Coventry Open Mic Nights — The Top 10

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You might not expect it, but Coventry has quite the extensive music scene. Whether you are a solo singer-songwriter, in a band or a rap artist, there is something for everyone on offer. If you want to become the best musician you can be, then you need to practice performing your music live and the Coventry opens mic scene has you covered!

Best Open Mic Nights in Coventry

Open mics are a great way to perfect your vocals and get some feedback on your music. Here are some of the best places to attend an open mic night in Coventry, in no particular order.

#1 The Tin Music and Arts: Open Mic

Tin Man Coventry open mic night

The Tin Music and Arts is an award-winning music venue that hosts a weekly open mic that you really don’t want to miss. Entry is only £1, you’ll perform in front of an attentive audience and see the best of Coventry’s unsigned acts. You will also be performing in the atmospheric Old Coal Vault – what’s not to love?!

With a different guest host and featured headline act every single week, you really don’t know what you are going to get at this open mic, it’s different every week! The headline act showcases the very best of Coventry’s local talent and you might be even asked to be a headline act if you put on a good performance.

This is a brilliant open mic night to not only get your name and music out there but also meet many other like-minded talented people.

Venue location:     The Tin Music and Arts -1-4, The Canal Basin, St Nicholas St, Coventry, CV1 4LY
Phone number:   024 7623 0699
Open Mic Night:   Every Sunday from 8pm
Want to perform?   Sign up at the bar on the night


#2 Millsy’s: Open Mic Night

Coventry Millsy's Open Mic Night

Millsy’s Café Bar is home to the longest running open mic night in Coventry and it’s easy to see why it’s stuck around for so long. Sam McNulty, an extremely talented local musician, hosts this open mic night. Sam is incredibly encouraging of all musicians, those with loads of experience and those with a little less confidence.

Millsy’s provides a PA system, mics and guitars so all you need to do is bring yourself. The night is full of talented local musicians so it’s not only a great place to showcase your own talent but also meet some other like-minded artists.

With some of Coventry’s best unsigned acts and an incredibly engaged, supportive audience, this is the open mic night that you need to visit.

Venue location:     Millsy’s Cafe Bar – 20 Earlsdon St, Coventry, CV5 6EG
Phone number:   024 7671 3222
Open Mic Night:   Every Monday 8pm until late
Want to perform?   Turn up between 7:30pm-8pm and ask for Sam McNulty to sign up


#3 The Yard: Open Mic Night

The Yard Open Mic Night Coventry

The Yard is Coventry’s award-winning LGBT+ venue that is all about inclusivity and live entertainment! The venue is also home to a thriving music scene with a hugely popular open mic night.

Tom Barnwell hosts this brilliant weekly open mic, a local musician who is incredibly talented, you might even get to see a performance of his own. A full PA system, mic, guitars and anything else you may need is provided, making it easy for you to just turn up and do what you do best, sing.

All singers of all abilities and genres are welcome, the crowd is loud and passionate but they definitely love nothing more than live entertainment. The night gets very busy so make sure that you turn up early to sign up. All performers get a free shot too which is something to look forward to after your performance.

Venue location:     The Yard – 11-12 Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 1LH
Phone number:   024 7501 2959
Open Mic Night:   Every Wednesday 8pm to 12am
Want to perform?   Turn up early to sign up. Keep updated with their events here


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#4 The Town Crier: Stapes Open Mic

The Town Crier Coventry Stapes Open Mic

The Town Crier is a great pub in Coventry with dedicated locals who are incredibly passionate about live music. The Stapes Open Mic has been running at The Town Crier for over 2 years now and they haven’t looked back since.

A full PA system, mics, guitars, amps and drums are all provided, so bands and solo acts are more than welcome. You never know what you are going to get from one week to the next thanks to the huge variety of local talent that flock to this pub every single week.

Drinks are only £1.99, the crowd is attentive and the talent is exceptional, it really is a night to remember! All musicians under the sun are welcome and it’s the perfect place to polish those live performance skills before you are famous and performing in front of thousands.

Venue location:     The Town Crier – Corporation Street, Coventry, CV1 1PB
Phone number:   024 7663 2317
Open Mic Night:   Every Thursday from 8pm
Want to perform?   Turn up early to sign up


#5 Biggin Hall: Open Mic Night

Biggin Hal Coventry Open Mic Night

Biggin Hall delivers the classic pub service including food, drinks and live music. The regular locals who attend the pub look forward to the open mic night every single month which is exactly why it has been successfully running for so many years.

This open mic night is open to absolutely anyone who wants to perform, whether you are a solo artist or a full band, the audience wants to hear what you have to perform. A full PA system is supplied but you are encouraged to bring your own instrument.

Most people cannot stop talking about the awesome atmosphere this open mic brings so why don’t to head on over to see for yourself?

Venue location:     Biggin Hall – 214 Binley Rd, Coventry, CV3 1HG
Phone number:   024 7644 2109
Open Mic Night:   Fourth Sunday of the month 5-8pm
Want to perform?   Turn up early to sign up


#6 The Other Place: Stratford Jazz Jam

Open Mic Night in Coventry

The Other Place is a beautiful performance and arts venue with unique décor and an atmosphere that can’t help but leave you feeling inspired. On the third Thursday of every month, the venue is transformed into jazz heaven.

If you are a jazz singer or just love listening to jazz, this jazz jam is definitely the night for you! It’s a brilliant opportunity to meet and collaborate with other passionate musicians to make beautiful music with one another.

Not only will you perfect your live performance skills but also make friends with other musicians in the area.

Venue location:     The Other Place – 22 Southern Ln, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BH
Phone number:   01789 403493
Open Mic Night:   Third Thursday of every month from 7:30-10:30pm
Want to perform?   Just show up on the night


#7 Twisted Barrel Ale: Acoustic Open Mic Night

Coventry Twisted Barrel Ale: Acoustic Open Mic Night

This artisan vegan business makes delicious craft beer that you simply won’t find anywhere else and no animals were harmed in the process! The open mic has been going for four years now and many people look forward to it from one month to the next.

A full PA system, guitars, mic and amps are all provided. However, if you play a different instrument, you are more than welcome to bring that along with you too. The vibe is very relaxed and different to other open mic nights, it is in a brewery after all!

The audience is very laid back and supportive, making it the perfect place to perform for nervous beginners. The majority of the music performed consists of folk and acoustic singer-songwriters. However, as long as it’s acoustic, anything goes. You can book feature slots that last longer than regular slots in advance if you would like, you also get a free craft beer at the end of your performance!

Venue location:     Twisted Barrel Ale – Unit 11, FarGo Village, Far Gosford St, Coventry, CV1 5ED
Phone number:   024 7610 1701
Open Mic Night:   First Thursday of every month
Want to perform?   Join the Facebook group and post on there to sign up.


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#8 Drapers Bar: Open Mic Night

Draper's Bar Open Mic Coventry

Drapers Bar has been hosting a weekly open mic for as long as most people can remember, it is certainly popular for a reason. Alchemista, a talented local band from Coventry, host the open mic night once a month and perform some of their most popular tracks.

Everything you could ever need for your performance will be provided (PA system, amps, guitars etc.) so all you will need to do is bring your lovely self and your singing voice. Performances vary hugely from week to week, solo acoustic acts are common but it’s not unheard of for rappers to perform too. They also have a monthly open mic night exclusively for full bands to ensure that they don’t miss out.

The night is always extremely popular with such a great set up provided, it’s not an open mic that you will want to miss.

Venue location:     Drapers Bar – Earl St, Coventry, CV1 5RU
Phone number:   024 7622 1100
Open Mic Night:   Every Wednesday from 8-11pm
Want to perform?   Message the exclusive Facebook Page for information and updates


#9 The Golden Cross: Open Mic

Jam Open Mic Night Coventry

The Golden Cross is a beautiful Grade II listed building in the heart of Coventry. They serve up delicious food, drink and a brilliant atmosphere. Their open mic has been running for many years now and is a great venue to perform your music.

A drum kit, guitar amps, bass amps and P.A. are all provided. The performances tend to vary from classic rock to classic pop, with a house band on board to provide the backing to any covers you may perform. Many singer-songwriters often perform their own original music too.

The night does get busy later on but there is no need to book, just make sure that you turn up on time!

Venue location:     The Golden Cross – 8 Hay Ln, Coventry, CV1 5RF
Phone number:   024 7655 1855
Open Mic Night:   Every Tuesday from 8-11pm
Want to perform?   Sign up on the night. You can stay up to date on the open mic’s Facebook page.


#10 LEIF Tearooms and Piano Bar: Open Mic

Best ope mic nights near me Coventry

This open mic at LEIF piano bar brings a very upmarket and sophisticated vibe, making it the perfect open mic for more seasoned live performers. They have a different feature act every week which offer a brilliant start to the evening, warming up the other performers for the night ahead.

A full PA system, guitar, amps and mic are all provided so all you need to bring is your beautiful singing voice! The night is very popular so make sure that you get in touch with their dedicated open mic Facebook page to check about spaces.

Venue location:     LEIF Tearooms and Piano Bar – 116 Warwick St, Leamington Spa, CV32 4Q
Phone number:   01926 336457
Open Mic Night:   Every Tuesday from 8:30pm
Want to perform?   Sign up on the night


Bonus Open Mic Nights in and around Coventry

Tump Folk Club: Singalong

The weekly acoustic folk club is a brilliant way to meet and collaborate with other musicians. Based in a private function room behind a pub, this night is purely about the music and creating something awesome together!

A different guest performer plays each week, bringing people on stage in groups or individuals. It’s a very free-flowing night and you can either choose to collaborate or sing solo. The freedom really does allow the creativity to flow and it’s a brilliant night for seasoned performers or beginners.

Venue location:     Tump Folk Club – Humber Rd, Coventry, CV3 1BA
Phone number:   None
Open Mic Night:   Every Thursday 8-10:30pm
Want to perform?   Simply turn up on the night


Bulkington Working Men’s Club: Open Mic Night

Open Mic Finder Coventry

Bulkington Working Men’s Club is a brilliant local community club that brings everyone together to share their love for live music. Absolutely everyone is welcome whether you are a performer or part of the audience!

Many people of different abilities and styles attend so no matter how unusual your songs, you definitely won’t feel out of place! A full PA system, amps and mic are all provided so you are free to just plug in and play. The atmosphere is always very friendly and lively, the crowd give you the support you need to get up and perform!

Venue location:     Bulkington Working Men’s Club – 7B Chequer St, Bulkington, Bedworth, CV12 9NH
Phone number:   024 7631 1920
Open Mic Night:   Tuesdays from 8pm
Want to perform?   Simply turn up on the night


The Barley Mow: Open Mic Night

The Barley Mow is a popular pub that offers more than just brilliant beer and delicious food. They love their live music too! On the third Wednesday of every month, they host an amazing open mic night that is always very popular.

With a full set up provided, all you need to do on the night is turn up and ask at the bar to perform, it really is that simple. The crowd is incredibly supportive and the musicians are different every time. All styles and abilities are welcome.

Venue location:     The Barley Mow –  64 Main St, Newbold on Avon, Rugby, CV21 1HW
Phone number:   01788 544174
Open Mic Night:   Third Wednesday of every month from 8pm
Want to perform?   Simply turn up on the night


The Townhouse: Open Mic

The Rockbottoms, a brilliant rock band, host many open mic nights in the Coventry and Warwickshire areas. They open the night up with a few songs of their own to really set the mood and get the performers pumped up!

The band provide everything on the night so all you need to do is bring yourself. The turn out is always huge when The Rockbottoms are hosting so make sure that you turn up extra early in order to ensure a spot.

Venue location:     The Townhouse – 16 Church St, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HB
Phone number:   01789 262222
Open Mic Night:   Keep up to date on The Rockbottoms open mic page
Want to perform?   Simply turn up on the night


So now you know where to perform in Coventry there are no excuses to get out there and get performing!

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