The Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents hundreds of UK grassroots music venues (GMVs), has announced that 20 venues remain in imminent danger of permanent closure with 6 newly highlighted venues added to the #saveourvenues Red List.

Critical Red List

While Pop in Hyde is now deemed safe and removed from the Red List, The Black Heart and The Fiddlers Elbow in Camden, Stage and Radio in Manchester, Legends Live Lounge in Oldham, The Cobblestones in Bridgwater and Y Llew Coch in Macynlleth have now been deemed at critical risk and added to the list.

Music Venue Trust Announce Venues At Risk Of Permanent Closure

Beehive Jazz in Hull is at risk or permanent closure

Music Venue Trust

“The crisis is nearing its final lap but we need to make sure these venues finish the race. With the support of artists and audiences, we have fought our way through the last 11 months venue by venue, case by case, trying to make sure that we are able to Reopen Every Venue Safely. These 6 newly highlighted venues need urgent help, and we still have 14 venues that were on our original Red list that we can’t yet guarantee will survive to bring live music back to our communities. We are completely determined that they will.” Mark Davyd, CEO Music Venue Trust.


In November the charity revealed its ‘Traffic Light’ campaign, a new phase of its hugely successful #saveourvenues campaign which is seeking to Reopen Every Venue Safely and Revive Live after the COVID-19 crisis. At that time 30 venues were deemed at risk. Previously 15 of those 30 venues have been removed from the list, and now Pop in Hyde has been declared safe. However, in addition to the 6 venues added to the list today, 14 of the original 30 venues remain at risk:

Alchemy, Croydon. Beehive Jazz, Kingston upon Hull. Boom, Leeds. Dryad Works, Sheffield. Egg, Kings Cross. Spiritual Bar, London. The 1865, Southampton. The Hot Tin, Faversham. The Lexington, Islington. The Post Bar, Tottenham. The Venue, Derby. The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington. The Windmill, Brixton. Venue 38, Ayr.

Music Venue Trust Announce Venues At Risk Of Permanent Closure

Merchandise available to show your support and help save live music venues


The single landing page for the crowdfunding initiative powered by Crowdfunder can be viewed here. People can choose an individual venue to donate to and if an individual target is reached by a particular venue the surplus donations will go towards supporting other venues in crisis.

A range of merchandise is exclusively available to support this campaign from here! Every item bought directly supports a venue, with MVT paying the costs of printing, packing and delivery.

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