Real Time Live – About us

Real Time Live is Chesterfield’s only dedicated live music venue and the premier music venue in the East Midlands area.

Combining high quality, purpose built premises with the very latest digital sound desk, everything at Real Time Live has been designed and engineered with both the artist and the customer in mind.

Located above the Real Time Music store in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Real Time Live was designed by musicians for musicians and is focused on becoming a key venue on the live music circuit by providing high quality facilities and a warm welcome. real-time-live-6

Artists have the use of a high quality private dressing room with complimentary drinks and covered outdoor smoking area.

The fully equipped and engineered sound-stage has a high specification in-house PA, monitor system and professional standard lighting rig, with availability of backline and drum kit if required for touring bands.

With capacity for 250, the fully licensed venue even has its own brand of real ale – Real Time Live Best – created in partnership with local specialist Brampton Brewery.

The venue provides customers with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and is very close to all town centre facilities including shops, restaurants, hotels and guest houses, local and national bus and rail transport and vehicle parking.

Real Time Live hosts a wide variety of live music gigs and events, covering all genres from rock and blues to metal, ska, pop and retro nights. Support slots give local bands a chance to perform in front of an appreciative audience and encourage local talent.

The venue has played host to and organised the Derbyshire Times Band of the Year competition for the last two years and supports a range of local community and charity events. Top alternative metal band While She Sleeps played a secret gig at Real Time Live in 2014, earning the gig a 5K rating from Kerrang! magazine.

18+ admittance only. Zero tolerance drug policy.

Real Time Live operates under the Challenge 25 licensing rules – if you are lucky enough to look under the age of 25, please bring ID.

“Definitely should be on the gig-circuit of any self respecting touring band. It has all the things a band needs and delivered with a calm and professional manner. You leave hoping to be invited back. Simply brilliant!”

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