Landlord set to call time on Nottingham music venue

Photo courtesy of The Chameleon

Nottingham independent live music venue, The Chameleon, looks set to close.

The Chameleon, a long-time favourite of small and emering bands from across the world, is up for sale, with its landlord placing the venue on the market.

The team that runs The Chameleon says it doesn’t know exactly when the venue, which has played host to the likes of Sleaford Mods, will close – but it could call last orders as soon as next summer.

The venue, just off Nottingham’s Old Market Square, has lived a precarious existence over the years, often under constant threat of closure, and has bene reliant on a thriving DIY music scene in Nottingham.

A statement from the The Chameleon said: “We have some sad but unavoidable news to share. Time is running short for The Chameleon.

“The landlord has decided to put the building on the market. He’s being very gracious with us and the party certainly isn’t over just yet. Realistically it looks like we will probably have to call it a day early next summer although that could change.

“What with the complex situation when selling a property like this, timelines can vary wildly. We wanted to put it out there even with the slight vagueness currently as we need everyone to come and party with us at least one more time.

“We unfortunately still have rather considerable debts accrued during Covid hanging round our necks, and business hasn’t exactly been great this year what with the latest crisis. It would mean the world to us if you could come to as many shows, buy drinks and show the place some love before we have to call it a day.

“We’ll be reaching out to people who have dates booked in for next year that could be impacted, we’ll do our best to try and accommodate as much as possible and we’ll obviously have updates as and when things change and we know more.

“The Chameleon means a lot to so many people and we want everyone to have the chance to say goodbye properly. So please get in touch if you’d like to play one last time. We won’t be going quietly into the night, and we’ll be planning as many ragers as possible during these final months.

“The party might be coming to an end, but not just yet!”