Entertainment and Nightlife
Bars and Pubs
The nearest bar is Glyn's, at the Students' Union building. Beyond campus, the town centre area has a huge selection of pubs ranging from traditional real ale houses to more modern bars showing live sports, all within a short walk of each other.
Wrexham's student scene has really come of age over the past few years, and there are some great club nights to enjoy. Atik is North Wales' largest nightclub venue. Capable of hosting more than 1600 people in two rooms, the club's various theme nights regularly feature the UK's top DJs and PAs.
If you want to freshen up your nightlife away from Wrexham, Chester is the nearest stop, just over the border in England. Regular bus and train services run to the city and a taxi won't be too expensive if you're clubbing together with your friends.
William Aston Hall is the largest theatre and concert venue in Wrexham and can be found right here on our main campus. The 900-seat venue is designed to accommodate a range of entertainment events, and regularly hosts huge names from music, comedy and theatre.
The Racecourse is the home ground of Wrexham Football Club but it hosts gigs too - the Stereophonics are the latest band to play at the ground.
Each year students and lecturers from our Creative Media courses get involved with Focus Wales, an international, multi-venue music festival featuring performances from more than 100 bands across the town.
Film and Theatre
Odeon Cinema at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham town centre has 8 state of the art screens, including 3D, to provide the ultimate in picture and sound quality. You’re guaranteed a great view so you can sit back and enjoy all the latest releases. You can get great discounts with your Student ID too!
As well as the William Aston Hall, there are a number of theatre venues in the surrounding area. Clwyd Theatre Cymru is Wales' most popular drama house. The theatre has its own production company which delivers a varied programme of plays to audiences every year, including a sell-out musical Christmas pantomime. Clwyd Theatr Cymru also hosts touring theatre, music concerts and contemporary film.
The Stiwt is located closer to the University in Rhos and hosts a similar mix of live performances and films. The theatre received a multi-million pound refurbishment in the late 1990s and is now a key community facility for the people of North East Wales and beyond.
Amateur theatre has strong representation in Wrexham through the Grove Park Theatre. The theatre is based in the town centre and showcases productions performed by the theatre's own amateur dramatics group.