Corporate Events

Meetings and Conferences

Product Launches

Showcases and Trade Shows

Touring Events

Shows and Exhibitions

Networking Events

Business Events and Award Nights

Paintworks Event Space is more than just a venue, it’s a unique destination at the heart of a brave and colourful renovation scheme that’s breathing new life into South Bristol. Product launches, awards, sample sales, car launches, networking events, company work parties, conferences, exhibitions, and seminars work amazingly well here, in this fresh, light and invigorating environment.

With our new sliding doors we can now drive in cars for exclusive car launches and events!

Creative space for creative thinking


With its mixture of stripped back industrial elements, leaving a stylish blank canvas that’s a perfect backdrop for company branding or flamboyant theming, it’s about as far away from a stuffy function room as you can get! Come and take a look, we’d love to give you a tour!

  • A versatile space that enables you to create the perfect layout
  • Fantastic local and seasonally inspired in-house caterer
  • Experienced event staff to help plan and execute your day perfectly
  • Free high strength wi-fi and powerful in-house sound system
  • Stunning outside courtyards for fresh air breaks and drinks receptions
  • Free on-site parking for up to 40 cars
  • Close to city centre and Temple Meads with excellent public transport links

Our current client list includes: BBC, Sunday Times, RIBA, Wagamama, Ovo, Adobe, Soil Association, Google, Foilco, Dyson, Clarks, Royal Bank of Scotland, Ernst & Young, Santander, Sustrans, KPMG, Nisbetts, Asdan, Linda McCartney, , Arup, Deloitte, Business West and AXA.

Visit The Space for floorplans and technical info.


The Event Space works well for all events, these are our standard capacities:

Theatre style seated 300 

Cabaret style for dinner/dance 270 

Standing reception 350 

Theatre area only 80 


Hire rates


Full day and evening (8am -12 midnight) 

Commercial event or ticketed event rate (8am - midnight) £1800-2500 (depending upon numbers)

Private full day + evening hire for 100-200 delegates (8am - midnight) £1800

Private full day + evening for less than 100 delegates, charity or non-business event £1500

(For over 200 attendees please enquire for a quote)

Full day hire (8am- 6pm) 

Filming day hire £1250 - £1500

Standard Company hire for 70+ delegates £1500

Charity/Public Sector/Education or less than 70 delegates £1250

Half day hire (8am- 1pm or 1pm - 6pm) £950

Set up the day before £500-£800 depending upon times


Car Launches and Events (Includes up to 8 cars in the venue)

1-2 day hire £2500 + vat per day

3 days or more £2000 + vat per day


Hire rates include:

  • Exclusive venue hire with use of 2 outside courtyards
  • Venue tables and chairs
  • Venue staff to ensure your day goes smoothly
  • Hi-strength wi-fi throughout space
  • Festoon lighting and In-house sound system
  • Free parking on site for up to 40 cars
  • static screen


All prices are subject to VAT and discounts will be given if consecutive days are booked.

Evening Awards and Parties

Paintworks has an exciting after dark atmosphere and we've hosted some really memorable parties, screenings and award ceremonies in recent years. When the space is lit up at night it looks stunning and creates an impressive and high impact backdrop for any important company occasion or celebration.


Our in-house caterers will ensure your event is truly special, we use Relish for anything over 50 delegates, and Bocabar and Kate’s Kitchen for smaller events. Working with the finest and often locally sourced ingredients, dishes have a homecooked and wholesome flavour that's hard to come by within business catering. All menus can be tailored to clients’ needs, download sample menus for inspiration.

AV and Equipment

Our recommended AV supplier, locally based Pytch can supply staging, screens, projectors and sound equipment at excellent rates. This can usually be booked in for you directly by Paintworks Events staff and quotes for all equipment can be given immediately on request. It is also fine to bring in your own equipment, Pytch can provide technicians to ensure smooth running.

If you'd like to discuss your AV needs, let us know.