Bierkeller Theatre

Space Type: Theatre

Total Capacity:

Up to 600

Suitable for:

  • Dance
  • Performance with an Audience
  • Rehearsal

Opening Hours

All day and evenings Sunday to Thursday every week; and some select Saturdays. Thus suitable for both rehearsal and performance needs.

Licenses Held:

Theatre, live performance, music and alcohol held. Please contact for further details.

Booking Info

Costs & Terms of Hire:

Company-by-company basis.

Contact Name:

Alex MacMillan

Email Address:

[email protected]

Telephone Number:

0117 930 4264


The Bierkeller Theatre is located in the

Bristol Bierkeller, which is proven to be a

highly flexible space, able to accommodate a

range of set ups (proscenium to promenade)

and hold between 50 and 500 people.

We embrace the idea of transforming the

whole venue: This might include theming the

auditorium, which can extend to the bar,

staff, catering, etc! Bringing the audience

into the world of the performance.

Examples include April’s Moby Dick, where

the whole of the Bierkeller was transformed

into the deck and hold of Captain Ahab’s

ship, and then quite literally the belly of

the beast! Similarly, The Reveneger’s

Tragedy in May saw the Bierkeller become a

seedy nightclub hosting a corrupt

Italian-type political Bunga Bunga party.

Other companies have opted to make use of

our large stage, creating a more traditional

perfomance space and making full use of a

our comprehensive lighting rig.

We invite all companies, of all sizes and

experience to contact us to discuss possible

productions. We welcome completed

productions/transfers or new productions who

might want to prepare in our available

rehearsal space.

The theatre provides sound/lighting

equipment, changing facilities, bar, box

office (manned 9:30-22:30 Monday to Sunday),

and a back stage area.

We aim to keep ticket prices low, primarily

available under £10 if booked in advance.

During the runs we aim to offer generous

discounts to schools and large groups.


  • Accessible Entrance:No/Unknown
  • Accessible Toilet: No/Unknown
  • Induction Loop Available: Yes
  • Blue Badge Parking Available: Yes

More Accessibility Information:

Adjacent to a large NCP car park (24 hour) and on street parking.

Parking Details:

Adjacent NCP car park and on street parking.


  • Dressing Room
  • Shower
  • Private Room
  • Kitchen
  • Café
  • Toilets

Technical Info

Physical description:

Large square-shaped auditorium: Backed by a bar, surrounded by 'shop booths', fronted by the stage (end-on set up) with 4 exits. However, the space is wholly flexible (rostrum/steel deck available) allowing transformation into a wide range of arrangements. The size of the venue also lends itself to promenade performances.

Power Supply:

Available upon request.

Power and Lighting Details:

Available upon request.

Sound Equipment:

Available upon request.

Rigging Information:

Available upon request.

Blackout Details:

Total black out (save fire exit lights)