Located above The Keys Restaurant Darlington - Institute Nightclub is an ultra modern and stylish nightclub.

The Institute holds 2 rooms; our Main Nightclub Room and Room 2. Both rooms are fully air conditioned with the latest technology such as a state of the art sound and lighting system. 

The venue plays host to a wide range of nightclub events such as; Retro, Illusion, APEL, Twisted, our famous Ladies Nights and more. 

VIP Packages are also available for hire. Please call our Events Team on 01325 394222 or email events@thekeys.co.uk for further information   

Upcoming Events.

Thursday August 16

APEL Thursdays: A-Level Results

This week we are throwing a pound party to celebrate the A-Level results! 

  • £1 guest list: everything on the club bar is £1 until midnight (come and collect your £1 wristbands from The Keys late bar at 9pm)
  • MAIN ROOM: all the usual APEL madness with Wizz Tee and special guest Philip Stirzaker bringing with the best house, trance and commercial bangers!
  • ROOM 2: Only the best from the boys at Illusion!!! They are bringing their un-matched atmosphere and tunes to your favourite Thursday night! 
  • PLUS: The cheapest drinks menu around as everything on the bar is £1 until midnight!! Then onto the class value APEL drinks menu! 


Want to be more involved? 


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December 10 2018

Dirty Dancing Experience

'Nobody puts Baby in the corner' and nobody should miss out on this spectacular dance class themed around the much loved film and now hit musical, Dirty Dancing! 

This Christmas why not get yourself down to The Keys and learn to wiggle like Patrick Swayze and bounce like Baby! You'll learn salsa, the cha-cha-cha and other 60's themed dance moves. Your group will swoon and swing throughout! Your professional dance instructor will have you dirty dancing in no time with a fully fledged group dance routine at the end 

Think you've got what it takes? 

  • Ticket Only - £25.00
  • Ticket and Three Course Meal - £40.00

Email our Events Team to book your place - events@thekeys.co.uk