The project assists in the relocation and redevelopment of a popular arts venue, The HMV Empire, a cornerstone of Coventry’s night-time economy. The new premises will increase the available space allowing HMV Empire to increase its cultural diversity and host more events.
The new venue will increase capacity, potentially up to 1500 people. This can be divided and sectioned to allow the venue to host shows with as few as 100 people. HMV Empire also has a large number of room configurations that include seating, round table events and conference and exhibition spaces. HMV Empire will deliver its existing diary that includes live music, wrestling, comedy, club nights, creative workshops and community productions. Layouts have also been devised to accommodate social distancing regulations.