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Anson Rooms

Large event space

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One of Bristol’s best loved venues, the Anson Rooms has played host to an impressive roster of high-profile acts in its 50 year history, including David Bowie, The Smiths, Radiohead, Roni Size, Amy Winehouse and Ed Sheeran.

When it's not being used for student events, the Anson Rooms is available as a versatile, blank canvas space. Whether it's for a conference, exhibition or party, this is the perfect venue for you.

The Anson Rooms benefits from copious natural light during the day with the option for blackout for events such as film screenings, gala dinners or awards ceremonies. 

It is a flexible, partionable space for events of all sizes. Days can be booked on a full-day or half day-rate and our client list includes the University of Bristol, BBC, OVO Energy, Bristol Media and NUS.

Client Testimonials:

  • “We have always had a great time working with the SU - they have great event spaces and their staff are really helpful!” 

  • “The team were very helpful and experienced. It was great to work with a venue that was so well equipped tech wise as well as with good green rooms, and the team also helped us source gym equipment that we needed from another group at the university. The event felt smooth, my production support team were really happy, audience were very happy, the space looked great and worked really well for our needs. Thank you!"

  • “Very happy with the whole process, everyone I dealt with was lovely and really helpful” 



  • 541 sq. m
  • Can seat:
    250-500 theatre style
    230 cabaret style
    250 banquet style
    40 trade stands
  • Can be partitioned into two separate spaces: AR6 (stage-end) and AR5 (rear-end)


  • During Term Time
    - Unavailable (see University of Bristol Key Dates here)
  • Outside of Term Time
    - Mon-Sat: 09.00 - 23.00
    - Sunday: 10.00 - 22.00