Why Swansea?

From expansive beaches and nature trails to quaint shopping streets and thriving cultural hubs, Swansea University is an obvious choice when searching for a special event venue surrounded by endless local delights.

Coastal location – Our university is based along the South Wales coastline. Our Bay Campus is adjacent to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) which we are responsible for maintaining. The dunes, marshes and beach of Crymlyn Burrows are a haven for wildlife, a piece of wilderness that has somehow survived two centuries of development and industrialisation around Swansea Bay. Our private beach can also be incorporated into your event from hosting BBQs to team building activities.

Beautiful green areas – If you are a nature lover, follow the trail across Singleton Campus and seek out the range of wildlife habitats or adventure through Cwmdonkin Park and Bishop’s Wood Nature Reserve.

Local culture – Get lost in history when exploring one of the many nearby museums, galleries, and cultural spaces, including the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Museum, and the Dylan Thomas Centre. If you are a history buff, make sure to visit the 12th century Oystermouth Castle.

Food, glorious food – Swansea is an excellent location for foodies. Sample the delicious delicacies of the area such as cockles and laverbread, the worldrenowned dish made from seaweed collected on the shores of the North Gower. For a different dining experience, explore the famous Wind St, with its impressive choice of restaurants, bars, and cafes.

There’s no business, like show business – Singleton Campus has the dynamic Taliesin Theatre, a prestigious arts venue that exists to enrich the cultural lives of individuals and communities across the region, offering a programme of live dance, theatre, music, film, and broadcast. The Taliesin hosts live theatre performances including ‘Milky Peaks’ and cinema showings including hit films “Where the Crawdads Sing”, “Don’t Worry Darling” and more.

Get in touch with the events team to discuss why Swansea is the best location for your next event.