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The Refectory (Leeds University)

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... Then all of a sudden, there was a new player on the scene. Part of the Leeds University campus, The Refectory offered capacity of over 1000 with big names to match. Had my prayers been answered?! BANDS - So far I have seen the brilliant Feeder, the sublime Placebo, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger ... Read review

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tomhughes

Why, why must Refectory be Leeds' biggest venue?!

AdvantagesAttracts relatively big-name bands, convenient location

DisadvantagesTerrible venue, no air-con, poor facilities, ill equipped.

"...name bands simply because of the lack of a venue big enough to attract them. Now Leeds has some brilliant venues, like the Cockpit, Joseph's Well and the Met but none of these reach a capacity of over 1000 which is essential for larger bands really. Then all of a sudden, there was a new player on the scene. Part of the Leeds University campus, The Refectory offered capacity of over 1000 with big names to match. Had my prayers been answered?! BANDS ..." Read review
15.06.2004

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Supporting Oxfam. Meeting new and old friends. Getting to try new festies. 'free' entry. Facilities
Mud/ weather! Increasing deposit and popularity. Few stewards who don't care less! (*)
cheap entry and drinks
too many to name (*)
Cheap entry . Good food .
Expensive to eat and drink . (*)
good sound, good size of venue(*)
Easy to Find. Great transport links. Good atmosphere and environment. Clean & Organised.
Ticket prices vary greatly. Expensive food and drink. Some seats can be awkward to see from. (*)
Top djs , cheap entry and drinks.
Its in taunton . (*)
Improved ground
Expensive for big matches (*)
Novelty factor of seeing a gig in a church, aesthetically pleasant main hall, hippy atmosphere in the second hall.
Very cold and the seats aren't comfortable, and you can't just 'pop' to the loo or bar between songs because you'll get lost. (*)
friendly and compact pub/venue
a bit too small (*)
great drink deals, variety of nights, music gigs
small, toilets (*)
Close to the Underground, easy parking.
Over-zealous security, no disabled access upstairs. (*)
Great Venue with great bands
Bad location (*)
(*) Reviews by Ciao members