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Location info –
West Lawn Entrance, Ashton Court Mansion, Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN
The West Lawn Entrance is the opposite side of the house to the car park and courtyard cafe. You can walk around the North Side of the Building (Wheelchair accessible) or along the South Lawn (steps either side) to reach the Arts Mansion entrance.
We want to be as welcoming, inclusive and accessible as we can for all our staff and visitors. The ground floor is wheelchair accessible with a wheelchair-accessible toilet (with baby change facilities) which is a gender neutral toilet. There are Blue Badge parking spaces in the Kennel Lodge Road car park. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are very welcome. We are sorry but there are no induction loops in the building. Read more information on access to the Courtyard Cafe.

Music Room

West Lawn Entrance, Ashton Court Mansion, Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN

Opening times
Monday to Friday: 9am – 2am (events only)
Weekends: 10am – 2am (events only)
Round banqueting tables (seats 8-10) and chairs available
Integrated PA system
Additional PA & lighting available to hire
Projector and screen available to hire
Licensed bar
Overlooks the South Lawn of the Ashton Court Estate
Max capacity: 300 people
Length: 29m
Width: 6.4m
Height: 4.8m

Only existing wall fixings can be used.

Private Hire
Booking enquiry:
Arts rates
Hourly (min 3 hours)£40
Day £200
Weekly hire£500

Discounted rates above for arts organisations and practitioners. Additional charges after for Duty Manager after 6pm @ £10 per hour

Commercial rates
Hourly rate (min 2 hours)£100
Date rate (9-5pm)£800
Evening hire (includes bar) 4pm-2am£1000

Whole hire of the house available. POA.

The stunning ground floor room has windows overlooking the South lawn with breathtaking views of the city.

Suitable for performances, rehearsals, workshops, film screenings, events and conferences.

The Music Room at Ashton Court has seen the development of some amazing productions including Wise Children’s Wise Children, The Sexual Health Circus; exhibitions such as Jimmy Galvin’s Memory Data, an Island tenants showcase and events such as the Bristol Japan showcase, Junior Jungle, in-house events such as The People’s Mansion and Futur Ville.

Artspace is efficient and reliable but beyond that, the team went more than the extra mile to make us welcome and comfortable. We loved our time at the mansion and hope we will be back soon.

Poppy Keeling, Wise Children

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.

The Music Room at Ashton Court is certainly impressive which is why it used to be a popular wedding location and was used as a location in the last season of Poldark. This imposing room was actually originally built as a stables by Hugh Smyth, circa 1810. When Greville Upton Smyth inherited it in the mid 19th century he converted it to a museum room for his natural history collection and then a music room for his wife Emily, introducing panelling to the walls, flooring and ornate fireplaces dated 1885.