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Square One

Bar, Cinema and Entertainment Venue

Our versatile venue is located on campus in our popular student building – TheHub; superbly centralised in Coventry’s City Centre.

Service provided

We are home to your 2D and 3D Cinema where we show blockbuster films, back to back cult movies and the new sing-a-long phenomenon.

Our Bar is the perfect location to catch live sporting events on our many plasma TV’s, to socialise with friends and colleagues or to enjoy our live acoustic evenings. We serve quality drinks and offer a tailored and personal bar service to all of our internal and external customers.

At Square One – The Venue, we create the perfect party atmosphere for special occasions, private parties and corporate events. We pride ourselves on tailoring bespoke packages and proposals to suit your needs and wishes.


Main Contacts

Gemma Lavery - Head of Sport, Fitness and Commercial Services

Emma Churchill - Events Officer

Sarah Purdy - Facility Operations Co-ordinator

Chris Wall - Lead Audio Visual Specialist Technician

Sam Barker-Poole - Lead Venue Technician



TheHub (off University Square), Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB

 +44 (0) 024 7765 5231

 +44 (0) 024 7765 1521





Frequently Asked Questions


When is the bar open?

All of our other bar opening times will be displayed around Square One and University Campus.

Look out for our bar events from live Sport to acoustic entertainment.


Freshers’ Week we are open weekdays:
12:00pm - late.

Square One Bar


How do I access the Cinema?

The Cinema is open to staff, students and the general public. We have a fantastic Cinekids Club open during school holidays. Ticket prices start from only £2.50 for children and adults. This is the perfect low budget family day out and occasionally the children have the chance to meet the movie characters!The Cinema can be hired exclusively to internal, external and corporate clients have you ever thought about a Cinema Party! Please contact the sales office for information on licensing and prices

You can find our cinema programme on our social media sites, please follow us for regular updates:

We also advertise on the Student Portals and send internal e-mails through ITS.

Venue Hire

How do I book Square One Venue?

Our Venue is unique and available to staff, students and external clients, to make an enquiry please contact the Sales Office on the contact details above.We host many special events from birthday celebrations and wedding receptions to award ceremonies and formal dinners.

We create bespoke packages upon your requirements and desires. We can offer break out areas/syndicate spaces if you need that additional space for meetings or dressing rooms.

Square One exhibition space

We include technical support within our packages that we tailor make for our customers. Square One is in high demand so we advise you to make an initial enquiry as soon as possible as we take bookings for a year in advance. We require a minimum of 14 days’ notice before your event due date.