About Bradford Live

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Introducing Bradford Live

An exciting transformation is underway to breathe life back into an iconic Bradford landmark.

Located in the heart of a thriving city centre and originally built in 1930, the magnificent art deco building formerly known as the Bradford Odeon is being restored, bringing it back to its former glory as an entertainment hub for the city. The venue will open as a world-class leisure and business destination.

The development is being managed by the Bradford Live team and the NEC Group (UK’s leading live events business) and when open is expected to attract 300,000 visitors each year. The venue will host a calendar of 200+ world class music, comedy and family entertainment events as well as providing the city with great conference, meeting and banqueting spaces.

Our vision is to create a cultural hub for the region that will celebrate the city and venue heritage while ensuring world-class event spaces for generations to come.

Our Vision


We expect to welcome 300k visitors every year from passionate gig goers to equally passionate delegates and speakers.


A destination for the business community, with conference and event space in an iconic venue with a rich history. Sign up for more information on how to book this fantastic venue.


At 200+ events each year – our event programme is still in development so sign up to be the first to find out about new events. The venue will play host to a diverse range of events from graduations to comedy, family shows to club nights, Christmas parties to weddings - all taking place in sensational surroundings.


For those looking for the VIP treatment, our experts in hospitality will be offering the opportunity for you to upgrade your experience so you can entertain clients or just treat yourself to a mouth-watering meal with the best seats in the house.


Bradford Live will be a new cultural hub for the region.


And all in the heart of a thriving city centre.