Car From M1, M18:
Approach Sheffield on the M1 and leave the motorway at Junction 33, following signs along the dual carriageway A630/A57/A61 Parkway. After entering the 40mph zone, turn right onto the Ring Road at Junction 1 – Cutlers Gate. Continue along the Ring Road following signs for 'University of Sheffield', 'Barnsley A61' and later 'Glossop A57', through Junctions 10, 9, 8 and 7. At Junction 7 – Shalesmoor – turn left and continue uphill along the Ring Road, still following signs for 'University of Sheffield' and 'Glossop A57'. Continue along Netherthorpe Road to the next roundabout – Junction 6 – University Square. Take the third exit for Brook Hill/Western Bank and then turn left down Clarkson Street, where you’ll find a Sheffield Q- Park. Tip: If you use contactless payment, scan your card when entering the car park so you don’t have to queue for payment when you return to your car.
Car From Manchester and the west:
(via M60 and A628 Woodhead Pass) Leave the M60 (east) at Junction 24 – signed 'Sheffield'. Continue following the 'Sheffield' signs along the M67 and the A628 Woodhead Pass. Join the A616 and follow signs for 'M1' and 'Sheffield A616' for 10 miles. At the roundabout, follow signs for 'Sheffield (North) A61' and later 'City Centre A61' for 7 miles, passing through Grenoside and Hillsborough. At the Ring Road roundabout – Junction 7 Shalesmoor – turn right onto the Ring Road, following signs for 'University of Sheffield' and 'Glossop A57'. Continue along Netherthorpe Road to the next roundabout – Junction 6 – University Square. Take the third exit for Brook Hill/Western Bank and turn left down Clarkson Street, where you’ll find a Sheffield Q- Park. Tip: If you use contactless payment, scan your card when entering the car park so you don’t have to queue for payment when you return to your car.
There are taxi ranks at the railway station and beside the City Hall. The journey to the University takes between 5 to 10 minutes, and you should expect to pay about £5. Ask them to drop you at Bar One on Glossop Road.
You can catch the Supertram to the campus from Meadowhall, the railway station and the city centre. Both the blue route to Malin Bridge and the yellow route to Middlewood stop at the University. Walk up Hounsfield Road and turn left at the end. The Students’ Union (where Foundry is located) is straight ahead.
We recommend using the Q-Park on Durham Road (S10 2JA). Tip: If you use contactless payment, scan your card when entering the car park so you don’t have to queue for payment when you return to your car.
You can also pre-book your parking at the Q-Park Multi-storey (next door to Foundry) for the evening rate of just £3.
We have a cloakroom and charge £1 per item.
Please speak to the security team at the event if you have lost or found any possessions. You can also contact the SU Welcome Desk on 0114 222 8500 after the event.
Proof of Age:
Entry to live music events is 14+ unless otherwise stated.Entry to club nights is 18+ unless otherwise stated.
ID scanning is a condition of entry to all club nights at Sheffield Students' Union (this does not apply to live gigs). If you are unable to provide valid ID (or a U-Card of Univeristy of Sheffield Students) you will not be allowed entry, regardless of your ages.
We only accept the following ID as proof of age: valid passport, driving license, foreign national ID cards, or home office approved ID cards with the ‘PASS’ hologram on. Please note, you must bring the original document as we can not accept photocopies
Sheffield Students’ Union operates a Challenge 25 policy for events open to the public and Challenge 21 for events open to students only, in relation to the purchase of alcohol. If you are lucky enough to look younger than this, you may be asked for proof of age.
It is a criminal offence to purchase alcohol for someone under the age of 18. People caught purchasing alcohol for people under 18 (or who cannot prove they’re over 18) will be asked to leave the venue without refund.
Cameras and Recording:
No professional cameras (with large or detachable lenses), video cameras or tape recorders are permitted in the venue. Should you be found to have these on arrival, you will be asked to either take them back to somewhere safe or deposit them in the cloakroom. Small cameras and smart-phones are permitted unless otherwise stated.
Please be courteous when filming/taking photos at music events. Nobody wants to see a sea of phones all night.
Disabled Access and Carers:
We believe in equal opportunities for people with disabilities people and have taken steps to ensure their experience at our venues is as good as possible. Both Foundry and Studio venues are accessible and wheelchair friendly. Foundry shows have a disabled viewing platform that can accommodate up to 8 people at any one time, but we are not currently able to offer this for Studio shows. We also offer a free personal assistant pass per ticket holder, which can be booked directly with the venue. Carer ticket holders should be able to meet the needs of, and assist, the person they are accompanying at the event. To book a carer pass or disabled viewing platform space, please fill out our accessibility application form HERE
For more information, head to our Accessibility page HERE
Lost Your E-ticket?
Click HERE for instructions on how to retrieve them.
Smoking and the use of E-Cigarettes are not permitted anywhere in the venue. Please use the designated outdoor smoking area. People caught smoking will be asked to leave the venue without refund.
Lighting and Effects:
Most shows at Foundry & Studio use strobe lighting and smoke effects. If you have concerns please contact the venue in advance or speak to the duty manager on the night.
Noise and Sound Levels:
At most shows there will be high sound levels for long periods of time, which has potential to damage your ears. Earplugs are available from the bar if required.
'Staying Up? Keep it Down' is a campaign run jointly by the University and your Students' Union, which reminds you about being a lovely Sheffield resident and not a nightmare neighbour. When heading home from a night out, be quiet and considerate to those sleeping.
Food and Drinks:
Customers are not permitted to bring their own food and drinks into Foundry and Studio events. If you require food or drink for medical reasons, please notify the security team on arrival.
Free drinking water is available from the bar at all times.
Drugs and Searches:
Sheffield Students’ Union operates a zero tolerance policy towards drugs consumption, possession and dealing. If you are found in possession of a controlled substance, you will be asked to leave the venue without refund, and may face a ban or in some cases, prosecution.
If you need to consume prescribed drugs at an event for medical reasons, please notify the security team on arrival.
For more info please read our drugs policy.
Want to hire Foundry for a gig or private event? Get in touch via the contact form HERE
Click HERE to download the Foundry Promoter Pack which includes venue technical specifications, marketing assets and more