OUR VENUES

The Garage has 3 excellent venues that accommodate shows and bands of various sizes and genres. Each venue has their own bars and individual entrances. 

The Garage Main Hall is our largest venue with 2 bars, seating areas and a balcony. G2 is our medium-sized venue on our basement level and the Jack Daniels Attic Bar is our smallest venue for more intimate shows. 

To find out which venue is best suited to you, please download our PDF’s or read the information below. 

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The Garage

The Garage Main Hall has welcomed thousands of gigs, DJ’s, comedy shows and even ICW Wrestling!

PREVIOUS BANDS/ ARTISTS:

PrinceOne DirectionMac MillerBiffy ClyroExampleKasabian

700 People

PERFORMING RIGHTS SOCIETY (PRS)

All hire fees are subject to the addition of PRS (4.5% of ticket sales) which must be paid to venue management when you pay your hall hire. You are also required to supply us with a completed Performing Rights Society Programme return. 

From Renfrew Street:

At the rear of the venue down the car park slope straight into main room at stage right. 

HEIGHT

Ranges from 10ft – 24ft

THE GARAGE MAIN HALL HEIGHT DIAGRAM

CLEARANCE

12ft (approx) above stage

There are no usable flying points in the venue for touring equipment.

Hung from the back of the lighting truss.

PLEASE NOTE

Valid fire certificates are required before a backdrop is put up*

SOUND

63AMP Single Phase (CEE Form)

LIGHTS

63AMP Three Phase (CEE Form)

SOUND

Centre location at the rear of the hall in the drop balcony. Access is up a set of stairs.

LIGHTS

Situated on the right of the sound desk. Both positions can be on the floor at the rear of the hall on request for shows with 500 sales or less. 

No. There is no power infrastructure to support spots.

We have a freestanding aluminium mojo type barrier.

IN HOUSE PA BOXES & AMPS

Used as the base of all systems and our main club rig. Please note that this is a hard install and does not come out. 
 
10 X D&B AUDIOTECHNIK Q1 TOP BOX
2 X D&B AUDIOTECHNIK Q7 TOP BOX
4 X D&B AUDIOTECHNIK J-SUB
2 X D&B AUDIOTECHNIK D20 AMPLIFIER
2 X D&B AUDIOTECHNIK D80 AMPLIFIER
 
The following control equipment is included in your hall hire. 

AVAILABLE CONSOLES

1 X MIDAS PRO 2
1 X MIDAS DL251 STAGE BOX
1 X DIGICO SD9
1 X DIGICO D2 RACK
 
Please advance with us which you would like at FOH and which you would prefer to have at monitors so we may have this set up for your arrival. The default set up is the PRO2 at FOH and the SD9 at monitors. 

MONITORS

10 X SSE AUDIO MB4 WEDGES
 
Sidefills are available at an extra cost but must be arranged in advance. However, this is not recommended as it will take up valuable stage space. 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

1 X 48-WAY SPLIT RACK WITH 2 VEEM OUTPUTS
2 X VEEM TAILSETS
4X VDC STAGE BOXES 2 LINES OF CAT 5 CABLING
1 X 63A/240V, RUBBER BOX CO MAINS DISTRIBUTION 
8 X 16A SOCKET
3 X 32A SOCKET
12 X POWER BOARDS WITH
4 X 13A SOCKETS
12 X K&M TALL BOOM STANDS 10 X K&M SHORT STANDS
2 X K&M KICK STANDS

MICROPHONES

3 X SHURE BETA 58
5 X SHURE SM58
4 X SHURE SM57
1 X SHURE BETA91
1 X SHURE BETA52
4 X SENNHEISER 604
3 X SENNHEISER 614
1 X AUDIX D6
3 X AUDIX I5
2 X SENNHEISER 906
8 X KLARK TEKINK DN100 DI BOX

STAGE LIGHTING

DESK: CHAMSYS MQ80
4 X 4 CELL BLINDERS
4 X ROBE MINI-POINTE
4 X MARTIN RUSH MH1 PROFILE PLUS SPOTS
8 X ROBE LED BEAM 100
2 X MARTIN RUSH MH2 WASH
4 X SGM XC5 COLOUR LED STROBES
1 X LOOK UNIQUE 2.0 HAZER

OPTIONAL FLOOR PACKAGE

2 X ROBE MINI-POINTE
2 X MARTIN RUSH MH1 PROFILE PLUS SPOTS
2 X CHAUVET LED 350 INTIMIDATOR BEAM

ADVANCED BAR LIGHTING (FRONT WASH)

5 X ETC SOURCE 4 JR ZOOM 15-50 DEGREE

CLUB LIGHTING

Box Truss:
2 X CHAUVET GEYSER RGB
8 X CHAUVET INTIMIDATOR BEAM 350 
 
Rear Truss:
2 X CHAUVET INTIMIDATOR SPOT 350
 
Additional Info:
2 X SPARE DMX UNIVERSE TO STAGE
 
Please note club lighting is on a separate universe to stage lighting.

DJ EQUIPMENT

The following can be hired at a cost of £120 for 3 elements from the list below – more elements will be charged at £40/ unit. 
 
2 X PIONEER DJM 850 MIXER
2 X PIONEER CDJ 2000 NEXUS
4 X TECHNICS 1210 MK2 TURNTABLES
 
Please Note:
Any damage cause to in-house equipment by band will be charged at replacement price +10% to replace whatever is damaged. 

PREFERRED IN-HOUSE CREW

M.A.D. CREW

Please contact John McFarlane via club management to arrange crew for your event. 

For each main hall show, three technicians will be provided – 2 audio engineers & 1 light tech – unless otherwise requested. This is part of the venue hire cost. 

A production office is available for exclusive use of the promoter throughout the day. There are plenty of power points available as well as WIFI and ethernet sockets for internet access and a phone. A photocopier is located in another room but promoters are welcome to use this facility. 

Dressing rooms are situated in the basement level of the venue. The gate leading to the dressing room is covered by backstage security all night. Additional security can be arranged in advance. 

1x large, 1 x small. More rooms can be made available if requested. This must be arranged in advance with the venue managers. 

1 x shower located in both band rooms. Please note that and damages caused to the dressing rooms will be charged to the promoter once a full assessment of damage has been taken. 

Wi-Fi network available in dressing rooms.

TOWELS

Available via the venue:

Bath towel – £1 (£5 replacement cost)
Hand towel – £0.50 (£3 replacement cost)

LOAD IN

12pm (this is flexible and earlier times can be arranged in advance) 

SOUND CHECKS

HEADLINE – 4.30pm
1ST SUPPORT – 5.30pm
2ND SUPPORT – 6.15pm
DOORS – 7pm (earlier opening possible with prior arrangement)

CURFEW

SUNDAY – FRIDAY: 10.30pm
SATURDAY: 10pm

Venue is a club 7 nights a week. Your cooperation in observing this curfew is appreciated.

Pit security is not provided in-house. This is done with MAD Crew. Please arrange this in advance. 

G2

Our basement venue is great for more intimate shows and gigs.

PREVIOUS BANDS/ ARTISTS:

The Ataris – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Finch – Funeral For A Friend – Yashin – Gregor Coleman – Hawthorne Heights – Eighteen Visions

 

THE GARAGE VENUE SPECS - G2

 

350 people

PERFORMING RIGHTS SOCIETY (PRS)

All hire fees are subject to the addition of PRS (3% of ticket sales) which must be paid to venue management when you pay your hall hire. You are also required to supply us with a completed Performing Rights Society Programme return.

Is situated off Sauchiehall Street up the lane to the right of The Garage main entrance.

Ranges from 10ft – 24ft

G2 VENUE SPEC DIAGRAM

There are no usable flying points in the venue for touring equipment.

Hung from the back of the lighting truss.

PLEASE NOTE

Valid fire certificates are required before a backdrop is put up

SOUND

63AMP SINGLE PHASE (CEE FORM)

LIGHTS

63AMP THREE PHASE (CEE FORM)

SOUND

Off centre location at the middle of the hall.

LIGHTS

Off centre location at the middle of the hall.

No.

We have a freestanding aluminium mojo type barrier. Most shows are without the barrier. Should you wish barrier and pit crew, this has to be arranged in advance.

PA SYSTEM

8 X LOGIC ETHOS ARRAY VA ARRAY (4 a side)
2 X LOGIC ETHOS 315 BASS (1 a side)
4 X LOGIC ETHOS 218 SUBS (2 a side under the stage)
8 X E45 MC2 POWER AMPLIFIERS
2 X XTA DP6I PROCESSORS

FOH CONTROL

1X ALLEN & HEATH GLD80 DIGITAL CONSOLE – 32 MIC IN VDM150 ANALOGUE

A MIDAS PRO 2 is available if required at an extra cost of £100

MICROPHONES

1 X SHURE BETA52
1 X SHURE BETA 91
4 X SENNHEISER E604
2 X AUDIX ADX 51
4 X SHURE SM57
4 X SHURE SM58
6 X KLARK TECHNIK DI

MONITORS (FROM FOH CONSOLE)

6 X LS152 MONITORS ON 4 BI-AMPED MIXES
2 X CROWN MACROTECH 1200 AMPS – HF
2 X CROWN MACROTECH 2400 AMPS – 15”

LIGHTING (IN-HOUSE ONLY)

1 X TOUCH SCREEN PC
1 X CHAMSYS MINI WING

STAGE LIGHTING

8 X LED PARCANS (at the rear of the stage 4 at either side of stage).
4 X ROBE SPOT 160CT

FRONT LIGHTING

4 X LED PARCANS

Crew are not required for a G2 gig as long as the bands are happy to load in/out their own equipment.

If you do require crew our preferred in-house crew are:

M.A.D. CREW

Please contact John McFarlane via venue management to arrange crew for your event.

As standard one sound engineer is provided per show. Should any more staff be required (lighting/monitor engineer) please arrange in advance. Each additional engineer will be charged accordingly.

A production office is available for exclusive use of the promoter throughout the day. There are plenty of power points available as well as wifi and ethernet sockets for internet access and a phone. A photocopier is located in another room but promoters are welcome to use this facility.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

You will find a copy of phone numbers for anything from backline services to local music stores on the production office wall, along with menu’s and details of all the local restaurants and take-away food places.

Dressing rooms are situated on the same level as the G2 hall. The door leading to the dressing rooms is covered by backstage security all night. Additional security can be arranged in advance.

1 x large, 1 x small. More rooms can be made available if requested in advance. This must be arranged in advance with the venue managers.

1 x shower located in both band rooms.

Wi-fi network available in dressing rooms and production office. Ethernet also available in production office

PLEASE NOTE:

Should we have a main hall show on the same day, we will arrange other accommodation elsewhere in the building.

Any damages caused to the dressing rooms will be charged to the promoter once a full assessment of damage has been taken.

TOWELS

Available via the venue:
bath towel – £1.00 (£5.00 replacement cost)
hand towel – £0.50 (£3.00 replacement cost)

LOAD IN

3.00pm (earlier load can be arranged)

SOUND CHECKS

HEADLINE – 4.30pm
1ST SUPPORT – 5.30pm
2ND SUPPORT – 6.15pm
DOORS – 7pm (earlier opening possible with prior arrangement)

CURFEW

Venue curfew is 10pm – Tuesday and Thursday are the only exceptions for G2.

The venue is a club 7 nights a week, your co-operation in observing this curfew is appreciated.

Please arrange in advance if you need to collect cash on the night. Otherwise, we will assume that a cheque to follow will be fine.

The Jack Daniels Attic

Our Jack Daniels Attic Bar is an amazing grassroot venue that welcomes local and international bands alike. This little venue enables new bands to showcase their music and help build the foundations for the Glasgow live music industry. 

PREVIOUS BANDS/ ARTISTS:

The HunnaThunderJonah MatrangaGet Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.Ryan Key (Yellowcard) – Tenements

THE GARAGE VENUE SPECS - JACK DANIELS ATTIC BAR

150 people

Standard rental for the venue is £150 + VAT which is payable to venue management on confirmation of the event. This includes PA, a sound engineer, venue security and bar staff.

A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your Attic booking. This can be paid in cash to the venue management or by bank transfer using the details on our PDF. Please notify us when you have transferred the money so we can trace it to your account and confirm your date. £50 will be deducted from your hall hire on the night of your event.

Is situated off Sauchiehall Street up the lane to the right of the Garage main entrance.

The Attic does NOT provide any backline – all drum kits, amps, cabs and instruments are to be arranged between the bands and the promoter.

If promoters need to hire a drum kit or amps, ESP Sounds are our preferred supplier. They offer good prices and deliver.

Contact Raymond:

07973478850 or info@esp-musicrentals.co.uk

G2 carpark is not available to park in for load ins. Please load in from the rear entrance on Renfield Street. This also makes your load in easier as it is only one flight of stairs as opposed to 4. Please advance any parking requirements beforehand as space is tight. Especially if main hall is running at the same time.

FOH 

2 X ELECTROVICE TOURX 2182 TWIN 18 BASS BINS
2 X ELECTROVICE TOURX 2152 TWIN 15” TOP SPEAKERS
1 X ELECTROVICE Q99 (BASS)
1 X ELECTROVOICE P2000 (TOPS)
1 X DX38 SYSTEM PROCESSOR

SOUNDCRAFT SI1 EXPRESSION DIGITAL 16 CHANNEL DESK

PLEASE NOTE:
If required a 40 Channel Allen & Heath GLD 80 is available at an extra cost of £75.

STAGE

Raised staging at 12ft x 10ft wide

MONITORS 

4 X ELECTROVICE ZLX

12 monitors on 4 separate mixes. We also have 4 returns to stage for IEMS

MIC STOCK

4 X SHURE SM58
4 X SHURE SM57
3 X SENNHEISER E604
1 X SHURE BETA 52
5 X BEHRINGER DI BOX

STANDS

5 X TALL K&M BOOM STANDS
4 X SHORT K&M BOOM STANDS
1 X K&M KICK DRUM STAND

LIGHTING

2 X LED BARS FOR BACKLIGHT
2 X LEDJ PAR 64 FOR FRONT LIGHT
1 X ZERO 88 ELARA 24 CHANNEL LIGHTING DESK

The Attic does NOT provide any backline – all drum kits, amps, cabs and instruments are to be arranged between the bands and the promoter.

If promoters need to hire a drum kit or amps, ESP Sounds are our preferred supplier. They offer good prices and deliver.

Contact:

Speak to Raymond on 07973478850 or info@esp-musicrentals.co.uk

Crew are not required for an attic gig so long as the bands are happy to load in/out their own equipment.

If you do require crew our preferred in-house crew:

M.A.D. CREW

Please contact John McFarlane via venue management.

A sound engineer is provided as part of your hire. 

LOAD IN

4pm

SOUND CHECKS

5pm

DOORS

7pm (Earlier doors can be arranged. However, this must be done when booking the gig)

CURFEW

10pm. Venue operates as a nightclub 7 nights a week. Your co-operation in observing this curfew is appreciated. 

Please arrange in advance if you need to collect cash on the night. Otherwise we will assume that a cheque to follow will be fine. 

General

We can supply you with alcohol, soft drinks and water for any riders at a very competitive price. Please speak to venue management if you would like us to arrange any of this for you.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any outside catering. There are several restaurants, takeaways, sandwich/ coffee shops in the local area as well as a tesco metro store next door. We have a folder with all the carry out menus, please ask the venue manager for this on arrival (if not already in production office).

There is parking available at the back of the venue on Renfrew Street which can accommodate tour buses however the venue is not liable for any parking fines incurred.

There is landline power available for one bus (16 AMP CEE Form Single Phase). The landline power is not available overnight.

In-house SIA badged security. No other personnel are permitted to deal with the public inside the venue. 

Please direct any requests regarding security via either the venue manager or the security manager. 

Additional security for vehicles, early starts, extra pit etc is available at a cost and must be arranged with the venue management in advance. 

If there is a meet and greet prior to doors, there must be 2 of our stewards provided at a cost of £30 + VAT. This must be arranged at least 1 week in advance. If we are informed on the day we will be unable to accommodate and the meet and greet will not take place. 

We have a strict No Glass Policy inside the venue. All bottled drinks will be decanted into plastic glasses and any pints/ spirits will also be served in plastic glasses. 

Crowd surfing is discouraged. Repeat offenders will be ejected but only as a last resort. Our policy enourages a lively, enjoyable atmosphere but with adequate arrangements to prevent major issues developing and provide fast, effective response to unsafe crowd situations. 

Venue management decisions are final. 

Stewards are briefed prior to doors as to the audience profile and their likely behaviour. Artist and promoter input in this process is welcomed. 

Full searches are mandatory for entry to The Garage. Professional cameras will be stored until the end of the show. Harmful items and food/drink will not be permitted inside the venue. 

If the promoter has made arrangements with the venue manager for a 14+ show. Then any Under-16’s must be accompanied by an adult. This must be stated on all tickets and advertising. 

At present, we do not have box office facilities for the sale of tickets. We can however, sell online via www.ticketweb.co.uk.

We are looking into the possibility of running a box office from the venue and will inform you of any changes as and when we can. 

On the night of your event, our cash desk is available for your staff to sell tickets/ run guest list from. Our staff can be arranged to run this at an additional cost. This must be arranged in advance. 

They are available, however, any after shows must be arranged in advance with venue. If the bands would like to stay in for the club night they are more than welcome. We will ensure adequate security is available. 

Arrangements for the band can also be made at Cathouse Rock Club if required. Please contact Kerstin (kerstin@hfents.com) for more information. 

Just before doors to the events, there will be a show stop meeting with venue manager, head of security, promoter’s rep and band rep (tour manager). 

This meeting is in case there is an emergency that calls for the show to be stopped. It ensures that everyone involved knows the correct procedures to be carried out quickly and safely. 

Please ensure that all tickets/ advertising include one of the following phases relevant to your event:

18+ GIG

Strictly over 18’s. Please bring ID. Management reserve all rights. 

14+ GIG

Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring ID. Management reserve all rights. 

We are completely against flyposting and it is illegal in Glasgow. Should we discover that flyposting has taken place and the venue is threatened with a fine, we will happily pass promoter details on to the council. There are a number of companies who deal with legal poster sites. Should you require more information on this please ask. 

The Garage is located at the Charing Cross end of Sauchiehall Street. It is on the main bus route into the heart of the city. 

It is surrounded by bars, restaurants, coffee shops and convenience stores. Retail shops can be found just a short walk (5 mins) from the front door. Detailed directions can be found at the bottom of The Garage web page

NEAREST UNDERGROUND STATION

St Georges Cross

NEAREST RAIL STATION

Charing Cross

VENUE HIRE

Please contact Iain (iain@hfents.com). Should he be unavailable, please contact Senga (senga@hfents.com) or Andy (clark@hfents.com)

PLEASE NOTE:

Parking is restricted in the area covered by the double yellow lines, the bays are for residents use and the use of the hotel patrons. If you are
towing a trailer that will not open while parked in this space, it can be backed into our car park area in the morning of the show. However, please ensure it is not
so far down as to block the fire exit, which is also the load in door.

When you arrive, please plug into the shore power and switch off your engine, we have neighbours, some with young children and the sound of a running engine can get a bit on the side of disturbing in the night.

Please refrain from emptying waste.

If it’s a party you are after, we can arrange guest entrance to the club should you arrive the day before your show, or even after and aren’t leaving til later.

We just need you to keep the noise down out there. Soundchecks must only take place if all rear fire doors are closed. The Garage is part of a mixed community of busy thoroughfare, local businesses and home life, we respect everyone equally, and ask for your understanding in these matters during your visit.

We look forward to working with you.

Team Garage

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