The Charlotte was originally named The Princess Charlotte, later to become simply 'The Charlotte'. The Charlotte was a nationally recognised 'circuit venue' on the live music scene, hosting many famous bands such as Carter USM, Radiohead, Elastica, The Cranberries, Pulp, The Stone Roses, The La's, Spiritualized, The Killers, Bloc Party, The Arctic Monkeys, Brian and the Teenagers, Macavity's Cat, Demented are Go, Kingmaker, Oasis, The Libertines, The Offspring, Razorlight, The Buzzcocks, Primal Scream, Muse, Biffy Clyro and Kasabian.
On 15 January 2009, it was announced the Charlotte was facing closure, after the operating company behind the venue went into administration. On 10 March 2009 it was announced that the Charlotte would remain closed for the foreseeable future, however it reopened on 8 October 2009. It was subsequently announced that the last ever night would be on 13 March 2010 and that the site would be developed into student flats. The Venue finally closed for good on 13 March 2010.
On 11 April 2014 The Charlotte re-opened briefly as a pub hosting occasional live music sessions. It closed again just a few months later.
In August 2015 it was announced that The Charlotte was being taken on by two real ale pub landlords from Leicester. The Charlotte opened as an independent real ale pub on 19 October 2015, serving microbrewery real ales from around the country seven days a week.
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- "The Charlotte in Leicester reopens as a pub". BBC News. Retrieved 2015-11-22.
- "A brief history of The Charlotte". The Charlotte | Real ale pub in the heart of Leicester. Retrieved 2015-11-22.
- Famous City Venue Faces Closure, Leicester Mercury
- Who Will Save The Charlotte? – article in the Leicester Mercury
- 'I Owe This Venue A Fair Bit: My Missus, My Kids, My Beer Gut ...', Leicester Mercury
- Coordinates: The Charlotte – Homepage
- The Charlotte – Facebook
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