The Old Fire Station
Dylans Kitchen & Bar
Ground Up Cafe
Thes places are where we organise events for you, sell great food and
drink and also make them available for you to hire for parties.
Probably one of the best Students' Union venues in existence. It threw
its doors open in 1995 after crafting 3 dance floors, 4 bars, a stage, 2 DJ
booths and a multitude of nooks and crannies into the what was once
Bournemouth's central fire station, along with England's longest
fireman's pole. SUBU now proudly present a huge range of diverse
events from this venue that includes cutting edge club nights, live music
tours, massive student party nights and even stand up comedy. All of this is
underpinned by the key principle that the profits we make are put back into
the Students' Union to improve the student experience at BU.
The Old Fire Station has many options to hire out parts or all of it for
parties, events and shows, see the form Hire Enquiry form below.
The longest running night in Bournemouth, dedicated purely to students and
always a sell out. Feel free to bring down your friends from home, other
unis and AUB to experience the legend that is Fridays at Lollipop. Three
rooms of music from cool urban vibes to floor filling dance music bangers,
VIP tables are available to be booked in advance and tickets can (and
should) be bought in advance. The weekend has landed!
SUBU work hard to bring live music events to the Old Fire Station. Live
music tours in the venue are intimate, exciting and much more intense than
other events we organise. Get to see tomorrows stars on their way up in an
up close and personal venue. Previous bands that have stepped out onto The
Old Fire Station stage include Ed Sheeran, The Blossoms, The Black Keys,
Mark Ronson, Rita Ora, Wolf Alice and hundreds of others.
It’s a cracking night out, simple. Live comedy is usually raw, often
rude and always side splittingly funny when seen in the flesh. The venue is
transformed in a relaxed seated club to lure you into a false sense of
security before the barrages of feeder line, punch line, twisted irony and
heckles is unloaded on you. Graham Norton, Ross Noble and Harry Hill all
stood up and faced the crowd here in their early days.
This is Talbot Campus’s worst kept secret, an escape from campus
academic life and brilliant in between lecture hang out. Open all day and
all evening, including weekends. Hot food made to order in its own kitchen
(pizzas and burgers especially good), fresh ground coffee and a great range
of beer and lagers and prices you cannot beat.
Dylan's Kitchen & Bar has many options to hire out parts or all of
it for parties, events, see the form Hire Enquiry form below.
View our websitehere
Open weekdays at 8am through until 8pm during term time, and weekends 8.30am
until 4pm. As well as our Starbucks fresh coffee beverages we serve up Mamma
Lu's hot ciabattas, foccacia and burritos, fresh baked pasties, cakes
and muffins as well as salads, sandwiches, wraps all made by hand in
All the coffee in the Ground Up is Fairtrade and when the temperature rises
you don't want to miss out on an ice cold frappuccino.
We have lots of options to hire our spaces or book groups into events
already taking place within our venues. Some are free to hire, others are
always better value than comparable alternatives.
Group Bookings into VIP tables at Comedy Central and Lollipop
Hire rooms for course socials, birthday parties, halls parties –
spaces from 25 through to 150 people
Events & shows from 100 to 1200 capacity with full stage, sound,
Catering can be arranged at all events
SUBU marketing and social media available to promote your event if