A NEW cocktail bar and multi-scene nightclub will be opening ahead of Christmas in Hereford.

With an investment of over £600k, national bar and nightclub operators Epic Bars and Clubs will be opening the new venue in Hereford in late 2023.

Blue School Street's Play nightclub is set to be completely redesigned and refurbished to create a separate cocktail bar, Botanic, along with a new multi scene nightclub, Labyrinth, packed with amazing Instagrammable features, a stunning new clubroom, lots of sumptuous bookable booths, a fantastic outside area, and their trademark Disco Disco party room complete with illuminated dancefloor.


The current venue will continue to trade on Saturday nights while plans are drawn up, an Epic spokesperson said.

All staff will retain their positions, with 30-plus new jobs set to be created once the works are complete.

Epic chief executive officer Mark Shorting said the project has been months in the making and that the company is thrilled to bring its brand of magic to Hereford.

"We really have got something extraordinary planned and I can’t wait for everyone to see it," he said. 

"Not only are big nights out In Hereford coming back, but we will make them undeniably better than ever”

Epic Bars and Clubs has over 15 sites across the UK, including the Trilogy, Labyrinth and Botanic brands.

The business said it prides itself on world-class entertainment and quality drinks set in the most stunning environments, and creating safe and enjoyable nights out for everyone.