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.

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Club Nights at The Key Club are strictly 18+ The majority of our gigs are 14+ but please check event details 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. ID may be required for under 18’s
We accept Drivers Licences (including Provisionals) and Passports and cards that bear the ‘PASS’ hologram. Photos of these documents will not be accepted.
We have two multi-storey car parks within a 5 minute 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
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 at 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
Information for The Key Club club nights can be found here https://www.slamdunkmusic.com/clubs Club nights are strictly 18+. Doors open at 11pm unless specifically advertised. We cease entry 1 hour before the club closes (Tues – 2am, Fri/Sat – 3am). Please be aware that we regularly hit capacity and therefore we advise you arrive before 12 to have the best chance of entry. We do not sell tickets for our club nights although arrangement can be made for special occasions by contacting on our info address on this page.
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.
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.
The Box Office is located within the venue. If you are collecting pre-paid tickets, please bring accepted ID (see FAQ above) as well as your booking reference number.
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
We offer cloakroom services at all of our clubnights and gigs. Please read our Cloakroom Policy here (link to C/R Policy sheet). 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 on the info email on this page to find out if we will have the cloakroom open for a specific gig. Prices are: Coats = £1 Bags / Other = £2
We allow photography during our gigs. However, you may be asked to stop photographing by the band / touring crew. We do not allow large telephoto lenses that could injure other customers. We do not allow professional photography kit to be used during our club nights.
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.
Please email work@thekeyclubleeds.com with a CV and your relevant experience to be put forward for any vacancies.
They Key Club is available for bookings. Please contact booking@thekeyclubleeds.com for more information.