FAQs


Coronavirus Update: We are operating in a modified reduced capacity due to the pandemic. Our pricing has changed, and can be discussed with us by contacting us directly. We are currently only hiring space to reduced capacity groups that have appropriate Covis-19 risk assessments, and that can be safely accomodated within the government guidelines. There is some limited capacity for evening event hire, please contact us directly to discuss details.

WHEN IS LIVE MUSIC COMING BACK TO THE HUNTER CLUB?
On the 17th of October, we will be hosting our first live gig since March, headlining local folk/punk wizard Matt Reaction, and support from Leon O’Leary, Phoebe Austin, and Belinda Gillett. Details of this gig can be found in the Current Events section of this website. You can also find more details about the lineup and the venue in general on Instagram at HunterClubBSE.

To order tickets, please contact Sara directly any time at sara.kathleen@hunterclub.org.uk or by calling 01284 723101 weekdays from 9am-3pm and asking for Sara. Tickets are £5 per person, and sold in groups/tables.

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC WILL IT BE?
To start off, we will be featuring solo and acoustic artists. Indoor gigs are under far more restrictions than outdoor gigs, and we need to manage noise and movement differently. Our audience will enjoy the sets, but must remain seated and refrain from shouting and dancing. So we are curating lineups to create a happy but still relatively chilled out vibe.

HOW MANY TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE?
There will be 30 tickets available for this gig, seated at 10 tables of different sizes. Tickets will be sold by table, not individually. Tables will be for groups of 2, 3, or 4 people max.

WILL THERE BE FOOD?
Yes! Our menu is currently being revamped, and it will be made public before the event. We will also have our regular drinks & cocktails available too, all with table service.

WILL THERE BE MORE SHOWS SOON?
We only have one show booked at the moment. We are taking the safety of the musicians and audience members very seriously and so we are reopening to music very slowly, one event at a time, to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible. Further events will be listed on our website in the Current Events section.

WHAT GUIDELINES ARE YOU FOLLOWING?
Grab a cuppa, they’re long.

WHAT ARE THE RESTRICTIONS GOING TO FEEL LIKE?
We hope the audience will barely even notice we are doing things differently, but of course some changes will be obvious. We will collect track and trace details from you when you book, and confirm them again upon your arrival. Hand sanitizer aplenty can be found dotted around the venue. Individual seats will be removed, and seating is only in groups of less than 6 per table. There will be lots of space between tables. There will be table service for drinks and food, which we’ve already developed a good system for, as we are currently operating this way each weekend in the bar. And as far as behaviour goes, we will be asking audience members to clap (obviously), but to keep their woo’s on the quiet side. Singing along and shouting won’t be allowed, but we still think you’ll have a great time. Lingering and mingling before and after will also not be allowed, but you’ll be free to stay after the show at your tables to have more drinks & food.

HOW HAS THE VENUE ADAPTED FOR MUSIC AND EVENTS?
We are fortunate that our space was already very flexible, before the pandemic hit. Most gigs used to happen in our smaller hall, the Green Room (which is actually black), attached to the main bar. For now though, gigs will be held in our larger hall, the Main Hall. This space has more capacity, higher ceilings, better ventilation, a separate bar area, and easier access in and out the building. We have upgraded our ventilation system, added staff, and we have adapted our cleaning practices to match what the guidelines require.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK?
Yes. Masks must be worn inside the venue, but may be taken off when you get to your table. There is table service for food and alcohol.

HOW CAN I BOOK?
Tickets will be available soon, and you will need to contact the office directly and speak to Sara. Tickets will be sold in groups, and safe seating is incredibly important, so we will be making a seating plan with you directly.

CAN I SHOW UP ON THE NIGHT WITHOUT PRE-BOOKING?
Nope. Unless you just want to go to the bar, which is fine, and there is a staff member at the front door at all times to manage the bar seating. But pre-booking for the gig is absolutely essential.

WILL THE MAIN BAR STILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Yes! Our bar is in a separate area, and we will have extra staff on the door to guide people to the bar or to the gig, as appropriate. If you would like to go to the bar after the gig, you will need to speak to a member of staff on the night as we run at a very strict capacity. You will be welcome to stay at your tables in the gig room though, as we will still have our food and drinks service running until closing time, which is around 1am.

WHAT ARE THE CURRENT BAR RULES ANYWAY?
We want you to enjoy yourself at the bar without too many rules, but like all pubs and bars right now there are important things you need to know. We allow a maximum group size of 6 people per table, from a maximum of 2 households. You may not move any furniture, and you must remain in your groups whilst on site. We ask you to remain socially distant, with 2 meters being ideal where possible. There are signs and arrows indicating the one way system, which we expect you to follow. Table service is in operation for all food and drink, with instructions on each table.

WHAT ABOUT PARKING?
Limited on street parking is available after 6pm on St. Andrews Street South, the spaces immediately in front of the venue on St. Andrews Street will not be available except for staff and disabled access. Robert Boby Way car park is a very short walk down the road.

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
You can call us on 01284 723101 and ask for Sara, or email sara.kathleen@hunterclub.org.uk