Reimagining and redeveloping The Courts Imagine a place where a young person’s background, race, beliefs, gender, physical ability and economic status had nothing to do with how good they could be, what they could achieve. A space where they could fully explore their creative potential, receive support and mentoring, and find meaningful work. That place is the Old Bristol Magistrates Courts (The Courts). An enterprise centre to help young people set up their own creative businesses and develop their opportunities. A place where there are no barriers to their future, where the only things that count are their abilities and talents. Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Bristol City Council we are developing detailed business and architectural plans to reimagine and redevelop this historic city landmark as a place that will complement Bristol’s renowned and growing creative industries sector. To get involved and keep up to date with our progress, sign up to our newsletter. Bristol Open Doors Come get inspired by The Station and The Courts. We'll take you on a journey through the history of these iconic buildings and our vision for the future. We'll be running tours on the hour from 10am-2pm. We'll take you through The Station and show you how this old fire station has been transformed into a buzzing youth hub. This is a day for the whole family, so take the little ones who'll be delighted by a real fire engine parked in the courtyard for their delight from 11:30-1pm. We'd like to thank the Avon and Somerset fire service for providing their time! We'll show you how these iconic buildings used to be through old footage of the building and you'll get to see an authentic old fire hat and extinguisher we've found from the old days. Once you've had your tour, you'll be ready for a dynamic workshop from The Island - arts for children and soft circus skills (for everyone!). The Courts We'll talk you through the history of The Old Magistrates' Courts and present you with our vision for the future. This iconic building will sit at the heart of Bristol's creative industries in just a few years. It's our delight to present to you our vision for one of the first times. Be part of the future of The Courts by giving us feedback on our vision and contributing to our learning and thinking. Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Bristol City Council we are developing detailed business and architectural plans to reimagine and redevelop this historic city landmark as a place that will complement Bristol’s renowned and growing creative industries sector. Find out more about The Courts. Booking for this event has now closed.