Situated in one of the most vibrant cities and best known universities in the UK, Bristol Students’ Union offers a wide range of affordable spaces for all kinds of events.
In 2015, the Richmond Building reopened after a £30 million revamp and can now offer a large, adaptable conference space in the Anson Rooms, two theatres, exhibition spaces, two bars and a variety of meeting and activity rooms. It is a unique facility within the city offering a wide range of spaces to meet the needs of any event.
At evenings and weekends during term time our spaces are used for a vast array of student activities: everything from high-profile gigs and student theatre to martial arts training. Outside of these times a range of event, performance and rehearsal spaces are available for hire.
This website takes you through some of the key spaces Bristol Students’ Union can offer, highlighting some of the ways our spaces are used, but we understand that every event is unique! We give a personalised and bespoke service for each of our clients, so if you can’t see your event type listed here, it doesn’t mean we can’t do it! Just get in touch and we can make it happen.
Bristol Students’ Union is located in the centre of Bristol, and has a unique history as a hub of student activity. We offer a range of spaces that include a large, adaptable conferencing room, lecture theatres, exhibition spaces, meeting rooms and bars.
If you need a bespoke conference solution, our dedicated Bristol SU events team can make it happen.
We offer a mixture of large scale exhibition spaces, bars, lecture theatres and multimedia rooms of different sizes. These rooms can be linked together and partitioned as you need.
We understand that every event is unique and we offer a bespoke service to reflect that. From your initial enquiry right up to on-the-day delivery we’ll be there to help you get the most out of your event. Contact the Bristol SU Events team to see what we can do to make your event a success.
Bristol Students’ Union is home to the Anson Rooms, a 1150 capacity gig venue that throughout its 50 year history has played host to some of music’s biggest names. The likes of Amy Winehouse, Radiohead, David Bowie, Ed Sheeran and Bristol legends Massive Attack and Roni Size have all played here since it opened its doors over 50 years ago.
Along with our gig venue we have two theatre spaces that lend themselves perfectly to productions, film screenings, comedy nights or can simply be used as rehearsal spaces.
Looking for an affordable venue for your award ceremony or gala dinner? The Anson Rooms with it’s dedicated bar can be dressed for all occasions and has hosted everything from wedding receptions and awards ceremonies to Christmas parties.
Downstairs, the Balloon Bar offers a bright, spacious event space which features a small stage, projector and screen, making it the perfect venue for birthday parties, product launches and networking events.
Hiring meeting rooms in Bristol SU is a great option for local businesses. Bring your team out of the office to our unique and flexible meeting spaces.
We have meetings room available to hire that can cater for groups of 20-200 people. Each room comes equipped with a built-in projector and screen making them perfect for meetings and breakout spaces. Whether you’re planning a focus group or team away-day we’ve got a space to suit your needs.
The Anson Rooms offer a unique venue for wedding receptions.
The space offers itself as a blank canvas and can be dressed to fit your wedding scheme. The stage is ideal for any wedding entertainment be it a DJ or a ten-piece band (and what band wouldn’t want to grace the same stage as the likes of David Bowie and Amy Winehouse?)
With a seated capacity of 270 and its own adjoining bar it’s the perfect venue for your special day.