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The Brook

Address: 466 Portswood Road | Portswood, Southampton SO17 3SD, England
Phone Number: 02380555366
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Ranked #6 of 50 Activities in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The Best Live Music in The South
Attraction details
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Sun 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Owner description: The Best Live Music in The South

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Brook holds around 600 since being refurbished. Since the demise of The Gaumont many years ago, Southampton has lost its status as one of the country's premier music venues. (Even huge bands visiting the UK only on brief tours used to play London, Birmingham and Southampton). Now the city's only venues for touring bands are St Mary's Stadium and... More 

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Thanks guys and gals, another great night out with friends and family Band could do with some new material....... looking forward to my next visit

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Bournemouth, England
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154 reviews 154 reviews
30 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Enjoyed two gig here recently - Heaven 17/Blancmange and China Crisis. Easy to find 5 minutes off J5 M27, with plenty of parking in the industrial estate at the back. Door and bar staff here are very pleasant and helpful. Don't have to wait long to get a drink and prices are reasonable. The atmosphere here and acoustics are great.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I am a regular visitor to the Brook. Always a friendly greeting and a great atmosphere. They have some great bands play there too. There is a wide age range who go there and I always feel safe.

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southampton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A great night out at the SAS band. They are the best with Mel C joining them in stage this time who was great alongside Tom Robinson, Patti F Russo, Madeleine Bell and Paul Young. Book early as they always sell out. Where else would you see such a great line up on stage. This is a great venue, it's... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Had great night at the brook the staff were brilliant and let my friends who have trouble standing to long go in early so they could get seats bar staff were great toilets spotless a great venue for music lovers

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

We have been to the Brook many times over the years but due to my Partner suffering from a disability we unfortunately haven't been able to stand all evening,so haven't been for a while, however a member of staff said we could book for early entry, so that we could grab a seat and still enjoy the gigs. We booked... More 

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Mista B, General Manager at The Brook, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed a 'fantastic gig' at The Brook, that you were able to gain early entry and that you were able to choose seats for your whole party before the show (as pre-arranged). We regret the fact that, on this occasion, systems of communication at The Brook have not met our usual high standard and elements... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Awesome old skool student style venue, seen several bands, great fun, good mixture of bands, Buzzcocks, Wonderstuff, many tribute bands, all good

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Another visit to The Brook and another great evening. This time The Silver Beatles, but the atmosphere is great who ever is playing. If you haven't been to The Brook you are missing out on a great local venue with good acts and famous faces

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Bournemouth
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Great place, small and intimate and great views of the stage no matter where you are, seen Toyah here last week and blancmange last year, would love to see more

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