Top 100 UK music venues revealed

The Royal Festival Hall, part of the Southbank Centre, was re-opened in the summer of 2007 after extensive refurbishment
The Royal Festival Hall, part of the Southbank Centre, was re-opened in the summer of 2007 after extensive refurbishment (Image credit: John Harper / Corbis)

London's Southbank Centre is the top UK music venue of the past 12 months, according to a survey carried out by royalty collectors PRS for Music.

Named 'top' because its four stages (the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery) held a whopping 634 musical events in front of over a million people. In other words, it's the busiest venue.

A couple of interesting facts: "In total, the top 100 venues put on 17,837 concerts last year" and "more than a fifth of venues in the top 100 were in London." Full list after the jump...

Top 100 UK music venues

1. Southbank Centre, LONDON
2. Wigmore Hall, LONDON
3. The Sage Gateshead, GATESHEAD
4. St Martin-In-The Fields, LONDON
5. Royal Northern College Of Music, MANCHESTER
7. King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, GLASGOW
8. Jazz Café, LONDON
9. O2 Oxford Academy, OXFORD
10. O2 Academy Birmingham, BIRMINGHAM
11. 02 Academy Newcastle, NEWCASTLE
12. Bridgewater Hall, MANCHESTER
13. O2 Academy Islington, LONDON
14. O2 Academy Liverpool, LIVERPOOL
15. Fairfield Halls, CROYDON
16. Spa Complex, SCARBOROUGH
17. Philharmonic Hall, LIVERPOOL
18. Underworld, LONDON
19. Barbican Centre, LONDON
20. Royal Scottish Academy Of Music & Drama, GLASGOW
21. Royal Albert Hall, LONDON
22. St James's Church, LONDON
23. Borderline, LONDON
24. Norwich Arts Centre, NORWICH
25. Cadogan Hall, LONDON
26. Birmingham Conservatoire, BIRMINGHAM
27. Komedia Cabaret Bar, BRIGHTON
28. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, GLASGOW
29. Koko, LONDON
30. Kings Place, LONDON
31. St Davids Hall, CARDIFF
32. St Johns (Main Hall), LONDON
33. Wedgewood Rooms, SOUTHSEA
34. Brighton Dome, BRIGHTON
35. Glasgow ABC, GLASGOW
36. Little Civic, WOLVERHAMPTON
37. Birmingham Town Hall, BIRMINGHAM
38. O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, LONDON
39. St George's Bristol, BRISTOL
40. Turner Sims Concert Hall, SOUTHAMPTON
41. Night & Day Cafe, MANCHESTER
42. Royal Academy Of Music, LONDON
43. Queen's Hall, EDINBURGH
44. Rock City, NOTTINGHAM
45. Ronnie Scotts Club, LONDON
46. Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, INVERNESS
47. The Junction, CAMBRIDGE
49. O2 Academy Bristol, BRISTOL
50. JB's Club, DUDLEY
51. International Convention Centre, BIRMINGHAM
52. City Halls, GLASGOW
53. Customs House, SOUTH SHIELDS
54. Colston Hall, BRISTOL
55. Strule Arts Centre, OMAGH
56. Robin R'N'B Club 2, BILSTON
57. Limelight Club, CREWE
58. Rescue Rooms, NOTTINGHAM
59. Royal College Of Music, LONDON
60. Seafront Bandstand, EASTBOURNE
61. Royal Concert Hall, NOTTINGHAM
62. The Brook, SOUTHAMPTON
63. Whitby Pavilion Complex, WHITBY
64. Gala Theatre and Cinema, DURHAM
65. Pavilion Theatre BOURNEMOUTH
66. Roadhouse, MANCHESTER
67. City Hall, SHEFFIELD
68. Dartington Hall - Great Hall, TOTNES
69. Hawth Theatre Complex, CRAWLEY
70. Embassy Theatre, SKEGNESS
71. Huntingdon Arts, WORCESTER
72. The Met, BURY
73. Music Hall, ABERDEEN
74. West Road Concert Hall, CAMBRIDGE
75. Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (Live), GLASGOW
76. Bush Hall, LONDON
77. Gordon Craig Theatre Cinema, STEVENAGE
79. Derngate, NORTHAMPTON
80. The Point, CARDIFF
81. Mr Kyp's, POOLE
82. Waterfront Hall, BELFAST
83. The Roundhouse, LONDON
84. Sands Venue, GAINSBOROUGH
85. The Boardwalk, SHEFFIELD
86. The Mill, BANBURY
87. Farnham Maltings, FARNHAM
88. 21 South Street, READING
89. De Montfort Hall, LEICESTER
90. Waterfront, NORWICH
91. London Astoria 1, LONDON
92. O2 Academy Brixton, LONDON
93. Cliffs Pavilion, WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA
94. Epsom Playhouse, EPSOM
95. Guildhall Complex, PRESTON
96. The Venue, LONDON
97. Roses Theatre, TEWKESBURY
98. Perth Concert Hall, PERTH
99. Carling Apollo, MANCHESTER
100. South Hill Park Arts Centre, BRACKNELL

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).