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MUSIC VENUES

Perform in some of the UK's best live music venues

Music Venues: Open Mic UK prides itself on giving contestants the opportunity to perform in some of the most prestigious music venues across the UK through their competition events. Open Mic UK contestants have previously performed in Sheffield City Hall, Birmingham’s NEC and within The O2 in London to name a few!

Do you want to perform in some of the best music venues? Enter Open Mic UK now!

Music Venues for Open Mic UK

Performing with Open Mic UK offers contestants the chance to boost their performance CVs by gaining live performance experience on some of the UK’s best stages with full tour production with live streaming of their performance on large video screens. Not only this, but contestants perform in front of huge crowds and a music industry judging panel, with previous competition judges including record label A&R from Sony Music, Warner Music Group and Universal Music, as well as national radio DJs, regional press and BBC Introducing.

You could be performing at the following music venues:

BIRMINGHAM LIVE MUSIC VENUE - THE NEC


The NEC

BIRMINGHAM LIVE MUSIC VENUE - THE NEC

Birmingham live music venue: The NEC plays host to the UK's largest singing competition for Open Mic UK, when the competition visits Birmingham as one of its many locations nationwide. The NEC has proven to …

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Order: 1

BRIGHTON LIVE MUSIC VENUE - THE OLD MARKET


BRIGHTON LIVE MUSIC VENUE

BRIGHTON LIVE MUSIC VENUE

Perform at the live music venue The Old Market in Brighton.

Brighton live music venue: The Old Market plays host to the UK's largest music competition for Open Mic UK, when the competition visits Brighton as one of its …

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Order: 2

BRISTOL LIVE MUSIC VENUE - THE TOBACCO FACTORY


BRISTOL LIVE MUSIC VENUE - THE TOBACCO FACTORY

Bristol live music venue: The Tobacco Factory plays host to the UK's largest singing competition for Open Mic UK, when the competition visits Bristol as one of its many locations nationwide. The …

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Order: 3

BRISTOL LIVE MUSIC VENUE - THE ANSON ROOMS


BRISTOL LIVE MUSIC VENUE - THE ANSON ROOMS

Bristol live music venue: The Anson Rooms plays host to the UK's largest singing competition for Open Mic UK, when the competition visits Bristol as one of its many locations nationwide. The Anson Rooms …

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Order: 4

ESSEX MUSIC COMPETITION – MARCONI SOCIAL CLUB


essex music competition

ESSEX MUSIC COMPETITION – MARCONI SOCIAL CLUB

Essex live music venue: The Marconi Social Club plays host to the Essex music competition, Open Mic UK. The Essex music competition provides a great stage for talented singers to perform in one …

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Order: 6

ESSEX LIVE MUSIC VENUE - THE PALACE THEATRE


ESSEX LIVE MUSIC VENUE - THE PALACE THEATRE

Essex live music venue: The Palace Theatre plays host to the UK's largest singing competition for Open Mic UK, when the competition visits Essex as one of its many locations nationwide. The Palace …

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Order: 7

EXETER LIVE MUSIC VENUE - EXETER CORN EXCHANGE


EXETER LIVE MUSIC VENUE - EXETER CORN EXCHANGE

Exeter live music venue: Exeter Corn Exchange plays host to the UK's largest singing competition for Open Mic UK, when the competition visits Exeter as one of its many locations nationwide. Exeter …

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Order: 8

GLASGOW LIVE MUSIC VENUE - GLASGOW CITY HALLS


GLASGOW LIVE MUSIC VENUE - GLASGOW CITY HALLS

Glasgow live music venue Glasgow City Halls plays host to the UK's largest singing competition for Open Mic UK, when the competition visits Glasgow as one of its many locations nationwide. Glasgow …

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Order: 9

GLASGOW LIVE MUSIC VENUE - TOUCHBASE


GLASGOW LIVE MUSIC VENUE

GLASGOW LIVE MUSIC VENUE

Perform at a Glasgow live music venue.

Glasgow live music venue: TouchBase in Glasgow plays host to the UK's largest music competition Open Mic UK, when the competition visits Glasgow as one of its many locations …

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Order: 10

HUDDERSFIELD LIVE MUSIC VENUE - HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL


HUDDERSFIELD LIVE MUSIC VENUE - HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL

Huddersfield live music venue: Huddersfield Town Hall plays host to the UK's largest singing competition for Open Mic UK, when the competition visits Huddersfield as one of its many locations …

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Order: 11

LIVERPOOL LIVE MUSIC VENUE - THE LINER HOTEL


LIVERPOOL LIVE MUSIC VENUE - THE LINER HOTEL

Liverpool live music venue: The Liner Hotel plays host to the UK's largest singing competition for Open Mic UK, when the competition visits Liverpool as one of its many locations nationwide. The Liner …

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Order: 12

LONDON LIVE MUSIC VENUE - INDIGO2 AT THE O2


The O2

LONDON LIVE MUSIC VENUE - INDIGO2 AT THE O2

London live music venue: Singing competition for Open Mic UK concludes with its National Grand Final at some of the best live music venues across the country, which in previous years has included the …

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Order: 13

LONDON LIVE MUSIC VENUE - DINGWALLS


Dingwalls

LONDON LIVE MUSIC VENUE - DINGWALLS

London live music venue: Dingwalls plays host to the UK's largest singing competition for Open Mic UK, when the competition visits London as one of its many locations nationwide. Dingwalls has proven to be an …

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Order: 14

MIDDLESEX LIVE MUSIC VENUE - THE BECK THEATRE


The Beck Theatre

MIDDLESEX LIVE MUSIC VENUE - THE BECK THEATRE

Middlesex live music venue: The Beck Theatre plays host to the UK's largest singing competition for Open Mic UK, when the competition visits Middlesex as one of its many locations nationwide. The Beck …

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Order: 16

MILTON KEYNES LIVE MUSIC VENUE - MILTON KEYNES C.C.


MILTON KEYNES LIVE MUSIC VENUE - MILTON KEYNES C.C.

Milton Keynes live music venue: Milton Keynes C.C. plays host to the UK's largest singing competition for Open Mic UK, when the competition visits Milton Keynes as one of its many locations …

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Order: 17

NOTTINGHAM LIVE MUSIC VENUE - BRITANNIA HOTEL


NOTTINGHAM LIVE MUSIC VENUE

NOTTINGHAM LIVE MUSIC VENUE

Nottingham’s live music venue the Britannia Hotel.   

Nottingham live music venue: The Britannia Hotel, a Nottingham live music venue is used to host the Open Mic UK music competition’s live …

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Order: 19

PORTSMOUTH LIVE MUSIC VENUE - PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL


Portsmouth Guildhall

PORTSMOUTH LIVE MUSIC VENUE - PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL

Portsmouth live music venue: Portsmouth Guildhall plays host to the UK's largest singing competition for Open Mic UK, when the competition visits Portsmouth as one of its many locations …

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Order: 20

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