The Live Room is located in Caroline Social Club, Caroline Street in the World Heritage village of Saltaire in West Yorkshire. The club is an extremely valuable community resource, a bastion for community activities currently providing home to an eclectic mix of people with interests ranging from dancing, acting, play writing, bingo, live music & the arts.
You do not have to be a member of The Live Room or Caroline Social Club to attend shows – we are open to the public!
The Live Room presents the very best live folk, roots and acoustic music. It’s our booking policy to feature a challenging and stimulating mix of artists, some with world-wide reps, some cult heroes, others up-and-coming, but all outstanding in their field.
The Live Room has a total capacity of 300 all standing and 160 seated. We can also provide a mix of both. The room is fully air conditioned. Most shows are all seated, but do be aware that those featuring some of the bigger names from the world of folk and roots may be part, or even all, standing. We will put this information on the show page. Limited reserve seating is available for Chorus Members only.
Children and young people are encouraged to come along to shows. Under 11s come in free and 11-18s and full-time students are half price. 11-18 tickets are available on the gig pages or use the contact us page to let us know if you have a young person under 11 coming along.
The Live Room is the creation of Ron and Hilary, both experienced music promoters, who, for ten years were the driving force behind the highly successful Live at the Talbot series at the Talbot Hotel in Tregaron, West Wales. The list of acts that appeared at the Talbot was long and varied, and included some great names, such as Gary US Bonds; Albert Lee; Big Bill Morganfield; Chip Taylor; Duke Special; and many others. We bring this same ethos to The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club to make it the best regular folk and roots music venue in Bradford. If you have a suggestion for an artist to play here, do get in touch. We can’t promise that we’ll be able to present them, but we’ll consider all ideas.
Behringer X32: 40-Input, 25-Bus Digital Mixing Console with 32 Programmable Midas Preamps, 25 Motorized Faders, Channel LCD’s, 32-Channel Audio Interface and iPad/iPhone* Remote Control
Front Of House Speakers
2 x 400 Watt Mackie Active SRM450s 2 x 600 Watt Mackie Active SRS 1500 Subwoofers
6 x 300 Watt RCF Active ART 300As
The club has a limited lighting set up, with two spots directed centre front. The Live Room supplies four 300 watt LED par cans to give the stage some warmth!
Microphones & DI’s
1 x Neumann KMS105; 1 x Neumann KMS104 plus;
3 x Shure SM58; 1 x Shure Beta58;
2 x Sennheiser E935;
3 x Shure SM57; 3 x Shure Beta57;
2 x Shure SM81;
3 x AKG D 3700;
1 x AKG D112;
7 piece Audio-Technica Pro Series Drum Set;
3 x Peavey passive DIs; 3 x Behringer Active DIs; 2 x BSS AR-130 Active DIs;
10 x Long boom stands; 5 x KLM short telescopic boom stands; 1 x KLM stand for kick drum
We welcome people with access needs to our shows and do our best to accommodate everyone. However, the venue is an old-fashioned social club, built in the 1960s and although this is part of its charm, it does come with some limitations
If you want to attend a show but have a disability and access needs, please contact us at the time of your ticket purchase. We will require Proof of Access, which can be obtained from your GP. We are aware that not all disabilities are visible, so we also recommend using the Access Card, which is accepted by many UK venues. Go to www.accesscard.org.uk to find out more. For more information on accessibility go to www.attitudeiseverything.org.uk
Personal Assistant tickets
We offer a Personal Assistant ticket to any customer who may not be able to attend a show without the support of a PA. If you require a PA ticket, please send us an email to discuss your requirements. We will then confirm this ticket via email.
Accessible viewing area
If you require use of a viewing area and/or a seat, please let us know in advance, to ensure we are aware of your access needs. We reserve a number of seats specifically for people with disabilities, these vary according to the show format. Please enquire.
There is parking available at Caroline Street Social Club also on the street and in the council car park adjacent to the club. We do not have specific accessible parking bays.
Travel Guide and Arrival Guide
Taxis can drop customers off within our car park, right outside our front door. Our nearest train station is Saltaire Station, which is 100 yards from the club.
If you require early entrance into the venue as part of your access requirements, we can make these arrangements but must be informed prior to the event.
We have one accessible toilet, which is situated in the games room, which is at the other end of the club.
Customers with Medical Requirements
We welcome customers who may need to bring medication, food, drink or medical equipment to manage a medical condition. We may be able to keep medication refrigerated for you, so just let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate.
We welcome assistance dogs into the venue and will happily provide a bowl of water if needed.