Winston Theatre at University of Bristol Students' Union
About this space
Named after former University of Bristol Chancellor Winston Churchill, the newly refurbished theatre is one of our finest performance spaces.
A traditional proscenium arch theatre with dressing rooms, flexible orchestra pit and apron stage, permanent cyclorama, winched lighting bars and versatile hemp bars.
We offer daily and weekly hire for shows which includes use of the two dressing rooms, box office, confectionery stand, venue technician and house rig. Please get in touch for a full tech spec.
As well as performances the Winston is an ideal space for conferences, talks and film screenings. It is equipped with a cinema quality projector and screen.
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
Music & sound equipment
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.