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Win FREE tickets with our short survey!July 24, 2014

Afternoon everyone, we’re currently conducting a brief survey into the relationship between genre and customer habits and we need your help!

If you have visited the Boileroom at least once (ever!), have a spare 5-10 minutes to kill and fancy being in with the chance of winning some freebies as a thank you, then simply head to our survey HERE!

We have a pair of FREE tickets to the show of your choice (provided it’s not sold out already) or two bottles of our own Little Boileroom beer (available to over 18s only), brewed by the wonderful Little Beer Corporation, to give away! So if you’ve spent some time at the venue, complete the survey and leave a contactable email address in the final box of the form, you’ll automatically be entered into the prize draw to win one of those two lovely prizes. It’s just a short survey but will really help us out, and of course could land you some excellent freebies!

Full details of how the results will be used, as well as conditions of entry can be found in the survey’s introduction.

Thanks as always! The Boileroom Team.


Music Meditation WorkshopJuly 16, 2014

Music Meditation Workshop

Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Mindfulness meditation practitioner and professional musician Andrew Ford invites you on a journey of self
exploration through sound.

A selection of unique musical instruments will be played to provide the sonic focus for meditation, drawing
the meditator into deep relaxation, concentration and bliss.
Musical instruments include Native American style Flutes, Kalimbas, Tibetan singing bowls and Hang.

No prior meditation experience required and beginners most definitely welcome.

Meditators can choose to lie or sit, whichever is most comfortable.

Please bring yoga mats, cushions, etc with you.

We are limited to 30 spaces only – buy tickets in advance here to guarantee a space!
Music for meditation and yoga –

BIGTOPP // THE OHMZJuly 8, 2014



We’re carrying on skanking this month with the return of Bigtopp Monday 28th July with The Ohmz in tow – if you caught Bigtopp at Skatopia back in February you’ll know why we’re so excited for this show! Tickets onsale here – come join us! X



We have a veritable mish-mash of genres in store for you this week! Tonight we launch the Guildford Fringe Festival and fundraising for local resident, photographer and ‘raconteur Phil Mitchell’s upcoming trip to India with Veterinary charity Mission Rabies in style with a host of local performers. We’ll have live music from the lovely UkeJam plus special guests, Nefarious Picaroons, The New Hawleans Jug Band.

But that’s not all, folks! Surrey Circus will be setting up shop in the garden, local artist Andrew Curtis will be drawing caricatures on the night, and Phil will be taking some of his delightful photographs on the night to sell as well as a superb raffle with some great prizes: A £40 food and drink voucher at the King’s Head, a £20 voucher for the Joint Butchers, A fuller’s Brewery Tour & a beer, 4 tickets to a show of choice at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, A meal at the Sizzling Wok, A Charley Farley Sunday Four Grab Bag of goodies, and so many more! Raffle tickets are £1 and available for one night only – come on down to this free entry, all ages show and help us raise some funds for a good cause (Donations for Phil’s trip can be made here), and celebrate some of Guildford’s finest musical, creative talents and local businesses! X

On Wednesday night we have more local talent lined up with Vinyl Staircase playing their first headline show here at the venue, with support from Son Joan, Bleak House, Seers, and Isabella Rose Hart. Once again this is a free entry show, come down and catch them before they go stellar! X

Thursday we welcome back the marvellous Shrine, who supported Empress back here with an electric live show back in April. Getting some serious Air-time with Daniel P. Carter on Radio One, the likely lads from Brighton are stopping off in Guildford en-route to Sonisphere! Catch them here LIVE with support from I Plead Irony, For Astronauts and Satellites, and Throatpunch City. Tickets available here.


…And on Friday we take a trip down memory lane courtesy of GU1 Punx and Sam Hopper, with Megan’s Righteous Blast-From-The-Past Birthday Bonanza! (Best gig name ever?!) For one night only, some classic Guildford now-legendary acts will be getting back together to play it LIVE one more time: Complex GSL, Jeremy George, Pickled Dick and Abel Hans will all be taking to the stage, we’re soo excited for this show! Tickets available from here, here and here.


Check out what else we have in store in the coming weeks here x


THANK YOU!June 24, 2014

Street Party 2013 3
The Salts performing at last year’s Street Party

A big thank you to everyone that has signed and shared our petition, to keep The Boileroom open – we really appreciate everyone’s support and are truly grateful to each and every one of you.

A lot of people have been asking how they can help further than signing the petition and sharing via social networks. We are asking that those that feel comfortable to write a letter or email of support to Licensing at Guildford Borough Council, referencing the licensing conditions that we adhere to rigorously, and the management of the venue including noise, would be greatly appreciated – the more voices we can raise the better!

To email, the address is:, with cc-ed (so we can keep a copy for our records). or written letters can be posted to this address (please do send us a copy too if possible): Licensing Department, Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4BB.

Our good friends at Music Venues Trust are also running a petition to see a change in the law, to review the current legislation of noise abatement orders. If their petition gains 100,000 signatures or more it will be considered for debate by the Backbench Business Committee in Parliament. This is a nationwide problem, that is not only affecting ourselves, but fellow independent venues like The Fleece in Bristol, Night and Day Cafe in Manchester, the Blind Tiger in Brighton, Tin Pan Alley in Camden, who are also facing similar issues- we all need your help to keep music live!


The Boileroom Team