Whether you're looking to host dinner in the elegant Grade I listed Coopers' Hall, hold a board meeting in the intimate Foyle Room, or launch your company's latest product in the iconic Auditorium, our beautiful historic building and expert, creative team can offer endless possibilities to make your event truly remarkable.
Centrally located on historic King Street, just one mile from Temple Meads railway station and nine miles from Bristol Airport, Bristol Old Vic is well placed for local travel and accommodation options.
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.
Our expert team are on hand to answer your questions and create a bespoke proposal for your event – call us to find out more: 0117 907 2681
Spaces – Corporate Events
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.
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, private dining for up to 12 guests, or as a VIP area for your main event in Coopers' Hall.
Foyle 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.
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 one of the leading caterers in the South West.
Fosters Events are experts at ensuring your event goes without a hitch and treating you and your guests to the finest food and service, from beginning to end.
Overseen by chef director Tom Green, who worked with Michelin two-starred Michael Caines and was head chef at the highly acclaimed Riverstation restaurant in Bristol, the menus will feature 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 chef team.
"Thank you for making Peter's party run so smoothly. Everyone was so attentive, and nothing was too much trouble and the food was wonderful." Sue Edwards, Howard Tenens
"We would like to thank you for the wonderful food and service on Saturday evening. The event was a major success and all of our staff complimented the food and the service." Rachael Hedges, Global Tunnelling Experts
"The whole team were a joy to work with and served us an excellent meal which was enjoyed by everybody in attendance. Every aspect from the setting of the tables and dining area, through [to] the service delivery, the quality and presentation of the menu, and the overall professionalism was quite impressive and very much appreciated by our group." Del Brett, Future Inns
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 enquiry is urgent, please contact our sales team: 0117 907 2681
You may also be interested in our Corporate Membership Scheme – with access to behind-the-scenes experiences, branding opportunities, and a host of other corporate benefits and discounts.