Never been to sugarshack, you 2 recommend it then?
It's an old theatre and they've kept the general layout. The old stage and the stalls are the dance floor with the booth looking out. The upper circle has a balcony that you can look down onto the floor and there's boxes, like where the queen would sit at a theatre that are converted into VIP rooms which you can hire. The upper circle has the balcony but is predominently room 2. There is a 3rd floor which they only open on really busy nights.
If you get the oportunity, I would definately recommend it. Proper clubbing like it should be, dark and dirty with that classy feel. In fact, Middlesbrough is a really good night, no where near as bad as the southern press would have you believe.
Have a look at the website for listings - www.theempire.co.uk
October & November look absolutely amazing months.
Sounds like I work for them doesn't it?