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The Vestibules, City Council, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR


The Vestibules, City Council, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR

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Opening times
Monday to Friday: 8am – 8pm
Weekends: Closed

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The Vestibules are two former entrances located at either end of City Hall. The venue, opened by Marvin Rees (Mayor of Bristol), aims to showcase Bristol talent and give cultural and community groups unique environments to display work.

If you’re interested in hiring The Vestibules, have a look at our How To Use The Vestibules guide.

The Vestibules have hosted numerous exhibitions, performances, cinemas and pop up art markets and is a fantastic space in the heart of the city for groups to share their projects and ideas. Artspace Lifespace is working with Bristol City Council’s Arts Development Team to help them explore this alternative way of supporting Bristol’s arts and culture sector by opening up these distinctive spaces as exhibition space.

I am delighted to work in partnership with Artspace Lifespace in this new venture and look forward to welcoming individuals and groups to showcase their work. I hope it will provide meaningful opportunities for aspiring and accomplished artists alike

Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees

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.

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