RETRO: Roxy Disco and four more former Sheffield clubs

Roxy Disco on Arundel Gate
Roxy Disco on Arundel Gate
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Continuing The Star Retro’s delve into Sheffield’s lost nightclubs, today we turn to five more former venues which are no more.

The one with the most controversial story is undoubtedly Element.

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,  Element Nightclub on Charter Row in Sheffield.
Scene of a stabbing incident.
Sun 11th July 2004

GAZelement elementaw , Element Nightclub on Charter Row in Sheffield. Scene of a stabbing incident. Sun 11th July 2004

The club was shut down by the courts after three men, including a 22-year-old, were allegedly stabbed on the Charter Row premises following what was described as a ‘full scale brawl’.

Police and councillors refused an application for the club to reopen, in October 2004, spelling the end for Element once and for all.

Fiesta, opened in August 1970, had a very different past.

Situated in Arundel Gate, the club cost £500,000 to create and was host to a 1,300 seat amphitheatre.

The Limit nightclub on Eyre Street, Sheffield

The Limit nightclub on Eyre Street, Sheffield

The club, attracted some massive names including Stevie Wonder, The Beach Boys and the Jackson Five, according to reports.

The club met its end in 1980, but its problems began in 1976 due to a 17-day strike by workers looking to join a union.

By 1980, the club closed for good, despite efforts by new management.

Today, the building hosts the Odeon cinema, opened in 1992.

gate, Page three 'stunner'Jordan stands next to a sports car outside the newly revamped Republic nightclub. The club, which opened its doors to a handful of D list celebs and invited guests has been refitted and revamped as 'Gatecrasher One'.

gate, Page three 'stunner'Jordan stands next to a sports car outside the newly revamped Republic nightclub. The club, which opened its doors to a handful of D list celebs and invited guests has been refitted and revamped as 'Gatecrasher One'.

Naturally, nobody in Sheffield can forget Roxy Disco.

The legendary club, which is now the O2 Academy venue, is deeply engrained in Sheffield’s history.

The two-floor, massive club also attracted real stars, including Kylie Minogue and Jason Donavan on the bill.

The Limit, based on West Street, was a popular spot.

Dancing at the Fiesta nightclub in Sheffield

Dancing at the Fiesta nightclub in Sheffield

Famously, Sheffield licensing officials told the club, which was trading from 1978 to 1991, it could not open unless its owners agreed never to allow punk rock band The Sex Pistols to play, such was the paranoia about the upstart anarchic outfit in the late 1970s.

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