Nights out are an important part of your university experience. We’ve got a theatre, cinema, nightclub and a number of bars all on campus so your next great night is never far away.

Clubs and bars

Your time at university shouldn’t be all lectures and seminars. You need to strike a balance between your workload and your social life.

Mungo's Massive in Eliot College

Mungo's Massive is one of the biggest nights on campus

So when your lectures are finished, why not try a speciality milkshake in Mungo’s or play a few racks of pool in K-Bar?

Our campus bars host special nights and events too. Plus, there are pub quizzes, live music and big screen sports on throughout the week so you have plenty of options when taking a break from the books.

The Venue

The Venue nightclub

The Venue hosts regular theme nights

The Venue is the student nightclub in the centre of campus. Recently refurbished, it has two floors of state-of-the-art design, sound and lighting and hosts a huge range of music acts and celebrity guests. From DJ Charlie Sloth and Tinchy Stryder to the Chuckle Brothers, you never quite know what to expect.

Find out what's going on at the Venue.


Woody’s is located in the Park Wood area of campus. It offers great value, fresh, and flavoursome food.  It also host many events throughout the year including showing all the latest sporting games on some of the best screens on campus.

Students having a drink in Woody's

Arts and music

Nights out at university don’t have to end at a nightclub. For something a little different, the Canterbury campus has a thriving arts and music scene.


The Gulbenkian boasts a packed calendar of events from stand-up comedy shows to live theatre. Open to the public, staff and students, the building contains a 340-seat theatre, 300-seat cinema and a café with an informal space for live music, comedy and slam poetry.

Find out what's going on at the Gulbenkian arts centre.

Dance performance in the Gulbekian

An introduction to the Gulbenkian arts centre

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Colyer-Fergusson Music Building

Just along the corridor, the award-winning Colyer-Fergusson Building hosts regular music concerts and performances which are accessible to both students and the local community, as well as external musicians and arts organisations.

Find out what's going on at Colyer-Fergusson Music Building.

Kent Union

The Summer Ball is a fitting finale to exam season and a great way to celebrate the start of summer. Join your friends at a huge party featuring bands, DJs, fireworks, rides, food and drink.

Crowded dancefloor at Summer Ball

The famous Summer Ball

The best way to end the year at a fun-filled night with 3,000 other students

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