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About Us

Mr Kyps Live Music Venue has been a cornerstone of live music culture in Bournemouth and Poole since 2002, and has since become a regular fixture on the itinerary of national and international touring bands.

Kyps has room for 300 spectators with unrestricted views throughout, and contains facilities and promotional infrastructure that easily belies our modest capacity. Since a major refurb on the Grade II Listed building in 2008, we now have one of the most impressive rooms of its size on the south coast, and our aim is to create a sound and atmosphere that is perfect for the appreciation of live music.

The stage at Kyps has seen a wide variety of performers since our inception, from internationally acclaimed players and vocalists, to the most promising up-and-coming independent acts. We pride ourselves on providing a wide spectrum of music at the venue and ensure that each and every show is presented in the best possible way, subject to the unique vibe of each particular artist.

We have an in-house promotional team who are united by a dedicated, passionate attitude towards music, and as a result Mr Kyps has an excellent reputation for attracting bands which wouldnʼt usually play such intimate venues with Adam Ant, Joe Bonamassa, The Fall, The Levellers, New Model Army, Easy Star All-Stars, Toots & The Maytals, The Buzzcocks, Imelda May and many others.


Mr Kyps is available for hire for almost any purpose. We are fully equipped for almost anything you could think of hosting. Be it a birthday party with some bands, a film premier, kickboxing / cage fighting or just arranging a gig for your band.. We have done it all. Hire prices are negotiable and depend upon the exact nature and date of your event. Get in touch to discuss further.

Playing Here

Would you like to play at Mr Kyps? We are always looking for acts to support on shows. We ask our supporting acts to be able to bring 40 people to a show with them. If you think this is possible in Poole with your band then we would love to hear from you. Please check our website for upcoming shows and then send us an email letting us know what kind of acts you feel would be suitable to play alongside. In this email please include a link to your music online, ideally with some live videos included.