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In a time when music venues are closing at an alarming rate. We at The Maze in Nottingham, are looking to get help to make urgent improvements to give our venue a more stable and long term future.

We are looking to make improvements to air conditioning, new flooring, new toilets and redecorate top to bottom. 
So, the more we raise, the more we can improve our venue and ensure the longevity of The Maze.

£5000 - 1st TARGET - Install 1 air-conditioning unit in the venue/club room. This is a must! We haven't had working/effective air con for years!

£10,000 - 2nd TARGET - Install 2 air-conditioning units and re-lay the flooring in the gig room - Our floor boards are old and worn completely through in parts, so we need to rip-up and re-lay!

£20,000 - 3rd TARGET - Install 2 air-conditioning units, rip-up and re-lay floor, and a complete re-design and overhaul of all 5 of our toilets. Including re-plastering, re-tiling, re-plumbing, replacing all fittings and fixtures. Plus bringing our disabled toilet up to date.

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The response to our KICKSTARTER has been really amazing and humbling. A HUGE thank you to all that have shared and donated so far! We are so happy to say we have hit our minimum target in just over a week! This means we will be sorting our air conditioning!!!

We hope people appreciate the work that has gone into building the venue over the last two decades and hope people are willing to help become part of The Maze legacy by donating to our campaign and building a future for both the venue and the ever growing music history of Nottingham! 

We have always had big ideas of how to improve the venue but in a ferociously competitive market it has always been hard to do this so the more we raise, the more we can improve our venue and ensure the longevity of The Maze, keeping this venue which has become such an important part of Nottingham’s music culture alive and vibrant!

We at The Maze are proud to be known for our open-minded, all-welcome policy. Over 20 years we have created a venue that has amazing music and not only a party atmosphere, but a personal and friendly vibe where we know everybody's name. We are a home to many music lovers and bands and provide both local and touring musicians with a place to master their art and grow.  


We have been at the forefront of live music in Nottingham for nearly two decades. We've been a constant in an ever changing scene within the city of Nottingham. Our venue has always been fiercely independent and has survived so far on pure passion. So the time is nigh for us to strengthen our position and make it possible for us to carry on for many years to come.

We love all genres and styles of music and performance and have played a huge part in the growth of Nottingham’s local music scene in recent times, giving acts such as Jake Bugg, HarleighBlu, Liam Bailey, Saint Raymond, Ferocious Dog, Sleaford Mods, Kagoule and recent contestant on The Voice, Lia White some of their earliest local gigs and helping them develop as artists.
We have welcomed Folk acts such as Ryan Adams, Newton Faulkner and Chas n Dave to Punk acts such as UK Subs, Leftover Crack and Cockney Rejects.
Comedy names like Rhod Gilbert, Sarah Millican and Russell Kane have graced our stage. DJs as diverse as Bonobo, Nicky Blackmarket, Benny Page, Unabombers banging out beats.
With Ska bands like Bad Manners, Neville Staple, and The Slackers skanking until the early hours.
To name all the amazing acts that have played The Maze, we would have to write a list longer than Gandalf's beard!
Obviously if we raise more and can hit several targets then this will mean we can address several of the urgent issues and keep our beloved venue going until the day the music dies!!!

We have never before asked for help or funding, but we need to make the improvements as quick as we can. So, we hope that we can raise as much money as possible to get the venue up to a higher standard and ease the pressure of us being ran out the market so we don’t have to consider the idea of closing doors any time soon!

Obviously if we raise more and can hit several targets then this will mean we can address several of the urgent issues and keep our beloved venue going until the day the music dies!!!

Risks and challenges

If we raise the £5000 minimum we will be able to get air conditioning but we need 4 times that to get the flooring and toilets done plus we would also like to re-decor the whole building and improve the roofing and outdoor area.
If we can only do one, we know our TOP targets will increase trade and help us to improve the reputation and vibe of the venue, increasing turn-over so we can afford the other improvements later down the line!

The Maze is a big old building and regularly surprises us with something else falling apart so the more we can fix it up to a real modern and decent standard, the less we will need to spend in future....and the more we can look at improving other elements of the venue such as venue equipment, sound system, furniture, etc.

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    Ticket VIP Pass

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    Plus a VIP pass that offers free entry to 5 premium gigs at The Maze (there will only be a few gigs throughout the year that this pass will not be valid for due to expense)

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    Brewery Experience!

    We have come together with Imperial Brewery to offer a tour of the Brewery, during which you can help Brew your own beverage to spec and name it! You will also receive a brewery merch pack.

    You will also get name on the tribute inside the venue and on the website, an exclusively designed Maze T-shirt!
    Plus a VIP pass that offers free entry to 10 premium gigs at The Maze (there will only be a few gigs throughout the year that this pass will not be valid for due to expense).
    Plus exclusive, tailor-made merchandise from The Maze to you!

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    THE FULL DELUXE PACK

    Imperial Brewery will give you a full tour of the Brewery. During which you can help Brew your own beverage to spec, it will be named after you and you will be given exclusive framed artwork for the pump clip designed by an artist. This will become a regular drink severed on The Maze bar.
    Plus a brewery merch pack exclusive to your visit.

    You will also get name on the tribute inside the venue and on the website, an exclusively designed Maze T-shirt!

    Plus a VIP pass that offers free entry to 20 premium gigs at The Maze (there will only be a few gigs throughout the year that this pass will not be valid for due to expense)
    Plus exclusive, tailor-made merchandise from The Maze to you!

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