The 1532 Performing Arts Centre is a new venue, located in central Bristol. Opened in September 2016, the centre houses the state-of-the-art MacKinnon Theatre which can seat up to 320 audience members, plus a dance studio, drama studio and recital hall, all of which are available to hire.

Located just off Clifton Triangle, 1532 is part of Bristol Grammar School. As well as hosting productions and performances by Bristol Grammar School students, 1532 offers a high quality programme featuring professional local and touring companies and encompassing a wide variety of genres. Plays, family-friendly and children’s theatre performances, talks, music, dance, comedy and more can all be accommodated at the venue. There is also a spacious foyer and licensed bar serving refreshments before the show begins and during the interval.

To find out what’s on at 1532 Bristol, take a look at our ‘What’s on’ page or subscribe to our mailing list by emailing 1532@bgs.bristol.sch.uk.

If you'd like to hire any of our spaces, you can find more details on our Hire page, or get in touch on 0117 259 1532.

We look forward to welcoming you to 1532.

Upcoming Events

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All the events on our What's On pages are open to the public and tickets can be purchased online. If you are attending an event at 1532, there is plenty of on street parking in the surrounding areas (this is mostly metered, check individual machines as charging hours and costs may vary). Alternatively, we are just a short walk from the West End (approx. 6 minutes) and Trenchard Street (approx. 8 minutes) car parks.

There are steps up to the front of the venue, but an alternative level access entry route is available. If you require level access to our venue, please contact the Box Office in advance who will be happy to arrange this.