The Station

Welcome to The Station!

The Station is Bristol's Central Youth Hub. We are open to all young people and offer a place to relax, get advice and support, and explore your interests and talents.

The Station is a supportive and creative environment where you can express yourself freely. And for any problem, no matter how big or small, we're here to help.

Some of the top youth organisations in the South West are here under the same roof, giving you a wide choice of services and things to do. 

The Station is open Mon-Fri from 9am - 9pm and Sat from 9am-5pm.

We're also a vibrant event venue and this Autumn / Winter season we're bringing you a special Celebration Programme to celebrate 10 Years of The Station!

These events are open to all ages of the general public with free and pay what you can afford options.

Check Out The Station Celebration Programme Here!

If you're interested in our regular youth nights, you can find out what's on here. Just select Central Bristol and your age group to find out what's on offer for you.

What's On?

Want to talk to someone before coming to The Station? Give us a ring or drop us a line:

Telephone: 0117 947 7948
Email: [email protected]


Want to have your work exhibited at Bristol's central arts hub, The Station? This is your chance. No matter the artform, we're putting it out there for young artists to have a chance to exhibit. If you're between 16-25, submit your application now and become part of the visual arts scene of Bristol. 


The 2016 Open Call Exhibition takes place during the month of November, with your work being displayed across Bristol. You'll also get a chance to sell your digital work.

The Open call is open to all visual artists practicing in: installation, painting, print making, film, sound, performance, illustration, digital arts and sculpture.  

Please be aware that there are some limitations to the gallery spaces and should work need technical support or equipment your applications should mention that and what’s needed.

Digital copies of the work exhibited will be available to order online and buy during the exhibition providing artists with an income for any prints sold.

Submission details

To submit your work for consideration to be exhibited please provide a covering letter telling us about yourself, your work and why you’d like to exhibit. Also include documentation of the work you’d like to exhibit including measurements – if your work is yet to be made please provide scanned sketches and/or a thorough description of the work. Also please be aware of the dates below if you are planning on making work for this.

Should your work be selected for the exhibition you will be expected to get your work ready including framing, printing, mounting and generally finishing off the work ready for the exhibition. Services for framing and printed are available at both PAPER arts and The Island, who are supporting those selected for exhibition. For those submitting 2D work D hooks will need to be secured to the back of the frames ready for hanging.

Exhibiting artists will be expected to deliver and collect their work for the exhibition, and attend an opening party.

For artists interested in selling their work, you'll need to create a digital copy with a minimum DPI of 300. Digital copies to be sent to [email protected]

Submission deadlines

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Deadline for submissions: Monday 3rd October, 9am 

How? Send your submissions to [email protected] or by posting it to Emily Bull, The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG

Deadline for delivering your work (to the above address): Monday 31st October

Opening event: Friday 4th November, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Exhibition open dates: Saturday 4th - 26th November 

Collect your work: Monday 28th November

Contact information

To find out more information and to apply, please contact Creative Producer Emily Bull on 0117 204 7338 or preferably by e-mail at [email protected]

Creative Opportunities 

Want to find out more about creative opportunities available? Check out our Creative courses, Careers courses and Arts and music events.

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