Event Space for Hire

A large event space for hire in Bristol City Centre. This ground floor white wall, gallery and event space is perfect for any project, launch, workshop, performance, talk, or exhibition. 

This light and spacious event space is situated at the back of our Cabot Circus store. The location boasts a high passing footfall with lots of visitors from outside of Bristol, as well as members of the local community. Being an accessible multi-use space, we are the new 'go to' venue for promotional launches and networking events, as well as creative events, including performance, art, theatre, music, yoga, meditation and dance, and of course, workshops and exhibitions. 


Image of Prior Shop event space. Oak round tables with chairs and a white walled gallery space with photography portraits.

Exhibitions & Events

This city centre location is Bristol’s newest exhibition space, sporting high ceilings and clean, white painted walls. We have tables and comfortable chairs for up to 30 people for a workshop hire, and we have a projector and chairs for up to 80 people if the space is hired for a launch, presentation or talk. We can remove the tables if you would rather the space free of furniture. Our event space can also be hired by artists who would like to exhibit 2D and wall-based artwork, and for micro to large organisations who wish to host an event. 

The exhibition space is a multi-use room that is used for workshops on Thursday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. It is open to the public during the opening hours of the shop and can be opened specifically for your out-of-hours event. Please read the below information and send us an email if you would like to view the space.

Floor plan of the event space to hire


Length: 8.1 m  |  Width: 6.89 m

Capacity: 80

Please see measurements in floor plan above. The shaded orange area is for shop staff use only.


£26.40 incl VAT per hour (min 2 hours)

£180 incl VAT per day (10am - 6.30pm)

* Evening hire £300 incl VAT (6.30pm - 10pm)

£250 incl VAT per week  - Tuesday - Monday 


Discretionary relief 

We offer a discount for startups, students, charities and youth groups.

If you have a low income and have a body of work to exhibit, please get in touch as we'll see what we can do. 


Terms of use

You will receive a full terms and conditions document to sign before booking the space, however here are some key points:

The individual or organisation who has hired the space is responsible for the installing, hanging and the ‘making good’ of the walls and floor after the hire period.

The Artist is invited to use a desk/area for the duration of the hire period to work from, invigilate their exhibition and take commission-free sales via their own payment devices. 

If you would like us to sell your work when you are not invigilating, we will take 10% of the sale. 

The space must be left in the same condition it was given, it must be clean and ready for the next show to be installed.

Walls not to be painted other than white. 


We do not provide parking but there are numerous car parks in the area. We have a drop-off area where you can pull up in your vehicle to unload before you park elsewhere. We have a trolly to help you with heavy work. More details will be sent with your booking confirmation including the location of the drop off point, the closest car parks and our favourite indie place to grab lunch!  


Toilets are situated upstairs and are fully accessible via a service lift. 

There is a small kitchenette upstairs which you can use to make hot drinks or prepare your lunch while you are installing, invigilating or taking down your show.

For events, we have 30 glasses and 30 mugs for event participants. 

If you require specialist catering equipment please let us know and we will see what we can arrange. 


Furniture and equipment

10 round tables that sit 4 - 6 per table

30 padded restaurant chairs and 50 folding chairs.

Laptop, projector and speakers for music. We do not have a multi channel amp or any microphones. 


Opening times

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6.30pm

Thursday: 10am - 9pm

Sunday: 11am - 5pm

*We can open for special evening events


We help you promote your event on our social media channels (Instagram 11K followers and 984 on Facebook), in our newsletters and exterior and interior notice boards. Cabot Circus and Broadmead social media channels also share our event schedule with their followers.  We can create event listings on Facebook and Google (if you haven't). We also list all events on our website and with external sources: Visit Bristol, Head First, Eventbrite, etc. 


Event space for hire. Room with white walls and tables and chairs for people to sit on. Walls have a photography exhibition hung for viewing


If you would like to hire our Bristol events space, please enquire here. 

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