• Train

    Located 5 minutes walk from Westgate station and approximately 20 minutes from Kirkgate Station.


    Regular services run direct to Wakefield from around the Country.

  • Taxi / Minibus

    Dolan Green Executive Services:

    Tele: 01924 372919

    Mob: 07711 635095


    Minibuses available from 8 to 42 seaters

    Standard and Executive Cars

  • Sat Nav

    Postcode: WF1 1ED.

  • M1 North (J40)

    Approx. 2.6 mile


    See Link

  • M1 South (J39)

    Approx. 3 mile


    See Link

  • M62 (West)

    Exit Junction 30  


    See Link

  • Car Park

    Unity House car park is situated at the top of Smyth Street. Parking is free after 6pm and all day Sunday’s.

  • Bengal Palace 'Authentic Asian Cuisine'

    36 Smyth Street (Opposite Warehouse23)


    WF1 1ED

    (01924) 377700

    Opening Hours:

    Sunday to Thursday 6pm – 10:30pm

    Friday & Saturday 6pm – 12:30am

    Present Warehouse23’s ticket or wrist band on the day of the gig to receive a 10% discount off your meal

  • Venue Hire

    Hire Pricing:


    Please contact [email protected] for any current/seasonal price changes.


    All prices quoted are exclusive of VAT.




  • Parking

    Warehouse23 is surrounded by public and private car parks for use by artists and customers. Customers are best parking opposite the venue either on Smyth Street or in the car park opposite the venue.

  • Load In

    This is done through the main entrance, as it is the only entrance with no stairs. Other entrances may be used if the artist so wishes. For loading, artists may park on Smyth Street for up to 2 hours (£1.40 charge). This becomes free after 6PM.

  • Technical Specifications

    F.O.H System
    Logic System Ethos Array
    6x Ethos VA
    2x Ethos Nd315
    4x Ethos Nd218
    Powered by Logic Systems amps.

    Logic Systems Infill



    Stage Dimensions
    20ft x 20ft playable area, 28” High. 8ft x 6ft x 18” drum riser.


    F.O.H. Mix Position
    Midas Pro2
    CD Player
    iPod connection
    40 send, 16 return Digital multicore


    Monitors System
    8 way mix.
    10 Logic Systems CM20’s
    Side Fills (2*18” and Turbosound TA-500H per side)
    All mixes BiAmped.
    4*15” Sub added for drum mix.
    Monitors are generally controlled from F.O.H. mix position.

    Midas M32 is available on request (4 weeks notice) as monitor console.


    Microphones/DI Boxes
    6* SM58
    6* SM57
    6* Sennheiser e904
    1* Sennheiser e602
    1* Sennheiser e902
    1* Sennheiser e901
    1* Solomon SubKick
    1* Audio Technica ATM250
    2* Beta57
    2* Beta58
    3* Sennheiser e614
    5* Condenser microphones
    16* Active DI boxes


    Selection of full boom and half boom stands.
    5* LP Claws


    14x LED PAR64
    10x Prolight Kudos8’s
    2* Showtec Sun Strips
    1* Haze Machine


    Lighting Control
    We use a Pearl Expert Titan lighting desk for all our live shows.

    If you wish to bring your own desk, we can provide a full DMX plan in advance of the show.


    Video Screen
    Warehouse23 now have a 4mtr x 2mtr video screen at the back of the stage. This is controlled by Resolume from F.O.H. Please provide any custom graphics you wish to be shown on the screen in advance or asap on the day.


    Back Drop
    Warehouse23 no longer have the ability to hang backdrops. Please provide either in advance, or on the day you logo/backdrop image in electronic format and we will display this through our screen. This allows smoother transition between band backdrops.


    Technical Requirements
    Any technical requirements over and above what is listed can be arrange. A cost may be incurred to venue hirer. 4 weeks notice needed, price on application.


    Our stage has a compliment of 13A sockets to cover any artists’ needs.


    For health and safety purposes, we have a permanently installed crowd control barrier with security pit for every live event.


    Although we are licenced to hold 700 people.


    Air Con
    Warehouse23 has 6 large air con units to help maintain a comfortable temperature.

  • Backstage Facilities

    Dressing Room 1
    Fully heated dressing room. Fridge
    Seating for ~12 people.

    Dressing Room 2
    Fully heated dressing room. Fridge
    Seating for ~10 people.

    Communal Facilities
    1x Shower
    2x Toilets
    Sofa for ~8 people (for opening support if needed)
    1x Worktop area with fridge, kettle, microwave, toaster.
    1x Desk with power for TM

  • Merchandise

    The merchandise area is to the back of the room in the raised area near the FOH mixing desk. Power is available upon request. We can arrange for a merchandise vendor for you charged at £6.50 per hour. Prior notice is needed if you require this.

  • Guest list

    We allow 1 guest per performing member of support bands and a total of 20 guests per headline band unless otherwise arranged. Guest lists must be submitted to the artist liaison on the night no later than 30 minutes before doors.

  • Age Restriction

    All our events are run on a 14+ basis unless otherwise specifically stated at the time of booking. All minors must be clear of the venue by 11:30 in accordance with our licence.

  • Crowd Surfing

    Crowd surfing is strictly prohibited at all events. Any audience member caught will be removed from the venue. Please do not encourage this.

  • Pyrotechnics

    Whilst we welcome the idea of pyrotechnics, powerful lasers, CO2 cannons and other special effects in an artists’ show. Use of these is strictly prohibited without written consent given by the venue prior to the show.

  • Invoice & Contracts

    Please send all invoices & contracts to:

    FAO: Bryn Johnson
    Factory Leisure Ltd
    23 Smyth Street
    Wakefield WF1 1ED


    Any further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us.


    Technical Enquiries:
    Joe Lally
    [email protected]


    All other enquiries:
    Bryn Johnson
    [email protected]

23 Smyth Street,
West Yorkshire,