Rebranded as Sheffield Hallam university, the “Poly” ran many gigs in the Nelson Mandela Building.

Please share any memorabilia about this venue and add any missing gigs.


AC/DC
12/10/1977

Tiswas
21/05/1980

Stiff Little Fingers
15/05/1981

UK Subs
05/09/1981

Comsat Angels
25/09/1981

Depeche Mode
07/11/1981

Rezillos
18/01/1984

Phil Lynott's Grand Slam
14/06/1984
Missing tickets, decent quality please, always appreciated!)

Venue : Polytechnic (203 entries)
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Stackridge28/09/1973PolytechnicSheffield
Gallagher & Lyle17/10/1973PolytechnicSheffield
Spencer DavisNutz16/01/1974PolytechnicSheffield
Cockney Rebel27/03/1974PolytechnicSheffield
StackridgeBeckett23/06/1974PolytechnicSheffield
Tim Hardin05/02/1975PolytechnicSheffield
StackridgeShepstone And Dibbens19/02/1975PolytechnicSheffield
Be-Bop Deluxe05/03/1975PolytechnicSheffield
Kokomo10/03/1976PolytechnicSheffield
Charlie16/02/1977PolytechnicSheffield
AC/DC12/10/1977PolytechnicSheffield
Ian Dury14/10/1977PolytechnicSheffield
Chris Spedding19/10/1977PolytechnicSheffield
AC/DC04/11/1977PolytechnicSheffield
Fabulous Poodles01/12/1977PolytechnicSheffield
XTC01/02/1978PolytechnicSheffield
Bethnal14/03/1978PolytechnicSheffield
The Extras29/05/1978PolytechnicSheffield
Sutherland Brothers02/10/1978PolytechnicSheffield
SladeNIck Van Eede23/10/1978PolytechnicSheffield
The JamPatrick Fitzgerald The Dickies / Patrick Fitzgerald10/11/1978PolytechnicSheffield
Bethnal24/11/1978PolytechnicSheffield
Generation X08/12/1978PolytechnicSheffield
Kinks19/01/1979PolytechnicSheffield
Def Leppard28/02/1979PolytechnicSheffield
Rachel SweetThe Sports04/05/1979PolytechnicSheffield
John Otway09/05/1979PolytechnicSheffield
Violinski16/05/1979PolytechnicSheffield
Def Leppard12/06/1979PolytechnicSheffield
Comsat AngelsGraph13/06/1979PolytechnicSheffield
Judie Tzuke10/10/1979PolytechnicSheffield
Lene LovichJane Aire & the Belvederes / Meteors12/10/1979PolytechnicSheffield
Sutherland Brothers17/10/1979PolytechnicSheffield
The Ruts31/10/1979PolytechnicSheffield
Tourists09/11/1979PolytechnicSheffield
Side Effects30/01/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Dexy's Midnight RunnersBlack Arabs13/02/1980PolytechnicSheffield
George Melly & the Feetwarmers22/02/1980PolytechnicSheffield
SmirksCharlie Parkas & C.P Lee05/03/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Eddie & The Hot Rods22/03/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Gary Glitter26/03/1980PolytechnicSheffield
The Only Ones25/04/1980PolytechnicSheffield
MagazineManicured Noise30/04/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Martha & The Muffins01/05/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Q-TipsFatal Charm / Grace Poole 502/05/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Grace Poole 5AWOL / Side Effects / R.I.P06/05/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Judie Tzuke17/05/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Tiswas21/05/1980PolytechnicSheffield
TISWAS Team21/05/1980PolytechnicSheffield
The Vapours13/06/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Veiled ThreatThe Corridor / Musical Janeens / Scarborough Antelopes23/06/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Richard & The TaxmenBTM Folders / Hobbies Of Today / Deemus Mint26/06/1980PolytechnicSheffield
ArteryVendino Pact / De Tian / The Naughtiest Girl Was a Monitor27/06/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Gary Glitter01/10/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Nine Below Zero03/10/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Climax Blues Band08/10/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Any TroubleTenpole Tudor / Dirty Looks / Joe King Carrasco & The Crowns / The Equators (Son of Stiff Tour)10/10/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Simple Minds15/10/1980PolytechnicSheffield
After The Fire17/10/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Rock PileGary Myrick & The Figures21/10/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Simple MindsMusic For Pleasure22/10/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Slodgenessabounds31/10/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Comsat AngelsArtery07/11/1980PolytechnicSheffield
ArteryComsat Angels07/11/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Hazel O'ConnorDuran Duran21/11/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Stray Cats28/11/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Stray CatsSeventeen10/12/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Slade12/12/1980PolytechnicSheffield
Mud16/01/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Toyah23/01/1981PolytechnicSheffield
LindisfarneTrimmer & Jenkins11/02/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Thompson Twins13/02/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Q-Tips14/02/1981PolytechnicSheffield
The StranglersModern Eon18/02/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Weapons Of Peace25/02/1981PolytechnicSheffield
George MellyGeorge Chilton's Feetwarmers27/02/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Dr Feelgood06/03/1981PolytechnicSheffield
ArteryCocktail Party / Past Seven Days11/03/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Hot Gossip18/03/1981PolytechnicSheffield
The Selecter20/03/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Deaf AidsVendino Pact / The Naughtiest Girl Was a Monitor27/03/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Roy Harper (CND Benefit)29/04/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Tygers Of Pan TangMagnum / Alkatrazz12/05/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Stiff Little FingersThe Wall15/05/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Richard StrangeCabaret Voltaire / Richard Jobson22/05/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Judie TzukeWoolly Wolsenholme’s Maestoso19/06/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Au Pairs 03/07/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Iggy PopTelephone08/07/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Killing JokeBikini Atoll24/07/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Bow Wow WowThe Higsons02/09/1981PolytechnicSheffield
The FallDisease / Past Seven Days04/09/1981PolytechnicSheffield
UK SubsThe Injectors05/09/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Clint Eastwood & General SaintReggae Regular07/09/1981PolytechnicSheffield
The LookDeaf Aids / Panza Division09/09/1981PolytechnicSheffield
ArteryVendino Pact / John Peel11/09/1981PolytechnicSheffield
CimaronsFar Image / Paradise Steel Band12/09/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Geddes AxeTokyo / Vortex14/09/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Crazy CavanThe Jets / Freebird16/09/1981PolytechnicSheffield
The DamnedRough Copy18/09/1981PolytechnicSheffield
The ExploitedSocial Security / Abrasive Wheels21/09/1981PolytechnicSheffield
New OrderSection 2523/09/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Comsat AngelsTense / The Mirror Crack'd25/09/1981PolytechnicSheffield
The Comic Strip29/09/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Q-Tips30/09/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Gary Glitter02/10/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Weapons Of Peace07/10/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Au Pairs16/10/1981PolytechnicSheffield
The Revillos30/10/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Depeche ModeBlancmange07/11/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Steeleye Span12/11/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Rory Gallagher25/11/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Eurythmics04/12/1981PolytechnicSheffield
The Beat09/12/1981PolytechnicSheffield
Lindisfarne11/12/1981PolytechnicSheffield
The StranglersBoys In Darkness21/01/1982PolytechnicSheffield
After The Fire22/01/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Renegade28/01/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Darts29/01/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Steel Pulse19/02/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Musicians Union Supergroup22/02/1982PolytechnicSheffield
The Amoebas25/02/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Theatre Of HateSouthern Death Cult27/02/1982PolytechnicSheffield
PigbagMouth05/03/1982PolytechnicSheffield
HeeBeeGeeBees06/03/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Q-Tips10/03/1982PolytechnicSheffield
John Cooper ClarkeLinton Kwesi Johnson19/03/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Panza DivisionFallen Angel29/03/1982PolytechnicSheffield
The CureZerra 123/04/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Nick Lowe & His Noise To Go30/04/1982PolytechnicSheffield
The Mirror Crack'd06/05/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Altered ImagesVic Godard08/05/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Kid Creole & the Coconuts16/05/1982PolytechnicSheffield
FashionSteve Torch & Roy White23/05/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Gang Of FourKing Trigger04/06/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Lindisfarne18/06/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Bootleg Beatles25/06/1982PolytechnicSheffield
The ProcessBass Tone Trap30/06/1982PolytechnicSheffield
The PartyProcess / Mortuary In Wax13/08/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Michael Schenker Group27/08/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Theatre Of HateUnder Two Flags01/09/1982PolytechnicSheffield
The ProcessCanker Opera / John Peel03/09/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Ranking DreadAmazulu10/09/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Black Slate18/09/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Maximum JoyAmazulu / Mark Mywords25/09/1982PolytechnicSheffield
MudFlying Pickets / Mark Mywords29/09/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Gary Glitter02/10/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Teardrop Explodes06/10/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Au Pairs08/10/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Comsat Angels15/10/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Hot Cuisine23/10/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Steve Gibbons29/10/1982PolytechnicSheffield
John Cooper Clarke05/11/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Blancmange10/11/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Talisman19/11/1982PolytechnicSheffield
The Appollinaires26/11/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Clint Eastwood & General Saint01/12/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Bootleg Beatles03/12/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Q-Tips10/12/1982PolytechnicSheffield
Echo & The Bunnymen18/01/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Animal Nightlife04/02/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Mendes Prey09/02/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Danse SocietyVendino Pact25/02/1983PolytechnicSheffield
The UndertonesCook The Books10/03/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Joboxers18/03/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Roman Holiday23/03/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Spear Of DestinyKowalski25/04/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Swinging Laurels04/05/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Pete Shelley11/05/1983PolytechnicSheffield
China Crisis26/05/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Visible Targets18/06/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Nick HeywardThe Bluebells21/06/1983PolytechnicSheffield
The Europeans05/10/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Bad Manners07/10/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Bryan AdamsWendy & The Rockets10/10/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Poison GirlsThe Nightingales / Mark Mywords / Toxic Shock14/10/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Shark Taboo18/10/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Aquizim Ranking Ann / Sandra Cross / Sister Audrey / Mad Professor (Ariwa Record Possee)19/10/1983PolytechnicSheffield
The Alarm21/10/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Legacy25/10/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Wild Willy Barrett26/10/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Fleshtones27/10/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Elvis Costello01/11/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Danse Society11/11/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Alice Goes Pop13/11/1983PolytechnicSheffield
PallasSolstice / Trilogy15/11/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Icicle WorksBilly Bragg18/11/1983PolytechnicSheffield
AlphaMaasai Warrior / Mystic Melody / RG Band Karamojah / The Mysterions / Le Posh23/11/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Dead Or Alive25/11/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Cherry BoysThe Click02/12/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Party Day04/12/1983PolytechnicSheffield
HazeFireclown07/12/1983PolytechnicSheffield
George MellyThey Must Be Russians09/12/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Rollin' Thunder11/12/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Gary Glitter14/12/1983PolytechnicSheffield
Rezillos18/01/1984PolytechnicSheffield
Phil Lynott's Grand Slam(formerly Thin Lizzy)14/06/1984PolytechnicSheffield
Latin Quarter30/10/1985PolytechnicSheffield
Cabaret Voltaire28/02/1986PolytechnicSheffield
FM White Sister09/02/1987PolytechnicSheffield
Gene Loves JezebelPassion Fodder22/10/1987PolytechnicSheffield
The Cross Ya Ya23/02/1988PolytechnicSheffield
The MissionThe Wonder Stuff / Claytown Troupe / Rossetta Stone / Vanyes24/09/1989PolytechnicSheffield
Wilko Johnson23/04/2012PolytechnicSheffield

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