We’re going to be kicking off the new year of DJ’s next week and we have a stellar of a line up for the next 10 weeks! Lets check out who we have gracing our main bar.   Thursday 23rd January 6 – 11pm – The Beat Chics Returning to the main bar are Emma … Continued
We can’t wait to have feminist post-hardcore band Petrol Girls come and tear up our stage on Saturday 18th January. To celebrate this awesome band we have pulled together a pretty special evening of music and pro-femme activity for you to get involved in. Petrol Girls live + support from Glove + Mollusca Vita + … Continued
January 13, 2020


Get ready for our new music all-dayer as Stay Fresh Fest takes over Deaf Institute on Saturday 8th February with a wild rock’n’roll line-up serving up everything from rapid-fire rockabilly to droney psych sounds. Check out our playlist to to find out more and read all about the bands on the line-up…    MT FUJI … Continued
Next week we will be hosting our first spoken word night as part as our launch of being a creative hub for 2020! All of our main bar events are free including this one. Now lets check out the spoken word artists who will be taking over our main bar on the 19th January.   … Continued
We’re having a little break! After all the Christmas madness we’re going to be shut for a little while. But don’t you worry we will still be open Thursday – Sunday serving up scan and pouring all the bevs. Here’s our closed dates times 23rd December – 8th January – Closed but open for NYE … Continued
Drahla – Stimulus For Living Having played will them last year supporting the mighty METZ, it was great to see them release their wonderful debut and tour it most of the way around the world. Dry Cleaning – Spoils Genuinely hilarious dry-wit cutting through hooky, yet punchy instrumentation. Definitely a favourite in the van. Johnny … Continued
December 12, 2019


Who’s starting the new year trying our Veganuary? To celebrate all of our vegan scran we are offering you 50% off all food in January! Yes thats right you can try out a load of vegan scran for half the price! Or are you already a plant powered babe this is a perfect treat for … Continued
Last chance to get booked in for us this Christmas for some proper festive scran! Are you still wanting to go our for a festive feast with your pals? well your in luck as we are serving up our Christmas scran until the 22nd December before we go on a little break ourselves and would … Continued
November 26, 2019


snow isn’t quite falling all around us yet…but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a little festive tipple. Our Christmas elf Maisie has been making a list & checking it twice for all the best festive bevs for you all to try out this season. Bad santa Billy Bob Thorton would even behave if he … Continued
November 22, 2019


UP THE NORTH! We have had a little switch round with our draft beers and have introduced northern monks great northern lager and there session IPA! Based in Leeds we fell in love with how they’re Inspired by there northern surroundings and the history of monastic brewing practice across the region for thousands of years. … Continued
  We are reminiscing over our favourite past shows one of which was from the Scottish quartet We were promised jet packs. Taking to our stage in 2014 and then again in last year  under our iconic disco ball they deliver a memorable set with building post-rock songs full of delay heavy guitars and that … Continued
It’s almost the weekend and to get you in the mood we’ve got a collection of some of those Manchester, Hacienda, mad for it classics! To prepare yourself for the arrival Bez and Rowetta of The Happy Mondays this Thursday, get your headphones on, your bucket hats at the ready and pull up your baggy … Continued
November 11, 2019

New Shows

03.04 – LANTERNS ON THE LAKE  Come and get your fix of exquisitely crafted symphonic rock, folk and electronics when Lanterns on the Lake play on 3rd April.
17.01 – YOUR ILLUMINATIONS Bounce around the pit with a night of poptastic punk rock bangers with Yorkshire’s @yourIlluminations on Friday 17 January. Tickets on sale now 28.01 – DENO Aged only 16 and spitting out rhymes like and champion G we welcome rising UK rapper @Denodriz to the stage on 28 January. Tickets available … Continued
October 28, 2019

New Shows

15.11 – DIGITALISM Digitalism return with heavyweight house label Shall Not Fade. They bring an all star lineup to Deaf Institute this November. Tickets available here 11.12 – FLOR We’re excited for the return of indie rock troupe Flor this December. Tickets are selling fast for this one – grab yours here 24.11 – DELIGHTS … Continued
October 25, 2019


The count down to Halloween has begun and we’re getting all spooky in the main bar! So you don’t get too much of a fright we’re going to give you a little heads up of what scary events we have going on!   TUESDAY 29th OCTOBER THE QUIZ THAT CAME FROM SPACE!   There’s been … Continued
October 17, 2019


Stage times for tonight’s SOLD OUT gig: 7.30PM – Doors 8PM – Orchard 8:45PM – Pom Poko 10PM – Curfew
7.30PM – Doors 8.15PM – Laura Stevenson 9.15PM Craig Finn 11PM – Curfew Last remaining tickets available here
October 15, 2019


It’s our favourite time of year where we get a bit spooky, escape the dark nights and cosy up indoors with a good old bev! Our head bartender Maisie has been experimenting with spooky ingredients in her witches cauldron creating new alcoholic potions for you to drink! Available from the 16th October here’s our spooky … Continued
31.10 – BOMBARD GROOVE HALLOWEEN PARTY Bombard Groove will be transforming The Deaf Institute into an immersive experience… expect the unexpected! From fetish robots in the dungeons of hell, to cherubs and heavenly disco dancers in the paradisiacal promised land featuring our very own roaming performance artists. This is not a party for the feint … Continued
7pm – Doors 8pm – Alfie Sky 9pm – Look Mum No Computer 11pm – Curfew
7pm – Doors 7:15pm – Andrew Cushin 8pm – Latenight Honeymoon 9pm – Bang Bang Romeo 10pm – Curfew Remember to take advantage of our £2 pints in the bar before the show
October 10, 2019


Its getting to winter and we are warming up by scranning on a load of plant powered grub! Don’t know what to pick? Well these are some of our vegan favourites. Aubergine black bean dahl  Warm up with this hearty dahl!  paired perfectly with our £2 pint of trof lager… obviously! Vegan F*sh and Chips … Continued
Stage times for tonight’s sold out Ryan Mcmullen show 7PM – DOORS 7.45PM – CONNOR SCOTT 8.45PM – ROE 9.35PM – RYAN MCMULLAN 11PM – CURFEW
7:30PM – Doors 8PM – Millington 9PM – Pierce Brothers 11PM – Curfew Only three tickets remain for this show – be quick if you want to be part of it. Buy them here
Stage times for tonight’s Hussain Manawer show   6pm Doors 7pm Wez 7.35pm Shocka 8.15pm Hussain Manawer 10pm Curfew   Last remaining tickets available here
October 7, 2019

New Shows

18.10 – HIP HOP HORN SECTION + BEAST DECOYS 4 Horns, 3 MCs and 1 DJ will be taking our stage on 18th Oct for a fresh take on a Hip Hop party complete with live horns from Hip Hop Horn Section and full live show from the UKs best Beastie Boys tribute act, Beast … Continued
Set times for tonight are here…   7pm – Doors 7.30pm – Felix Hill 8.15pm – Tom House Smith 9pm – James Holt 10pm – Curfew   Get down to the bar early and sup on a few £2 pints before the show 🍺
This week we have something different for you… Season of Doom is a programme of events featuring HEAVY bands in our sister venues Gorilla and Albert Hall. Over the coming month’s 7 diverse yet brain crushingly heavy bands will be offering dark, brooding and joyous vibes that are the perfect soundtrack to Great Britain in … Continued
Another Rock & Roll Christmas!   It’s that time of year where the nights are getting darker but the fairy lights are getting brighter as those christmas trees will be going up soon! The bev’s will be flowing and and all the best kind of scran will be out to indulge on. We love Christmas … Continued
7pm – Doors 8pm – Durand Jones & The Indications 9pm – La Fontaines 11pm – Curfew Get the last remaining tickets here
September 30, 2019

New Shows

17.10 – SOUL JAM A new monthly Thursday night residency from the Soul Jam crew brings disco, funk and soul vibes the music hall on  Thursday 17th October. Tickets on sale now. 19.10 – GIRLS ON FILM Look who’s seven on 19th October… it’s only bleedin’ our iconic Girls on Film party. Over three floors you … Continued
September 27, 2019


Vegan hangover is back from a summer break in full swing! This week our new sous chef Holly has been showing us what she’s made of and what plant based scran she can made! Oh and let us tell you she has not disappointed! She’s impressed us staff with a private tasting and she’s ready … Continued
Listen to our awesome Stay Fresh playlist featuring all the bands who have graced out festival stages over the years plus our selected cuts from the bands you will fall in love with this Saturday including Peaness, Julia Bardot, Afghan Sand Gang and more. If you don’t have time to work your way through a … Continued
What a two weeks of freshers events! All of our regular staff have come back to a hectic big freshers party here at deaf and we have some new faces to introduce you to! LETS MEET THE TEAM!   LILY LOVES £2 BEVS! Here’s our dream bartender babe Lily. After a summer gallivanting around the … Continued
7PM – Doors 8PM – Talkboy 9PM – The Howl and The Hum 10:15PM – Curfew
Hello Louisa, how are you?, what’s the inspiration behind your project name Tallsaint? How did you come up with it? It’s the name of a song by The National who I used to listen quite a lot a few years ago when I was for sure a little more angsty. I’ve actually had the name … Continued
3 days to go! and here’s our final little preview for you to check out  on Saturday… Strawberry Guy has racked up millions of streams from his demos on YouTube, his gloopy, synth-addled vision of psychedelic pop seemed both hopelessly surreal and intimately personal. ‘Pink Wafer’ said Strawberry Guy is riding the millennial chill-wave, creating … Continued
Stage times for tonight’s sold out show. DOORS: 7PM ANNAS ANCHOR: 7.30PM LIZZY FARRALL: 8.15PM AARON WEST: 9.10PM CURFEW: 10.15PM
This Saturday we will be hosting stay fresh fest… who’s got there ticket? still wondering who to check out, here’s a little preview of one of our northern talents. Manchester’s URF are proof that the female (shoe)gaze is alive and kicking – providing their listeners with a luxurious textured soundscape that seamlessly shifts in the … Continued
Hello Julia, how are you? You released your dreamy debut solo single this year entitled ‘Desire’ can you tell me a little bit about how this single came about? Hey, I’m good thanks! Desire was born during a period of my life where I was unhappy. I felt like nothing was happening because I wasn’t … Continued
7pm Doors 7:30pm Glass Panda 8:15pm Drown 9pm Y.O.U.N.G. 10:15pm Curfew   Last remaining tickets here:
AFTERNOON SHOW 3pm Doors 3:30pm Jerkcurb 4:30pm Orlando Weeks 6pm Curfew EVENING SHOW 7pm Doors 8pm Jerkcurb 9pm Orlando Weeks 11pm Curfew
Warm up for Bombard Groove’s first birthday tonight with Finnian’s Friday Feelings mix! Take yourself on a 60 minute journey though Dub and Soca to Disco, House and Acid. Last of the remaining tickets to catch Krywald and Farrer on the decks tonight can be purchased here.
10 days until our showcase of the best up and coming bands in the north! Check out this rowdy bunch and make sure to grab a stella and secure all loose article……. Loose Articles formed only a few months ago, this all-female quartet have already garnered glowing comparisons to bands such as Wire and The … Continued
September 17, 2019


Welcome back Students! We have our new menu in full swing and to welcome you back we are offering you Monday – Friday Buy one get on free on all main meals until 31’st October! All you need top do is flash us your student card then BOOM you can have all the scran! Don’t … Continued