Anson Rooms at University of Bristol Students' Union

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Queens Road, 105, Bristol, BS8 1LN Show map
Clifton
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Safety rules may apply in this venue
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Pre-booking food and drink venues is recommended
All entry to premises is controlled, and alcohol served to seated patrons only
Groups limited to 4 people unless from a single household
Wedding receptions are limited to 15 with table service only
Outdoor gatherings based on 2m social distance rule
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About this space

One of Bristol’s best-loved venues, the Anson Rooms has played host to an impressive roster of high profile acts in its 50-year history, including David Bowie, The Smiths, Radiohead, Roni Size, Amy Winehouse and Ed Sheeran.

When it is not being used for gigs, the Anson Rooms can be used as a large, versatile, blank canvas space for private events. Whether it’s for a conference, wedding, exhibition or party, this is the perfect venue for you.


Capacity

Standing
up to 1150
Dining
up to 270
Theatre
up to 500
Cabaret
up to 270

Prices

Monday
9:00 – 22:30
from £1200 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 22:30
from £1200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
9:00 – 22:30
from £1200 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 22:30
from £1200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
9:00 – 22:30
from £1200 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 22:30
from £1200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Thursday
9:00 – 22:30
from £1200 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 22:30
from £1200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Friday
9:00 – 22:30
from £1200 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 22:30
from £1200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Saturday
9:00 – 22:30
from £1200 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 22:30
from £1200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Sunday
10:00 – 22:00
from £1200 hire fee
Per day
10:00 – 22:00
from £1200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation fee payable to the venue depending on the notice period:

  • 21+ days prior to the event Fee payable is 50% of total hire cost
  • Less than 21 days prior to the event Fee payable is 100% of total hire cost

Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Natural light
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
PA system / music speakers available
Bring your own DJ

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Rules of the space

The Client is responsible for providing adequate insurance and liability cover for their event, including Public Liability insurance where appropriate.

The Union shall not in any circumstances be liable for damage to or loss of any property, vehicles, articles or things whatsoever placed or left upon the premises by the client or by any person attending the function, howsoever such loss or damage may be caused.

The Client will be liable for any damage, wilful or accidental, sustained by the buildings, floor, furniture or fittings, during the hiring.  Any articles owned by the Union which are lost or go missing from the rooms during the period of hire will be invoiced to the Client.

Full details of the purpose of the hire, the speakers or performers and the expected attendees must be provided to the Union.  The Union reserves the right to decline any application for hire.

The Client undertakes responsibility for control of their guests or invitees, and for all activities undertaken by them. The Client must be present throughout the period of hire. 

If the premises are used for any other purpose than those stated in the confirmation of booking, or if any function becomes disorderly, or any disturbance, nuisance, indecent or unlawful or undesirable activity is allowed to occur, the Union may at its absolute discretion, immediately terminate the hiring.   In the event of such termination, all fees and charges will be forfeited.

The Client is reminded of their responsibilities for the health, safety and welfare at work of its staff and contractors engaged to undertake activities on the premises.

If the premises are used for any other purpose than those stated in the confirmation of booking, or if any function becomes disorderly, or any disturbance, nuisance, indecent or unlawful or undesirable activity is allowed to occur, the Union may at its absolute discretion, immediately terminate the hiring and all fees and charges will be forfeited.


*** Unfortunately, we are no longer able to take any bookings for 2020. We are following guidance from the government and Public Health England for Higher Education Institutions. You can read more here: www.gov.uk/government/publications/higher-education-reopening-buildings-and-campuses

We are, however, still taking bookings for 2021 so please do fill in an enquiry form for 2021 here: https://bristolstudentsunion.typeform.com/to/WKc5wB ***

Situated in one of the most vibrant cities and best-known universities in the UK, Bristol SU offers a wide range of affordable spaces for a variety of event needs.

In 2015, the Bristol SU building reopened after a £30 million revamp and now offers a concert venue in the Anson Rooms, two theatres, exhibition space, two bars and a variety of multi-purpose activity rooms.

It is a unique facility within the city that offers a wide range of spaces to meet the needs of any event.


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