Union Venue.

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About the venue

The Union Venue is a 1440 capacity nightclub that plays host to weekly club nights and tons of amazing society performances throughout the year.

Based at the Students' Union, you can expect regular classics such as Flawless - our hip hop, grime, and RnB night that has previously featured acts such as Big Narstie, Nadia Rose, and Fekky - every Wednesday. Friday nights are varied up each week, giving you an ever-changing roster of nights out and musical genres.

The venue is spread out across the Students' Union building, with Tommy's Lounge featuring a small bar and DJ; the main hall featuring the VK bar, main stage, and full lighting rig; down towards Tommy's Kitchen you'll find another couple of bars along with seating; before heading outside into the Union Plaza where you'll find another bar and sometimes other activity. The cloakroom is upstairs on the first floor.

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Opening Times

From 15 September 2021 our regular opening times are:

  • Wednesday - 22:00 to 03:00
  • Friday - 22:00 to 03:00

Coronavirus Information

To be admitted to our events at the Union Venue, you will need to show proof of one of the below, preferably via the NHS COVID Pass:

DOUBLE VACCINATION - you received your second COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 whole days ago (or 14 whole days after one dose of the Janssen vaccine).


NEGATIVE TEST - a negative lateral flow or PCR test taken in the 48 hours prior to the event.


NATURAL IMMUNITY - evidenced by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period.

If you live, or were vaccinated in, an overseas country, we will also be accepting EU (EU Digital COVID Certificate) and USA (CDC card) vaccine certificates.

You can read our Venues Entry Requirements Update for further information.


Accessibility Information

RHSU is keen to promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities and to take the necessary steps to meet their requirements. Since November 2015, RHSU has been working with Attitude is Everything, to improve deaf and disabled people’s access to Students’ Union events taking place within Students’ Union facilities.

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Alcohol Impact

NUS alcohol impact accredited

The University and Students' Union are committed to providing students with a safe and responsible social life on campus by being part of the NUS Alcohol Impact programme backed by the Home Office.

You can read more information by reading our joint-statement on responsible alcohol consumption.

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If you are worried about your or a friend's use of alcohol, are feeling pressurised into drinking by others or wish to seek advice please contact us at wellbeing@royalholloway.ac.uk or advice@su.rhul.ac.uk.

Check out the Wellbeing Service's postcard on Alcohol Impact

Upcoming events

Smells Like Teen Spirit ft. Deaf Havana DJ Set
23rd September
Union Venue
Freshers' Festival wouldn't be the same without an indie rock night and we're delighted to be joined by James and Matty from Deaf Havana for a DJ set that will surely bring the house down.
29th September
Union Venue
Flawless is back with the very best of urban, bashment, grime and Afrobeats.
Fetish Friday
1st October
Union Venue
A night to let go and dress in your finest attire, we're offering up a scintillating night of entertainment, with live acts and DJs playing the hottest tunes all night. Expect the sexiest night on campus.
Flawless Black History Month
6th October
Union Venue
Flawless is back with the very best of urban, bashment, grime and Afrobeats as we celebrate Black History Month at the SU.