Corporation in 2017
Corporation, often referred to as Corp by locals, is an independent live music venue and nightclub located in city centre of Sheffield, England. In addition to hosting live music from touring bands, Corporation hosts club nights which play a variety of alternative, pop and rock music.
Corporation is located in the Devonshire Quarter of Sheffield City Centre. The club features three floors containing six bars spread across four rooms: the main arena, small arena, upstairs, and The Local Authority. The upstairs room is opened only during club nights and has a balcony overlooking the lower room's dance floor. The Local Authority was established as an additional room in 2013 and is opened on club nights as an extension to the main club and serves on non-club nights as a "mini club".
Weekly club nights are held on Mondays (Hashtag), Wednesdays (Skool Disco), Fridays (Drop) and Saturdays (Dirty Deeds / Propaganda).
Many bands and artists, such as Bring Me the Horizon, Lamb of God, Akercocke, Soulfly and Alestorm have played at Corporation. The Resistanz Festival, an annual festival of industrial, synthetic and electronic music was held over Easter weekend at Corporation until 2016. Live shows are all standing-only events viewed in either the main arena or small arenas.
Awards and recognition
Corporation is also noted for the blue pint, its signature drink.
Corporation was originally based on Bank Street, near Castle Market, in a building which had been occupied by a succession of different nightclubs. The building itself was opened in 1967 as The Cavendish Club, was renamed in 1970 to Baileys Nightclub and again in 1978 to Romeo and Juliet's Nightclub and once more to Cairo Jax in 1985. Cairo Jax closed in 1997, at which point Corporation started operating there.
In 2002, Corporation moved to its current location on Milton Street.
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