Nightclub to open at former comedy venue

Factory nightclub will open at the former Frog and Bucket comedy club on Halloween 2014
Factory nightclub will open at the former Frog and Bucket comedy club on Halloween 2014
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The former home of one of Preston’s most well-loved entertainment venues is set to re-open as a nightclub.

Following the closure of the Frog and Bucket comedy club on Lords Walk in the city, Manchester club promotor, Daniel Benson, has bought the building with the company he runs with three friends, and plans to turn the comedy venue into Preston’s top clubbing experience.

Daniel, who once worked on the doors at the Lords Walk building back in 2007, seized an opportunity when he saw that the venue had come up for sale.

Not long later, Factory, was born.

He said: “A few of us used to work on the doors when it was a nightclub so when we saw that the building had come back on the market we just had to get back there.

“Everything went through in about a week so it’s all been a bit of rush.”

The new club will open its doors on October 31 and already, interest has been high with the VIP tickets for the launch night almost sold out.

Daniel said: “We’re going to be bringing some of Manchester’s well-known house DJs to the club to inject a bit of life into Preston nightlife.

“Although we’re called Factory, we have got nothing to do with the Hacienda - in fact the name was chosen by the people of Preston after we ran a poll on our Facebook page.”

The Frog and Bucket’s illuminous lime-green branding will give way to a more laid-back and rustic decor in the two rooms, with exposed wooden beams and a custom built sound systems and state of the art lighting and effects rig.

Daniel said: “We haven’t decorated in the traditional nightclub sense and our lighting in the club is certainly something different - I’m willing to bet nowhere else in Preston has it.”

For more information on the club and how to get tickets for the opening night visit Factory’s page at