About us

Hideaways started life in Chelmsfords’ city centre where we joined forces with The Chelmsford Social Club in 2017 and opened its doors officially in 2019. Post covid lockdown, we moved to Braintree and teamed up with The Bocking Arts Theatre. We will officially re-open in May 2022. **All tickets purchased for events previously advertised for Chelmsford can be fully refunded or used to carry over to the new venue. Email us if you require more information**.

Hideaways have seen great artists such as Toploader, Republica, Johnny Wilson, The Artful Dodger, Leeroy Thornhill, Matt Cardles band Seven Summers and many top end Tribute acts and club nights grace our stage, and will continue to put  on great shows in our new home.

The venue can hold 350 people standing downstairs and 100 upstairs in the 2nd venue room called “The Loft”. We can also easily transform into a seated venue. There is a large bar, a kitchen and thanks to funding from the Arts Council, we upgraded the PA and lighting rig. We upgraded the Front of house PA system consisting of L’Acoustics A15 focus over KS21 subs powered by L’Acoustics flagship LA12X DSP amplifier.  We have also upgraded the stage monitoring system to give the bands 6 mixes of 15” RCF powered monitor wedges. Allen & Heath take care of FOH and Monitoring duties with the SQ6 48 channel digital mixing desk with the GX4816 96khz stage box. All mics and stands have been upgraded so we are now fully tour rider friendly! There are 2 backstage green rooms, and the all important backstage toilets.

There is plenty of parking at Sainsburys in Braintree and about 20 spaces behind the venue. We are a 10 min walk from the Braintree town train station and there is now a brand new Travel lodge hotel nearby for your accommodation needs.

We are able to accommodate touring acts that will require their own desired sound and lighting rigs etc and can accommodate overnight parking for artists.

For any disabled customers needing assistance or seats on any of our shows please contact us through the website and we will be happy to make your visit an enjoyable one.

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