Medicine Bar (formally the Old Purple Onion) is one of Middlesbrough's newest editions to the nightclub and bar circuit. Hosting some of the best events in the area, Medicine Bar is certainly a place to visit.
After a successful launch of the new Kalinka Eat & Drink Bar in Middlesbrough, Leisure Venues LTD are expanding with a brand new & exciting venue ‘The Middlesbrough Live Academy: Events & Conferencing Centre” a multi-purpose entertainment venue, which will bring the best in live music and comedy performances. With the arts in general and promoters in particular, struggling under the weight of austerity, it’s good to hear of new venues opening up rather than closing down. So news that The Middlesbrough Live Academy (MLA) has been developed in the heart of Middlesbrough is greeted with great enthusiasm. Middlesbrough Live Academy will be involved in promoting music and the arts within schools including hosting music workshops. MLA will be involved with music education and help children to express themselves through music. The work on Middlesbrough’s supreme 3000-capacity venue, which will bring in the best of live music events and comedy as well as other performances, is situated in the former Riley’s snooker & pool club site. The building is undergoing a complete structural and cosmetic refurbishment, which is well underway and near completion ready for it’s launch on Halloween. As well as a brand new façade, the re-fit will see a full stage installed in its main room and will boast the biggest and best technical sound systems currently available. The MLA will feature LED lights and screens all around the venue with a direct live stream of the stage to ensure there are no blind spots within the venue. The venue will host three bars with the main bar having over 60 top-of-the-range pumps capable of pulling a full pint in a couple of seconds, everybody loves quick service. The team is currently working behind the scenes to ensure that you can expect performances from a great caliber of stars from all different genres visiting the MLA and with a 14+ license for live events the venue is family friendly. We would like the venue to be available for use by a range of ages and activities. MLA is not only the perfect live music venue but the space can also be transformed to play host to a variety of other events and functions. It provides the ideal space for a comedy show, dinner, dance show and album launch, or alternatively, this space would be a stylish and unique venue for a conference or meeting. Whether it’s a cabaret, theatre or dinner setting, MLA offers a great range of versatile styles for your event.