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Glasswerk adds The Venue and The Citadel to its portfolio

New venues join Liverpool’s Hanger 34, Manchester’s Factory 251 and London’s Slaughtered Lamb.

Liverpool, UK, 27th June 2023 UK concert promoter and venue operator, Glasswerk has made two new additions to its curated venue portfolio – LSE Student Union’s The Venue and St Helen’s historic Citadel.

The Venue at LSE is a modern industrial space with excellent facilities in a great location, with 820 standing capacity and 170 seated. It is set to re-vamp its audio and light specifications in the coming months.

The Citadel in St Helens has a long history as a church, cinema, and much-loved local music venue. Its new owners, who operate several bars and restaurants in the local area, are bringing new life to the venue, which will host regular live music, comedy and theatre events going forward. It has a standing and seated capacity of 300, with 190 fully seated.

Both venues can be programmed for live music, comedy, podcasts, club nights and theatre shows. Productions will be a mix of Glasswerk promoted events, alongside hires to other local and national promoters.

Glasswerk MD Matt Ong said: “We have been working on adding The Venue at LSE Student’s Union for a few years. Covid and staff changes have made it a long process, but the fact that we go it over the line shows how determined we were to make it happen. It will be a great addition to our overall operation in London.

“We have used The Citadel sparingly over the years with past operators and owners, and our shows have always done well there. So, when we were asked to look at is as a proposition, it wasn’t a hard decision. There are no other grassroot venues in St Helens, unusually, so The Citadel has an important place in the community.

“We have developed trust among agents and promoters over nearly 20 years. They know we will look after their shows and artists in our venues. We are a small, hard-working, straight-forward and honest team, dedicated to maintaining a dogged independence to our operations. These are all philosophies that we bring to each of our venues.”

The Citadel will be announcing its Autumn and Winter programme early July 2023.

The new venues join Hangar 34 in Liverpool (700 live capacity), Slaughtered Lamb in London (120 capacity), and Factory 251 in Manchester (300 live capacity) in the Glasswerk venue portfolio.

Glasswerk highlights over the past 12 months include selling nearly 7,000 tickets for TV Girl (including 2 nights at Shepherd Bush Empire); selling out Union Chapel in London and Liberty Hall in Dublin with Estas Tonne; and introducing rapper Harry Mack to the UK market with a 24 hour sellout.

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Glasswerk is a national concert promoter and venue operator based in Liverpool UK.