Membership of the DOGHOUSE

After 10 years we have decided to introduce the DOGHOUSE MEMBERSHIP. It costs £10 a year, running from September to September.

Unfortunately this means we will no longer be accepting Frequent Dogger cards.

The benefits of membership are 2 fold. One helps you, one helps us. We need to raise funds to allow us to continue to operate (see below Doghouse going forward) and by becoming a member you are helping us do this. The second is that memberships entitles you to discounts on any gigs we put on. For a little more info on this, please see below.

To become a member, you can sign up at any gig, in advance from Revo in Halifax or online here.

Please note: If you become a member you don't need to book tickets in advance (unless we tell you via a mailer), your membership will guarantee your entrance at the members rate.

What's coming up...?

The DOGHOUSE - Going forward

Thank you to all those of you who came to a Doghouse gig in our 10th Birthday year.  We've had some really great shows and  we are really pleased with our autumn line up too.  However, it's fair to say it's been a financially difficult period for the doghouse.  In the past it has been our Minster shows and my own personal contribution that has kept us going.  Unfortunately despite my best efforts there is no Minster show in the offering and the cupboard is bare.

It may surprise you to know that the cost of running the Doghouse from April 2014 to April 2015 cost £29,000 and lets just say I haven't seen that amount back. In 2015 only 2 gigs have made a profit and as such our future really is not sustainable.   Moving forward a committee has been set up which amongst other things will enable us to apply for arts funding but clearly there's no guarantee we will be successful.  So we have to look at trying to bring new income. One way is to grow our audience numbers and we really would appreciate your help in bringing new people to experience the doghouse.  

The second way is that we are going to introduce a new (optional) annual membership which will run September to September and which in conjunction with a new pricing policy will mean that members will get in cheaper. The membership is going to cost £10 (available in advance from Revo Records or on the door at gigs).  As part of our new pricing structure we are going to stop frequent dogger discounts but we will still let in those on JSA for free and do what we can for those on low pay.  

Welcome to the Doghouse

We are not-for-profit music promoters based in Halifax, West Yorkshire who since 2005 have been promoting quality live music in and around the town. We specialise in bringing out of the area bands and artists to play. Our line ups are pretty eclectic and put together with love and care.

Artists who have played in our 300+ gigs include Efterklang, Robin Guthrie,Low, The Lovely Eggs, I Am Kloot, John Grant (twice), The Travelling Band,Plank!, Sweet Baboo, Electric Soft Parade, Beat Mark!, Hope and Social, The Unthanks, Loch Lomond, ,the Courteeners, Marissa Nadler, Ian McNab, Anna Von Hauswolf,Denis Jones and many, many more.

We use Arden Road Social Club as our base.
If you want to play for us mail but be warned, we get loads of mails and our expectations are high

Keep on DOGGING...

Upstairs at Arden Road (The Archway Project)

Well our move to try Bar Up for a few gigs has come to an early end. Nothing against Neil, we are sure the teething problems would have been overcome but our decision has come about because an opportunity that we have been given is too good not to go with.

So, we are pleased to announce that whilst we will continue to use the main room at Arden, we will now use the intimate upstairs space run by the Archway Project. Previously we have used it for gigs by Tiny Ruins, Hafdis Huld and others. It has it's own bar but we are also in negotiations to get access to the lounge in the main club. If you've not been upstairs then I'm sure you'll like.

The capacity is small and should lend itself to a great atmosphere.

Thanks to Neil at Cookies for the help he gave us in our short stay.

NEW hoodies and T shirts - For 10 years like...

On sale at upcoming gigs, a celebratory hoody for 10 years of the DOGHOUSE. Great for round the house, at grandmas for tea, walking on a spring day or something for a big day out to a city or tourist attraction...

Also good for boozer, gigs and sleeping in...

The front sports the DOGHOUSE logo in a fancy surround and on the back, a nearish comprehensive list of all bands

The sum of £15 for a hoody and £8 for t shirt will be required to purchase them and to do so please email

Our 10 Year Old Story...

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