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How to find us

The Old Fire Station is situated at the top of old Bournemouth town centre. We have excellent transport links however you plan to travel.


By foot from Bournemouth Town Centre

If stood in the square, walk up the main pedestrian route to the right of Natwest bank. When you reach a roundabout, continue to follow the road up the hill, to the right. At the top of the road is another roundabout, take the second turning, just to the left of KFC. 200 yards along you will come accross the Old Fire Station front entrance, on the right hand side. 

By road from the A338, Wessex Way

If traveling from the north on the A338 take the 4th exit off, after passing the Welcome to Bournemouth sign. Once off the A338, follow the road until you reach a roundabout, and take the 3rd exit onto Holdenhurst Road. We are just past the first turning on the left, on the left hand side of the road.

There is a large car park at the rear of the venue. To find this, After the right turn onto Holdenhurst Road, take the first left turn into Cotlands Road. Follow the road around to the left and take the right turn into a public pay and display car park.


By train

Get off at the train at Bournemouth station and follow the signs towards the town centre. You will go through an underpass. Once out of the underpass keep walking along Holdenhurst Road. If you are on the left side of the road, you will come accross the firestation on the left, just after the first left turning. If you are on the right hand side of the road, walk until you come accross the second crossing (it is a simple island with bollards) and cross the road. Straight ahead is the Old Fire Station.

The front entrance is used for live gigs, some public events and daytime events. For most student events the rear entrance is used. To find the rear entrance, continue walking along Holdenhurst Road to the corner of Cotlands road and take a right. 50yrds down on the right is the entrace to our rear yard, signed with a Bournemouth University notice on the gateaway.

Local Accommodation

If you are requiring local accommodation near to our venue, there are a handful of Travelodges in Bournemouth within a short distance. Travelodge is also offering customers of The Old Fire Station a 5% discount on their next stay at any Travelodge. Click here to receive your discount.  The closest Travelodge to The Old Fire Station is in Christchurch, Bournemouth, approximately 0.4 miles away. For further information, see this page