Stoke-on-Trent Keele University Events and Conferencing

Located in Staffordshire, Keele has excellent transport links. They offer a complete event management service, facilitating more effective use of your time. You can utilise the experience and knowledge of their dedicated team to maximise impact for your events.

Choose from a variety of flexible meeting and event spaces supported by their in-house AV and complimentary wi-fi.

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Location and transport information

Keele is located between Junctions 15 and 16 on the M6, and is just west of Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme. The venue is halfway between Manchester and Birmingham.

For SatNav users please use the University postcode ST5 5BG. Once you are on campus follow the directional signage, parking on campus is complimentary and they provide you with a parking permit.

The nearest railways stations to Keele are:

  • Stoke-on-Trent (5 miles/8km)
  • Crewe (12 miles/19km)

Buses and taxis are available from both stations.

Full Venue Information
Summary of facilities and capacities
Vacation availability
April, June, July, August, September
Year round anytime
Theatre style (maximum)600270
Cabaret style (maximum)400156
Exam style (maximum)200100
Boardroom style (maximum)3030
Exhibition space (sq metres)612578
Banquets & formal dinner (maximum)450450
University style bedrooms (max)600N/A
Day delegate rates from £30.50£30.50
24HR rates from £102.00£102.00
Meeting room only rates from £103.00£103.00
B&B rates from £39.90N/A

Meeting and event spaces that inspire

Campus: Delegates can take advantage of the modern campus facilities on the picturesque campus, which features nine lecture theatres (hosting 80-400) and 37 seminar rooms, perfect for breakouts or smaller meetings (hosting 8-100). In addition, a large 612sqm exhibition suite and restaurant all under one roof. Available during the Easter and summer vacation.

Keele Hall: In contrast to these modern facilities is the 19th century Grade II listed Keele Hall. Surrounded by acres of woodland and gardens, its magnificent ballroom can host up to 450 for gala dinners or events. The Salvin suite offers ornate features including grand fireplaces, beautifully sculpted and painted ceilings and fantastic views of the gardens. This venue is also available all year round. 

Accommodation: Campus accommodation is available during the summer vacation. Facilities are split into various accommodation blocks around the campus all within easy walking distance to the main facilities.

For leisure or sporting purposes they also have a fantastic sports centre which includes a 3G pitch, beach volleyball, sports fields for football, rugby and cricket and tennis courts. Overnight delegates can also use the gymnasium and kinesis room. You can also make use of the 570sqm in each of the indoor sports halls for large conferences or exhibitions.

All venues feature state-of-the-art AV and technical support as well as complimentary WiFi. The events team offers a complete support package, which includes the development of a total event booking management service. They also offer complimentary parking for all delegates. 

Conveniently located at the centre of campus are a variety of outlets which include a convenience store, newsagent, post office, pharmacy and cash points.

fantastic location to explore the local area with a variety of attractions close by, these include Alton Towers, Emma Bridgewater, Trentham Gardens and Cannock Chase. 

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