Rescue Rooms sign inside bar, Rescue Rooms, DHP Family Ltd

One of Nottingham’s prestigious live music venues, Rescue Rooms, is waiting for the government’s road map date of May 17 to reopen to its customers.

Even though many venues and pubs in Nottingham will be opening their beer gardens on April 12, including Rock City, Rescue Rooms will be opening their bar, patio and venue seating on May 18.

Patrick Somers, senior promotions manager at the venue, hopes this will go ahead: “We’ll be waiting for the following stage which kicks in on May 17 if vaccination numbers all continue in the right direction.”

Having a pint in the sun will not be far away, with the patio opening from Tuesdays until  Saturdays for socialising. Seated events will also take place inside the venue space, cabaret-style.

The venue is currently organising some live events: “We’re working on something with the Acoustic Rooms gang for when we reopen with seating in the venue, which we hope to announce very soon,” said Somers.

Rescue Rooms venue space, Rescue Rooms (image: DHP Family Ltd)

Tables for the bar and patio can be booked on the Rescue Rooms website and walk-ins will be available too.

Tables for inside venue events can be booked through alt. tickets.

While being closed over three national lockdowns, Rescue Rooms has been hosting pub quizzes as well as making playlists and interacting with their customers on social media.

The hospitality and live music sectors have been some of the hardest hit during the Covid-19 pandemic. The social aspect is what Patrick misses: “The hardest part is not being able to do your job and missing out on the huge social elements that it brings to life!”

Sports Team, Rescue Rooms on November 24 2019 (image: Meg Atkinson)

Somers is looking forward to “putting on great parties and gigs for our customers, hanging out with them and enjoying the company of real-life people. The sound of hundreds of people singing along to their favourite band is something we really can’t wait for… roll on June!”