Clifton College, Bristol

Clifton College is a co-educational independent school in the suburb of Clifton in the city of Bristol in South West England, founded in 1862.

Clifton College
The Avenue
Bristol
BS8 3HE

Fantastic Facilities and Stunning Buildings

Clifton College Services Limited utilises the fantastic facilities and stunning buildings of the College during the school holiday periods. We have been running events here at the College for over 20 years, and we have a wealth of experience in event management. Clifton College strive to make each event, whether it be a business meeting or a wedding, the very best. Guests and clients are always blown away by the College and it’s amazing history, why not try something different and come and have a look around.

Services available for all facilities:

  • Wi-fi
  • Catering
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Free car parking at Abbotts Leigh Sports Ground and pay and display parking around The Redgrave Theatre, Swimming Pool and Fitness room Monday – Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.

Dance, Drama & Music

Built in 1966 the Redgrave was originally known simply as the ‘Clifton College Theatre’. The design was based on the Mermaid Theatre in London and was the first purpose built school theatre in the country. The theatre was officially opened by the actor Sir Michael Redgrave – an ex-student of the college.  After Sir Michael’s death in 1985 the building was renamed ‘The Redgrave Theatre’ in his honour. The Theatre hosts many corporate events and national and local productions throughout the year.

Theatre

The Redgrave Theatre is a traditional proscenium arch theatre with a tiered auditorium offering exceptional sightlines from all 315 seats. The Stage is approximately 9 metres square with 1 metre of wing space on each side. Backstage are two sizable dressing rooms and a large green room/makeup room. Beneath the stage is a sizable storage area and orchestra pit. The Theatre offers a flexible approach to programming - welcoming a wide variety of corporate, community and professional productions.

Sports & Fitness

Set in 80 acres of grounds, Clifton College Sports Ground in Abbots Leigh is Bristol’s biggest outdoor sports complex. Situated within the attractive and historic grounds of Clifton College, the modern and extensive facilities are available for hire by groups and individuals alike.

Sports Pitches

Clifton College Sports Ground offers a large number of high-quality grass pitches throughout the year which are ideal for tournaments of all kinds including football, rugby, softball and even Ultimate Frisbee! We also have a new top quality ‘1st XI’ football pitch including a seated section and a viewers fence surrounding the pitch.

All Weather Pitch

The site boasts a fully FIH approved water-based Hockey pitch, which is one of only 4 in the country at the top standard. It is the most sought after hockey pitch in the area and has a separate Warm-Up area for short corner practice. Contact us now for your chance to get a run out on the best pitch in Bristol which has even hosted internationals and grown Gold Olympic Medalists.

Astro Turf Pitches

Clifton College has 2 full-sized sand-dressed Astroturf pitches and another medium-sized Astroturf pitch. They are fully floodlit and are ideal for football, hockey, netball and tennis all year round. These pitches provide up to 9 floodlit 6-a-side pitches and are available for hire by groups and individuals, for one off or regular bookings.

Tennis / Netball Courts

The Indoor Tennis and Netball Dome, or ‘Bubble’, is a fantastic facility especially designed for indoor tennis and netball. If you love sport but hate bad weather, this is the ideal place to play! Three acrylic courts available on a pay-and-play basis and you do not need to be a member to enjoy this state-of-the-art facility.

Fitness Centre

The 40-station Fitness Room offers carefully selected Precor cardiovascular, Gym80 resistance weights and free-weights training equipment, in a spacious and airy environment. With full audio visual entertainment, your workout experience will always be an enjoyable one.

Swimming Pool

Our 25m heated indoor Swimming Pool is maintained at a constant 29°C with well-equipped changing facilities. Our programme includes ‘adults only’ and ‘open swim’ sessions, and once a month, our Pool Inflatable Fun session will give all children a fun-packed morning!

Celebrations & Events

Offering a prestigious setting in the exclusive Merchant’s Quarter of Clifton, Bristol, Clifton College can offer a unique event catered to your individual needs and tastes. Utilising the fantastic facilities and stunning buildings of the College during the school holiday periods, we have been running events here at the College for over 20 years, and we have a wealth of experience in event management. Clifton College strive to make each event, whether it be a business meeting or a wedding, the very best.

Weddings

Clifton College offers a uniquely beautiful and prestigious setting in the heart of the Georgian splendour of Bristol. With the spectacular backdrop of the school buildings and large green Close, it is hard to find a more beautiful wedding venue that offers you picturesque space in a city centre location. From the moment you make your first enquiry, right up to the special day, we will ensure that you receive the best service catered to your individual needs, and make your celebration exactly how you imagined it to be.

Function Room

Clifton College Sports Ground is the perfect venue for all your business and social functions and sporting events, and only a five minute drive from Clifton Village. With two attractive and spacious function rooms comfortably seating 180 people altogether, we can provide the ideal location for meetings, presentations, parties, dinners and much more. For that extra special occasion, Marquee events are also available on request.

Entertaining Areas

Underneath the Chapel lies The Crypt, a lovely old room, furnished with leather chairs to provide a cosy atmosphere. The room is entirely self-contained and opens out onto the Cloisters and green field of The Close beyond. 80 – 120 guests can be comfortably accommodated for parties here, making it an ideal venue for a private disco or barbecue.

Historic Hall

With its imposing height, large floor space and beautiful windows, the Grand Hall offers a memorable venue for dinners, exhibitions and dances, with a maximum capacity of 180 guests. Please note, the Grand Hall is currently under substantial renovation and is due to be completed early 2019.

Historic Entertaining Areas

The Newbolt Room is named after the poet and celebrated Head of School from the 1880’s. This impressive room is ideal for any meeting or gathering and can be used for meetings, smaller receptions and more intimate dinner parties.

Small Hall

The Pre School Hall is located away from the main campus in the quiet and beautiful surroundings of the Preparatory School. This spacious room is ideal for parties, rehearsals and meetings.

Courses & Corporate

Function Room

Clifton College Sports Ground is an ideal venue for a company sports day, tournament or team-building event. We have both grass and astroturf pitches available, as well as our new 3rd Generation Football Pitch. Afterwards, our large function room, featuring a spacious bar and our smaller function room are available for all your catering requirements. We can cater for any size of company event and have hosted softball, football and multi-sports events for many leading companies.

Theatre

The Redgrave Theatre is a a tiered auditorium offering exceptional sightlines from all 315 seats. The Stage is approximately 9 metres square with 1 metre of wing space on each side. The Theatre offers a flexible approach to programming - welcoming a wide variety of corporate, community and professional productions throughout the year.

Historic Hall

With its imposing height, large floor space and beautiful windows, the Grand Hall offers a memorable venue for dinners, exhibitions and dances, with a maximum capacity of 180 guests. Please note, the Grand Hall is currently under substantial renovation and is due to be completed early 2019.

Meeting Room

The Newbolt Room is named after the poet and celebrated Head of School from the 1880’s. This impressive room is ideal for any meeting or gathering and can be used for meetings, smaller receptions and more intimate dinner parties.

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