The Best Freshers Events in Sheffield

If you're a student coming to Sheffield, you can guarantee that the Steel City has something for you this Freshers Week, no matter what you're into. Check it out below!

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 20th Sep 2023

Sheffield Freshers Week is here, and we're excited to spill the beans on all the must-attend events you won't want to miss during your first week in the Steel City. Whether you're frantically double-checking your packing list for your Uni adventure or already settled in, it's time to plan your Freshers experience.

Available for purchase on Skiddle, we've curated a diverse lineup of Sheffield Freshers events to cater to every taste. Picture this: a vibrant paint party at The Leadmill, where confetti showers, neon body paint, thrilling performers, and a variety of entertainment await you. Or perhaps you're into the massive Drum and Bass rave at Dryad Works, featuring top-notch range of huge and local artists who'll get your Freshers week grooving. And don't forget the epic Freshers Skint party happening on Wednesday at Corporation, where you'll join fellow newcomers in a night of unforgettable fun that will be the first of many you go to in Sheff.

No matter your inclination, Sheffield's Freshers Week has something tailored just for you. Scroll down and explore the options now, then grab your tickets through the provided links to secure your spot!



Crucast ft Skepsis, Tsuki, Amplify, Sub Zero, Orginal Sin & more 

When: Friday 22nd September 2023

Where: Tank in Sheffield

If you're a fresher who likes their nights out locked and loaded with massive drops, bass faces, and a livewire atmosphere, then this Crucast night at Tank will be right up your alley. With the likes of Skepsis, Tsuki, Eksman, and so many more providing the riddims, this is going to be one of the wildest nights in the Steel City has to offer this freshers week, and we can't wait to be skanking down at the front with you.


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SKINT Wednesdays - Freshers Launch Party

When: Wednesday 20th September 2023

Where: Corporation in Sheffield

Every Wednesday, Corporation in Sheffield hosts SKINT Wednesdays, a wildly popular night for the Steel City students, where drink prices start at just 90p. Over the past two decades, Corporation has become one of Sheffield's prominent nightclubs, particularly renowned for its lively student nights and unique coloured pints. Visitors can also take on the rainbow challenge while enjoying a variety of music genres across different rooms, including commercial hits, throwback anthems, indie classics, house, dance, R&B, and hip-hop. 

This is one of those events you'll spend a lot fo time at in your Uni years in Sheff, so why not start straight away?


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FRESHERS Paint Party

When: Wednesday 20th September 2023

Where: The Leadmill in Sheffield

After a four-year hiatus, The Leadmill is bringing back its exhilarating Freshers Week event; The Paint Party! This exclusive gathering promises an unforgettable night of UV paint mayhem and chart-topping and indie anthems to dance to with their new housemates. Attendees can also anticipate neon face paint, T-shirt cannons, lasers, and confetti, all in separate rooms dedicated to chart and indie music preferences. To sweeten the deal, unbeatable drink offers, including £1 singles, £1.90 doubles, £2 J-Bombs, and more, are on the menu. 

Get yourself down to the messiest night this freshers week, just not in the way you're used to on a night out. Oh, and while you're at it, #SaveTheLeadmill, you're going to be here for years, and it's one of the very best spots for students in the Steel City, we can't lose it!


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Rumble In The Jungle - Sheffield Freshers Dance

When: Saturday 23rd September 2023

Where: Dryad Works in Sheffield

Over at one of the city's coolest event spaces, Rumble In The Jungle are gearing up for an electrifying return to the Steel City at the renowned Dryad Works venue, bringing you an epic three-room extravaganza. In the main room, brace yourselves for a night of pure Drum and Bass magic, as Sinai Soundsystem unleashes its sonic prowess. The lineup boasts top-tier acts including Bryan Gee, Badger, and the dynamic DJ Hybrid b2b Katalyst, promising an unforgettable experience.

Meanwhile, over in Room 2, Raze Soundsystem will set the scene ablaze with Raze & Friends, Objectiv, Exile, and more. And in the Rave Cave, powered by Risky Disco, prepare for a wild night of skanking, gun fingers, and beyond with Dryad & Friends. Get ready to kick off freshers' week with a bang! 


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SILO Presents: Freshers Day Party - DECKS

When: Saturday 23rd September 2023

Where: SteelYard Kelham in Sheffield

The Steel City's new students can look forward to a vibrant start to the university year as SILO invites them to the Freshers Week event at DECKS Terrace, situated within the bustling Steelyard Kelham complex in Sheffield. Head wont to enjoy a daylong party filled with continuous music, cocktails, and an Ibiza-inspired atmosphere at a venue renowned for hosting some of the city's biggest events.

DECKS Terrace promises an exciting SILO party like no other. The lineup announcement, featuring Tech-House, Minimal, Disco, and Deep-House beats, is eagerly awaited. The event kicks off at 3 pm and goes late into the night, with ticket prices starting at £3 for Early Bird, £5 for Second Release, and £7 for Third Release. Get them now and spend your first Saturday at Sheff firmly locked in the groove.


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Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.