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Birmingham based NEC Group sparked excitement this week as councillors, business and community leaders were given a sneak preview of what’s to come in the new Bradford Live venue, during an event at the National Museum of Science and Media.

Planning Permission Granted -

The decision to grant planning permission for the refurbishment of Bradford’s former Odeon cinema, to create a new 4000 capacity world class live entertainment and events venue, was unanimously approved

Planning Application Submitted -

The transformation of Bradford’s iconic former Odeon Cinema into a world-class live entertainment and events venue is one step closer with the submission of a planning application to Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

Leading social entrepreneur Lord Mawson joins the Bradford Live team -

Bradford Live, the ambitious regeneration project to transform the city’s landmark Odeon cinema into a world-class music, entertainment and events venue, has appointed Bradford-born peer and social entrepreneur Lord Andrew Mawson as its Patron.

Bradford Live exchange contracts with NEC Group -

We are delighted to announce that the rebirth of the former Bradford Odeon cinema into a 4,000-capacity live music, entertainment and events venue has reached a new milestone as we have now exchanged contracts with live events company NEC Group.

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Bradford Live are delighted that the BMDC bid for the former Odeon has been selected by DCMS to receive a £4m share of the Government’s Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.

Cultural Icons and Creative Leaders Back Odeon Funding Bid -

This week a collective of world-renowned artists and leading Bradford cultural figures have written an open letter to the Culture Secretary

Theatres at Risk Register 2018 -

This morning, Dara Ó Briain is launching the Theatres at Risk Register 2018 on behalf of @TheatresTrust.

Bradford Live, from City Park - Bradford Live

Bradford Live has today announced that NEC Group International (NECGI), part of Birmingham’s NEC Group, has been chosen as the operating partner for the Bradford Odeon.

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As the venue development gets under way we have recently had the amazing opportunity to create a new brand for the Bradford Live venue.