kitchen serves up seasonal small plates from all over the globe, with an emphasis on homemade ingredients, bold flavours and buying local.

Heist Brew Co.

Heist have converted this two-roomed old factory into an airy, bright taproom and bar. With Slap & Pickle serving up the grub and arcade games and shuffleboard to go with over 30 beers on tap (plus 100 in cans and bottles), wine, spirits and retro soft drinks - you know this is a place you'll be able to spend some time.

Hope Works

Hope Works plays host to some of the best and most experimental electronic music on an incredible bespoke sound system.


One of Sheffield’s oldest and finest traditional pubs. Still standing from the 1830s, it oozes character and charisma, whilst also offering an excellent selection of real ales, wines and a very fine rum menu to top it off.

The Washington

The Washington is one of the spiritual homes of Sheffield’s music scene. Through the years they’ve all passed through; drinking, performing and perhaps even working behind the bar. From the glory years of The Limit when Pulp would meet there, to intimate gigs from Wet Nuns, The Washington has seen it all - and you will too if you visit.

The Green Room

One of Sheffield's many independent bars on Division Street in the centre of town, The Green Room is a weekend staple but with plenty happening in the week too. Great drinks, food and music, in a laid back atmosphere.


Native is a fresh fish and seafood restaurant located on Gibraltar Street in Sheffield. Provenance and quality in a great atmosphere are key ingredients, and Native certainly doesn't disappoint.

The Bar Stewards

The Bar Stewards is a small independent craft beer pub in the West Bar area of Sheffield, close to Kelham Island, directly opposite Shakespeare's pub.


A live music and club venue in the city centre, programming an eclectic mix of indie, electronic, dance and all other types of genres - but always keeping you on your toes.


Alder is a cracking place to hang out. They are a brewery, pub and bar that also host music events (and private hire parties too) down in Neepsend.

Sidney & Matilda

Where Brooklyn meets Berlin in Sheffield's creative quarter. Sidney and Matilda is a warehouse, basement, and courtyard orientated music and event venue, that has shined new neon red light on an abandoned industrial district.

Bal Fashions

It was once a clothes shop but then it got morphed into a hybrid between a bar, night club, events space, and general meeting space in Castlegate area.

Maida Vale

Multi-award-winning bar Maida Vale offers an experience unlike any other, playing the best music from across the decades.

Southbank Warehouse

With a spectacular courtyard set in the backdrop of Sheffield’s industrial heartland, Southbank Warehouse has a an incredible space with room for up to 500 people.