The Main Space, The Station

The Station
BS1 2AG Tel: 0117 947 7948
E-mail: [email protected]

Total Capacity:

220 theatre style, 400 standing

Suitable for:

  • Performance with an Audience
  • Rehearsal

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday's, 9am - 10pm
Saturday's, 10am - 6pm

Licenses Held:

The venue is fully licensed for performances and we have an alcohol license.

Booking Info

Costs & Terms of Hire:

The main space costs £100 p/hour, however packages can be created to accommodate rehearsals, get-in's/outs and performances. Charities and not-for-profit organisations can receive a 20% discount. Rates include VAT.

Contact Name:

Alice Dalrymple

Email Address:

[email protected]

Telephone Number:

0117 947 7948


The Station is an Arts Centre, and is especially for young people. The programme of work being developed is one that allows opportunities for professional artists and companies to create, develop, and show work in a youth environment.

Our main space is a great ‘blank canvas’ room to hire for theatre groups for either a rehearsal or performance space. Previously we have welcomed local musicals, Bristol Old Vic examinations and large scale gigs for the Colston Hall & BIMM.

The space has full tech facilities, a small backstage area and is able to have a bar for evening performances (which can be provided by the Station’s supplier) in a triangle space which connects to the hall. We highly recommend coming to visit this large, adaptable and light space in a great city centre location!


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

More Accessibility Information:

The space is fully accessible.

Parking Details:

On road and car parks near by. There is a yard outside the main space for get in's/out's.


  • Dressing Room
  • Café
  • Toilets


  • Height: 10m
  • Width: 10m
  • Length: 16m

Outdoor Info

Outdoor space available

Outdoor Facilities:

  • Power

Technical Info

Floor Description:

The Station is a grade listed II building and as it used to be a fire station the floor has got a gentle slope. It is an original tiled floor.

Physical description:

Large double height hall with a flexible, portable stage. Kitted out with professional quality sound and lighting systems. 10 banqueting tables, 14 trestle tables and 220 free standing chairs available if required. There is not a seating rig at The Station but stage panels can be used for this. SIZE: 16.3m x 10.8m CAPACITY: Maximum 600 people standing without a stage, 220 seated – please note capacity will vary depending on set-up, please check with Station Management at time of booking.

Power Supply:

Seven 13amp sockets, three 16amp, one 32 amp and two 63amp (single phase and three phase).

Power and Lighting Details:

There is a full lighting rig, complete with speakers, moving head fixtures and static lights, which is operated from the tech balcony. A part time technician is also available at The Station for an additional fee.

Sound Equipment:

Six rigged RCF C3110-96 speakers, a variety of Yamaha P-Series Amplifiers, two wireless microphones and one portable headset, seven wired microphones and stands (boom and table). Mixing desks can also be hired by onsite organisations.

Details of Sound Spill:

The space has been treated for audio spill has sound proof doors and windows.

Rigging Information:

There is rig, with fixtures and fittings. For a full breakdown please email For a full breakdown please email [email protected]

Blackout Details:

There are thick blackout curtains the whole wall around the space.