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Venue Info & Accessibility

The Old Fire Station

Venue Information

The Old Fire Station is a unique 1200 capacity nightclub and 550 capacity live music venue in the heart of Bournemouth. Playing host to a diverse line up of events over the years, it has become an iconic venue on the south coast. 

Since 1995 the venue has acted as nightclub and music venue for the Students' Union at Bournemouth University, while also being open to members of the public for a variety of gigs and events throughout the year.


We have a cloakroom on the second floor at our club nights or at the entrance for live shows. We charge £2 an item for Students and £3 an item for non-students.

Directions & Travel

The Old Fire Station is situated at the top of Bournemouth town centre in the Lansdowne area. We have excellent transport links however you plan to travel.

Address & Satnav

36 Holdenhurt Road




We strive to make all our shows at The Old Fire Station accessible to everyone and we work with Attitude Is Everything to make sure things keep improving. Your feedback is always welcome and we’ll do our best to be as flexible as possible to meet your needs.

Booking Tickets

Please purchase tickets as normal via our ticketing platforms. Once you've done this, please fill in our Access Request Form below and provide as much detail as possible so we can assist with your needs.

Venue Hire

The Old Fire Station is available to hire for club nights, gigs, private and corporate events. With state-of-the-art tech and a knowledgeable events team, we are able to cater for a wide range of events and purposes. 

Live Music Hire

Located in a prime location within Bournemouth, The Old Fire Station is easily accessible and well-connected, making it an ideal choice for both local and touring artists. Its central location ensures convenience for attendees, allowing them to easily reach the venue, with great transport links.

Contact & Feedback

Please contact us with any queries or feedback you have. It is always best to contact via email.

Please note, our working hours vary and do not match standard office hours. We will reply as soon as we are back in office.


Please note, this number is not manned at all times.

01202 963039

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