Arts Venues

The University of Surrey is based in Guildford, in the South East of England. The main University campus, Stag Hill, is situated close to the Guildford mainline train station and within a short walk of the town centre.

Find out about visiting and getting to the University.

To help you find our venues on campus, download our campus map.

Visitor Parking information

  • Mon-Fri, 09:00-17:00: Visitors should use the Pay & Display Car Park near the Main Car Park (see campus map)
  • Mon-Fri, after 17:00 and Sat-Sun all day: Parking is free. Visitors should use the Main Car Park or Car Park 1 (see campus map)

On Campus Venues

Ivy Arts Centre

Located at the entrance to the Stag Hill site, the latest exciting addition to the University of Surrey campus is now open.

Lewis Elton Galley

The Lewis Elton Gallery is situated at the heart of the University of Surrey's campus. It hosts an extensive and dynamic schedule of exhibitions and events. The Lewis Elton Gallery is also responsible for the maintenance of the University Art Collection as well as a range of special collections. The Gallery is open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm and weekends by prior appointment

Performing Arts Technology Studios (PATS)

Located a short walk along the spine road from the main entrance and next to the NatWest Bank, this building is home to the studios:

PATS Studio One

A flexible capacity concert hall and sound recording studio, seating up to 260.  This is our primary performance space for music concerts and recitals at the University. 

PATS Dance Studio

A multipurpose rehearsal and performance space for dance and theatre. This venue is also used for regular film screenings.  115 capacity raked seating.

University Hall

The University Hall is a very flexible venue, hosting events from rock gigs and jazz evenings to ballroom dances and a range of dance classes.

Wates House

Wates House hosts a number of the more relaxed concerts and gigs at Surrey, including rock and jazz events.

Rik Medlik Lecture Theatre

Lecture Theatre Block

Guildford School of Acting

Venue Hire

As the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences we have some unique spaces available for you to hire from dance and music studios to a full theatre. These are flexible spaces which would be suitable to e.g. run exercise classes, extra special team building events, product launches.

We also have a dedicated events team who can work with you to design and support the successful running of your event.

For more information or to discuss your particular requirements in any of the areas listed in these pages please email:

Off Campus Venues