College Green: The Bowl

Space Type: Park

Suitable for:

  • Performance with an Audience

Opening Hours

Depends on event

Licenses Held:

By Application (contact: Arilda Tymko ([email protected])

Booking Info

Costs & Terms of Hire:

By Application

Contact Name:

Jerry Baker, City Centre Manager

Email Address:

[email protected]

Telephone Number:

0117 903 9061


The Bowl is the large paved circular area of College Green. College Green is surrounded by the Council House, Cathedral and Central Library. The site is divided into 3 event spaces: a large central grass area; a circular paved space, The Bowl and a network of paved paths. There is a good website with panoramic image: Bristol City Council want people to use the parks and enable event organisers to make the events happen (whilst taking into account the care of these spaces). Each application for use is accessed on its own merit to determine cost and viability (how the community would benefit, the potential damage to the space etc). Use of this space is by application to Arilda Tymko: [email protected] Parks Events, Amelia Court, Pipe Lane, Bristol, BS99 1ZG Tel 0117 922 3538 Fax 0117 922 3858 e-mail [email protected] This space has been used for: low impact events and promotions. It could be suitable for theatre.


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

Parking Details:

On site parking is by arrangement but there is Centre Promenade Area 4B a short distance away.



  • Width: 24m
  • Length: 24m

Outdoor Info

Outdoor space available

Outdoor Facilities:

Technical Info

Floor Description:

Stone paving

Physical description:

Park. Dressing rooms: Most events use portaloos. For smaller events it may be possible to make arrangements with nearby bars to use their toilets

Power Supply:


Power and Lighting Details:


Sound Equipment:


Details of Sound Spill:

Users need to be aware that the space is next to the cathedral and the council buildings

Blackout Details: