Most nights after the curtain has come down in the theatre, the bands will be tuning up front of house. We look to bring some of the best local and touring festival bands to our stage to pluck your heart strings or get you dancing on the tables. We want to provide a stage for both local emerging talent and top-notch touring acts to strut their stuff.

What's On?

Nose to Assembly – 7 Course tasting menu with cider pairing SOLD OUT

We see meat as a treat and have we got a treat for you? Head chef Will Nelson has put together an evening celebrating the versitility of the pig with a 7 course tasting menu & cider pairing. We’ll be inviting some of our fantastic suppliers along too who will be giving you an insight … Continue reading Nose to Assembly – 7 Course tasting menu with cider pairing SOLD OUT

The Destroyers

A collection of rogues and misfits surfing a tidal wave of horns, fiddles and guitars! Rapidly exploding from the ‘Balkan Brass’ genre they emerge as an anarchic orchestra of blazing passion and breathtaking originality. So enter the big top and be immersed in the winding world of the hurdy-gurdy, the sonorous land of the tuba … Continue reading The Destroyers


Soulful, emotive, infectious afro funk rock pioneers, Hejira are lighting up the London music scene. Made up of 5 multi instrumentalists that seamlessly glide between guitars and electronics they create lush, expansive soundscapes, hissy beats and soulful vocal lines. Interested in this event, want to find out more? Click interested on the Facebook event 

Sleazy Sessions – The Future Was Disco

Sleazy Sessions – The Future Was Disco After a summer full of disco infused naughtiness we’re back with another full throttle party at one of our favourite venues The Old Market Assembly. Utilising both the dance floor and the theatre space we will be bringing another full bodied discotheque take over. It’s going to sleazy. MAIN … Continue reading Sleazy Sessions – The Future Was Disco

Old Market Vaudeville – Tales of Misfortune

Brand new cabaret night for Old Market Assembly. Prepare yourself for a night of dark tales and mystifying performances from some of the cabaret’s scene’s best and brightest. This Friday 13th be prepared to get dark and dirty and make your way to the Vaudeville. Line up: Coco Deville – Compere Sam Goodburn – Unicyclist Esther Vivienne … Continue reading Old Market Vaudeville – Tales of Misfortune

Ideal World 003 with Skatebård

We are pleased to announce round 3 of Ideal World in collaboration with The Old Market Assembly presenting very special guest Skatebård. Hailing from Norway and based in Bergen, the Sex Tags Mania representative will be playing his first set in Bristol. With a discography spanning back 15 years, Skatebård has pushed his own brand of Italio Disco … Continue reading Ideal World 003 with Skatebård

The Brass Funkeys

The Brass Funkeys are a big ol’ 8 piece, London based Brass band who get down with New Orleans Jazzed up traditions. But some of what they play may surprise you! Where in one set they can play everything from funk to jazz, reggae to metal, and of course dixie. Formed in 2011, they have … Continue reading The Brass Funkeys

Sam Green and the Midnight Heist

Sam Green and the Midnight Heist are a band from the southwest of England who play swamp infested Blues, Folk, Roots Rock music. This high energy 4 piece whip up a storm with stompin’ beats, dog house bass and growlin’ slide guitars. Throw in wailin’ harmonicas and 4 howlin’ voices and you have yourself a … Continue reading Sam Green and the Midnight Heist

CC Smugglers with support from All Our Exes Live In Texas

CC Smugglers Free Entry – Arrive early to avoid disappointment This Bedfordshire-based band started out as “guerrilla buskers”, hijacking queues waiting to see other artists, or commandeering underground trains and escalators. They got their big break by playing outside every UK tour date of the two-time Grammy Award-winning Old Crow Medicine Show. . So impressed … Continue reading CC Smugglers with support from All Our Exes Live In Texas

Mr Tea and the Minions

After an epic festival season Mr Tea and the Minions are back in Bristol and are playing a FREE ENTRY gig for you lovely people at The Old Market Assembly on Fri 10th Nov! Originally a dictatorship formed by the cunning Mr Tea, the Minions have since overthrown him and their chaos has brought forth a musical democracy where … Continue reading Mr Tea and the Minions

Me & My Friends

Bound by a mutual love of the sun-drenched vintage sounds of afrobeat, soukous, highlife and roots reggae, the UK-based 5-piece, Me & My Friends re-invent these influences around the instantly recognisable voice and finger-style guitar of songwriter and singer Nick Rasle. We cannot wait to hear this melting pot of sounds and dance the night … Continue reading Me & My Friends

A brand new drag night for Bristol: Category is

The Old Market Assembly is excited to announce a brand new drag night for Bristol. Category is… is a night dedicated to showcasing all the styles and veristility the British & European drag scenes have to offfer. Along with our fabulous host Alyssa Van Delle, we will be opening our doors & celebrating the wonderful … Continue reading A brand new drag night for Bristol: Category is

Undercover Hippy

Tickets on sale September 2017 Not your average singer/songwriter Undercover Hippy otherwise known as ex Drum & Bass MC, Billy Rowan, brings together soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. He’s teamed up with some awesome musicians and is known for his high energy, interactive and immensely entertaining live … Continue reading Undercover Hippy