Tobacco Factory



31 December, from 7.30pm

Tickets £35 Facebook event
Final tickets only available via our Cafe Bar - phone 0117 902 0060 or pop in and ask to speak to the bar manager.

Join us as we turn the clock back to 1927 and resurrect the spirit of Metropolis - Fritz Lang’s iconic depiction of a dystopian future where the workers toil day after day...

Together with Cirque Bijou, Tobacco Factory Theatres and The Thali Cafe we will be creating an enticing escape for your new year celebrations, where the spirit of the 1920s means circus, dancing and showtime, so get dressed up in your best 1920s style. Visit our Inspiration page.

With amazing aerial acts, fire dancing, juggling, burlesque, stilt walking, slack line, hula hooping and interactive walkabout performance, plus live music from The Carny Villans and Djs aplenty, you can be sure of a very special way to see in the New Year.

The event extends throughout the ground floor level including the outdoor spaces, with a big top over the beer garden, outdoor hot food court, and into The Thali Café and upstairs into the Theatre bar.

Ticket includes a food voucher valid in the food court all evening.  Food by The Thali Café and Low and Slow.

Escape the Metropolis!

FREE talk: UK Energy, Emissions and Targets

The Snug, 24 November, from 7.30pm, Free

What's happening to UK greenhouse gas emissions?
What's the future for oil, coal and gas in the UK?
Are current government policies compatable with targets?

Nikki Jones, rearcher/writer on global energy, will be giving an overview of UK energy trends. She will explain our diverse and overlapping renewable and emission targets and the progress we are making towards them. This is a chance to understand the challenges for the UK and where current government policy is leading us. There will opportunities for questions throughout.



Every Sunday, 10am - 2.30pm

With around 40 food & craft stalls, our thriving community market every Sunday features a fabulous range of local produce, prepared, harvested, cooked, baked, designed and made in the area.


Every Sunday, 8pm

Showcasing the region's finest musicians every week on our Cafe Bar stage.


Every 1st and 3rd Monday, 8pm

£5 per person / £4 student (NUS)

Please book directly with the Cafe/Bar manager as there are a limited number of places per evening. You'll need to bring your own drawing materials and paper/sketchbooks.

This event is in our Green Room.

For more info email:

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2nd Monday of every month, 8pm

If your New Years resolution was to do something worthwhile we are here to help make it happen. Join members of the Bristol Group of Amnesty International campaigning against human rights abuses by writing or signing letters focusing on a range of cases. Have a chat about various human rights issues and find out a bit more about Amnesty International.

Whether you have 5 minutes or half an hour, you can help to make a difference.

For further information contact Val on 07971 086511

First Tuesday of every month, 7.30-9pm

Join in with new games and drawing exercises for all levels of drawing.

A perfect way to make new friends or just get your head down and have a scribble.

All materials included.
£2/3 suggested donation.


Every Wednesday, 8pm

Hosted in The Snug, this is more than just a pub quiz and a snip at only £1 per person (max 6 to a team).

And if you can’t make a Wednesday, then our chums over at Grain Barge have a Monday night quiz too!