The MJR Group has partnered with The Warehouse in Leeds and Switch in Southampton, to develop and deliver their live events programmes and operations.
Full plans for a venue in central Birmingham, Bromley Street, have also been made. Further information about the venue is to come.
The Warehouse is set to celebrate its 40th anniversary this year, making it one of the oldest venues in Leeds. The MJR Group will be investing in its production infrastructure with new staging, audio and lighting systems, which will provide enhanced gig experiences.
Switch, a 1,500 capacity former cinema theatre, has welcomed an international string of club and party bands and artists, hosting the likes of Stormzy, DJ EZ, Paul Woolford and Andy C. It is also being refurbished, with new staging, lighting and screens throughout. An internal redesign will turn the club through 180°, adding a new VIP area, booths and making the balcony a new asset overlooking the whole venue.
Richard Buck, owner and founder of The MJR Group commented: “We are delighted to add these three fantastic venues as part of the strategic expansion of our live music portfolio. The Warehouse will be a 600 capacity live music venue and attempt to fill the massive void left by The Cockpit’s closure a few years back.
“We are equally as excited about plans to introduce a live music programme to Switch, which will give bands a natural progression to grow audiences when they outgrow our other Southampton venue, The Engine Rooms.”