Bringing the beat back to Bradford

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Brand new for 2019, the Bradford Food & Drink Festival takes place this weekend in the heart of the city!


We’ve teamed up with Birmingham’s NEC Group (the guys who run the likes of the National Exhibition Centre, Arena Birmingham and Resorts World Arena) to deliver a sneaky preview of the new Bradford Live venue to all the big hitters in the city.


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


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.

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.

Theatres at Risk Register 2018 -

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


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

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.

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.

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.

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