Workshop Providers

Prior Shop offers a large event space that is available for hire. The event space is available for workshops, exhibitions, artists in resident and ‘hot desking’. We try to keep the cost of hiring our venue is as low as possible to enable artists and facilitators who are at all stages of their career, the opportunity to use a prime central event space.

We are looking for workshop hosts to run sessions in Art, Design, Craft, Wellbeing and Mentoring. We want our workshop programme to cover activities for all ages and abilities. We want to empower all people to learn new skills, connect with new people, build relationships and foster self esteem. 

We want you (our workshop host) to feel excited to apply and particularly welcome hosts with diverse and/or working-class backgrounds as these people are currently underrepresented in the arts industry.


Our event space can comfortably sit 30 people on large, padded restaurant chairs and round oak tables (3 – 4 people per table).

*Due to Covid, we are currently restricting the workshop numbers to 15. This is to reduce the risk to you, your participants and our staff.

We offer 4 workshop slots per week that must fall in the below scheduled time blocks. The facilitator can decide the start and end time of the workshop but please note, the workshop must be set up and the area cleared within these times:

·      Thursday evenings 6pm – 9pm

·      Saturdays 10am – 2pm and 2pm – 6pm

·      Sundays 11am – 5pm

Each time block is 3 hours long and costs £45 to hire which is equivalent to approximately £15 per hour. If you would like to book longer than three hours on a Saturday or your start/end time straddles two time blocks, then the whole day can be booked for a reduced rate of £80.  *Please note: You have to fill out the form twice for full day saturday bookings. 

On sunday, your 3 hour block can start and finish anytime between 11am - 5pm. If you use the space for more than 3 hours, you will be invoiced for another £20. 

We help you promote the workshops via our social media and newsletters. We advertise it on our external a-boards and workshop timetable both in the shop and online. We ask Cabot Circus and Bristol Shopping Quarter social channels to advertise it too.

For further information about the venue including unloading, storage, cancellations/refund terms, please click here.

To read our full terms and conditions, please click here