Discussions take place over future of Doncaster pub and live music venue

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Discussions are taking place over the future of a popular Doncaster city centre live music venue amid rumours it could close.

Bosses at The Leopard, which has welcomed a host of big name music stars over the years, are in talks with the organisation which owns the lease on the West Street bar.

In a brief statement, a spokesperson for The Leopard said: “Doncaster Conferences, Catering and Events are the lease holder for The Leopard pub and music venue and are currently in discussions with the landlord regarding the lease.”

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DCCE is part of Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust which also operates The Dome.

Talks over the future of The Leopard are taking place.Talks over the future of The Leopard are taking place.
Talks over the future of The Leopard are taking place.

The Free Press has seen several messages from gig-goers concerned regarding the future of the pub, with one saying: “I have heard it’s closing, which would be a huge shame.”

In the late 90s and early 2000s, the venue attracted the likes of Madness, Kasabian, Bad Manners and many more and still hosts numerous live gigs.

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