Meetings, Conferences & Events

Whether you’re looking to host a conference in the elegant Grade I listed Coopers’ Hall, a board meeting in the intimate Foyle Room, or an awards ceremony in the iconic Auditorium, our beautiful historic building and expert, creative team can offer endless possibilities to make your event truly remarkable.

The team at Bristol Old Vic were an absolute delight to work with and the food was delicious.

Amy Osborne, Forrest Brown

Coopers’ Hall is a beautiful cultural venue and the events team are fantastic. It was perfect for our workshop session and we would definitely book again.

Morwenna Fuge, Arts Council England

Many thanks indeed to you and all your staff who worked so hard to make last night's event such a success. The Studio, Balcony and Coopers' Hall looked great, and your professional and friendly staff were a credit to you.

Thom Crawley, Business West

Spaces – Corporate Events

Coopers’ Hall

Centrally located on historic King Street in the heart of Bristol, is the magnificent, Grade I listed Coopers’ Hall.

With its high ceilings and huge over-arch windows, the elegantly-renovated hall will provide a sophisticated backdrop for your event.

The room can cater for up to 120 formally-seated guests, 150 theatre-style and 200 for canapés and drinks receptions.

The Foyle Room

This intimate space is richly decorated in a deep, dark blue with a contemporary, hand-crafted solid French oak table and sumptuously upholstered chairs giving a dramatic backdrop to this period room, perfect for meetings and private dining for up to 12 guests.

The Foyle Room also boasts a bespoke fitted cabinet with bi-folding doors which houses a 55” TV with internet connectivity and web camera, ideal for meetings and presentations.

The Weston Studio

The brilliantly designed Weston Studio is a large new space in the very oldest part of Bristol Old Vic, the barrel cellars of Coopers’ Hall.

This double height studio has a central open area which lends itself perfectly to informal, standing receptions such as drinks and bowl food events for up to 80 guests. Flexible seating at three different heights is also ideal for large presentations and conferences of up to 148 delegates, including the balcony which wraps around three sides of the space.

Black metal seats upholstered in a neutral wool tweed, exposed brick walls and ‘Oxide Red’ painted wood panel strips give the space a contemporary intimacy.

Main Auditorium

The Grade I listed, Georgian auditorium has played host to some the country’s most famous actors, from Daniel Day Lewis and Jeremy Irons, to Patrick Stewart and Judi Dench – and was once described by Peter O’Toole as “the loveliest theatre in the world”.

With an audience capacity of 550 and a stage that can seat 180 diners, this is a truly iconic venue.


When you book with us, not only will your guests benefit from the creative atmosphere of the country’s oldest continuously working theatre, in the heart of Bristol’s vibrant cultural scene, but also an exceptional culinary experience from some of the leading caterers in the South West.

They're experts in ensuring events go without a hitch, treating you and your guests to the finest food and service, from beginning to end, with menus featuring the highest quality fresh and locally-sourced produce.

Whether you need our advice on what works well, or you already have a clear idea of what you want, we love getting creative with our clients and our amazing choice of caterers.

Support us

You may also like to know that the income generated from holding your event at Bristol Old Vic will go towards supporting the longest continuously-running theatre in the UK. A registered charity, Bristol Old Vic strives to create pioneering theatre by supporting experiment and innovation, reach out into its communities to provide access to theatre for people who would not otherwise encounter it or be able to afford it, and keep its extraordinary heritage alive and animated for all of Bristol to enjoy.

Please use the Venue Hire Enquiry Form to contact us about holding your event at Bristol Old Vic. Your enquiry will be sent to our events team and one of our experienced co-ordinators will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

If your event is taking place in the next 7 days, please contact the team directly: