About The Live Room

Getting started and Covid secure

As many of you will know from our various audience surveys, getting started is not going to be straightforward; with an all-seated, socially distanced audience, we have a maximum capacity of around 60. So, while the restrictions are in place (probably until next spring), we will be doing two houses for each show so that we can not only make the finances work for the artists, the club and us, but also enable as many of you  to get back to the club. The performances will take place at 6.30pm and 9pm and will each be one set of 75 minutes, so a little shorter overall, but still a good length show under difficult circumstances.

There will be a new regime in place to keep us all as safe as possible:

  • One way in and out
  • Limited numbers in the toilets
  • Hand sanitizer in key areas
  • A pre-order drinks app (details and downloads to come!) with them delivered to your table on entry
  • Clean down between houses protective screens at bar, front of house, merch table,
  • No cash handling etc.
  • From 18th September it is mandatory to collect contact details of attendees at our shows. All bookings will be in advance. When booking a ticket we will need the name and telephone number of the lead party in any group (maximum of 6) or that of an individual purchasing tickets. This information will only be used for the purposes of NHS Test and Trace. We would encourage everyone to take part but if you do not want to, you can opt out, ensure you indicate this at the time of your purchase.

We think that with these initiatives in place, we can be confident that we’re as safe as we can be under current circumstances

We will be giving information via our newsletters and social media channels, so please join the mailing list and follow us on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram.


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.

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.

Important Information

If you are registered disabled and need a seat or wheelchair space, use our contact page to let us know.

Children and young people are encouraged to come along to shows. Under 11s come in free and 11-16 are half price.  11-16 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.



Allen & Heath ZED-428 24 mono channels 2 dual stereo inputs with 4-band EQ 4-band EQ with 2 swept mids and in/out switch 6 auxiliary sends (2 pre, 2 post, 2 pre/post) 4 sub groups fed from each channel Individual channel 48V phantom power Direct output on every mono channel

Front Of House Speakers

2 x 400 Watt Mackie Active SRM450’s 2 x 600 Watt Mackie Active SRS 1500 Subwoofers


6 x 300 Watt RCF Active ART 300A’s (4 mixes)


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 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 D 3500 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


1 x DBX 231s Graphic Equalizer FOH 2 x DBX 231s Graphic Equalisers for monitors Lexicon MX200 Multi Effects Processor Alesis MidiVerb 4 effects unit DBX 1046 Quad Compressor


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.