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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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Community Level 4tomhughes

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
14.06.2004

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Very original setting .
Fairly expensive . (*)
Well planned, good location
Not used as much as it could be anymore (*)
Great atmosphere
Not much in the way of food refreshment (*)
Great Venue with great bands
Bad location (*)
Close to band, good sound, some up and coming acts.
Sound desk in the middle of the room!! (*)
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Small amount of tickets (*)
Looks nice, the bars are well situated on the ground floor and you'll never get too hot.
Uncomfortable seats on the top floor, always cold, and the sound isn't brilliant. (*)
Great Music, Atmosphere and Drinks
None that I can think of....parking maybe? (*)
good sound, good size of venue(*)
friendly and compact pub/venue
a bit too small (*)
Prime location and fantastic acoustics
A little staid / cold (*)
Cheap entry . Good food .
Expensive to eat and drink . (*)
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! (*)
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