Statement – june 18th 2020


Hi Everyone,

Unfortunately the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the UK has meant we have had to temporarily close our doors here at The Garage.

We are currently in the process of trialing some of our events as the lockdown restrictions begin to ease in the UK. For more information please visit our social media pages (Facebook and Instagram) which are being updated regularly. Alternatively you can subscribe to our mailing list below for up to date info on new events, rescheduled dates and exclusive deals.

This website is currently undergoing maintenance. For any enquires please fill in our contact form or email:

The Bros.




 Since 2018 we have produced and managed events at The Garage and take great honour in being able to continue the tradition of working from this site in the historic town of Chilwell.

Carrying forward a reputation going back 5 generations, the ethos of how we work at The Garage hasn’t changed from that of our family’s for 112 years. The absolute focus has always been on delivering a high quality, immersive experience that we hope you will remember for years to come.

Barton Bros. Limited

5th Generation Barton Family


Monthly Events

The Street Food



Our massive monthly festival of international food, locally brewed beer and brilliant live music returns to The Garage in 2020. You can expect more awesome street food from some of the very best street food chefs in the country, who will be bringing amazing world food to the industrial setting of The Garage.



The Sunday

Fine Food & Craft



The Sunday Fine Food & Craft Market brings together some of the highest quality of craft, vintage, home, garden, and food and drink as we transform The Garage into a sprawling urban market hall full of passionate independents. With a pop-up café, book and plant shop, as well as patisserie, artisan coffee, award-winning meats and real ale bar, our bohemian market is rapidly becoming a must visit destination for the East Midlands.




Live at the garage


An eclectic fusion of the UK’s finest comedy club comedians and a venue that has seen an epic 21st Century reimagination, Comedy – Live at The Garage is the rapidly becoming the sell-out show you need to see



2020 Exclusives

Barton Bros. Present

Oktoberfest 2020


For a 3rd year, we’re transforming The Garage into our Bavarian beer hall and we’ll take you right into the centre of the world’s oldest and best known beer festival. Official Oktoberfest beer, themed food and one of the UK’s top Oompah bands, Oktoberfest at The Garage is continuing to gain a reputation for one of the best Oktoberfests in the East Midlands. Prost!



Barton Bros. Present


Shall we attempt to give this one another shot?

ANNOUNCEMENT: VICTORY IN EUROPE! 1940’s ‘RE’ – VE Day Fancy Dress Party 2020

Expect a night of live 40’s swing jazz, an electro swing DJ set, swing dance lessons and performances, special VE Day beers, cocktails and themed Allied food. Get ready to party in your most glamorous dress or sharpest military suit as we celebrate a pivotal moment in our Nation’s history. It’s going to be the biggest and best party around this year!




Barton Bros. Present


Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,500 events and 46,000 volunteers. This September, The Garage will be sliding open its doors giving unprecedented access to what was for a time, the home to Western Europes largest independant bus operator, Barton Transport Limited (Bartons plc).