Frequently Asked Questions

Are you only a music venue?
No, not at all, we at The Smokehouse are confident we can provide space for almost any type of event; previously hosting workshops, creative networking meet ups and private functions. Please contact us to discuss how we can best tailor The Smokehouse to your requirements.

I hear you put on gigs for up and coming artists; can you put my band on?
Unfortunately, The Smokehouse does not curate any events of its own, so do not put on any bands ourselves. All gigs are managed by external promoters, however we are more than happy to help promote any events.

Can I host my own gig at The Smokehouse?
We openly encourage artists to create their own nights, especially young adults, as a great way of producing a gig which you can tailor perfectly to your style and audience. As we do not host shows ourselves, it is best for you as a band to search for two to three other artists who would like to play alongside you and create an event yourself. Head to our bookings page here and go through the steps of hiring the venue.

If I create my own night, how will you help me encourage people to buy tickets?
We will always help promote events via our broad social media presence and share any promotional materials or online content you supply us with.

Do I need to bring anything if hosting a night at The Smokehouse?
The venue houses its own full PA and licensed bar. Any other equipment you will need to supply yourself, though we may be able to provide further equipment if required. Please contact The Smokehouse with any questions regarding technical requirements for your gig.

I want to host a function without live music at The Smokehouse; how much will it cost and what do I get for my money?
The room rental rate for The Smokehouse is £15 per hour, for which you will be able to use the entire space as desired and access our multimedia facilities (projector, PA, WiFi etc) if you wish.

I have seen the name South Street Studios in relation to The Smokehouse; what is this?
We form part of the South Street Studios complex, a predominantly community driven collective of businesses which use music and media to tackle social issues positively. You can learn more about the work that goes on there by visiting .