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The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

62-64 Eton Avenue

London, United Kingdom

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It’s that time! The Central Students' Union team want to give all you new students the finest welcome to London and to Central. For two weeks from 26th September we’re offering a jam-packed, variety-filled fortnight of thrilling freshers' events at Central and across London. From space hoppers to beer pong, big fat quizzes and a masked ball, there will be plenty of opportunities to mingle, meet and greet! We hope to have something for everyone; whether you like a scavenger hunt, a silent disco, fancy dress themes or a good old fashioned dance floor! We're really excited about Freshers' Fortnight and are looking forward to kicking off the new term in style. 

Wristbands give you access to ALL events across the 2 weeks and they cost £20. You can also purchase them before Freshers from the SU Office in person (Cash only) but will need to collect wristbands from the 26th. They will be available to pick up at the end of registration from the 26th, in the SU office throughout the week (between 9:30-5) or at the entrance of the first event in the Backstage Bar. 

Central Hoodies will also be available to purchase from the 26th for £20 (Cash Only).

You will also be able to purchase tickets specifically for the Freshers' Finale Masked Ball on their own at £10 each if you’re not buying a wristband but would still like to attend the final event.

We hope to see as many of you as possible and get to know what you enjoy so we can get working on all up and coming entertainments for the year ahead at Central.

Full details of all events will be released throught the week- keep your eyes on our page for regular updates!


Monday 26th September - Backstage Bar

It’s your first official night as a Central Drama School student and we’re kicking it off right at home – The Backstage Bar. This venue will become a regular hotspot for cheap drinks and fun events throughout the rest of your time at Central, so we thought it would be the ideal place to begin this year’s Fresher Fortnight. Come down for 8:30pm for a welcome and a healthy surprise to get the night going. We have one of our own playing some fresh tunes mixed with some old time classics to get the feet moving and the voice belting. Trust us when we say you can’t go wrong with a heavy night at Central’s local! 

Tuesday 27th September - Playbox

Playbox at Gem Bar is a brand new event we have brought in this year for you guys and it promises to be laugh! The upstairs is filled with space hoppers, beer pong, interactive games and funny masks. Downstairs is occupied by a great dancefloor supported by some party bangers. So whether you’re dancing all night or bouncing around on a space hopper, this top Central London Club has all you need to have a good time! PLUS - as well as free entry we have managed to get 1 free drinks token for every student so make sure you don’t miss out!

Wednesday 28th September - Foundation Bar 

Foundation bar is becoming a Freshers classic. This iconic underground London club never seems to disappoint; with reasonable drinks prices, a great space and some top quality DJ’s this night is a must go. Based in Covent Garden this is one of the hottest spots in Central London and we have it booked out exclusively for us to enjoy! It’s a mere 30 second walk from the underground station so it’s easy to find and just as easy to get home afterwards.

Thursday 29th September - Camden Crawl 

It’s Britain, it’s London, it’s Camden, and the crawl is on. Britain is famous for its pub culture and so we wouldn’t be doing our job properly if we didn’t host a pub crawl right here in the Capital. We have hand-picked a selection of pubs and bars to get round in our 6 hour evening of entertainment. Situated in Camden the crawl takes place in one of the quirkiest towns in London and its only a 20 minute walk (5 min bus) away from Central. This event will be a great way to get to know the local area so even if you’re not joining us for the drinking make sure head down to see its electric mix of markets, cuisines and live music!

Friday 30th September - SILENT DISCO - Camden Collective (The Old Hospital) 

This unique venue is another new edition to this years Freshers line-up. Never before has a club-like event been put on at this run down venue and plans to build a new train line straight through it are set. Therefore brace yourselves for truly a one in a lifetime chance to boogey at our UV lit silent disco event! Exclusive for you there will be subsidised drink prices and a great space to dance the night away in. This night will surely round off the week in a "silent" but crazy fashion!

Week 2 

Monday 3rd October - Ticket Offers 

It's Day 1 , Term 1 and we've got theatre ticket offers that'll be posted on Social Media for you all, specially for your first official day as a Central student! But dont't worry the partying isn't over yet but best not to turn up on the second day with a hangover, eh?  

Tuesday 4th October - Jungle Shots and Shares 

Shots and Shares in the Jungle! It's SHOTS AND SHARES but this time with a twist - it's jungle themed so come dressed as your favourite or any animal you wish. Let out your inner lion and come down to the backstage bar for a great animal party! With special drink orientated software we are able to recreate a stock market right here in The Backstage Bar, see pints and shots drop throughout the night! Shots and Shares is an event which we run throughout the year and it's the one night you can guarantee will get the students flooding in. Watch the stocks carefully and you could enjoy a great night of drinking for just over a fiver! Don't miss out on this great money saving event down at The Backstage Bar.There will be prizes available for the most creative and most recyclable costume so get out the empty milk cartoons and be original! Shots shares always promises to be a laugh and dressed as a penguin or giraffe can only make this night that little bit wilder! #doitforHarambe

Wednesday 5th October - The Good Ship

The Good Ship is a great local venue in Kilburn where Central students are regulars to its electric mix of live music and DJ's. This year we have it exclusively booked with subsidised drinks just for Central students and its the perfect opportunity to get to know other Central students. Be sure to have your dancing shoes ready for this late one as our own resident DJ starts the night with some housey vibes before taking it down a notch to the music scene of bass, dub and grime. This promises to be a big night going on till the early hours of the morning. So if you're still going strong do not miss out on this midweek, classic Central night out. 

Thursday 6th October –Central's Big Freshers Quiz

Its big quiz night! Hosted by your activities officers, it promises to be an absolute laugh! Get into  teams and win big prizes! With cheap drinks all night and some music to finish off the night it'll be the perfect way to spend your Thursday evening before the big finale on Friday! Wristbands give you free entry to the quiz so there's no reason to miss this prize filled night of competitive fun. 

Friday 7th – Masked Ball Finale - Loop Bar 

Freshers Finale! Dress smart and get your masks on for the masked ball at Loop bar - Oxford street! We have a whole floor booked out exclusively for Central students with good drink prices and a photo booth. This night will be the perfect way to round off a great fortnight! Even if you haven't made it to any of the weeks events make sure you come on down to this mega finale with everyone looking there best before everyone cracks on with their courses! This event has £10 tickets available too (also for non central students) so bring your friends and loved ones and make it a night to remember! 

Andy and Stella xx 

Any questions, please email: supres@cssd.ac.uk

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