The Great Hall

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Location info –
Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN
The nearest car park is Kennel Lodge Road Car Park. Parking costs £1.20 per day. The Great Hall can be accessed via the West Lawn Entrance. The yellow frontage is the opposite side of the Courtyard Cafe and can be accessed via the South Lawn or by the path that runs past the North West Wing through the estate.
The West Lawn entrance is wheelchair accessible and there are wheelchair accessible toilets in the North West Wing located next to the Great Hall. There are no hearing loops in the building.

The Great Hall

Opening times
Monday to Friday: 10am – 10pm
Weekends: 10am – 5pm
Grade I listed interior with period features
Wheelchair accessible toilet
Use of the adjacent small bar
Use of temporary exhibition wall and / or easels for exhibiting artwork
Max capacity: 60 people
Length: 10.6m
Width: 6.15m
Height: 4.2m

Can not drill into walls or create new fixings.

Private Hire
Booking enquiry:
Arts Rates
Hourly (min 3 hour hire)£20

Discounted rates above are for arts organisations and practitioners.

Commercial Rates
Hourly Rate (3hr min)£45
Day Rate£350

The Great Hall Gallery is our primary exhibition space at The Arts Mansion. We use easels and a temporary wall to exhibit work. The room is also used for filming and workshops.

The Great Hall is very popular with visitors. Visitor attendance on average is between 150-300 (weather dependent). The Great Hall is thought to have been built for Richard Choke, a judge of high rank and income in the 1450s. The window style we think dates from the new ‘gothic works in the early 19th century. In the 1970s it was stripped of panelling that reached from floor to window cills.

Covid notice

Our artist studios will remain open for studio holders who cannot work from home. Our other hireable spaces will be open only for live streaming, training, filming and rehearsals. All in-person classes and exhibitions are being postponed or rescheduled. Our normal capacity is restricted with distancing measures in place. The current maximum capacity of our dance studio with restrictions in place for example is 10 people + 1 teacher (2m social distancing in place).

Get in touch with for our full COVID safety measures.