“ Queen Street, Nottingham. Tel: +44 (0)115 910 111. „
Famous for their Renaissance night (although they no longer have it as it's moved to London), Media is an amazing venue and boasts having amazing one-off events like the Damage gig in March last year as well as newer more popular nights now. It is a converted theatre, and therefore has a huge main auditorium as well as a variety of other rooms including a blue room, a VIP lounge and a multi-media games room. This is brilliant for restless people like me who want to play games one minute and then dance the next. There isn't much seating in the club, but this doesn't matter to me as I don't sit down once I'm there unless I'm playing in the Games room (they have a Dreamcast!). However this may be a sore point with 'wallflowers' so it's worth knowing that you're not likely to be able to get a seat in this club. Just be careful when you’re going up and down the stairs- I’ve not fallen yet although I’ve walked straight into the metal staircase. Unfortunately drinks are very pricy, I'd suggest going to Redback Bar next door before coming in. Redback Bar isn't the best bar but its cheap (bottles from a £1). I mean if the aim is getting drunk what does it matter?! I've paid £3.30 for a bottle of Smirnoff Ice which is ridiculous. Recently Media has changed owners and I'm extremely sad that my favourite Thursday night 'Satellite' no longer exists. I'm not the only one not impressed with the inferior replacement called 'Mother'. As the changes in the nights are quite major I'll quickly go through the nights. Monday- 'Come Play' ********************************************* Monday nights are 'Come Play' where entry is £3 before 11 £4 afterwards. The music begins with a lot of R'n'B, dance and the odd bit of cheese. However I do feel that the price is a bit high for a standard student night. Kiss Kiss -the previous student night was £2 to get in. Thursday- 'Mother' ********************************************* Although it is only £3 to get in before 11 the night doesn't have the brilliant vibe that Satellite did. It is still house music so I don’t want to put people off but the crowd isn't the same. They really need more commercial music otherwise they're quickly going to lose numbers. Shots of Sambuca are only £1 on this night! Friday- 'Rhythm' ********************************************* This night is R'n'B, Soul, Rap and Hip Hop in the main room. Old Skool is in the Blue Room -FAB!!!! This new night is really popular, and it is actually pretty good. It can be full of townies and fourteen year olds though. Expect to be searched before entry- you've been warned! Entry is reasonable at £5 before 11, £6 afterwards Saturday- 'Retro' ********************************************* Saturday's are now called 'Retro' and still cater for people into house which I'm thankful for. However it's not the same without Renaissance. The changes have only just taken place, so the new night needs time to settle down. I can't believe I went to the same club four nights in a week. All for the sake of research! Don't say I'm not dedicated to my work ;-) Anyway it is also in a brilliant location close to a lot of bars and pubs. Check this club out, it has a great atmosphere!!
Media is a high class club in the centre of Nottingham, in the shell of an old theatre. It is excellent if what you are looking for is a quality night out, a bit different to the usual cheesy alternatives during the week in Nottingham. The music on the main dancefloor is usually house though the club consists of a number of different rooms, each with its own atmosphere. There is even a playstation room! There are special nights where the music policy changes but to get the full Media experience you should really go when true Media music is in use. The club is quite pricey as far as drinks and entrance fee go compared to most other clubs in Nottingham, especially on Friday and Saturday nights, when the best DJs are playing. A word of warning - if you go, be reasonably smart. The bouncers don't like trainers, even on Student nights.
Media, situated on Queen Street in Nottingham has a number of attractions including various bars and even an R'n'B Room. Entry fee on a Thursday night is £3 with a flyer and £4 without but because its student night, there are plenty of single, young people around. You can get in anytime after 10:30pm but you can sometimes expect a queue as its one if not the best club in Nottingham. The music, except in the R'n'B Room is mostly trance and you can dance on the dancefloors or just take a pew next to one of the bars. Whatever you do, you can expect a great night out!
Media is situated in an old theatre building, which means that the ceiling is high, there is a big stage to get up and dance on, but also there are stairs down to the dance floor and the toilets which can be a bit steep after a few...! The dance floor is packed whatever night you go and for a good reason - it's the best night out in Nottingham. Don't lose sight of your friends! Thursdays is student night with commercial dance, house, and garage, Wednesdays is a bit less frenzied and still really popular with the students - there's a bit more chart music and the drinks aren't so expensive. Saturdays is Renaissance, and some of the biggest names on the UK club scene can be found there - Pete Tong, Danny Rampling, Judge Jules, even Boy George! The club is a bit of a maze outside the main dance floor, with rooms here and there for food, more chilled out music - there's even a playstation room! It is quite expensive at the weekend but much less so during the week or if you have an NUS card (ie £2 on wednesdays), but altogether it's a brilliant night out in the centre of Nottingham. It's just across the road from a cash machine and a short stroll to the nearest kebab shop. Bliss!
Lots of hype when it opened a while ago, and the fact that it used to be a cinema is all well and good. But this cannot detract from the fact that the dancefloor might as well not be there - it's that small, the bar staff are some of the worst I have ever seen, and the constant steps up and down are a complete pain even when sober - when pissed they can be very painful. It has some nice touches though. The toilets are very nice, and there are some attractive single women, but these factors are offset because the place is just so jammed full of single blokes. The prices are also too steep for Nottingham too. £12 on a Saturday is never going to compete with the more established nights. Trust me, if you are looking for a good night out in Nottingham, Media is good for Thursday (student night). Any other night, head for the Palais for commercial dance, the Bomb for Drum and Bass, and Envy for a meat market.
media is one of the newest, and by far the biggest and best, nightclubs in nottingham. it offers a chill out bar, an r 'n' b room, a restaurant, a media room, two more bars and a large dancefloor. The venue is simply fantastic, attracting the top DJs, meaning that it offers the best music in town. The price of entry varies from night to night, with media on a saturday being the biggest night, charging £12 entry. however, there are student nights (thursday i believe) when entry is usually around a fiver, well worth a visit in my opinion. media is always packed no matter what night you go, with can be seen as an advantage or disadvantage.Media offers a busy, lively atmosphere, with usually lots of drunken, single people
Thursdays is the most popular night at this newish Nottingham based club (probably because it is student night) which boasts two bars (one chill out), a restaurant and a dance floor. Fridays and Saturdays attract some named DJs (Danny Rampling, Paul Oakenfold...)and Thursdays are commercial house. I had a fantastic time here, largely owing to the fact that music is excellent and well mixed. The only problem I would cite is that the dancefloor is tiny and there are also a lot of blokes on the pull so watch out! Also the fact that there are stairs leading down to the dance floor can be a problem if you've just spent some time at the bar. Overall, a great night out.