Trinity Community Arts, Bristol

Tel: 0117 935 1200,
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Website: http://www.3ca.org.uk (opens in new tab)

An everyone culture

Our mission is to empower communities through arts ensuring everyone has the opportunity to access, be part of and shape arts and culture in Bristol. We are based in The Trinity Centre, this much-loved, Grade II* Listed historic landmark is a cultural hub for the city, used by over 60,000 people annually.
What we do

We give people space to come together, to create, connect, learn and share. Through a progressive programme of events, activities and projects, empowering people and communities through arts, social and well-being activities:

– Youth music: offering skills development to young people facing difficult and challenging circumstances
– Community garden: engaging children and families, as well as adults experiencing mental health issues
– Heritage projects: connecting the community through the history of the Trinity Centre and Old Market
– Trinity Community Initiative: supporting groups and individuals with subsided space to deliver their own ideas
– IGNiTE: enabling artists and communities to come together through our in-house performing arts programme
– Renovation and Repair: ensuring the Trinity Centre can be used now and for future generations

Theatre

The Trinity Centre has proved a valuable resource to a number of theatre companies, local and national. We have provided a home for Max Theatre Company, Ratupadrainpipe Productions as well as providing regular rehearsal space for Frenetic Engineering, Juncture Theatre, Theatre Damfino & The Original Spinners.

The Trinity Centre has worked in partnership to provide a platform for Mayfest, Theatre Uncut, Asian Arts Agency and the Misfits Theatre as well as new subsiding the development and performance of new shows by Nick Young and Spavento Theatre.

As part of our projects, we have also produced our own original theatre, including youth theatre production MC Beth, multi-media installation and theatre performance At Tether’s End and a city-wide site-specific performance The Ithaca Axis.

Dance

Providing rehearsal and performance space for dance artists – an exciting new direction for The Trinity Centre. With two sprung wooden floors across our hall spaces, we have great space for dance development and performance.

The Trinity Centre is home to several dance groups including Hype Street Dance and Bristol Samba. We have also provided space for new initiatives such as Gentle Dance, a self sustaining group for the over 55’s. We’ve offered performance and workshop space for a diverse range of dance including tour international groups such as Shangaan Electro and local artist Laila Diallo.

We host an annual Swing Dance Convention in the spring, featuring lindy hop dances, performances and an evening cabaret. We as also the base for SWHoop International Hula-Hoop Convention, which each year sees the Centre taken over by hundreds of hoopers from across the country and beyond for a weekend of hooping activities and events.

Shows

Social Muscle Club: Queer Bristol

Come to Social Muscle Club: Queer Bristol – a celebration of togetherness with performance, music, heartfelt exchanges and dancing.

Spaces

Fyfe Hall

Great for performance, dance, theatre, rehearsals, workshops & conferences If you’re looking to hold an event in a historic setting with a modern twist then look no further.

Trinity Centre

Space for live music, gigs, cheap and affordable venue hire, community arts projects, free courses for young people, theatre and rehearsal space, dance space, community gardening. Bristol charity. Whether you’re looking to host a gig, community event, wedding, conference, meeting or workshop, Trinity is the ideal venue – modern facilities in an historic setting, located in the heart of Bristol. Legendary music venue – one of the most iconic spaces and prominent venues in the South West. Much-loved community centre – favourable hall hire rates, with additional discounts for community groups and local residents. Dance & theatre space – With blackout drapes, sprung wooden floors and technical lighting in both halls, Trinity is a perfect alternative performance venue Versatile spaces suitable for a wide-range of performances. Multiple seating arrangement options including ‘in the round’. Facilities include: two large hall spaces, sprung wooden floor, stage, recording studio, garden and children’s play area.

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