Now demolished, this underground venue was on West Street just down the hill from the Saddle pub and ran from 78-91. Countless bands, both famous and unknown played there over the years including Psychedelic Furs, Teadrop Explodes, Paul Young, Bill nelson, Robert Plant, U2 and countless others. It was a regular haunt for many music lovers.

It was owned and ran by George Webster and Kevan Johnson. Paul Unwin was a long-term DJ there. The floor was uniquely “sticky” and the toilets were a joke, but it was the place to be and you had to queue to gain entry on many nights. Local author Neil Anderson has written  a book about the venue.

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

Venue : Limit (386 entries)
bandsupportdatevenuetown
Bethnal01/04/1978LimitSheffield
Bethnal02/04/1978LimitSheffield
Ultravox21/09/1978LimitSheffield
The Police28/11/1978LimitSheffield
Punishment of Luxury08/02/1979LimitSheffield
The UndertonesSquares06/03/1979LimitSheffield
Joe Jackson13/03/1979LimitSheffield
Gang of Four30/03/1979LimitSheffield
Angelic Upstarts24/04/1979LimitSheffield
The Cure29/05/1979LimitSheffield
Deaf Aids05/06/1979LimitSheffield
Joy Division Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark / A Certain Ratio05/07/1979LimitSheffield
B52s24/07/1979LimitSheffield
Madness09/10/1979LimitSheffield
Roger Chapman30/11/1979LimitSheffield
Small HoursThe Act08/01/1980LimitSheffield
LandscapeWillie & the Wiffs10/01/1980LimitSheffield
Roy Sundholm17/01/1980LimitSheffield
The Regulars23/01/1980LimitSheffield
Tom Robinson & Sector 2724/01/1980LimitSheffield
Little Roosters29/01/1980LimitSheffield
RamonesThe Boys03/02/1980LimitSheffield
Wreckless Eric05/02/1980LimitSheffield
Capital Letters06/02/1980LimitSheffield
The Chords12/02/1980LimitSheffield
Supercharge14/02/1980LimitSheffield
Aswad20/02/1980LimitSheffield
Grace Poole 5Shy Tots / Fatal Charm21/02/1980LimitSheffield
After The FireThe Vye26/02/1980LimitSheffield
The Planets27/02/1980LimitSheffield
The Movies04/03/1980LimitSheffield
Jimmy Lindsay & Rasuji05/03/1980LimitSheffield
The PhotosMark Andews & The Gents06/03/1980LimitSheffield
The Cramps11/03/1980LimitSheffield
Prince Far IMedium Medium12/03/1980LimitSheffield
Orchestral Manoeuvres In DarkBascax13/03/1980LimitSheffield
MagnumTygers of Pan Tang18/03/1980LimitSheffield
Cool Notes19/03/1980LimitSheffield
Psychedelic Furs20/03/1980LimitSheffield
MetroWhite Spirit25/03/1980LimitSheffield
Hazel O'Connor27/03/1980LimitSheffield
SlaughterAbrasive Wheels01/04/1980LimitSheffield
Nine Below Zero08/04/1980LimitSheffield
Icarus09/04/1980LimitSheffield
SuperchargeAWOL10/04/1980LimitSheffield
Q-Tips15/04/1980LimitSheffield
Mark Andrews & The GentsGrace Poole 517/04/1980LimitSheffield
Matchbox24/04/1980LimitSheffield
Holly & The Italians29/04/1980LimitSheffield
WritzCassette01/05/1980LimitSheffield
UK SubsLiquid Stone 13/05/1980LimitSheffield
Teardrop Explodes15/05/1980LimitSheffield
BodysnatchersBIM22/05/1980LimitSheffield
Laurel Aitken28/05/1980LimitSheffield
The LambrettasThe Nerve29/05/1980LimitSheffield
Psychedelic Furs 31/05/1980LimitSheffield
The Blues BandThe Hitmen05/06/1980LimitSheffield
Pink MilitaryMuff Men / They Must Be Russians12/06/1980LimitSheffield
Echo & The Bunnymen17/06/1980LimitSheffield
Chris ReaNick Battle19/06/1980LimitSheffield
Cockney Rejects21/06/1980LimitSheffield
The DistractionsR.I.P24/06/1980LimitSheffield
Bad Manners26/06/1980LimitSheffield
Cockney Rejects28/06/1980LimitSheffield
Boss01/07/1980LimitSheffield
Q-Tips03/07/1980LimitSheffield
Fabulous PoodlesRonnie Golden08/07/1980LimitSheffield
Supercharge10/07/1980LimitSheffield
Nine Below Zero15/07/1980LimitSheffield
The Step17/07/1980LimitSheffield
Nine Below Zero24/07/1980LimitSheffield
Flying Alphonso BrothersTremmors / The Naughtiest Girl Was A Monitor29/07/1980LimitSheffield
Athletico Spizz 8031/07/1980LimitSheffield
Any Trouble05/08/1980LimitSheffield
Q-Tips07/08/1980LimitSheffield
Celebration13/08/1980LimitSheffield
Tom Robinson & Sector 2714/08/1980LimitSheffield
The Selecter16/08/1980LimitSheffield
The Modettes19/08/1980LimitSheffield
Prisoner26/08/1980LimitSheffield
The Piranhas 28/08/1980LimitSheffield
Mrs BeechPencil Stripes / Fatales02/09/1980LimitSheffield
ArteryFlying Alphonso Brothers / Scarborough Antelopes / Repulsive Alien09/09/1980LimitSheffield
Moondogs11/09/1980LimitSheffield
The Upset16/09/1980LimitSheffield
Rialtos17/09/1980LimitSheffield
The Dance Band18/09/1980LimitSheffield
U223/09/1980LimitSheffield
Vendino PactThe Naughtiest Girl Was A Monitor / The Corridor / Y?30/09/1980LimitSheffield
The Revillos02/10/1980LimitSheffield
Fischer-Z07/10/1980LimitSheffield
Echo & The Bunnymen09/10/1980LimitSheffield
Weapons Of Peace14/10/1980LimitSheffield
Q-TipsReluctant Stereotypes16/10/1980LimitSheffield
Combo SatoriDaily Planet21/10/1980LimitSheffield
John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett23/10/1980LimitSheffield
Celebration28/10/1980LimitSheffield
Teardrop ExplodesThompson Twins30/10/1980LimitSheffield
Monochrome Set04/11/1980LimitSheffield
Supercharge06/11/1980LimitSheffield
Creation Rebel12/11/1980LimitSheffield
U213/11/1980LimitSheffield
Ruts DCCapital Letters18/11/1980LimitSheffield
Barracudas20/11/1980LimitSheffield
Wasted YouthModern English25/11/1980LimitSheffield
Punishment Of Luxury27/11/1980LimitSheffield
John Cooper ClarkeThe Whipps02/12/1980LimitSheffield
The Dance Band04/12/1980LimitSheffield
Killing Joke09/12/1980LimitSheffield
Bad Manners11/12/1980LimitSheffield
Frankie Miller16/12/1980LimitSheffield
Bow Wow Wow20/12/1980LimitSheffield
The NegativesFlying Alphonso Brothers / Cramped Legs / Mark Mywords06/01/1981LimitSheffield
Climax Blues Band08/01/1981LimitSheffield
Deaf Aids15/01/1981LimitSheffield
The AmoebasB-Movie / The Ultimate20/01/1981LimitSheffield
Reluctant Stereortypes22/01/1981LimitSheffield
FatalesActive Gliders / Bikini Atoll27/01/1981LimitSheffield
Richard StrangePhilip Gale29/01/1981LimitSheffield
Depeche ModeThe Loved One03/02/1981LimitSheffield
Eric RandomDepeche Mode03/02/1981LimitSheffield
Cliff Richard05/02/1981LimitSheffield
IllustrationB-Movie10/02/1981LimitSheffield
Fatal Charm12/02/1981LimitSheffield
Soft BoysFast Set17/02/1981LimitSheffield
Darts19/02/1981LimitSheffield
The MoondogsThe Negatives26/02/1981LimitSheffield
After The Fire27/02/1981LimitSheffield
Wilko Johnson03/03/1981LimitSheffield
Alex Harvey05/03/1981LimitSheffield
Nash The Slash10/03/1981LimitSheffield
Eddie & The Hot Rods12/03/1981LimitSheffield
The Photos17/03/1981LimitSheffield
Nine Below Zero19/03/1981LimitSheffield
John Cooper ClarkeThe Whipps24/03/1981LimitSheffield
Pole Cats26/03/1981LimitSheffield
The AmoebasThe Negatives / Mark Jackson / Pencil Stripes31/03/1981LimitSheffield
Orange JuiceModel Team02/04/1981LimitSheffield
TensePrivate Tears07/04/1981LimitSheffield
Fire EnginesRestricted Code09/04/1981LimitSheffield
The AmoebasWhammer Jammer14/04/1981LimitSheffield
Clock DVA16/04/1981LimitSheffield
VitalLegal Aid21/04/1981LimitSheffield
Fad Gadget23/04/1981LimitSheffield
Uncool Dance Band28/04/1981LimitSheffield
African Star30/04/1981LimitSheffield
The BureauVic Godard's Subway Sect01/05/1981LimitSheffield
Tenpole Tudor05/05/1981LimitSheffield
Holly & The Italians07/05/1981LimitSheffield
The Plastics14/05/1981LimitSheffield
The CrampsThe Meteors19/05/1981LimitSheffield
Robert Plant & The Honeydrippers26/05/1981LimitSheffield
Robert Plant26/05/1981LimitSheffield
The Honeydrippers26/05/1981LimitSheffield
Bill Nelson & The Practical Dreamers28/05/1981LimitSheffield
Altered Images02/06/1981LimitSheffield
Original Mirrors04/06/1981LimitSheffield
Dalek IGodot09/06/1981LimitSheffield
Department S11/06/1981LimitSheffield
Deaf Aids16/06/1981LimitSheffield
Nine Below ZeroWhammer Jammer18/06/1981LimitSheffield
The Scars23/06/1981LimitSheffield
Way of The West25/06/1981LimitSheffield
TV Smith & The Explorers 02/07/1981LimitSheffield
Prophecy 14/07/1981LimitSheffield
B-Movie 19/07/1981LimitSheffield
Monochrome SetPast Seven Days26/07/1981LimitSheffield
The PhotosDisease02/08/1981LimitSheffield
TV2109/08/1981LimitSheffield
Vendino PactTense23/08/1981LimitSheffield
Inner ???15/09/1981LimitSheffield
Wall Of Voodoo24/09/1981LimitSheffield
B-Movie08/10/1981LimitSheffield
The Passions11/10/1981LimitSheffield
Doll By Doll15/10/1981LimitSheffield
Carlene Carter20/10/1981LimitSheffield
Theatre Of Hate22/10/1981LimitSheffield
Our Daughter's Wedding27/10/1981LimitSheffield
The Sound01/11/1981LimitSheffield
Level 4205/11/1981LimitSheffield
Frankie Miller08/11/1981LimitSheffield
Warrior10/11/1981LimitSheffield
Rage15/11/1981LimitSheffield
David Lindley19/11/1981LimitSheffield
Misty in Roots24/11/1981LimitSheffield
Hot Cuisine26/11/1981LimitSheffield
TV21Animal Magnet03/12/1981LimitSheffield
Remipeds08/12/1981LimitSheffield
After The Fire10/12/1981LimitSheffield
John Cooper Clarke15/12/1981LimitSheffield
Q-Tips17/12/1981LimitSheffield
The ProcessThe Negatives19/01/1982LimitSheffield
Typhoon SaturdayVital26/01/1982LimitSheffield
Surface MutantsHula02/02/1982LimitSheffield
The Mirror Crack'dPsychic Twist09/02/1982LimitSheffield
Stunt KitesNew Model Soldier16/02/1982LimitSheffield
Disease23/02/1982LimitSheffield
Vendino PactRough Copy02/03/1982LimitSheffield
Rough CopyMortuary In Wax09/03/1982LimitSheffield
Pete Shelley11/03/1982LimitSheffield
Vendino Pact16/03/1982LimitSheffield
Bikini AtollChilds Play23/03/1982LimitSheffield
The Blues Band25/03/1982LimitSheffield
Mark MywordsLittle Brother / Seething Wells30/03/1982LimitSheffield
Yah-Boo!01/04/1982LimitSheffield
The Fixx06/04/1982LimitSheffield
The Mighty DiamondsUnity08/04/1982LimitSheffield
Mari Wilson & the Wilsations10/04/1982LimitSheffield
PulpTsi-Tsa13/04/1982LimitSheffield
Bambi KinoBaretta 15/04/1982LimitSheffield
The QuickiesCautious Lips20/04/1982LimitSheffield
Radiation22/04/1982LimitSheffield
The PartyMark Mywords27/04/1982LimitSheffield
Dramatis29/04/1982LimitSheffield
Psychic TwistPalis04/05/1982LimitSheffield
Funkapolitan06/05/1982LimitSheffield
Modern English11/05/1982LimitSheffield
China Crisis13/05/1982LimitSheffield
New Model SoldierQuite Unnerving18/05/1982LimitSheffield
Shakatak20/05/1982LimitSheffield
Yah-Boo!25/05/1982LimitSheffield
The Process27/05/1982LimitSheffield
Saracen01/06/1982LimitSheffield
OTT - The Greatest Show On Legs03/06/1982LimitSheffield
3D Afishinsea08/06/1982LimitSheffield
Panza Division10/06/1982LimitSheffield
Whammer Jammer15/06/1982LimitSheffield
Hambi & The Dance17/06/1982LimitSheffield
The Mirror Crack'd22/06/1982LimitSheffield
OTT - The Greatest Show On Legs24/06/1982LimitSheffield
Spiral VisionTsi-Tsa29/06/1982LimitSheffield
Johnny Thunders01/07/1982LimitSheffield
Blancmange06/07/1982LimitSheffield
Bernie Torme's Electric GypsiesAgainst The Grain08/07/1982LimitSheffield
Flying Alphonso Brothers13/07/1982LimitSheffield
Typhoon Saturday15/07/1982LimitSheffield
Defunkt20/07/1982LimitSheffield
Lords of the New Church22/07/1982LimitSheffield
The Gents29/07/1982LimitSheffield
The Party03/08/1982LimitSheffield
Delta Five05/08/1982LimitSheffield
Mark MywordsAgent Orange / Little Brother17/08/1982LimitSheffield
Marillion19/08/1982LimitSheffield
Creatures Of HabitSteve Lear07/09/1982LimitSheffield
Danse SocietyUV Pop09/09/1982LimitSheffield
Fiat LuxHaze14/09/1982LimitSheffield
The Cimarons16/09/1982LimitSheffield
Vitamin Z23/09/1982LimitSheffield
Psychic Twist30/09/1982LimitSheffield
Shark TabooFamous Five05/10/1982LimitSheffield
Fiat Lux07/10/1982LimitSheffield
Neutral Stars12/10/1982LimitSheffield
Brilliant14/10/1982LimitSheffield
Rough Copy21/10/1982LimitSheffield
Psychic Twist28/10/1982LimitSheffield
Kirlian Lens02/11/1982LimitSheffield
The Toy ShopSplash09/11/1982LimitSheffield
The Sound11/11/1982LImitSheffield
The Sinatras16/11/1982LimitSheffield
The Meteors18/11/1982LimitSheffield
Y-Distinction23/11/1982LimitSheffield
MarillionPhoenix Rising25/11/1982LimitSheffield
Apocalypse Jive30/11/1982LimitSheffield
Basking Sharks02/12/1982LimitSheffield
The Process09/12/1982LimitSheffield
Mon AmourRock Star14/12/1982LimitSheffield
Vision16/12/1982LimitSheffield
VitalFlowers of Evil21/12/1982LimitSheffield
Hay! Elastica23/12/1982LimitSheffield
Negatives In Colour20/01/1983LimitSheffield
Dave Kelly Band27/01/1983LimitSheffield
Sex Gang Children03/02/1983LimitSheffield
The Mirror Crack'd10/02/1983LimitSheffield
The Meteors24/02/1983LimitSheffield
Kissing The Pink03/03/1983LimitSheffield
Ton Ton Macoute10/03/1983LimitSheffield
Amazulu15/03/1983LimitSheffield
Sex Gang Children22/03/1983LimitSheffield
Animal Nightlife24/03/1983LimitSheffield
Durutti Column31/03/1983LimitSheffield
Urban Pearls28/04/1983LimitSheffield
Philip Jap03/05/1983LimitSheffield
Carmel06/05/1983LimitSheffield
Osibisa12/05/1983LimitSheffield
Pleasure & The Beast17/05/1983LimitSheffield
Roman Holiday19/05/1983LimitSheffield
The Alarm24/05/1983LimitSheffield
Spider26/05/1983LimitSheffield
The Truth31/05/1983LimitSheffield
Batcave02/06/1983LimitSheffield
Hey Elastica07/06/1983LimitSheffield
SpecimenAlien Sex Fiend (Bat Cave Tour)16/06/1983LimitSheffield
The Icicle Works23/06/1983LimitSheffield
Flash Cats(British Rock & Roll Dancing Championships)28/06/1983LimitSheffield
The Alarm12/07/1983LimitSheffield
BambooTouch / The Nerve (Limit Pop Contest)14/07/1983LimitSheffield
The Nerve19/07/1983LimitSheffield
ParagonY-Distinction / New Passing Strangers (Limit Pop Contest)21/07/1983LimitSheffield
Mrs BeechLotus Cruise / Dynamic (Limit Pop Contest)02/08/1983LimitSheffield
T-DiveFiction (Limit Pop Contest)11/08/1983LimitSheffield
WatusiImiginary Friends / Kirlian Lens / County Sheep (Limit Pop Contest)23/08/1983LimitSheffield
CairoProtocol / Baroque / Crime of Passion (Limit Pop Contest)25/08/1983LimitSheffield
TyrionTadge / The Word (Limit Pop Contest)30/08/1983LimitSheffield
The GalleryThe Jive / Plastic Snakes / FISH (Limit Pop Contest)01/09/1983LimitSheffield
Rocket-EThe Tremmers / Delicate Lesson / The Night Shift (Limit Pop Contest)06/09/1983LImitSheffield
Vicious CirclesTake Four / Emmanuel AD / The Clinkers (Limit Pop Contest)08/09/1983LimitSheffield
LegacyFunction / Tu-Tu / Defective Turtles (Limit Pop Contest)13/09/1983LimitSheffield
Death Cult15/09/1983LimitSheffield
Take 2Sons & Lovers / Aku Ake / Black Spear (Limit Pop Contest)20/09/1983LimitSheffield
Roman Holiday22/09/1983LimitSheffield
BambooThe Gallery / Lotus Cruise / Maze (Limit Pop Contest)27/09/1983LimitSheffield
CairoTyrian / Delicate Lesson29/09/1983LimitSheffield
Snap 14Kirlian Lens / Emmanuel AD / March The Third (Limit Pop Contest)04/10/1983LimitSheffield
T-DiveImaginary Friends / Y-Distinction / Aku Ake (Limit Pop Contest)06/10/1983LimitSheffield
The Truth13/10/1983LimitSheffield
Dillinger03/11/1983LimitSheffield
Meteors15/11/1983LimitSheffield
Mama's Boys17/11/1983LimitSheffield
Bernie Marsden's Alaska 24/11/1983LimitSheffield
One The Juggler08/12/1983LimitSheffield
VitalBamboo22/12/1983LimitSheffield
The Alarm05/02/1984LimitSheffield
B-Movie12/02/1984LimitSheffield
De Kooi23/02/1984LimitSheffield
The Armoury Show20/03/1984LimitSheffield
Re-FlexThe Recognitions29/03/1984LimitSheffield
Zerra 110/05/1984LimitSheffield
Tone On TailThe Lucy Show24/05/1984LimitSheffield
Mari Wilson & the Wilsations31/05/1984LimitSheffield
Bourgie BourgieBuilders05/06/1984LimitSheffield
The Mysterons05/06/1984LimitSheffield
Violinski07/06/1984LimitSheffield
ArteryRed Lorry Yellow Lorry14/06/1984LimitSheffield
Blue In Heaven07/08/1984LimitSheffield
Steve StrangeRusty Egan13/11/1984LimitSheffield
Swans Way27/11/1984LimitSheffield
VeldtJunk08/01/1985LimitSheffield
The Playn Jayn12/03/1985LimitSheffield
The Lonely HeartsHi n Dri26/03/1985LimitSheffield
Comsat Angels29/03/1985LimitSheffield
Person To Person02/04/1985LimitSheffield
Rogue09/04/1985LimitSheffield
Veldt23/04/1985LimitSheffield
In The Pocket30/04/1985LimitSheffield
Les Enfants01/05/1985LimitSheffield
The Lonely Hearts04/05/1985LimitSheffield
Pulp07/05/1985LimitSheffield
Skin14/05/1985LimitSheffield
Fatal Charm21/05/1985LimitSheffield
The Explorers28/05/1985LimitSheffield
Secret Noise18/06/1985LimitSheffield
Balaam & the AngelThe Scarecrows25/06/1985LimitSheffield
Kiss Me DeadlyThe Enzymes02/07/1985LimitSheffield
The Faith Brothers09/07/1985LimitSheffield
Personaility Crisis(Battle of the Bands)16/07/1985LimitSheffield
Elan(Battle of the Bands)22/07/1985LimitSheffield
IodineAnthill Mob / Katowice / Blue Emotion06/08/1985LimitSheffield
Times Will ChangeSlingshots / The Return of the Ugly Americans / Nu Die-V13/08/1985LimitSheffield
The Pleasure MenT-Dive / The Nearly Men / The Risk/ Some Party / Dolls House 19/08/1985LimitSheffield
The RabbitsSmall Change / The Basement / Barabbas / New Tomorrow17/09/1985LimitSheffield
Comsat Angels29/09/1985LimitSheffield
VeldtAku Ake01/10/1985LimitSheffield
Hi n DriT-Dive / Lifehouse / Barabbas (Battle of the Bands Semi-Final)15/10/1985LimitSheffield
Ministers Of Inspiration22/10/1985LImitSheffield
Insex(Battle of the Bands Semi-Final)29/10/1985LimitSheffield
Robert Cray BandFrank White17/11/1985LimitSheffield
Hi n DriMinisters Of Inspiration / The Slingshots / The Shirts (Band of '85 Final)19/11/1985LimitSheffield
The Men They Couldn't Hang26/11/1985LimitSheffield
Comsat Angels29/11/1985LimitSheffield
Comsat Angels03/12/1985LimitSheffield
Erasure08/12/1985LimitSheffield
Pulp14/01/1986LimitSheffield
Skin21/01/1986LimitSheffield
Peter & The Test Tube Babies04/02/1986LimitSheffield
Terry & Gerry18/02/1986LimitSheffield
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry02/03/1986LimitSheffield
Rogue11/03/1986LimitSheffield
Rose Of AvalancheEight Miles High16/03/1986LimitSheffield
Cherry Bombz18/03/1986LimitSheffield
Into The CircleDeadpan Tractor23/03/1986LimitSheffield
Condemned 84Skin25/03/1986LimitSheffield
The Swans30/03/1986LimitSheffield
Big Johnny AlamoRolling Thunder01/04/1986LimitSheffield
Wild Flowers12/10/1986LimitSheffield
Jo Jo and the Real PeopleThe Hunger26/06/1988LimitSheffield
Jo Jo And The Real PeopleThe Hunger26/06/1988LimitSheffield

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