Arriving at your venue… Where is the bus station / train station / car parking etc.
If arriving by bus, the closest interchange is Park Lane bus station, which is located 0.3 miles from the venue, a 7 minute walk.
If arriving by train, the closest station is Sunderland Station where national, local and metro trains all stop. This is located 0.1 miles from the venue, a 2 minute walk.
The closest disabled parking is located on the same street as Independent, only 30 metres from the venue. Please note this disabled parking is currently out of use.
For the closest car parking there is Sunniside Multi Story which is open 24 hours and is located 0.5 miles from the venue, a roughly 10 minute walk. The address is 1-3 William Street, SR1 1UL. See the map below. Also, close on-street parking is located on Burdon Road which is 0.2 miles from the venue, a roughly 5 minute walk.
There is space directly outside the venue for safe drop off and pick up.
Where’s nice to eat/drink/socialise before and after events at Independent?
Fancy a Burger? – No.2 Church Lane:
A range of quirky and classic, meat and vegan burgers accompanied by cold beers and fresh cocktails.
Address: 2 Church Lane, Sunderland, SR1 3PT
Opening Times: Mon-Sun 12pm
Fancy a Pint? – The Ship Isis:
Camra pub of the year, serving the best of craft and real ale alongside the best pizzas in Sunderland.
Address: 26 Silksworth Row, Sunderland, SR1 3QJ
Opening Times: Mon-Thu 3pm & Fri-Sun 12pm
Fancy a Taco? – Mexico 70:
Tacos, Wings and Loaded Fries with Coronas and Margaritas. What’s not to love.
Address: 312 High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3ET
Opening Times: Tue-Fri 5pm & Sat 1pm
How accessible is your venue?
Entering the Venue:
There is level access entry to the venue and across the full ground floor. Entry to the venue is through either of two sets of double doors, both 2 metres wide. Box office is situated just inside the main front door, it is at a slightly raised level however staff assistance is available if required.
The first floor of the building has no level access, it is accessed only by two staircases.
Accessible toilet is located on the ground floor at the front of the main room. If a key is required staff will be more than happy to assist. Main toilet blocks are located upstairs.
There are three bars, two on the ground floor and one upstairs. All bar areas are at a raised height however lower level access is available at the end of all bars. Bar menus are available at all bars. Table service is available if required.
I would like to hire the venue for an event.....
Independent has multiple spaces that can be used for varying events, you can view the full venue info and tech pack here.
For standard events (gigs running on normal timings etc) our rate card can be viewed here. For events that don’t conform with our normal timings and set up please drop us an email, we’d still be happy to discuss and work out a plan that suits you and your event, email Ben on email@example.com
What are your opening times?
Our opening times vary weekly depending on what events we have on, you can easily find out by checking the events tab on our site or our most recent posts on social media should have all the information you need for upcoming opening times. Our weekly club nights are every Friday and Saturday: Friday – INDEPOP from 11pm & Saturday The Sesh from 10pm.