Do you have a passion for music and live events? What an opportunity this is. Leicester’s double award-winning city centre music venue, The Shed, is now up for sale.

Current owner, Elisabeth Carley-Leonard, has been at the helm since spring 2017 and is selling due to a change in career direction, following an unmissable business opportunity. This means that the ever popular venue is now for sale, with freehold or leasehold opportunities. Perhaps most importantly the venue comes with a full programme, venue staff and established social media presence, making it a great investment opportunity.

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The Shed is a double award-winning, nationally renowned music venue, with the most recent award being ‘Most Innovative Live Music Venue’ at the Midlands Enterprise Awards in July 2021. It consists of 2 venues in 1, with the main area upstairs and smaller venue, Vault downstairs.

Situated within the Cultural Quarter of Leicester city centre, The Shed is one of the oldest grassroots/live music venues in the area. Since 1994, the venue has played host to a whole plethora of incredible artists with a huge range of performance styles and followings, such as Enter Shikari, Ellie Goulding and Kasabian’s first ever gig.

Elisabeth commented, “I’m selling The Shed because I have been offered a lucrative opportunity in Italy, and have found a calling in travelling abroad. I believe it is truly not fair on the venue and staff that my attention and passion is lacking. I am passing the torch on for someone to give The Shed their full focus and love, as it deserves.

“My goal back in 2017, when I took over The Shed, was to save it and to breathe life back into it. I have definitely done so, and twice after reviving it following the pandemic as well. I am so grateful to everyone who has donated their time, money and support into bringing the venue back and better than ever – which it currently is, doing the best it has ever done. It’s now time for somebody else to write the next chapter.”

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For anyone interested in the venue this is a turnkey business opportunity ready for any live music enthusiast, with six months of events pre-booked, a full staff and an established social media presence. Events booked in over the coming months include live music, local and touring acts, student club nights and more.

The Shed is on sale now, selling freehold from £1.2mil and leasehold from £155,000. To find more about The Shed, please visit

To enquire about purchasing the venue, email [email protected] You can also find the sale listing online.

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