The Top Venues as voted by UK cabaret Subscribers
UK Cabaret subscribers were asked recently to nominate twenty venues in the UK, which go the extra mile in order to welcome and look after visiting entertainers. The top venues are listed below. The comments at the side of the named venues come from UK Cabaret artistes who have worked in them. The venue mentioned most in our poll is right at the top of the page. The other 19 venues on the national list are below and appear in alphabetical order.
The number one in our poll is Viva Blackpool: ‘a superbly appointed purpose built complex, in the heart of Blackpool’s golden mile’.
Bamber Bridge Catholic club Lancashire: ‘This club is so friendly and welcoming’.
Belle Isle club Leeds: The old club was destroyed in a fire. The new club has tremendous facilities’.
Bibi’s restaurant and cabaret Leeds: ‘For those who want to dine and be entertained in style’.
Centre Stage Butlins Skegness- ‘A venue with a genuinely iconic feel’.
Chadderton Reform club ‘From the compere to the bar staff, everyone here is top-class’.
Club Tropicana Chapel St Leonards: ‘A live band, dancers and a full show. Proper show-biz’.
Concorde Club Southampton ‘A club with terrific facilities’.
Genting Casino West cliff, Southend on Sea.’ The staff here seem totally committed to making a perfect cabaret atmosphere’.
Gladstone Liberal club Nottingham: ‘A social club that goes the extra yard’.
Intake social club, Doncaster : ‘A Club that provides excellent facilities and a warm welcome’.
Lakeside Country club Camberley: ‘Bob Potter and his team continue to preside over this iconic venue’.
Mill Rythe Holiday Centre Hayling Island. ‘A warm welcome after a long journey’.
Purfleet Circus Tavern ‘Still doing the business as a top venue’.
Queen Victoria Club Llanelli : ‘Known for the quality of its Tribute shows’.
Reds cabaret room, Butlins Minehead: ‘Cabaret with all the best of Butlin’s ‘
St Mary’s club Wrexham: ‘This is a club which all artistes love to visit’.
Sudbury ex-servicemen’s club: ‘Everyone who visits wants to come and perform there again’.
Stanwix Holiday Park Silloth; ‘Just off the M6 in Cumbria, this is a plum venue’.
Thoresby Hall Nottinghamshire (Warner hotels) Generally acknowledged by visiting cabaret artistes, who subscribe to this publication, as the finest room within the Warner chain’.