A city at the heart of art!
Bristol is packed with countless opportunities to take in amazing artwork and culture, cutting-edge music and extraordinary film.
Antlers is a gallery that champions contemporary artists through innovative projects: exhibitions, fairs, collaborations and commissions. Nomadic by design – Antlers produce projects in partnership venues.
In a fantastic waterside location at the heart of Bristol’s Harbourside, Arnolfini is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts. Presenting innovative, experimental work in the visual arts, dance, film, music and events.
Blaise Castle House Museum
See how people lived through time, what they wore, the toys they played with and how they managed their household chores at Blaise Castle House Museum. You can also enjoy the beautiful picture room.
Located on College Green, Bristol Cathedral has tall Gothic windows and pinnacled skyline. In addition to the beautiful architectural features, the Church of England cathedral contains several memorials and a historic organ.
Bristol Folk House
The Bristol Folk House is an adult education centre that provides a variety of part-time day and evening classes and courses including arts and crafts, pottery, writing, languages, music, dance, drama, fitness and more.
The Bristol Hippodrome is one of the country’s top, family-friendly provincial theatres, which proudly continues to stage major West End and Broadway productions as well as musicals, ballet, opera, concerts and comedians.
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
Formed in 1979, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta has become one of world’s largest and best loved hot air ballooning events, with over 500,000 people visiting the stunning Ashton Court Estate each year.
Bristol Old Vic
Bristol Old Vic is the longest continuously-running theatre in the UK and following a recent £12.5 million redevelopment project, is now one of the most modern and comfortable with state of the art rehearsal rooms.
Bristol Street Art Tours
The original and best Bristol street art tour. Discover 30 years of street art history with Bristol Street Art Tours. Learn about the street art home of Bansky and explore international street art and graffiti legends.
Centrespace is a thriving community of artists and craftspeople offering both studio space, workshops, events and a gallery space for hire. It was founded in the late 1970s and has been running as a co-operative since 1987.
Charles Wesley’s House
Charles Wesley’s House was the last Bristol home of Charles and Sarah Wesley and their three children. The house gives visitors an idea of what an eighteenth century family home might have looked like.
Circomedia is a centre of excellence, it is unique in the world for its integration of physical theatre with contemporary. There is an emphasis on combining traditional circus skills with physical theatre and creativity.
Clifton College offers limitless opportunities, it’s a traditional British public school with modern teaching facilities. The Redgrave Theatre seats 320 and hosts more than 40 productions a year, making it a popular venue.
Clifton Contemporary Art
Clifton Contemporary Art is situated in the heart of Clifton Village. The gallery aims to present a range of the very best contemporary painting, prints, ceramics and sculpture with a particular emphasis on West Country artists.
Colston Hall is Bristol’s largest concert hall, presenting concerts and entertainment by major names in rock, pop, jazz, folk, world and classical music, stand up comedy and light entertainment, as well as local choirs and orchestras.
The Cube is a microplex cinema, arts venue, adult creche and progressive social wellbeing enterprise. Truly independent, the volunteers work hard at presenting cinema, music, cabaret and amateur film-makers nights.
The Fashion Museum holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress and is housed in the magnificent Assembly Rooms in Bath. The museum displays chronicle the story of fashion over 400 years.
One purple shopfront, five creative ladies and a guest artist. Fig is a little shop located on Bristol’s wonderful Gloucester Road, where you can browse and buy beautiful hand-made jewellery, homewares, art and textiles.
Glass Designs Gallery
Glass Designs Gallery sells hand-made gifts made by Bristol artists and makers. Items such as prints, ceramics, jewellery, cards, Bristol Blue Glass and unique one-off art pieces make the shop a fantastic treasure trove.
Here Gallery displays artwork by local and international artists, primarily focused on printmaking and illustration. The gallery also has a diverse selection of books that have all chosen for their visual appeal.
Horts is a pub, restaurant and cinema named after the 18th century artist, essayist and bon viveur Arthur Hort. Relax and enjoy at the Director’s Cut screening room, located in a custom-built cinema at the back of the pub.
Paintworks Event Space
Paintworks Event Space plays hosts to a huge range of cultural and social events. Offering a varied and interesting programme of public events all year round, it hosts both regular solo and collective art shows.
Rainmaker Gallery is the UK showcase for contemporary Native North American Indian art and jewellery. Through artist talks, events and exhibitions Rainmaker promotes awareness, education and cultural exchange.
Room 212 is a fantastic shop and gallery on the wonderfully vibrant Gloucester Road. It is a social hub for local artists and the surrounding community and is an important venue on the North Bristol Art Trail.
Royal West of England Academy
The Royal West of England Academy exists for everyone with an interest in art and design it’s are open all year round. The exhibitions celebrate the best of historic and contemporary British art, including artists from Turner.
St George’s Bristol
St George’s Bristol is one of the country’s leading concert halls. It boasts a superb acoustic and unique atmosphere which attracts the world’s best artists enabling them to offer a full and vibrant programme.
St John on the Wall
In the 12th century there were five churches built into Bristol’s city walls, acting both as part of the city’s defences, and as places for travellers to offer prayers before a journey, St John on the Wall is the only one that remains.
St. Mary Redcliffe Church
The St. Mary Redcliffe Church has stood for over 800 years as a witness to the beauty and welcome of God, the skills and talents of craftsmen and women and the care and faithfulness of generations of Christians.
The Alma Tavern & Theatre
The Alma Tavern & Theatre pride themselves on championing fantastic local theatre, art and music, complemented by great food, wine wines and real ales. The Alma endeavour to keep things interesting for everyone to enjoy!
The Architecture Centre
The Architecture Centre is an independent organisation that champions better buildings for everyone. Through the diverse programmes the centre informs and inspire people about the possibilities of good design.
The Edwardian Cloakroom
The Edwardian Cloakroom is a unique gallery space set in a cloakroom that retains many beautiful original features. It is open to the public and free of charge, the artists are usually there to talk about their work.
The Georgian House Museum
At The Georgian House Museum discover what a Bristol sugar plantation and slave owner’s home might have looked like around 1790. Eleven rooms spread over four floors reveal what life was like above and below the stairs.
The Red Lodge Museum
At The Red Lodge Museum you can see what secrets lie behind the bright red door. Step inside the tardis and experience more than 400 years of history in the museum where you feel you have left the modern world behind.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden
The University of Bristol Botanic Garden is a beautiful garden filled with a huge diversity of plants, including many exotic species set in inspirational displays against the backdrop of a striking Victorian house.
Upfest Festival is Europe’s largest, free, street art and graffiti festival, attracting over 300 artists painting 28 venues throughout Bristol. alented artists travel from 25 countries to paint live on 30,000sqft of surfaces.
View is one of the largest independent galleries in the South West, and brings a fresh and vibrant feel to showing contemporary art. An active events programme and frequently changing exhibitions keeps the art fresh.
Watershed is the leading film culture and digital media centre in the South West. In the building you will find three cinemas, a large, light and airy café/bar, flexible conference and events spaces and a research space.