The Island Venue

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Location info –
The Island, Bridewell Street, Bristol
Access from Silver street or Nelson street.
The Island Lockdown Venue space based in the old Police Cells in our basement and is unfortunately not an accessible venue for wheelchair users. The basement may be accessible from an alternative entrance where a ramp is located but please note there is a steep gradient and the venue cannot be accessed unassisted and there are no wheelchair-accessible toilets in the venue. We are happy to arrange for free tickets for your personal assistant to help you access our venue. Please contact us and we will do all we can to make your night out accessible.

The Island Venue

The Island, Bridewell Street, Bristol

Opening times
Monday to Friday: 10am – 10pm
Weekends: 10pm – 4am
Call: +447828949387
We work with Amber Audio to provide high quality sound for clubnights. For more intimate events and performances we can supply an in-house PA.
Some staging and use of up to 100 foldaway chairs.
Fully staffed bar.
Sustainable – we use stainless steel cups with a deposit scheme
Max capacity: 250 people
Length: 15m
Width: 5m
Height: 5m

All lighting, projectors and any other equipment rigged at height to be secured using G-clamping plus safety chains.
There are no height points required over 7ft in the interior space.

Private Hire
Booking enquiry:
Hire ratesPrice on application

The arts and club venue in central Bristol with an industrial yet intimate feel found nowhere else in the city.

Situated in the former police cells, outdoor training yard and motorbike car park, the venue has a unique and industrial aesthetic to it and is literally an underground venue. The adjoining former training yard acts as an outdoor smoking area for the venue.

The Island operates on ‘all welcome’ policy. Our unique blend of music, fantastic crowd and atmosphere that ensures The Island venue space goes from strength to strength, as each week and year goes by. Here at The Island we take pride in looking after our staff, artists and most importantly…you.

We are committed to the Good night out Campaign. Good Night out is an independent campaign working with clubs, bars, pubs and venues around the UK and Ireland to end harassment on nights out. Artspace Lifespace and The Invisible Circus Inclusion officers championed a Halt Harassment consultation in 2019 and will be running a Halt Harassment campaign in 2020.

All staff are fully trained and we select carefully our security officers and contractors.

We’re independent and proud of it and our whole ethos is to provide a vibrant friendly and clean bar, with a selection of natural energy drinks alongside our standard bar selection for the audience who would like to have a non-alcoholic healthy drink.

Past events

NOISEESION featuring Phantom Chips 2014

Covid notice

We’re sad to announce that, due to Covid-19 restrictions the Venue remains closed for the foreseeable.