Private Events

Looking to celebrate in magnificent surroundings, with delicious, inventive food and professional service? Stage your event with us!

Whether you’re planning a birthday bash with friends or an unforgettable family feast, look no further than Bristol Old Vic. With a vibrant atmosphere, a history of entertaining guests for centuries, and a fabulous food and drink offer, our team will ensure you celebrate in style.

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Spaces – Private Events

Coopers’ Hall

Tucked away 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 party or celebration.

The room can cater for up to 120 formally-seated guests 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 private dining for up to 12 guests, or as a VIP area for your main event in Coopers’ Hall.


We’ve teamed up with some fabulous catering companies who will deliver an exceptional culinary experience for your event.

They’re 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, with menus will featuring the highest quality fresh and locally-sourced produce.

Whether you need our advice on what to serve, or you already have a clear idea of what you want, we love getting creative with our clients and our amazing chef team.

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"May I say thank you so much for all your hard work and efforts to making Trafalgar Night such a great success. Everyone who attended has commented on the excellent food, quality of the service and the absolute professionalism of the staff and the fantastic ambience that this created on the night. One of our guests is a coeliac and remarked that her meal was simply delicious." 

Martin Malone, Bath & Bristol Naval Mess

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 we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

If your enquiry is within the next 7 days, please email our events team on: