A HISTORIC building in Somerset previously home to a popular nightclub will soon become host to a new and exciting live music and events space.

Studio24 will take over the former Kudos nightclub building on Priory Road, in Wells, from Thursday, March 28.

The new venue promises to deliver an 'unforgettable live experience' to audience members, and will feature a range of live music, stand up comedy, and stage shows.

A £110,000 revamp to the building has seen a new dance floor installed, along with state of the art acoustics and lighting systems, and a new bar.

Studio24 hopes to shine a light on up-and-coming performers, with plans to host open mic nights, talent showcases, and comedy nights to help local talent to get exposure.

On its grand opening night on Thursday, March 28, 'the most famous and realistic Queen Tribute band touring the UK and Europe at present', QE2, will take to the stage to christen the new venue, supported by Bristol-based indie band Airflo.

On Friday, March 29, a Take That tribute band called Let it Shine will showcase their musical talent, followed by a club night on Saturday, March 30, featuring a DJ set from PixelKid.

On Sunday, March 31, Studio 24 will host the UK's largest 'foam cannon party'.

A spokesperson for Studio24 said: "Located in Wells, Somerset, Studio24 will be a hub for music lovers and a platform for talented people showcasing their skills.

"Whether you're a fan of high-energy performances, 80’s Golden oldies or prefer a more laid-back vibe, Studio24 will have something for everyone.

"We look forward to seeing you all in 2024 and welcome you to join us on our new journey."

Kudos nightclub closed after 18 years in business with a final new year's bash on December 31, 2023.

A social media post said: "After 18 truly amazing years from when Kudos first opened its doors as a large multi-level nightclub, it is finally time to say goodbye.

"Thank you to everyone that has passed through our doors.

"You have all made everlasting memories. So a big thank you."

The premises was originally built as The Regal cinema in the 1930s with typical art-deco features of that period.

It fell into a state of neglect after closing a number of decades ago before permission was granted for it to be converted into a nightclub.