Based in the Merrion Centre in Leeds City Centre we put on the best of the city’s rock and alternative music and club nights. Find out more information on the links below. 



  • Club Nights at The Key Club are strictly 18+ 
  • The Majority of our gigs are 14+ but please check event details as for gig age restrictions.
  • If you are aged under 14 you need to be accompanied by an adult with a ticket to the show.
  • If you are aged 14-18 once you enter the venue you will not be able to leave and return unless supervised by an adult.

I.D. / Proof of age accepted at The Key Club

We accept full and provisional Driving Licences, Passports and cards that bear the ‘PASS’ hologram as proof of age.

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We have two multi-storey car parks within 5 minutes walk to the venue. The Q-Park St Johns Centre is situated over the road on Merrion Street. The First Direct Arena Parking is located on Belgrave Street. 

Q-Park St Johns Centre

Parking Garage

Merrion St LS2 8NG

0113 218 2065

First Direct Arena Parking

Parking Garage

Belgrave St LS2 8BT

020 7842 8508

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The Key Club is situated underground.  We have alternative access suitable for wheelchair users. If you need to use this entrance, please let the Showsec Security staff know when you arrive. The security staff will be positioned in the front of the venue.  We have wheelchair accessible toilets for smaller wheel chairs and have a raised viewing area (accessible via 2 x 21cm steps) for customers who need seated viewing.  Staff at The Key Club can provide seating for this area on request. 

Access measurements are as follows:

Smallest doorframe width for entry: 119cm
Highest door sill: 2.5cm
Toilet access (Gig): 71cm
Toilet access (Club Night): 64cm
Steepest floor angle (internal): 2°
Steepest floor angle (external): 6°
Raised area viewing barrier height: 99cm
Raised area access width: 110cm

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The designated smoking area is outside the front door. Over 18s will be provided with a stamp upon entry that allows them to re-enter for smoke breaks. Under 18s will not be allowed to come and go from the venue without adult supervision.

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We accept credit and debit cards at the bar subject to a £5 minimum spend. We do not offer cashback. Please be aware that the Box Office is cash only.

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The Box Office is located within the venue. If you are collecting pre-paid tickets, please bring accepted ID as well as your booking reference number.

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Customers are welcome to arrive early for shows, however we do not supervise the queues before doors open and advise that customers take responsibility for their wellbeing when queuing at this time. We recommend that under 18s are supervised by adults whilst queuing.

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We offer cloakroom services at all of our clubnights and gigs.
We cannot guarantee the cloakroom will be open for gigs booked by promoters other than The Key Club or Slam Dunk Music. You can contact the venue here info@thekeyclubleeds.com to find out if we will have the cloakroom open for a specific gig.

Prices are:
Coats = £1
Bags / Other = £2

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We will do our best to reunite lost property with our customers. Please contact lost@thekeyclubleeds.com with a thorough description (including item, brand, size, colour, and any distinguishing features of the item) if you have lost something at the venue.

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If you're interested in working at The Key Club please email work@thekeyclubleeds.com with a CV and cover email describing your relevant experience.

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