Venue Hire

Why not host your event in the UK's first improv theatre?

This historic building has served the wider Bristol community for years and is now home to the South West's burgeoning improvised theatre scene. Inside, it boasts a set of versatile spaces, high specification technical equipment and an experienced team of event managers and technicians to help you realise your event.

Get in touch with our venue hire team to discuss our introductory rates for 2017.

The Drawing Room

Formerly a classroom of the original schoolhouse, this well-proportioned room has floor-to-ceiling windows, flooding the space with natural light.

Perfect for workshops, meetings and presentations, the Drawing Room is available for private hire throughout the week, and is equipped with free wifi.

Capacity – 50 Theatre Style

The Theatre

Our black box theatre is equipped with a full theatrical sound system and lighting rig including a data projector. With banks of raked seating, this is the perfect space for performances, film screenings, lectures and award ceremonies.

The seating platform can be disassembled, creating an ideal space for workshops, classes and exhibitions.

Capacity – 120 Theatre Style / 180 Standing

The Bar

With a fully licensed bar and atmospheric lighting, our cosy basement space is perfect for private parties.

The Bar has its own 3x3m corner stage for smaller performances, with an LED lighting rig and sound system.

Capacity – 60 Cabaret / 80 Theatre Style / 120 Standing

Technical Specifications

We are currently finalising the BIT's technical data sheet. In the meantime, if you require information about the BIT's technical equipment and venue measurements, please email