Weekend nights after the curtain has come down in the theatre, The Old Market Assembly turns into a very different place. A place where we celebrate the weird & the wonderful of Bristol nightlife. With raucous touring and local bands, daring drag acts and phenomenal cabaret, one things for sure it’s always a party.
As well as all this our fantastic kitchen team sometimes get in on the events act , with tasting menu nights and themed menu’s peppered throughout the year. So, make sure you check back on this page for all our goings on.

What's On?

Fri25May
CoCo and the Butterfields

Since their inception in 2012, English indie-pop band CoCo and the Butterfields have spent much of their time on the road, touring the UK and Europe, selling out headline shows and featuring at many major festivals. Hitting upon a winning formula with their crowd pleasing live act, the band showcased music from their first four EPs, selling … Continue reading CoCo and the Butterfields

Sat26May
A Date with the Night

Join DJs ElectroNic (Don’t Tell Your Mother) and Nina Colada for a night of electro classics and modern dance floor fillers. Fill up your glass and get ready to dance this one is going to get sweaty – Don’t forget to pop your requests on the event wall, this is a free entry night, all … Continue reading A Date with the Night

Fri01Jun
CLOSED for a wedding!

We rarely close to the public for functions but one couple has chosen our beautiful venue for their wedding reception, so I’m afraid we will be closed all evening from 3pm.

Sat02Jun
Hallouminati

Hallouminati have been fine tuning a sound adaptable to everything and anything; from the midnight guerilla dancefloors of gypsy nights up and down the country to the soundtrack of a champagne-doused ballroom soiree.

Fri08Jun
Ideal World 004 W/Craigie Knowes

After taking a bit of a hiatus for the beginning of this year, we are super pleased to announce our first party of 2018 with the bosses of the incredible Scottish label Craigie Knowes. Linking artists such as Chaos in the CBD, Shanti Celeste, Legowelt, Move D and Gerd Janson (to name a few) through … Continue reading Ideal World 004 W/Craigie Knowes

Sat09Jun
J’aime Le Rythme

Welcome to our new regular night, where the tunes will be blasting and the cocktails will be flowing. Come and claim our dance floor and fall in love with that rhythm! Join DJ Lune for a night that gives you best in electro, techno, dance, disco and even a little bit of cheesy pop for … Continue reading J’aime Le Rythme

Thu14Jun
From allotment to restaurant : A Summer dine & vine feast

Take time out to think about the time it takes for your food to make it from the sourcing of the ingredients to the finished dish on your plate. The Old Market Assembly would love for you to join them at their Summer Dine & Vine three-course tasting menu. The experience will take you from … Continue reading From allotment to restaurant : A Summer dine & vine feast

Sat16Jun
Bad Reputation with Gay Girl

After our fantastic debut night we are back for another one and this time were bringing a top class band for your musical pleasure! Gaygirl are a South London quartet making dark, melodic pop, joining us for what is bound to be an amazing set. Followed by: Bad Reputation. DJ’s SPICYIVY & DEE2 are back again … Continue reading Bad Reputation with Gay Girl

Fri22Jun
The Carny Villains

THE CARNY VILLAINS, are a six piece theatrical band from Bristol, known for their raucous blend of stomping swing, ska and Balkan-style folk played with the riotous energy of punk rock. Their enigmatic and animated live shows remain unrivalled for their mix of theatre, humour energy and showmanship! Their journey has been quite different from … Continue reading The Carny Villains

Sat23Jun
Cider Salon

Taste 60 bottled ciders from across the speciality sector; Pét Nat, Méthod Traditionelle, Keeved, Perry, Pommeau, Ice & Fire. Ciders will be poured by the producers themselves, so you will be able to ask questions and learn about terroir, apple varieties and ageing techniques. In addition to makers from the UK’s main cider regions we … Continue reading Cider Salon

Fri29Jun
Perhaps Contraption

Whether leading jubilant parades, fully amplified stage shows, or pop up street performances, Perhaps Contraption create an unforgettable sonic spectacle. Perhaps Contraption are a multi-award winning, progressive brass band from London. Part choir, part chamber orchestra, part avant rock band, they create a truly unique musical experience; melding elements of jazz, punk, art pop and post-minimalism. … Continue reading Perhaps Contraption

Sat07Jul
Category is Once upon a Pride

Category is Bristol is quickly becoming one of Bristol’s most incredible drag nights and with the success of the previous two, we are thrilled to announce the next show on July 7th, Once upon a pride! With legendary headliner all the way from NYC, Sherry Vine Official PageManchester queens Anna Phylactic& Donna Trump, the infamous Baga Chipz Mbe , burlesque … Continue reading Category is Once upon a Pride

Fri27Jul
Iconology

For one night only, take a voyage down memory lane and revisit the icons of pop as you’ve never seen them before, in this full-length cabaret extravaganza ICONOLOGY. Experience the legends through history as performed by Italian XFactor vocal coach and producer Marco Evans, dancer Marco Foltran, vocalist Barbara O’Brien and International drag queen, Bristol’s … Continue reading Iconology

Sat28Jul
Linkin Park Tribute w/ The Hybrid Theory

The Hybrid Theory presents: A Linkin Park Tribute Night in memory of Chester Bennington! Buy tickets here ⬇⬇⬇ •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/#date=2018-07-28&event_id=44829 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• It’s been nearly a year since the legend that influenced so many of us tragically passed away! So we thought it’s a good time to celebrate some of the amazing work he did! The … Continue reading Linkin Park Tribute w/ The Hybrid Theory

Fri31Aug
The Baghdaddies

The Baghdaddies’ exuberant and rampant brand of world music is an exhilarating cocktail of Balkan melodies, ska and latin grooves and sizzling brass played with furious energy and theatrical humour, making them as unforgettable on stage as they are when performing as wandering brass troubadours. They take themselves incredibly seriously so you don’t have to… … Continue reading The Baghdaddies

Fri02Nov
HENGE

…and now for something completely different..*Clears throat* THIS IS HENGE. WE COME IN THE NAME OF RAVE. WE BRING YOU THE GIFT OF COSMIC DROSS – A KIND OF MUSIC NEW TO YOUR WORLD. WE HAVE NEWS. PLANET EARTH IS AN EXPERIMENT. YOUR SPECIES WAS SENT CODES FROM SPACE, TO HELP YOU LOVE AND DANCE. … Continue reading HENGE

Fri09Nov
Holy Moly & The Crackers

Newcastle’s Holy Moly & The Crackers are one of the country’s hardest working bands. Get your ticket’s here Click interested on the event page to find more about this gig You might call that a cliche, but how many others can you name that have covered the thousands of miles and played the amount of … Continue reading Holy Moly & The Crackers