In common with many grassroots live music venues up and down the country, we were very much of the opinion that we should wait until we could get back to doing live music ‘right’. However, it does not look like that is going to be a possibility anytime soon, so we need to try something now.
WE OWE IT TO THE ARTISTS.
WE OWE IT TO THE AUDIENCES.
WE OWE IT TO OURSELVES AS CHAMPIONS OF LIVE MUSIC.
THE MUSIC MUST PLAY ON!
All gigs will be ticketed, bookable online in advance and there will be extremely limited capacity with the whole audience seated.
There will be no service at the bar, table service only, but we think this may be a positive thing. Rather than the traditional six-deep scrum for drinks at the bar, simply turn on the ‘service lamp’ and one of our servers will come and take your order, then deliver to your table. All sounds a bit too civilised for Albert!
We have implemented myriad measures including one-way systems, sanitiser stations, additional furniture, and Perspex screens, all intended to keep our guests and our team as safe as possible.
Unfortunately, the bar must close at 10pm due to current legislation and live performances soon after, but top-quality live music and an early night, what’s not to like?
Ticket prices may appear expensive to some, especially for tables with a clear view of the stage, but please appreciate that, as a business, we are desperately trying to find a way to make this financially viable, all we aim to do is break even and survive until such a time as we can get back to doing what we do best. We have two priorities:
KEEP OUR PEOPLE IN JOBS.
PRESENT THE BEST QUALITY GRASSROOTS MUSIC.
In the current Covid-dominated climate, it is not going to be like it was, but we are going to give it our best shot. And as for Albert, the old boy really misses live music!
We are ridiculously excited to welcome Fight The Bear back to the Shed stage on Friday 16th October and Skaburst on Saturday 17th October.
We still have to have some discussion with the local police and council but are hopeful that as soon as we can ensure they are happy with our plans, tickets can go on sale online before the weekend.