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Welcome to the Docks Academy – an exciting new performance and events venue in the first floor of a converted Church – brought to you by Docks Beers

Since 2018, Grimsby’s pioneering craft brewery, Docks Beers, had staged several sold out gigs, plays and exhibitions in its taproom. Its limited capacity meant lots of people missed out on some great nights of entertainment. The idea to convert the vacant first floor above Docks Beers into a performance venue was naturally born and the Directors sought help from a social enterprise called the Key Fund to secure funding and a loan to build a venue. Key Fund has been selected to distribute the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund (created by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, or DCMS) to creative organisations that provide a meaningful social impact in their local communities.

Opening in March 2020, the Docks Academy will bring the best in live music, theatre, comedy, dance, lectures, workshops and exhibitions to North East Lincolnshire. As well as being a grassroots music and comedy venue, we aim to bring big artists and acts to Grimsby. We intend to increase our community’s access to culture and the arts. In addition to ticketed events our venue is available for corporate and private events.

where to find us

getting to us

ticket collection



about docks beers

where to find us

Docks Academy is located on the corner of King Edward Street and Fotherby Street, 100 metres away from Victoria Street Tesco.

Our address is:
The Church, King Edward Street, Grimsby DN31 3JD.

getting to docks academy


We are a 16 minute walk from Grimsby Town train station.  The scenic and quickest route is down Victoria Street to the Riverhead, cross over Frederick Ward Way. Take the foot bridge over the river Freshney and walk straight along the waterfront footpath past the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre and then Sainsburys on your left and all the way up to Corporation Bridge.  Cross over the bridge and head straight over the Victoria Street traffic lights.  At the roundabout by the entry to Victoria Street Tesco turn left up King Edward Street.

via bus

The nearest stop is Victoria Street Tesco on bus routes 1, 2 and 20. Buses can be caught from the bus terminal at the Riverhead Exchange in the Town Centre.

Timetables for local bus services are available to view below:

bus timetables

via car

Head for the Victoria Street Tesco. We are well placed if you are heading into Grimsby on the A180. At the last roundabout on the dual carriageway into town take the second exit and turn left on to Lower Spring Street (just after KFC) and right on to King Edward Street.


There is limited on street parking on King Edward Street. The nearest 24 hour public car park is Grime Street pay and display a 7 minute walk away. There is also time limited parking in the Victoria Retail Carpark opposite the Academy and at Victoria Street Tesco.

ticket info

Please note, Docks Academy ticket sales are handled online by SeeTickets. We do not have a box office on site. If you are unable to book online please come to the Docks Beers taproom and our staff will help you make an online purchase. Customers may collect pre-paid tickets from our box office on the day of the performance if they specified collection when booking their tickets.

If you cannot find your ticket confirmation email please check your inbox and spam for emails from See Tickets handle all our ticket sales end-to-end. If you can’t find an email the next step is to contact See Tickets as they cannot release your data to us.

Contact See Tickets

For SeeTickets’ terms and conditions please visit this page

See Tickets Terms & Conditions

unable to use tickets you have purchased?

We regret Docks Academy cannot buy back or resell tickets. However, you can relist them for resale on See Tickets. For more information visit:

See Tickets Fan-to-Fan Resales


We regret that the Docks Academy is not yet wheelchair accessible. Currently the only way of entering the Docks Academy is via one flight of stairs. Please rest assured wheelchair access remains our highest priority. We have plans to install a wheelchair accessible lift and we sincerely hope that it will be in place by the end of 2020. We are grateful for your forbearance.


Information to follow

about docks beers

Docks Academy is located on the first floor of The Church, above our 15 barrel brewery and taproom Docks Beers. To find out more about our brewery, what’s happening in the taproom and our full range of Grimsby brewed craft beers, visit the Docks Beers website.

docks beers website