Independent Venue Week

Northampton, The Lab

THE LAB

95-97 Charles Street, Northampton, NN1 3BG | Venue Cap. 100 | Website 

THE LAB is a Community led members club with a big heart and a passion for entertainment.  This independent venue treasured by its people is managed by a volunteer management committee, by music lovers with a DIY community spirit, providing a rolling programme of events that is sure to get you dancing, thinking, laughing and singing!

“As with most towns, regular live music venues have dwindled. The highwater days of The Soundhaus were abandoned by its owners for The Roadmender, which is still hanging in there, despite becoming a far less than gripping tragi-comedy. Everything that went wrong with these venues in Northampton was caused by arrogance, mismanagement, a bewildering attitude towards promotion, and greed, all the exact opposite of what saw The Lab thrive into a hub for the underground music community in recent years.” –Alan Moore’s Dodgem Logic

With a capacity of 150 over two spaces, and close to town but just outside of the town centre, our venue is perfect for small-medium sized gigs.  We are very accommodating and flexible working with different bands and promoters. Genres are completely inclusive, you will see amazing differences from one night to the next, from metal to folk, to house to dub!

We also run a community café during the day and roast dinners on Sunday’s, to include all the family!

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