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. From free table upgrades to premium bottle services, the Lollipop VIP experience can deliver.

✔ Celebrating a birthday?
✔ Organising a course social?
✔ Bringing your team on a night out?



Book a table for Comedy Nation, Bournemouth's longest running monthly stand-up comedy night. 


Want to hire the venue for an event? Let us know!

We have 3 rooms available for hire for all different sized events.

Venue Hire

The Students' Union at Bournemouth University has a selection of fantastic venues that you can use for many different events. We run our venues ourselves and have tailered some packages to popular actvities. We can also tailor our venue hire for specific events if you have something more special in mind. For some events we will not charge you a hire fee, for others we will provide you with a very competive hire fee and can often build in flexibility to allow you manage your costs effectively.

Some of the events we host:

  • Predrinks parties

  • Course socials

  • Sports and society socials

  • 'Mini' club nights for first time promoters

  • Awards nights

The Old Fire Station

Multipurpose venue with multiple rooms and event formats. A busy venue regulary hosting events from 200 to 1200 capacity. Specialist sound and lighting already installed, skilled event team in house and access to SUBU marketing channels to help get your event noticed at BU. The venue speciliases in club nights, live music and large parties. Has also been used during the daytime for film shoots, a sports studio space and rehearsal space. Very flexible opening times, including late nights.

  • Dinners, dinner dances and buffets.

  • Live music concerts

  • Large club nights

  • Cabaret and comedy shows

  • Film shows

The Engine Room

A compact and funky 150 capacity venue that forms part of the Old Fire Station that can be configured on its own for smaller events. Can be open daytime, evening and late night. It is used extensively for halls predrinks parties, course & society socials and birthday events. The basic package can be hired free of charge (conditional on a minimum attendance). It is also a fully running Cafe and Bar open 11am - 6pm on weekdays.


Want to hire the venue for an event? Let us know!

Please include the proposed date of event, which venue / rooms are required and what kind of event it is.

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