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.

Thursday 24th January

APEL Thursdays: APEL Gets Eaten

This week APEL is throwing an 'APEL Gets Eaten' party! Check out our Facebook page for our special competition! 

  • £1 drinks all night long! Includes: vodka + mixer, whisky + mixer, sours, sambuca, schnapps 
  • DJ Wizz Tee playing playing all things APEL
  • Guest list: Post your name on our Facebook event OR speak to one of our APEL staff to secure your guest list place and that £2.50 entry
  • To claim: Go downstairs to our pre-bar 
  • Message our Facebook page for special birthday deals 

Friday 25th January

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 

Saturday 2nd February

Retro: Darlington feat Paul Taylor & Friends

We are chuffed to announce that Retro's regular shindig continues with us for their first date of 2019! The Retro team loves our intimate, atmospheric venue which is why they've been smashing it in our Institute for over 4 years! 

Check out our Facebook page to purchase your tickets! 

  • Main Room: 10pm - 4am with Paul Taylor, Mark Plumb and Martin Grant 
  • 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!