Circomedia - Portland Square

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Total meeting space300 sq. m
Standing capacity200
Seating capacity140
St Paul's Church
Portland Square
Bristol BS2 8SJ
Outside caterers allowed
St Paul's Church
Portland Square
Bristol BS2 8SJ


The Hudson Heritage Award



  • AV capabilities
  • Furniture
  • Furniture (Bring your own)
  • Internet access
  • Lighting
  • Lighting (Bring your own)
  • Other decor
  • Other decor (Bring your own)
  • Space (Outdoor)
  • Space (Private)
  • Space (Semi-private)
  • Table linens
  • Table linens (Bring your own)
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Dance floor
  • Piano
  • Portable heaters
  • Staging area

Alcohol and catering

  • Alcohol (Bring your own)
  • Alcohol allowed
  • Outside caterers allowed

Meeting space

Total meeting space300 sq. m
Meeting rooms3
Standing capacity200
Seating capacity140
Space (Private)Available
Space (Semi-private)Available
Space (Outdoor)Available


Distance from airport

  • 14.5 km from venue


  • Paid parking
  • Street parking


Additional information

Location: The Church is on Portland Square, Bristol conveniently located in the heart of Bristol and adjacent to the M32. There is a park behind the Church and an open space to the front, a quiet but central location for your event. The Space The Nave: Main space The main space is a large adaptable space with stunning features including soaring pillars, ornate carvings, intricate tiling and several fine examples of stained glass. The space is ideal for conferences and large launch events. Theatre, cabaret and traverse style seating is available along with a 40 seat balcony. A £3m-plus restoration means the venue is well-equipped to guarantee guest comfort – and more. The amenities include an adapted toilet for disabled guests, an attractive cafe-bar, and professional-standard sound and lighting systems. Capacity: up to 200 depending on seating style South Chapel: Meeting Room This bright room has a seated capacity of 12-16 arranged in a boardroom style. The room benefits from wireless broadband. Under-gallery: Café Bar A beautiful space with glass walls giving full view into the main space. Featuring an attractive café bar with seating for up to 25-30 people. A perfect space for drink receptions and networking. West Porch: Entrance A dramatic grand entrance with original cast iron gates and double doors opening into a bright and airy reception space. Parking: Plenty of on street parking adjacent to the building, a pay and display system is in operation between the hours of 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. There is an NCP car park 10 minuets walk away. Events Team Circomedia stages events all year-round, our friendly front-of-house and technical teams are highly skilled and experienced event managers, who will help you to run your event smoothly and to schedule. Additional Services available • Bespoke lighting designs • Staging • Unique and spectacular aerial performances (trapeze, silks, swings, ropes) • Drink Receptions and meeting rooms available • Bespoke décor and theming Hire fees support Circomedia’s wider work Circomedia is a non-profit organisation set up in 1994. It provides circus-theatre training for all ages and also puts on circus, dance and theatre shows and runs a lively education and outreach programme, and an Entertainments Agency. Hire fees help to support this work and add to the cultural vibrancy of Bristol and district. To find out more, please see

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