The 1532 Performing Arts Centre opened in September 2016 providing state-of-the-art facilities for music, dance and drama for Bristol Grammar School and Bristol as a whole. The name 1532 reflects the School's history, being the year that the School received its royal charter. 1532 has multiple spaces, including a theatre, dance studio, drama studio and small concert hall, all of which are available to hire.
A versatile auditorium with retractable seating for between 245-320 audience members which can accommodate a range of stage layouts. Top of the range sound equipment and an exclusively LED lighting rig provide a professional edge to any production. There is a spacious foyer with licensed bar to service public performances. The MacKinnon Theatre is available to hire; if you are looking for a venue for your production, get in touch.Hire the Theatre
With floor-to-ceiling windows offering a panoramic view over the School site, this large, sprung-floor studio provides an ideal space for dance rehearsals and lessons.Hire the Dance Studio
A generous space that can be blacked out completely and uses traditional lighting fixtures. This room is ideal for smaller, fringe-style performances and as a rehearsal space.Hire the Drama Studio