Nightclub set for a new era

Clubbers enjoy a night out at Karisma in its 1990s heyday.
Clubbers enjoy a night out at Karisma in its 1990s heyday.

One of Doncaster’s biggest and best-loved nightclubs is to re-open its doors - four years after last welcoming clubbers.

Karisma in Duke Street is set to bounce back on to the town’s nightlife scene in the next few weeks following a complete overhaul and refurbishment.

The venue will be rebranded as Club Faith.

The club was last open for business in 2009, having returned to the scene for just five months, before being forced to shut once more by the economic downturn.

Now new owners have pledged to turn the venue, housed within the Co-op and TJ Hughes building, into a welcome addition to Doncaster’s economy.

A spokesman said: “The club has undergone an elegant transformation, becoming Doncaster’s most chic and sophisticated clubbing destination.

“From the glamorous decor surrounding the dance floor to the comfortable VIP lounge, the team behind Faith has created the ultimate venue for your big night out.”

The club was initially due to open last Saturday but the opening night has now been delayed while further work on the building takes place.

Club Faith has promised that clubbers can look forward to a line-up of top quality DJs, live entertainment, and visits by actors, celebrities, musicians and other artists.

The building has had a long history as a popular nightclub and previous incarnations include the Co-op Ballroom - where the Beatles once played in the 1960s - Romeo and Juliets and Seventh Heaven.

The owners will be hoping for a more successful launch than Doncaster’s other superclub Trilogy in Silver Street which shut down again after just a couple of weeks in business last December.