Finalists revealed in NME’s search for Britain’s Best Small Venue with Jack Daniel’s 2015

Vote now for your 2015 winner

NME has announced the shortlist in our search for Britain’s Best Small Venue in association with Jack Daniel’s.

The annual campaign to determine which small venue, out of hundreds voted for by our readers, is deserving of the title of the country’s best. Previous winners of the award include Tunbridge Wells Forum (2012), Southampton Joiners (2013) and Norwich Arts Centre (2014).

The shortlist for Britain’s Best Small Venue 2015 is as follows:

East Anglia – The Square, Harlow
Greater London – The Sebright Arms, Bethnal Green
Midlands – The Sugarmill, Stoke
North East – Think Tank, Newcastle
North West – The Alma Inn, Bolton
Scotland – King Tut’s Wah-Wah Hut, Glasgow
South East – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate
South West – Gloucester Guildhall, Gloucester
Wales – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Yorkshire & Humberside – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

You can vote online now for your favourite venue at

The winner will be announced later in the month, and NME will be putting on a very special show at the winning venue in early December. In the meantime, we’ll also be posting a series of blogs on introducing each venue – check back this week for more updates.