Out and About

Keele is close to Newcastle-under-Lyme with its thriving night life. Hanley, the centre of the Stoke-on-Trent conurbation, is a little further on with a range of pubs and bars and the famous Sugarmill gig venue.

Newcastle has a multi-screen cinema and a range of well-known bar and pub chains, independent bars, traditional pubs and a good choice of restaurants.

Local Links

You can find plenty of information about what to see and do across the region from the following sites:

http://visitstoke.co.uk

http://enjoystaffordshire.com

http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/ - the website of The Sentinel, the regional newspaper.

Cinemas:

Vue Cinema, Newcastle

Odeon, Festival Park, Hanley

Film Theatre (for Art House films), Stoke

Concert venues and theatres:

Keele has societies for rock, folk, jazz and R&B as well as a philharmonic orchestra, choir and big bands. There’s also a Drama Society which stages outdoor summer performances. The New Vic and Regent Theatres in Newcastle and Hanley offer modern and classical theatre with student discounts.

New Victoria Theatre, Newcastle

Regent Theatre, Hanley

Victoria Hall, Hanley

Sugarmill, Hanley - live gigs

Theme parks and attractions:

Alton Towers - the UK's best known theme park. Discounted tickets available from the Students' Union.

Trentham Gardens - shops, gardens, monkey forest, Aerial Extreme ride.

Water World - swimming, white-knuckle water slides, chutes, bubble pools.

Museums

See www.stokemuseums.org.uk