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Small Theatres Bristol – Fringe spaces creating some of the most intimate theatrical experiences:

Whether you’re looking for something interesting to watch off the beaten track, or a promoter looking for a novel fringe venue in which to perform, here’s a list of small theatre spaces in Bristol.

loco klub temple meads

The Loco Klub Bristol:
Temple Meads

The Loco Klub is literally an underground tunnel performance space which was once part of Temple Meads Station. This arts space has its own unique vibe, with a chilly atmosphere and audience seating areas bringing people right into the action.

the two character play red rope theatre bristol

Set for Red Rope Theatre’s Two Character Play

The Alma Tavern and Theatre

The Alma Tavern and Theatre is a traditional fringe theatre space above a pub. It can only be accessed by stairs. It benefits from 48 tiered seating. You can find some real gems on the programme if you keep an eye on listings.

Set for Kirk Vs Ming

The Spielman Theatre

This gorgeous accessible theatre can be used as a studio space or a stage with retractable 84 spaced tiered seating. It’s part of Tobacco Factory Theatres in Southville, so expect high quality fringe entertainment.

The Room Above

Not to be mistaken as the door to a cupboard, this 50-seat venue is another theatre above a pub venue. With a spacious seating area, this fringe performance space is above the White Bear on St Michael’s Hill.

Set for Red Rope Theatre’s Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Arnos Vale Cemetery 

It’s not an obvious choice for theatre, but Bristol based Red Rope Theatre have made this their home for an annual gothic horror performance of some of literature’s darkest Victorian tales.

The Anglican Chapel overlooks the garden cemetery and offers seating for 100.


Set for Undercover Christmas Club

The Wardrobe Theatre

The Wardrobe Theatre is another brilliant fringe space which seats approximately 100 on raked seating in an L shape. This is another theatre which has an eclectic programme with something for all ages and tastes.