There’s a lot going on at The Old Market Assembly. The Wardrobe Theatre provides an action-packed programme of live theatre almost every night of the year meanwhile The Old Market Assembly hosts some of the finest musical and performance artists around.

On Friday we usually have live music, providing a stage for emerging talent and top-notch touring acts alike to get the dancefloor jumping. Saturdays are more event oriented and could be anything from cabaret to one of our late night immersive club nights that take over the whole venue. Sometimes free, sometimes not, but always good.

Tickets for all events available through Headfirst

What's On?

Camo Clave EP Launch

A band known for transporting traditional Latin rhythms into the 21st century with synthesizers, effects and processors. Expect Cumbia, Rumba and Reggae with strong hints of Dub and Electro. However, make no mistakes, this is a live band, you will see, feel and hear every beat. The happy horns and playful percussion are the salad … Continue reading Camo Clave EP Launch

Trans Pride South West Official AFTERPARTY!

Join us at our Trans Pride South West Official AFTERPARTY! The night really begins at 10pm with live DJs! Including DJ at Liverpool and Leeds Prides and Manchester Sparkle coming to Bristol for Trans Pride South West DJ Katy Willow And Our Friends From Don’t Tell Your Mother LloydiTron Please note that this venue is 18+ … Continue reading Trans Pride South West Official AFTERPARTY!


Bristol-based Hotsteppas, an energetic 8-piece reggae band who always deliver a jumping live show. Originally formed by three Reggae Soundsystem crews – Hotsteppas offer a roots reggae sound infused with a modern dub edge and a sprinkling of funk and latin influence. Established in late 2016, the band have quickly gained momentum through supporting the … Continue reading Hotsteppas

Some Chick Called Bob (DJ set)

Some Chick Called Bob is the founder of The Banana Sessions (aka Roberta Banana) is dusting off her record collection for a proper old school vinyl set of total bangers. She likes electro, she likes retro, she likes ghetto, house and techno. Her passion for vinyl was born in 2007 and she’s been collecting records … Continue reading Some Chick Called Bob (DJ set)


Formed in Falmouth back in 2011, this now Bristol based group are renowned for their distinctive fusion of samba, hi-life, afrobeat and bossa. Their sun-soaked compositions and contagious beats will transport you to sunnier climes and their Afro-Latin influences are sure to leave you energised. Expect to dance from start to finish and sing along … Continue reading SOMA

Midnight Ritual

Midnight Ritual has play is a safe space for all those in-betweeners, all of those people who have found love, life and work elsewhere and are now straddling two or more places they call home. It is also a bridge, for those who are navigating the whole us-them paradigm and just need a little help … Continue reading Midnight Ritual

DJ Cheeba’s Xmas party

Known for his cut and paste style of turntablism, audiences can expect a high paced trip through styles made to make you dance, think and smile. This December he’s back at The Old Market Assembly and ready to get you immersed in the Christmas spirit with some top tunage all night long. Free entry Music … Continue reading DJ Cheeba’s Xmas party

Bad Reputation Xmas Special

Bad Reputation is a club night dedicated to playing multi genre spanning, female fronted music ALL NIGHT LONG! Gather your besties and wimmin to the front at this one. Expect a night of absolute bangers with DJs DEE2 & SPICYIVY This is a FREE ENTRY EVENT Music from 10pm

Rebel Rebel – A drag night celebrating all things David Bowie

LETS DANCE! It’s been 3 years since we lost the icon that was David Bowie & Wig In A Box Promotions want to bring some friends along to celebrate his life & music the only way we know how! Get yourself ready for a dragtastic, gender blurring, fabulous celebration of the one and only David … Continue reading Rebel Rebel – A drag night celebrating all things David Bowie