Sheffield city center CODE nightclub announces closure after electricity bill soars 500%

CODE, on Eyre Street in Sheffield city centre, has been one of the city’s most popular student destinations for the past eight years, during which time it claims to have hosted 1,657 events and entertained 1.7 million customers. But the nightclub’s bosses said it was clear there would be a “significant loss” if the venue remained open for the rest of the academic year.

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“A combination of fewer students in Sheffield and a recent 500 per cent rise in electricity prices means we have no choice but to close our beloved club forever,” they said. said in a Facebook post. They announced plans to move all CODE events to their new home at DUO, just off West Street, which they described as a smaller space with much lower costs in a more central location.

CODE nightclub on Eyre Street in Sheffield city center is closing after a huge rise in electricity prices. But bosses have said its regular events will move to DUO, a new, smaller venue near West Street

“We believe this is the right move to keep the business alive, and I hope you’ll join us as we move into the next chapter,” they said.

“It’s been a hell of a rollercoaster, but it’s definitely time to get down!” they added.

The final night at CODE will take place on Saturday, November 26, with a new era beginning three days later on Tuesday, November 29, when DUO hosts its usual Wonderland party “as if nothing happened”.

CODE nightclub welcomed 1.7 million customers in its eight years on Eyre Street in Sheffield city centre, bosses said. It closes and events move to DUO, a new, smaller venue near West Street

Students past and present shared their memories of the club, where many remember spending some of the best nights of their lives. More than 600 people have commented on CODE’s Facebook page since it made the announcement Thursday night. Simon Tomlinson fondly recalls ‘amazing times with amazing people’ at the club, while Jasmin Wakeling wistfully writes: ‘Students will never experience a 90p Tuesday again.’

Another clubber wrote ‘gutted to hear that great club’, one fan said ‘Nooooooo! It’s the confirmed end of an era’, while others said they were ‘genuinely devastated’ and told how ‘my sixth grade heart just broke a little bit’. But amid the sadness there was excitement about the move, with one person writing: “A titanic loss for the city but an exciting new chapter at Duo. Excited and sad for all of you in equal measure.

CODE’s Facebook page describes how it has been named Sheffield’s best club for seven consecutive years and is the biggest student venue in the heart of the city. Her popular student nights include 90p “Wonderland” night every Tuesday, “Loose” every Thursday, and “Student Saturdays,” which she calls the biggest club night in the North. It also hosts Muzik on select Friday nights, with global artists such as Seth Troxler, Patrick Topping and Hot Since 82 among those who have performed there.

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