What time can I hire a space until?

Our building is currently open Monday - Friday from 9am until 9pm. On a Saturday, we are open dependent on hire and will consider any enquiries on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to hold an event that runs later than our opening times, this can be arranged on payment of an additional staffing fee.

How many toilets are there?

On the ground floor (near the performance space) there are 2 unisex toilets and an accessible toilet at the back of the room. There are also 3 accessible toilets in The Engine Room. On the first floor (classroom, chill out, multimedia room, and recording studios), there is a large bank of unisex toilets that are accessible. On the second floor (dance studio), there are 2 unisex toilets and an accessible toilet. If you are having a large event using the performance space then we advise hiring in additional portaloos that can be stationed in the outdoor courtyard. This can be arranged by our bookings team and re-charged to you.

Do you have onsite parking?

Unfortunately, we do not have a car-park onsite. At the front of the venue there are some short-stay pay and display spaces. The courtyard can be used for loading in/out of the performance space. This must be organised prior to arrival on site for your hire. We are also a short work from both the Bus & Coach station and Temple Meads train station. GWR also offer a discounted rate for day delegates.

Are there catering facilities at the venue?

We work with two fantastic local caterers – Kate’s Kitchen and Campbell’s Kitchen. Both offer a variety of different, delicious options! The Engine Room has a catering kitchen which can be hired and used by external caterers. There is also the option to have local street food traders parked in our outdoor courtyard area. For more information, please contact our Events manager.

Can I have alcohol at my event?

If you are hosting an event in our Performance space and the Engine Room then we are happy to provide a bar for your event. This service is free to the person hiring but the bar provider retains all profits made. The other rooms in our building are not included in our license.

Can we use our own technician and tech equipment?

Any equipment you bring into the venue must be appropriately PAT tested. If you wish to go it alone, you will need to arrange a tech handover with our in-house technician which costs £25. During this you can be signed off to use our onsite kit.

Do I need to book security for my event?

Our license advises one security person per 100 people at events where alcohol is served. This can be arranged by our bookings team and re-charged to you.

Do I need to organise cleaning of the space after my event?

All spaces must be left as they were found on arrival. All rubbish must be disposed of by the people hiring. If you are hiring the performance space for an evening event then a post-event cleaning fee will be included in your hire.

Do I have to pay for the set-up and pack-down time of my booking?

All set-up and pack-down time must be included in the booking.

Can you help us promote the event?

We are happy to promote your event on our Facebook page – please forward any marketing information to our bookings team. You can also list us as your co-host on a Facebook event page and then it will also be listed on ours. The more lead-in time your event has, the wider we can push the event.

Are dogs allowed in the building?

Only guide or assistance dogs are allowed into the venue.

Do you have Wi-Fi?

Yes, we have public access Wi-Fi across the site. Visitors can be provided with this on arrival at our reception desk.

Any further questions, please contact our bookings team.

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