About Our Venue

Why KeeleSU?

Located in Staffordshire, at the very heart of the UK, Keele University is an attractive 617-acre and home to around 10,000 students. Ranked 4th top Students’ Union in the UK for nightlife by Which?, KeeleSU is a national ‘Best Bar None’ Gold award winning venue, achieving the highest standards in safety, responsible alcohol retailing and prevention of crime and disorder. KeeleSU averages annual ticket sales of 80,000 and has attracted numerous chart-topping artists including Example, Ellie Goulding, Professor Green, Feeder, and Labyrinth.

Prime Location

KeeleSU’s close proximity to some of the UK’s most vibrant towns and cities, alongside excellent transport links, makes our venue the optimum choice for any occasion. The direct bus links between both Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe railway stations to Keele campus, coupled with nearby M6 motorway links and extensive parking directly adjacent to the venue makes this an outstanding location for any event.

Exclusive Whole-Building Venue Hire

Capacity: 2,435

Our recent £2.2m state-of-the-art redevelopment has delivered a fresh and vibrant facility that is now an award-winning student venue as well as one of the region’s most sophisticated venues for hire, that expertly caters for all audiences.
Whether you’re a student, local or from further afield, KeeleSU offers excellent value for money, with comprehensive hire packages offered as standard. Tailor your event by choosing from the wide variety of optional extras available, such as on-site accommodation, catering facilities, and production offices.
Recent events have included:
  • Live bands & DJ’s
  • Awards evenings
  • Prom nights
  • Exhibitions
  • Corporate functions
  • Family gatherings
  • Parties & Celebrations
  • Charity events
  • Reunions
  • Barbeques


What’s Included As Standard

  • Reception / box office
  • Cloakroom
  • WiFi
  • Toilets (including accessible facilities and baby change)
  • Bar staff
  • Fully licensed SIA door supervisors
  • First aid room & qualified staff
  • Stewarding staff


Optional Extras

  • Catering facilities & staff
  • Coffee bar
  • On-site shop
  • Production office
  • Minibus hire
  • Tour bus parking & power
  • On-site accommodation
  • Projector & screen
  • Hospitality staff
  • Electrician
  • Taxi marshals


Tel: 01782 734815 or 01782 734241  

Email: su.venuehire@keele.ac.uk