“ Alternative Club and Venue. Bank Street, near Fitzalan Square Tram Stop „
Well it seems that a bit of an update on Corporation is due...
Firstly, the nightclub moved quite a few years ago, and is now on the corner of Eldon Street and Milton Street, near the Devonshire Cat pub. If you're on Division street, walk down the side of the Forum Bar (with Devonshire Green on your right) and keep walking, down the side of the Devonshire Cat, and eventually you'll be stood in the queue to get into Corp.
Many of the classic club nights still remain the same, Oddball, Reservoir Rocks, Hardside and Drop, however there are now new additions, such as The Skool Disco on wednesday nights, to please the student crowd and less hard-core rock fans amongst you. (Yes you are expected to turn up in School uniform).
There is now more live bands playing, with many big names visiting over the years, such as Kill2This, Hed(pe) and due soon Gary Numan. They had a crack at an under 18s night too (not sure if it's still running) called K-Corp (which I'm pretty sure stands for 'Kiddie Corp'.
If you're a die hard Corp fan, you'll see many of the old faces, and new faces too (those of us have been going for years believe that all the new faces are 'underage kids' till we find out they are actually all over 18, and it's just that we've got several years older!
Halloween is always a highlight on the Corp calendar, everyone comes in costumes - bring a pumpkin and get in free!
The music is still great, and it's still a dingy rock club. Don't be fooled by apperances, most of the patrons are actually really lovely people!
The Corporation is Sheffields biggest rock nightclub, since Rebels closed down about 6 years ago ( sob). The venue has two spacious rooms, one usually plays the more 70's rock, Sabbath, Purple to name but a few, for us older generations, adn the other side usually plays the more up to date stuff, bio hazard, sepultura, pantera et etc. Their is a warm welcome from the bouncers on the door, and not usually too much trouble inside. The decor is mainly black, which is a little mundane, but then your not there for the surroundings! Everyone is very pleasant, and you can wear whatever you fancy, and no one points and laughs. The burger van outside is great too, i can advise the chilli burger with cheese is a great tonic on top of fourteen bottles of newcastle brown. If you are a rocker, and come to sheffield, go to the corporation, but visit the boardwalk too just around the cornerto start the night off well.
When I first arrived in Sheffield I knew that the nightlife was, well, a tiny bit, good but I soon became disappointed as the clubbing seen was really set up for those who are in favour of dance and pop music. Our union had one night for those with a more alternative taste but this wasn’t up for much. I soon discovered a club in Sheffield called The Corporation, which ONLY catered for those with my kind of musical tastes. When I first went I was I found it suited what I was looking perfectly and I now like going there every week. The club is situated on Bank Street, one or two streets behind the cathedral and the first surprise you get is how big in is for a non-mainstream club. There are two huge rooms and it usually gets packed. Everything is suitably black and the sound system is very loud- just right for the kind of music they play. There are three main nights at The Corp., which cater for all kinds of tastes: - MONDAY- LOADED with DJ Angst, a night for all the mainstream rockers who like bands such As Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Korn and Limp BizKit. There is some indie tunes such as SuperGrass and others to keep the indie kids happy. In the other room our rock Society in the Union has started their own nights which can be Djed by anyone in the society and can be any taste they want- the last one was an industrial night and highly recommended. FRIDAY- There are two rooms playing on the next two nights. On this night in Room 1 is MYSTERY MACHINE again with DJ Angst and is a more tones down indie and baggy pop night with bands such as the Happy Mondays and the Charlatans. This is a good night for those who don’t want to end up death. If you like loud, however, Room 2 maybe more your style where DROP is featured with DJ’s Chippy and Lee. The music played here is a mix of Nu, Death and Thrash Metal with a lot of Sk8 punk thrown in, which keeps the skaters using the indoor ramp happy. SATURADAY- In room 1 is HARDSIDE
where those who love to dress up black and look white should come, a definite for the Goths. The DJ’s Chippy and Kev play all the new Nu, Death, Goth, Thrash and Industrial tunes with which we’re all familiar. If this is not your style just go in for a couple of seconds to see the great clothes and make up some of them wear- it’s great. In Room 2 is my personal favourite of all the nights- RESERVIOR ROCKS with DJ Phyll. This is for all the old school metalers who like a bit of Judas Priest, Wasp, ZZ Top and the rest. Don’t be two scared of the 50-year-old truckers (but don’t get in their way either). Overall this club is really worth while place to visit. It also features many live bands such as Agnostic Front, Terrorvision and The Vandals. It has a great atmosphere and the drinks are cheap too, about £1.50 for a bottle of Newcastle brown. It has good facilities including a huge cloakroom for all the Leather Jackets. The other thing I like is no dress code as I don’t like to have to get dressed up too much and I hate wearing Loafers. Anyway the more wacky you look the more normal you are. If you’re ever in Sheffield check this club out but bring a set of earplugs. Good Club, Great night.
Corporation is Sheffield's biggest rock club, boasting two rooms, skate ramp, playstations and a diner as well as it's own pub next door it really is worth a visit. Friday nights are Mystery Machine in room one and Drop in room two. Mystery Machine describes itself as spooky indie but really it's a whole load of stuff from indie to 80s and the odd bit of heavier stuff. Drop is a skatey affair, best ask someone else on that one! Saturdays are heaven! My favorite club night is in room two, Reservoir Rocks, a whole room full of people in cowboy boots, tight trousers and bandannas in their oversized hair (honestly, and that is just the men!)So funny and the music is great too, assuming of course that you like Poison, Bon Jovi, Little Angels and so on. Room one has Hardside which apparently is good but I never really leave the comedy rock room. Weekday nights have had a succession of unsuccessful townie nights which I have, for obvious reasons, never ever been to. On the whole it's great though drinks are a bit pricy.