About us

Under new management and recently re-furbished, The Rigger is a live music venue in Newcastle-under-Lyme. We are proud to have staged acts such as Clawfinger, Blaze Bayley, Michael Sheinker, Gunslinger, Spear of Destiny, Justin Sullivan and Dean White, Psychedelic Warlords, Star and Dagger, World inferno Friendship Society, Evil Scarecrow and many more. We host a variety of local bands as well as tributes and have regular DJ's at the weekend.

Whats on

Monday: Super Blonde pub Quiz.

Amy and Ally host our weekly Quiz night, each week has a different theme and every team wins a prize! Find out if you're Super Blonde or Super Smart…

Tuesday: The Barflys

Our resident masters of rock and blues are here to entertain you every Tuesday, get on your dancng shoes and come early if you want a seat, just £3 on the door. 9pm

Wednesday: Open Mic Night

We'll provide the stage, lighting and sound technician and you provide the talent.. deal? Every performer will receive a free drink.


Feelgood Fridays, live bands guaranteed to get you in the mood to party followed by DJ Andyman playing all your requests straight through 'til 2am!


Death by Stereo club night, live bands followed by DJ Peachy playing all your favourite tunes 'til 2am.


Free pool tables all day.