The King’s Arms

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First licensed in 1807, The Kings Arms is a long-established public house and performance venue on Bloom Street in Salford, known for its creative ethos.

Downstairs is a bar, public room and snug – whilst upstairs has a number of spaces often used for performances and installations, including a theatre area. It has hosted gigs, festivals including Foundations Festival, a number of theatre and comedy shows and is a regular venue for the Greater Manchester Fringe festival – which celebrated its 2017 launch party here.

Events taking place here have included Stage Fright: A Day of Theatrical Horror, Tim Keogh’s award-winning play ‘Thorn’ about young Morrissey, Married But Lonely, Scruff of The Neck records events and the highly acclaimed one-woman spoken-word production ‘Narcissist in the Mirror’ by Rosie Fleeshman.

The Kings Arms has also been used as a location for filming – with TV productions Cracker and Fresh Meat shot here. It has also hosted a number of clubs, organisations and societies over the years. The pub was the 1946-1971 meeting place of the North of England Irish Terrier Club, a popular location with Salford Friendly Anglers Society and contemporary group The Knitting Club, founded in 2007.

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