Frequently asked questions

How do I get a gig at chinnerys?


If your based in Essex and want to have the chance to play chinnerys, please drop us an email on chinnerys@hotmail.co.uk




Is Chinnerys accessible?


The venue and front bar is ground floor access, inside the venue its all one level, the main toilets are situated upstairs, There is a groud floor toilet in the front bar.




Is there any seating in the venue?


The venue is all standing with no seating available, although plenty seating in the front bar for that before and aftershow drink!




Where is the best place to park?


We always recommend seaway car park, it is immediately behind Chinnerys & is free to park in after 6pm.




Where can we buy tickets for gigs?


We sell tickets Through SEE tickets,Fives records in leigh on sea & you can also get tickets from the front bar.




Do we need to print E tickets?


No problems if you can't or you forget or you want to save the world one tree at a time( like us ) , just make sure you have your confirmation email on your phone to show the box office.




What are stage times for the shows?


Exact stage times are not advertised as we often don’t have particularly accurate information until a couple of days before the event, sometimes not even until the day of the gig itself! When we do get accurate stage times we try as often as possible to post them on the facebook event on the day of the show. As a general rule of thumb for gigs if doors open at 7.30 you should expect any support bands to be on between around 7.45 and 9pm with the headline band on stage somewhere between 9pm and 9.30pm ending around 10.30 or 11pm




What time do the gigs finish?


Again it can be quite varied, but we try to get most shows finished by 11pm, so people have enough time to make public transport. The front bar does have a 2am license if you want to carry on partying after the gig.




Does the venue have a cloakroom?


It sure does, its situated to the right of the venue as you walk in, its charged at £1 per item.




Who do I speak to if I have lost something at the venue?


If you have lost items or left them in the cloakroom please Contact 01702 467305 with a description of the missing item, date of the show, contact details and any other relevant information. We will check and if the item can be located will be in contact to arrange for you to collect the item.
We keep items for a maximum of four months, after this period they are passed to local charity shops. Valuable items may be held for a longer period.
Items such as passports and ID’s etc. are handed to the relevant authorities if not collected within the time frame. (this does not include any confiscated IDs)




What is the age limit of the venue?


All gigs at Chinnerys are 14+ unless otherwise stated, club nights ( where no bands are playing) are all 18+

The front bar is 18+ only at all times.




Do I need to bring ID with me?


YES, please do, if you are lucky enough to look under 25, you will be asked for ID at the bar if you are purchasing anything alcoholic.




Do you take Credit/Debit cards?


Yes we do, please note there is a minimum spend of £5 on the bar to use Card
We do not take card on the box office, it is cash only.You can get cash back over the bar if you have come out without cash, also cash points along the seafront.