Cirque Manchester

Cream Group, the operator behind renowned London nightclub Cirque Le Soir, has opened a new venue in Manchester. Aptly named Cirque, the club, which is located on Manchester’s Queen Street, features risqué and exhilarating performers, star guests and funfair interiors. Operations director John Common said: “We’ve been planning to open our new concept, Cirque, for …

STI Malicious Activation

A false fire alarm can prove a costly exercise for bars; an evacuation means unhappy customers, wasted drinks and potential fines – amounting to a significant loss in revenue. Malicious activations of manual call points hit a record high during 2018/19, contributing to the £1 billion lost every year in the UK due to false …

Rocket Leisure

Hospitality business Rocket Leisure is opening Eastcheap Records in Monument, London this October, presenting its fourth site in the capital. Spanning 4,000 sq ft, the new space will accommodate space for 350 party-goers, replacing the former Maplin site on the corner of Eastcheap and Lovatt Lane. With a core focus on “great live music”, the …

Atik Dartford. Photography by Richard Southall

The Deltic Group has launched a new club in Dartford under its Atik brand. Zoe Fryday reports Those in search of the ultimate clubbing experience can head down to Atik Darford. Located on Essex Road, the venue – formerly known as Air and Breathe – was selected by leading operator The Deltic Group to undergo …

Pryzm Portsmouth

Operating costs are rising across the licensed trade, according to an annual industry report from the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers and property specialist Christie & Co. The 2017 edition of their Benchmarking Report shows operating costs passing the 50% mark for the first time in the survey’s history, with growth across the sector continuing …

The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, the cocktail bar hidden on the other side of a Smeg fridge door at The Breakfast Club in Spitalfields (pictured), has been named best bar in the London Lifestyle Awards. Also at last night’s awards, Maddox Club in Mayfair was named best club while Eight in Moorgate and Bank …

The former site of Movida nightclub (pictured) under the London Palladium is to be transformed into a new club that resembles a Masonic temple. Movida’s former directors Marc Merran and Eamonn Mulholland have teamed up with Jean Philippe Kley to develop Mason House which is due to open in November. The raw brick arches and …

Work is under way to transform The Luminar Group’s Oceana nightclub in Kingston-upon-Thames in south London into the company’s new Pryzm concept. The venue is undergoing a £1million investment to completely revamp it for a relaunch in November that will create 40 new jobs. It follows the debut of Pryzm at the former Oceana in …

Coalition, one of Brighton’s best-loved clubs, has been sold by pub and bar group InnBrighton to national bar operator Eclectic Clubs & Bars. The 600-capacity club in the Kings Road Arches on the seafront has earned a reputation as one of the city’s leading music venues, playing host to some of the country’s best-known DJs …