Bringing the beat back to Bradford


An exciting transformation is underway to breathe life back into an iconic Bradford landmark. 

Located in the heart of a thriving city centre and originally built in 1930, the magnificent art deco building formerly known as the Bradford Odeon is being restored, bringing it back to its former glory as an entertainment hub for the city.  The venue will open in the winter of 2020 as a world-class leisure and business destination.

The development is being managed by the Bradford Live team and the NEC Group (UK’s leading live events business) and when open is expected to attract 300,00 visitors each year.  The venue will host a calendar of 200+ world class music, comedy and family entertainment events as well as providing the city with great conference, meeting and banqueting spaces.

Our vision is to create a cultural hub for the region that will celebrate the city and venue heritage while ensuring world-class event spaces for generations to come.


Latest News

Planning Permission Granted -

The decision to grant planning permission for the refurbishment of Bradford’s former Odeon cinema, to create a new 4000 capacity world class live entertainment and events venue, was unanimously approved

Leading social entrepreneur Lord Mawson joins the Bradford Live team -

Bradford Live, the ambitious regeneration project to transform the city’s landmark Odeon cinema into a world-class music, entertainment and events venue, has appointed Bradford-born peer and social entrepreneur Lord Andrew Mawson as its Patron.

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