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, 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.

Saturday 8th December

The Mardi Gras & Escapade Big Christmas Party

Saturday 8th December from 9pm - 2.30am 

  • Main Room: Presenting you with club classics all night with Martin Norris (Mardi Gras), Kev Spencer (Escapades) and Chris Bell (affiliated with both clubs)
  • Room 2: Orleans Revisited with party legend Johnny H coming back for one night only ..... not to be missed! 
  • Pre-bar downstairs from 9pm with DJ Dev (Cotton Club-Yates)
  • Tickets are on sale via skiddle (£5 plug a £1 booking fee): https://www.skiddle.com

Monday 31st December

Retro: The Ultimate NYE Party

Retro didn't take much persuading when being offered our great Institute as a choice to celebrate another great year for the Retro family. We've had some of the best parties with Retro and we fully expect a blinding atmosphere as we say goodbye to another year on this important night of celebration. 

This is really simple... get yourself dressed to dance, get yourselves down to our venue, get on the dance floor and enjoy the only musical genre that you can really let yourself go crazy to..... THE RETRO WAY! 

Check out our Facebook page to purchase your tickets! 

  • Main Room: 10pm - 4am
  • Room 2: Illusion Residents 
  • Official pre-party: Downstairs late bar from 9pm - 11pm
  • RETRO VIP: Bigger, better! Exclusive to Retro events. Requesting a table in our VIP area with a minimum spend you will receive: free entry, queue jump, private bar, raised dance area, reserved table and table service! 

Call 01325 394222 or send us a private message via Facebook for more information! 

Friday 25th January 2019

Ladies Night: Flower Power

It's time for LADIES NIGHT #6! Flower Power!!! 

It's going to be another night just for you to let your hair down, have a catch up with the girls and dance the night away to some of the best party tunes around! 

All guests will receive a drinks token upon arrival from reception and will be greeted by our topless butlers who will also be handing out canapes throughout the night! 

Hosting is Miss Tess Tickle and the Dragettes: Miss Emma Royd and Miss Cara O'Hara who will be putting on a cabaret show filled with feathers, fun and lots of humour. Turning up the heat just a little, we have TWO male strippers who will be revealing more flesh than you ladies can handle ..... 

During the night you will be raising money for ANGEL TRUST.

  • Standard Tickets: £10 (please purchase in our restaurant / bar)
  • OTD Tickets: £15 
  • VIP Packages are also available. For more information please feel free to contact us on 01325 394222 to book or email Dcollings@thekeys.co.uk