Blue Shell

Luxemburger Str. 32, 50674 Köln
Club, est. 1979


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For decades, Cologne's nightlife has been unimaginable without Blue Shell, which remains true to its reputation as an ambitious scene club on Luxembourg's street, and continues to provide a forum for events of all kinds.

The restaurant has always been a popular meeting place for musicians, actors, writers and other more or less exotic contemporaries. Some scenes of a movie or TV movie still find their backdrop here, the "Blue Nights" used to be part of PopKomm, nowadays without PopKomm. They have a permanent place in the Blue Shell, bands like Blur already celebrated humid and cheerful aftershow or record release parties.

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Seit Jahrzehnten aus dem Kölner Nachtleben nicht wegzudenken, bleibt das Blue Shell auf der Luxemburger Staße seinem Ruf als ambitionierter Szene-Club treu und bietet weiter verstärkt ein Forum für Veranstaltungen verschiedener Art.

Seit jeher ist das Lokal ein beliebter Anlaufpunkt für Musiker, Schauspieler, Schriftsteller und andere mehr oder weniger exotische Zeitgenossen. So manche Szene eines Kino- oder Fernsehfilms findet hier nach wie vor ihre Kulisse, die "Blauen Nächte" früher im Rahmen der PopKomm, heute ohne PopKomm. haben im Blue Shell ihren festen Platz, Bands wie die Blur feierten hier schon feucht-fröhliche Aftershow- bzw. Record-Release-Parties.

  • Venue characteristics

    Size and capacity (audience)

    • small (up to 100) (76 User)
    • medium (up to 500) (102 User)

    Type of venue

    • separate venue (17 User)
    • integrated into bar or similar (165 User)


    • good (136 User)
    • average (48 User)
    • bad (1 User)

    Backstage room available

    • yes (153 User)
    • no (23 User)

    Merch selling possible

    • yes (172 User)
    • no (5 User)

    Non-smoker location

    • yes (141 User)
    • no (11 User)
  • Event concepts

    Which kind of payment do bands receive normally?

    • fixed payment (1 User)
    • doordeal, profit share (32 User)
    • profit share, pay to play (89 User)
    • audience donation (1 User)
    • none (4 User)

    If true, do newcomers and local bands get booked?

    • yes (104 User)
    • rarely (4 User)

    Does the club actively advertise events?

    • yes (56 User)
    • little or not at all (55 User)

    Venue can be rented for own events

    • yes (94 User)
  • Stagecraft


    • available (173 User)
    • not available (1 User)

    Size of stage or performance-area respectively

    • small (up to 5 m²) (47 User)
    • average (5-12 m²) (118 User)
    • large (more than 12 m²) (8 User)


    • available (178 User)
    • available to some extent (1 User)

    Stage lights

    • available (165 User)
    • available to some extent (10 User)

    FoH personell

    • present (167 User)
    • sometimes, with prior consent (8 User)

    Preparation and soundcheck

    • early afternoon (12 User)
    • late afternoon / evening (159 User)
    • negotiable (10 User)


    • equipment must be dismantled and loaded after the sow (168 User)
    • negotiable (10 User)

    Loading and unloading situation

    • loading/unloading directly at building or stage entrance respectively (108 User)
    • nearby (46 User)
    • loading/unloading hardly possible (26 User)
  • Location, arrival, parking


    • city centre (169 User)
    • city, peripheral area (4 User)

    Arrival by car, parking

    • location has sufficient parking space (9 User)
    • no or insufficient parking space, parking is possible nearby (135 User)
    • no parking space nearby (18 User)

    Arrival by public transport

    • good (152 User)
    • average (3 User)
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Current gig offers

Ragoody Orchestra Weihnachtsshow

Ragoody Orchestra Christmas show

3 Dec 2021, Blue Shell, Köln

3 Dec 2021, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: Ragoody Orchestra
Date: Friday, 3 December 2021, 20:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 , Köln
Acts: all
Local acts preferred!
Genre: all
Free slots: 1
Salary: Doordeal
Cost/pay-to-play: Minimum ticket purchase
Backline: partially available

Posted on 8 October 2021   3

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