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Published May 6th 2013
Venue that provides an intimate atmosphere, plus noodles
The Boileroom, 'Guildford's alternative music venue', is intimate and welcoming, covered in stickers and posters from a range of acts that have performed there. You'll find music of all genres being performed there, and a mix of local bands and touring artists. Tickets are often reasonably priced, and can be booked online or bought on the door. Gigs are often open to audiences aged 14 and over, and the venue definitely feels relaxed and safe enough for teenagers who might be hoping for their first taste of independence by going to a gig.
Parking may be a problem, as there is no onsite parking, and the adjoining side streets are permit holders only at all times. However, Guildford has free car parks available in the evenings that are no more than 3 minutes walk away.
The venue has a bar and a noodle bar, and you can eat in, take away or even order a delivery. They offer a range of oriental dishes, and the menu can be checked on their site.
The Boileroom offers a great experience for both teens and adults, who are interested in local acts, or touring musicians who are, as of yet, a little 'indie' - Ed Sheeran, however, used to perform at this venue, so watch out for the rising stars!