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Hire Bridgehouse

Make the most of our dazzling entrance hall

Spread your event across our split-level entrance hall, flooded with natural night and flexible, spacious breakout areas.

Bridgehouse is the new name for our bright and modern entrance hall and is the most adaptable space in the building. It can be transformed into a variety of event spaces, whether you need room for rows of market stalls, exhibitions or networking.

You’ve also got the option of utilising our Stalls Bar or Golding Bar for event catering and refreshments, as well as the Bristol Loaf cafe on the lower ground level during the daytimes.


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Perfect for: Exhibitions, fairs, networking, breakout spaces

Capacity: Part-standing: 250, Seated: 141, Standing: 400

Tech: Dedicated top specification in-house PA and lighting set up

Event staffing: Event coordinator, Front of House Manager, Stewards, Technician, Sound Operator

Dimensions: Stage 4m deep x 6m wide, 6m height, 1m stage extension options

Getting here

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bristol Temple Meads is the nearest train station, which is served by regular train services from across the UK, including frequent, high-speed service to London.

Bristol Beacon is 1.6km west of the train station, and there are regular bus services from the station to the city centre promenade. Or you can hop on a Bristol Ferry from the station to the City Centre stop, which is 350m from the venue.

  Bus and Coach

Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.

Bristol Bus and Coach Station is 800m from Bristol Beacon.

  Bicycle, e-scooter and e-bike

Bicycle racks are available on Trenchard street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. TIER e-scooters and e-bikes are available for hop-on hop-off short term rental across Bristol. There are designated e-scooter parking areas on the city centre promenade.


Bristol Ferry Boats run every 45 mins. The City Centre stop is 350m from Bristol Beacon on the Floating Harbour. You can board a ferry from Bristol Temple Meads and Hotwells to the city centre.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.

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Bristol Beacon is an accessible venue. There are lowered counters at the box office, bars and Bristol Loaf café, lifts to all floors and accessible toilet facilities. We welcome registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals.

An induction hearing loop is available. An assistive listening system is available in the venue spaces.

Large print formats of venue information are available on request.


All our event spaces and public areas are wheelchair accessible.

We have lifts to all floors.

There is level access from Colston Street or Trenchard street with automatic doors.

Disabled parking

The nearest disabled parking is in Trenchard Street car park. A lay-by for drop-off with a dropped curb is immediately outside Bristol Beacon on Colston Street.

Accessible toilets

Our accessible toilet facilities are found on all levels and are signposted in the building. A changing places accessible toilet is available on the Lower Ground Floor of the venue.

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