Whether you want to stay on campus or explore the local area, there’s loads to do at the University of Hertfordshire.
Going out on campus
Chill out with a drink and some good company at the Elehouse bar in the Students’ Union, or visit our £38m entertainment venue, The Forum Hertfordshire is a great place to meet, eat and have a night out with its choice of new bars, eateries and a mini-club.
Stroll down to Club de Havilland for a game of pool, or check in with your friends at the Elehouse bar.
The University’s own arts association, UHArts, runs a programme of comedy, dance, literature, music, theatre, and the visual arts – keep an eye out for flyers on campus.
Our resident orchestra, the Philharmonic at UH, may be an outlet for your own musical talents, or you may just choose to enjoy one of their performances.
And if it’s theatre you’re after, you might like to experience one of the stage productions at The Weston Auditorium, the University’s own 460-seat theatre on the de Havilland Campus.
Going further afield
Bars: St Albans – just ten minutes on the University’s bus service Uno – has a great selection of bars and pubs. Try The Cross Keys or the Beehive for starters.
Cinemas: catch all the latest films at the 10-screen multiplex cinema at the nearby Galleria. Campus West in Welwyn Garden City, just a 5km bus ride away, shows classics and foreign films.
Eating out: if you’re looking for something quick and easy, the Galleria shopping centre, just 10 minutes’ walk away, has burgers and pizzas galore, as well as oriental food and cocktails. In St Albans you can find anything from Japanese noodles at Wagamama to authentic Italian pizza at Zizzi’s.
Theatre: the nearby towns of Hertford and Stevenage both have their own theatres, and for quality without West End prices, there are modern plays, classics and adaptations at the Palace Theatre in Watford. If you fancy saving up for the real thing, London’s West End theatres are within easy reach.
Clubs: in addition to numerous club nights held on campus at the Forum Hertfordshire, the Students' Union also runs a bus service to the club at Batchwood Hall in St Albans. You can also take your pick of three clubs at the Stevenage leisure park, just 20 min drive away from campus.
Live music: there’s a vibrant live music scene in Hertfordshire, with indie and rock at The Horn in St Albans, rock, metal and punk at the Hertford Marquee and live music at The Green Room in Welwyn – and loads more, all within a bus or train ride of the campus.