Events

What's on

Whether you're after free live music, an abundance of puppies, or you're wanting an unforgettable night out - we have you covered. From the Union Venue all the way to The Packhorse, here's the low-down of all our events happening at Royal Holloway.


The events

MedsWeds
14th November 7pm - midnight
Medicine
Get ready for the Wednesday sesh with drinks deals at our weekly pre-drinks night at Medicine!
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Night | Medicine | MedsWeds
Juicy: In The Jungle
14th November 10pm - 3am
Students' Union
Need a break from all that reading? Head down to the SU for Juicy, where you will be joined by all things jungle! Expect a night of the best R&B, Hip Hop and House tunes.
Bars and Nightlife | Night | Union Venue | Juicy
World Food Thursday
15th November 10am - 4pm
Students' Union
Every Thursday, Global Kitchen return to campus to cook us the best flavours the world has to offer. This week, we'll be treated with Mexican Burritos.
Free | Alcohol-free | Day | Union Venue
Student Opportunities Council
15th November 6pm - 7:30pm
ALT1
Student Opportunities Council is a body in which students meet and discuss work surrounding the sports clubs, societies, media outlets and RAG here at Royal Holloway.
Campaigns | Free
5 Week Beginners Self Awareness & Defence Class
15th November 7pm - 8pm
International Building 243
A progressive five week class into the basics of self-awareness and defence.
Alcohol-free | Give It A Go
5 Week Beginners Sign Language Class
15th November 7pm - 8pm
Shilling Building 0-04
Come and learn the basics of British Sign Language with this beginners course
Alcohol-free | Give It A Go
Transmission
15th November 7:30pm - 11:30pm
The Packhorse
It's the biggest indie night on campus, Transmission! Brought to you by The Packhorse, it's time to show off your air guitar skills as you can expect us to bring to you the freshest independent releases and classic indie anthems.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | The Packhorse | Night | Transmission
Comedy Society present 'Annual Comedy Virgins Night'
15th November 8pm - 10pm
Medicine 2
Head down to Medicine to catch Comedy Society present their Annual Comedy Virgins Night. Fits of laughter guaranteed!
Free | Societies | Night | Medicine | Performance
Medicine Live ft. The Young
16th November 8pm - midnight
Medicine
Join us for our weekly live music night on campus followed by a jam session.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Music and Film | Night | Medicine | Medicine Live
SOAP: Neon Nights
16th November 10pm - 3am
Students' Union
SOAP are back once again, and this time, they're switching off the lights and cracking out the blacklight for one night only! In true SOAP fashion, they've got UV giveaways, LED Performers and so much more!
Bars and Nightlife | Night | Union Venue
Trip to Hampton Court Palace
17th November 10am - 4pm
Meet outside the Students' Union
Join us for a trip to our local royal palace, once home to Henry VIII
Alcohol-free | Give It A Go
The Addams Family
17th November 7pm - 10:30pm
Students' Union Main Hall
Musical Theatre Society present a musical comedy which depicts a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre.
Alcohol-free | Societies | Night | Union Venue | Performance
Open Mic Night
17th November 8pm - 11pm
The Packhorse
Head to The Packhorse to hear great music, meet new people or grab the chance to play.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Music and Film | The Packhorse
The Addams Family
18th November 1:30pm - 5pm
Students' Union Main Hall
Musical Theatre Society present a musical comedy which depicts a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre.
Alcohol-free | Societies | Day | Union Venue | Performance
The Addams Family
18th November 7pm - 10:30pm
Students' Union Main Hall
Musical Theatre Society present a musical comedy which depicts a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre.
Alcohol-free | Societies | Night | Union Venue | Performance
The Addams Family
19th November 7pm - 10:30pm
Students' Union Main Hall
Musical Theatre Society present a musical comedy which depicts a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre.
Alcohol-free | Societies | Night | Union Venue | Performance
Toast: Represent Your Country
19th November 10pm - 2am
Medicine
It's our legendary value for money night out! This week, we've got a special night where we celebrate the diversity we have at Royal Holloway.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Night | Medicine | Toast | International
Market Day
20th November 10am - 4pm
Students' Union
It's Market Day every Tuesday at the SU, complete with fruit and veg, and delicious foods for lunch.
Free | Alcohol-free | Day | Union Venue | International
Global Café
20th November 4pm - 6pm
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Come and join fellow international students for a relaxed sit down in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Free | International
Two For Tuesday
20th November 5pm - 11pm
The Packhorse
Every Tuesday from 5pm, a selection of food and all drinks (other than champagne and bottles of wine) are two for one at The Packhorse! Yep, you read that right.
Bars and Nightlife | The Packhorse | Night
Ballroom Taster Class
20th November 6pm - 7pm
Medicine
Free taster session for beginners.
Free | International
Roots and Routes: Gospel Choir Showcase
20th November 6:45pm - 10pm
Boilerhouse Lecture Theatre
A concert involving the performance of gospel performers which will also have presentations regarding the relationships between religion, slavery, and identity.
Campaigns | Free | Black History Month
The Addams Family
20th November 7pm - 10:30pm
Students' Union Main Hall
Musical Theatre Society present a musical comedy which depicts a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre.
Alcohol-free | Societies | Night | Union Venue | Performance
International Week Movie Night
20th November 7:30pm - 10pm
Moore Annexe 034
A free film night to celebrate International Week
Free | International
Language and Culture Club
21st November 2pm - 4pm
Event Space, Emily Wilding Davison Building
Join RHSU societies as they introduce you to language and culture from across the globe.
Free | International
Look And Draw
21st November 2pm - 2:45pm
Picture Gallery
Show off your creative side as Royal Holloway Art Society leads a drawing session in the beautiful Picture Gallery.
Alcohol-free | Societies | Day
Remembering the First World War: Questions of Faith and Morality
21st November 6:15pm - 7:15pm
The Chapel
The Chapel will be hosting a series of speakers who will be exploring the intricacies of the First World War in relation to faith.
Free | International
MedsWeds
21st November 7pm - midnight
Medicine
Get ready for the Wednesday sesh with drinks deals at our weekly pre-drinks night at Medicine!
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Night | Medicine | MedsWeds
Around The World In 80 Raves
21st November 10pm - 3am
Students' Union
Represent your country get ready to hit the dance floor with DJs dropping the biggest tunes from all over the world!
Bars and Nightlife | Night | Union Venue
Bracelet Making
22nd November 11am - 1pm
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Come and make your own bracelet in the colours of your country's flag!”
Free | International
Transmission
22nd November 7:30pm - 11:30pm
The Packhorse
It's the biggest indie night on campus, Transmission! Brought to you by The Packhorse, it's time to show off your air guitar skills as you can expect us to bring to you the freshest independent releases and classic indie anthems.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | The Packhorse | Night | Transmission
Mindful Meditation
23rd November 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Chapel
The Chapel will be hosting a free Mindfulness session for all to take part in.
Free | International
Medicine Live ft. Glass Peaks
23rd November 8pm - midnight
Medicine
Join us for our weekly live music night on campus, where we'll be showcasing the talent in the local area. This time, we'll be joined by indie-alt pop band, Glass Peaks.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Music and Film | Night | Medicine | Medicine Live
Fetish Friday
23rd November 10pm - 3am
Students' Union
Fetish Friday is here. A night to let go of your inhibitions, where anything goes.* We're offering up a scintillating night of entertainment, with live fetish acts, giveaways and DJ's playing the hottest tunes all night.
Bars and Nightlife | Night | Union Venue
Movie Afternoon
24th November 3pm - 5:30pm
Founder's Lecture Theatre
Everyone loves a chilled out Saturday! Come and put your feet up for the afternoon and enjoy a movie on us.
Free | Alcohol-free | Give It A Go
Drama Society present 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'
24th November 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Students' Union Main Hall
Drama Society present 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', a production which tells the story of a young man who falls into a life of moral corruption in order to maintain his beauty.
Societies | Night | Union Venue | Performance
Board Games & Chill
25th November 2pm - 4pm
Shilling Building 0-04
Come and chill out with your mates over a board game or two
Free | Alcohol-free | Give It A Go
Drama Society present 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'
25th November 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Students' Union Main Hall
Drama Society present 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', a production which tells the story of a young man who falls into a life of moral corruption in order to maintain his beauty.
Societies | Night | Union Venue | Performance
Housing Fair
26th November noon - 4pm
Students' Union Main Hall
Join us for the annual Housing Fair featuring all the best local accommodation including private halls, letting agents, landlords and more.
Free | Alcohol-free | Housing Week | Day | Union Venue
Drama Society present 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'
26th November 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Students' Union Main Hall
Drama Society present 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', a production which tells the story of a young man who falls into a life of moral corruption in order to maintain his beauty.
Societies | Night | Union Venue | Performance
Toast
26th November 10pm - 2am
Medicine
It's our legendary value for money night out! In true Toast fashion, you can expect everything from cheesy tunes to £1.50 drink deals* all night long. Not to mention, it's free entry too.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Night | Medicine | Toast
Housing Clinic
27th November 10am - 30th November 2pm
The Advice Centre
Come drop in with our advisors to get help on housing, housing, and more housing!
Free | Alcohol-free | Housing Week | Day
Market Day
27th November 10am - 4pm
Students' Union
It's Market Day every Tuesday at the SU, complete with fruit and veg, and delicious foods for lunch.
Free | Alcohol-free | Day | Union Venue
Two For Tuesday
27th November 5pm - 11pm
The Packhorse
Every Tuesday from 5pm, a selection of food and all drinks (other than champagne and bottles of wine) are two for one at The Packhorse! Yep, you read that right.
Bars and Nightlife | The Packhorse | Night
CPR Event - How to save a life
27th November 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Munro Fox Lecture Theatre
Do you know how to deal with someone whose heart has stopped beating?
Free | Alcohol-free | Give It A Go
Drama Society present 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'
27th November 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Students' Union Main Hall
Drama Society present 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', a production which tells the story of a young man who falls into a life of moral corruption in order to maintain his beauty.
Societies | Night | Union Venue | Performance
Housing Workshop
28th November 3pm - 5pm
Shilling Building 0-04
A one stop shop for all your information and housing needs.
Free | Alcohol-free | Housing Week | Day
MedsWeds
28th November 7pm - midnight
Medicine
Get ready for the Wednesday sesh with drinks deals at our weekly pre-drinks night at Medicine!
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Night | Medicine | MedsWeds
Karaoke Night
28th November 8pm - 11pm
The Packhorse
Are you like us? Do you practice with a hairbrush in front of the mirror? Well, look no further - We're giving you the chance to put those rehearsals into practice at The Packhorse and sing your favourite songs.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Music and Film | The Packhorse | Night
Juicy: 80s Vs 90s Vs 00s ft. Comp Soc
28th November 10pm - 3am
Students' Union
In collaboration with Comp Soc, we bring you the battle of the decades as we celebrate all things eighties, nineties and noughties in the most ultimate of retro nights!
Bars and Nightlife | Night | Union Venue | Juicy
Crafternoon: Decorate Your Own Wine Glass
29th November 2pm - 4pm
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Here's your chance to decorate your very own wine glass
Alcohol-free | Give It A Go
Housemating
29th November 2pm - 4pm
Medicine
Looking for one more housemate? Or do you need a whole house to join in on? Then we have the perfect event for you!
Free | Alcohol-free | Housing Week | Day | Medicine
Ballroom & Latin Dancesport Society present 'Strictly Come Holloway'
29th November 7:30pm - 10pm
Students' Union Main Hall
It's Ballroom and Latin Dancesport Society's biggest charity event of the year! We will bring all the glitz, glamour and dance talent in a one night show where your campus celebrities will raise money for the The Albert Kennedy Trust.
Societies | Night | Union Venue | Performance
Transmission
29th November 7:30pm - 11:30pm
The Packhorse
It's the biggest indie night on campus, Transmission! Brought to you by The Packhorse, it's time to show off your air guitar skills as you can expect us to bring to you the freshest independent releases and classic indie anthems.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | The Packhorse | Night | Transmission
Late, Great & Free: Desi Fusion
29th November 9pm - 2am
Medicine
A night filled with the perfect blend of English and Desi tunes. Not used to Indian music? This is your chance to fall in love with it!
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Night | Medicine
Medicine Live ft. Lesedi
30th November 8pm - midnight
Medicine
Join us for our weekly live music night on campus, where we'll be showcasing the talent in the local area. This time, we'll be joined by Royal Holloway home-grown talent, Lesedi.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Music and Film | Night | Medicine
Retro Jukebox
30th November 10pm - 3am
Students' Union
Dig out the platform shoes, flares and tank tops as we introduce a brand new night out to you, Retro Jukebox! This is your live disco club night where we hand you the power to decide what disco tunes our live band will play out.
Bars and Nightlife | Night | Union Venue
Christmas Movie Afternoon
3rd December 3pm - 11pm
The Packhorse
Need to lift your festive spirits up a bit? What better way to do it than a non-stop, back to back Christmas movie marathon.
Free | Music and Film | The Packhorse | Day | Night
Reptile Experience
3rd December 5pm - 8pm
Students' Union Main Hall
Expect lizards, snakes, a baby crocodile and more! Yes you read that right!
Free | Alcohol-free | Give It A Go
Toast
3rd December 10pm - 2am
Medicine
It's our legendary value for money night out! In true Toast fashion, you can expect everything from cheesy tunes to £1.50 drink deals* all night long. Not to mention, it's free entry too.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Night | Medicine | Toast
Market Day
4th December 10am - 4pm
Students' Union
It's Market Day every Tuesday at the SU, complete with fruit and veg, and delicious foods for lunch.
Free | Alcohol-free | Day | Union Venue
Two For Tuesday
4th December 5pm - 11pm
The Packhorse
Every Tuesday from 5pm, a selection of food and all drinks (other than champagne and bottles of wine) are two for one at The Packhorse! Yep, you read that right.
Bars and Nightlife | The Packhorse | Night
Christmas Movie Night
4th December 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Founder's Lecture Theatre
December is here, which means Christmas is on the way! Enjoy a chilled out Christmas movie night
Free | Alcohol-free | Give It A Go
MedsWeds
5th December 7pm - midnight
Medicine
Get ready for the Wednesday sesh with drinks deals at our weekly pre-drinks night at Medicine!
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Night | Medicine | MedsWeds
Insanity's Frat Party
5th December 10pm - 3am
Students' Union
As term one comes to a close, Insanity Radio are hosting the biggest frat house party on campus!
Bars and Nightlife | Night | Union Venue
Transmission
6th December 7:30pm - 11:30pm
The Packhorse
It's the biggest indie night on campus, Transmission! Brought to you by The Packhorse, it's time to show off your air guitar skills as you can expect us to bring to you the freshest independent releases and classic indie anthems.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | The Packhorse | Night | Transmission
Performing Arts Ball
6th December 8:30pm - 2am
Founder's Dining Hall and Medicine
Part of a performance society? It's time to get suited and booted (or dresses if that takes your fancy) and join us for a night of old Hollywood glamour.
Bars and Nightlife | Societies | Night | Medicine | Performance
Winter Wellbeing Walk
7th December 11am - 1pm
Meet outside the Students' Union
Grab your hat, scarf and gloves, wrap up warm and head out for a wintery walk.
Free | Alcohol-free | Give It A Go
Medicine Live
7th December 8pm - midnight
Medicine
Join us for our weekly live music night on campus followed by a jam session.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Music and Film | Night | Medicine | Medicine Live
SOAP: Candyland
7th December 10pm - 3am
Students' Union
Get ready for a sweet time this Friday at SOAP. They're bringing massive amounts of pick 'n' mix to help satisfy all of those candy lovers out there.
Bars and Nightlife | Night | Union Venue
Ice Skating
8th December 11am - 4pm
Meet outside the Students' Union
A brand new addition to the Give It A Go programme for this year! Join us for an afternoon of ice skating!
Alcohol-free | Give It A Go
Toast
10th December 10pm - 2am
Medicine
It's our legendary value for money night out! In true Toast fashion, you can expect everything from cheesy tunes to £1.50 drink deals* all night long. Not to mention, it's free entry too.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Night | Medicine | Toast
Market Day
11th December 10am - 4pm
Students' Union
It's Market Day every Tuesday at the SU, complete with fruit and veg, and delicious foods for lunch.
Free | Alcohol-free | Day | Union Venue
Two For Tuesday
11th December 5pm - 11pm
The Packhorse
Every Tuesday from 5pm, a selection of food and all drinks (other than champagne and bottles of wine) are two for one at The Packhorse! Yep, you read that right.
Bars and Nightlife | The Packhorse | Night
Crafternoon: Make Your Own Christmas Cards
12th December 2pm - 4pm
Tommy's Lounge, Students' Union
Here's your chance to make your own Christmas cards to send to your friends and family
Alcohol-free | Give It A Go | Day
MedsWeds
12th December 7pm - midnight
Medicine
Get ready for the Wednesday sesh with drinks deals at our weekly pre-drinks night at Medicine!
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Night | Medicine | MedsWeds
Karaoke Night: Christmas Special
12th December 8pm - 11pm
The Packhorse
We're hosting a festive themed karaoke night, where we'll have a professional karaoke team coming in to run our night with thousands of songs for you to choose from.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Music and Film | The Packhorse | Night
Flawless ft. TBC
12th December 10pm - 3am
Students' Union
It's time for the last Flawless of term one. As always, we'll be hosting a big party at the SU as DJs will be dropping the very best Urban, Bashment, Grime & Afrobeats tunes! This time, we'll be joined by a special guest - more details to follow.
Bars and Nightlife | Night | Union Venue | Flawless
Transmission
13th December 7:30pm - 11:30pm
The Packhorse
It's the biggest indie night on campus, Transmission! Brought to you by The Packhorse, it's time to show off your air guitar skills as you can expect us to bring to you the freshest independent releases and classic indie anthems.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | The Packhorse | Night | Transmission
Scratch - House/ Techno/ Disco
13th December 10pm - 3am
Medicine
Head down to Medicine for some of the best in underground dance music.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Night | Medicine
Medicine Live
14th December 8pm - midnight
Medicine
Join us for our weekly live music night on campus followed by a jam session.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Music and Film | Night | Medicine | Medicine Live
Winter Blowout ft. TBC
14th December 10pm - 3am
Students' Union
You've worked hard and now it's time to party hard! Celebrate the end of term with the biggest blowout this side of the M25 with a special guest joining us. More details to follow.
Bars and Nightlife | Night | Union Venue
Karaoke Night
30th January 8pm - 11pm
The Packhorse
Are you like us? Do you practice with a hairbrush in front of the mirror? Well, look no further - We're giving you the chance to put those rehearsals into practice at The Packhorse and sing your favourite songs.
Bars and Nightlife | Free | Music and Film | The Packhorse | Night