15 Nelson St,, BS1 2JY, Bristol, Avon
Info about Swx Bristol
With its phenomenal stage and unparalleled sightlines, SWX offers a truly perfect setting for large scale events, live music, television recordings, private parties and sporting events.
Stage One retains a theatrical structure, with the ground floor and stage overlooked by a mezzanine gallery which helps create a truly intimate atmosphere. Formerly an ABC and Top Rank Ballroom in the 1960’s, the room is framed by 2 bars and also features a beautiful original sprung wooden dance floor.
SWX boasts a capacity of 1100 for live concerts and 1800 for receptions and club events – and can accommodate dinners (200 pax), presentations (250/300 pax) & showcases (100-1100).
Adjacent to Stage One, SWX2 (with a capacity of 250) has its own separate sound system & bar and can operate either as an extension of the main space, as a secondary event space or even as a VIP area.
At the rear of the venue (behind the stage) is the Backstage Bar which can operate independently of the main room
The long standing live music heritage of the venue means it is particularly well set up in terms of load in and access. There’s a large backstage area and access to 2 dressing rooms and a production office. A technical manager is also available to help planning any event to ensure events run as smooth as possible.
TA full front of house team (security, box office, cloakroom, bar staff, floor staff, sound and light technicians and duty managers) is part of the hire package. Other notable facilities of the venue include an off street smoking terrace.