£3m Coventry entertainment venue set to generate 100 jobs

Jonathan Owusu, general manager (right), with Linda Zhu, marketing director of Players Entertainment

A £3m Coventry entertainment venue is set to open later this year after being delayed by the pandemic.

Players Entertainment has been created on the site of the former Pink Parrot nightclub in the city centre and will create up to 100 full and part-time job opportunities.

The property was acquired by local entrepreneur Jeffy Li in 2019 but redevelopment and opening plans had to be put on hold until now.

The new venue features 20 private hire rooms that can cater up to 45 people, but can be stretched to host 80 guests through inter-connecting rooms.

Each room has a drinks and snacks service through a service button, its own unique décor and is equipped with up to 180-inch TVs, sound systems and karaoke systems. Guests can tap into the venue’s playlist or use their own smartphone to access music.

In addition, the Club Lounge features a bar and space for 500 people to watch live sports and events.

Jonathan Owusu, the General Manager of Players Entertainment said: “We’ve invested more than £3m to create a venue that is new to Coventry and unique to the UK and, since we soft-launched a few weeks ago, the feedback has been phenomenal.

“It’s not all about karaoke because, although each room has access to tens of thousands of songs, it also features connectivity to watch films, host presentations, play gaming consoles and more.

“It is bold, colourful and comfortable with mass use of internal smart LED lighting. We’ve invested heavily to ensure that our guests feel like they have come to a special venue that is like nowhere they’ve been before.