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As part of the Winter Gardens, Blackpool Opera House is Europe's second largest theatre and can accommodate just under 3,000 people. The Opera House has been host to one of the largest arrays of stars at any venue including Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Tom Jones right through to Jim Davidson and Peter Kay.
The Tower Festival Headland is situated opposite Blackpool's famous tower. It houses a spectacular open-air events space for up to 20,000 spectators.
Comprising the Corn Exchange, Pavilion Theatre and Concert Hall, the Brighton Dome was originally built for the Prince of Wales in 1805. The Dome was redesigned in 2001/02 at a cost of £22 million. It has been host to the Eurovision Song Contest in addition to Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and Dizzee Rascal.
With a capacity of 1,951 and three levels of seating, Bristol Hippodrome is primarily a theatre that has hosted stage greats such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Blood Brothers. The Hippodrome has also welcomed other entertainment genres with the likes of Derren Brown and Russell Brand.
Winning the Charter Mark for excellence in public service twice, the Cambridge Corn Exchange is one of the UK's finest entertainment venues. It has a capacity of 1,800 and, as a result, is often overlooked by bigger bands and artists. However, it has been host to the likes of Manic Street Preachers, The Feeling, Jimmy Carr and Russell Brand.
The Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow forms part of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). The Clyde Auditorium was designed by award-winning architect Sir Norman Foster and is known locally as 'the armadillo'. It has a capacity of 3,000 seats set on three levels and offers a smaller alternative to the larger Hall 4 at the SECC.
Colston Hall was built on the site of the Great House which was used by Queen Elizabeth I in the sixteenth century when visiting Bristol. The venue has been host to some of the biggest names in music including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. A new foyer is being constructed.
Based on the Roxy Theatre in New York, the Edinburgh Playhouse originally opened as a cinema in 1929. Forty years later the venue was redesignated as a theatre. The Playhouse underwent a significant refurbishment in 1993 and is now one of the UK's finest venues.
The Empress Ballroom in Blackpool forms part of the Winter Gardens complex of venues. Originally built in 1896, the Empress Ballroom is a spectacular Grade II listed building and is one of the largest ballrooms in the world. The Empress Ballroom has a capacity of 3,000 and has hosted everything from party political conferences to pop concerts, including The Beatles, Queen, Oasis and Radiohead.
Standing on the Old Empire Theatre site, the Festival Theatre opened in 1994 and, at the time, had the largest stage of any indoor venue in the UK. It has only been surpassed by the Royal Opera House in the UK and is well known as one of the Britain's most prestigious venues. It has a capacity of 1,915. It is the main venue for the annual Edinburgh International Festival.
G Live is a brand new entertainment and conference venue located in Guildford, which opens in the autumn of 2011. The venue's main auditorium has a seating capacity of 1,000 and a standing capacity of 1,700, making it ideal for hosting top class music and comedy acts.
The Grand Opera House is York's largest theatrical venue which originally consisted of two buildings, a corn exchange and a warehouse. The conversion took place in the first years of the twentieth century and opened in 1902 with a pantomime, Little Red Riding Hood, featuring the then popular Australian entertainer and singer, Florrie Ford.
Hampden Park is Scotland's national stadium and is located in Glasgow. It is primarily known as being the home to Queen's Park Football Club although it is used to host other sporting events and concerts. Hampden Park was used as the main athletics stadium for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
One of London's largest parks, Hyde Park has staged some of the greatest rock and pop concerts in UK music history, including The Rolling Stones, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Live 8.
King George's Hall is one of Blackburn's finest entertainment venues and was one of the first in Blackburn to have air conditioning. The venue was sympathetically renovated in 1994 and has a capacity of 3,500.
Knebworth Park in Hertfordshire has been host to some of the UK's most memorable outdoors concerts and festivals. The first rock concerts took place at Knebworth Park in the mid seventies, when acts like Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin performed to huge crowds.
The Liberty Stadium is Swansea's largest venue with a capacity of 20,532. It opened in July 2005, replacing the Vetch Field as Swansea City Football Club's home ground. It is also home to the Ospreys Rugby Union Club. The venue has hosted many big acts such as Elton John, The Who and The Charlatans.
Located in Lime Street, Liverpool, the Liverpool Empire Theatre is the largest of its kind in the city and also the largest double tiered theatre in the UK. The theatre was originally opened in 1925 and was built on the site of the old Royal Alexandra Theatre and Opera House.
The Manchester Academy is the name of the main venue within the Students' Union of Manchester University. The site comprises four venues, Academy 1, Academy 2, Academy 3 and Club Academy. Academy 1 has a capacity of 2,300 and has been host to Nirvana, Manic Street Preachers, The Ramones and Lady Gaga. Manchester Academy is the UK's greenest venue.
Manchester Central is a highly versatile conference and exhibition facility located in the heart of Manchester city centre. Originally built in 1880, this impressive building operated as Manchester Central Railway Station for nearly 90 years until its closure in 1969. Following a £20 million redevelopment project conducted during the 1980s Manchester Central is now widely recognised as one of the UK’s greatest exhibition centres.