Corporation (nightclub)

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Coordinates: 53°22′37″N 1°28′37″W / 53.3770°N 1.4769°W / 53.3770; -1.4769

Corporation
Corp
Corporation Nightclub, Sheffield, June 2017.jpg
Corporation in 2017
LocationSheffield
Typenightclub
Genre(s)alternative
Opened1997
Website
www.corporation.org.uk

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.

Overview[edit]

Layout[edit]

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.[1] 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".[2]

Club nights[edit]

Weekly club nights are held on Mondays (Hashtag), Wednesdays (Skool Disco), Fridays (Drop) and Saturdays (Dirty Deeds / Propaganda).[3]

Live acts[edit]

Many bands and artists, such as Bring Me the Horizon, Lamb of God, Akercocke, Soulfly and Alestorm have played at Corporation.[4] The Resistanz Festival, an annual festival of industrial, synthetic and electronic music was held over Easter weekend at Corporation until 2016.[5] Live shows are all standing-only events viewed in either the main arena or small arenas.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Corporation was voted the best nightclub in Sheffield by the readers of The Star, beating The Leadmill by 800 votes.[6]

The regular club nights hosted at Corporation (Hashtag, Skool Disco, Drop and Dirty Deeds) are frequently placed among the best in Sheffield and Northern England in general.[7][8][9][10]

Corporation is also noted for the blue pint, its signature drink.[11]

History[edit]

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.[12] Cairo Jax closed in 1997, at which point Corporation started operating there.

In 2002, Corporation moved to its current location on Milton Street.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Corporation (1-3 Milton Street, Sheffield)". The List. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  2. ^ Drury, Colin. "The Diary: Nightlife is Local as Corporation grows". The Star. Archived from the original on 14 July 2018. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Club Nights". Corporation. Archived from the original on 18 May 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Galleries (Gigs)". Corporation. Archived from the original on 7 September 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  5. ^ Rawlinson, Andrew. "Review: Resistanz Festival 2016". Echoes and Dust. Archived from the original on 2 November 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  6. ^ Burke, Darren. "REVEALED: Which is Sheffield's number one nightclub?". The Star. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Top 10 Sheffield nights out". University of Sheffield. Archived from the original on 1 October 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  8. ^ Fairburn, Cameron. "The Best Nightclubs in Sheffield". Weekend Notes. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  9. ^ Grainger, Charlotte. "5 of the best clubs in Sheffield". Wow247. Archived from the original on 7 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  10. ^ He, Xue. "The untold story of Sheffield's most popular rock club". Sheffield Unchained. Archived from the original on 1 October 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  11. ^ Paver, Calum. "The Rainbow Challenge is Sheffield's ultimate test". The Tab. Archived from the original on 8 April 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  12. ^ Green, Ben. "Ten legendary Sheffield bars and clubs of the 1990s". The Star. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.

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