The Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station is a Students' Union nightclub venue like no other.

We threw our doors open in 1995 after crafting 3 dancefloors, 4 bars, a stage and multitude of nooks and crannies into the shell of Bournemouth's original Central Fire Station. We now proudly present a huge range of events that covers cutting edge clubs, live music tours, fun student parties and stand up comedy.

We do this underpinned by the key principle that all the profits we make are put back into the Students' Union to be used to improve the experince of students at Bournemouth University.

Friday night is Lollipop

This is probably the longest running club night in Bournemouth. Every friday in term time we are packed out with our students from BU who bring down their friends from home, other uni's and AUB to show them just what goes down in Bournemouth every week. 

Saturdays : Award winning club nights

Each saturday hosts a party presented by one of our club night partners who specialise in producing events that are the envy of the South Coast. We Are Your Friends, Dub Optic, Get Satisfied, Enter, The Block Party, One Love have established their Old Fire Station events in the premier league of UK clubbing.

Live Music Tours

The Old Fire Station is firmly established on the UK live music circuit for bands about to hit the big time. Bloc Party, The Strypes, Hadouken, Dandy Warhols, The Horrors, Chase & Status have all stunned crowds packed into our intimate venue over the years.

Comedy Nation

Stand up comedy is going back to its roots - intimate gigs in small venues, exactly what we offer at Comedy Nation. You will probably never see live comedy so close up, so raw, so funny and so cheap. These shows are regulary packed out, Get advance tickets and get there early for a good seat.

Using the Old Fire Station for your own party

We are available to hire for larger parties (100 people or more) and regularly organise course social events, society events, large birthday bashes or even your own club night. If you would like to stage an event then fill out the booking form HERE, we might surprise you with what we can offer.

Tickets and other links:

Click here to go through to Old Fire Station Calendar of Events and hit the buy tickets button on the left of the event page.

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