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?

Fri25Jan
☆ ALYSSA’S CABARET CRUISE ☆

Board the HMRC Old Market Assembly and join Alyssa Van Delle for some Friday night, all-inclusive cabaret, cruise-style!! Back for her first show at The Assembly since touring the the USA, Alyssa will be paying homage to England’s finest women in music, Jane, Cilla, the Vernons girls, Katie Price and has lots to share about … Continue reading ☆ ALYSSA’S CABARET CRUISE ☆

Sat26Jan
Midnight Ritual Second Birthday BASH!

Midnight Ritual celebrates its second anniversary with visit by Riobamba from NYC The critically acclaimed artist, cultural activist and DJ Riobamba will be visiting Bristol at the end of January as part of her 2019 European tour. She will be heating up the celebrations for Midnight Ritual’s second anniversary at the Old Market Assembly on … Continue reading Midnight Ritual Second Birthday BASH!

Sun27Jan
SCRiTCH – open mic and scratch night for cabaret

SCRiTCH Cabaret is back for it’s first show of 2019! Dust off those mince pie crumbs, throw that tree back up in the attic, and shimmy on down to our warm and wonderful stage! Sign up to perform here: https://goo.gl/forms/wbJdwjhGnZpqatYJ2 | Doors 7:30 | Show 8:00 | —————————————————————————————— – What the heck is SCRiTCH? – … Continue reading SCRiTCH – open mic and scratch night for cabaret

Fri01Feb
Sounds Of Harlowe + DJ’s

Sounds Of Harlowe + DJ’s A grunge-soul collective with a wide range of influences who blend elements of soul, hip-hop, metal and jazz to create their own signature brand of music. The Bristol based group’s infectious live performances have allowed them to headline shows around the UK, as well as perform at a variety of … Continue reading Sounds Of Harlowe + DJ’s

Sat02Feb
DisGraceful Behaviour

DisGraceful Behaviour is back! Serving only the finest in Queer, Weird, Wild, and Wired Cabaret. This rock-em-shock-em thrill ride is specifically designed to showcase the best and brightest interdisciplinary denizens of the contemporary drag, burlesque and cabaret scenes. Starring: Rhys’ Pieces (London) Chiyo (London) Ophelia Wilde (Bristol) Bae Sharam (London) Mariposa Bop (London) Oliver Assets … Continue reading DisGraceful Behaviour

Fri08Feb
No Go Stop

The mighty 12-piece No Go Stop are much more than a tribute to past glories, they are a living, breathing evocation of the life-force that is Afrobeat. Boasting an impressive repertoire of self-penned, new material, they have recently released their debut record “Agbara Orin”. Driving percussion, brass encrusted rhythms and epic instrumental solos set the pace … Continue reading No Go Stop

Sat09Feb
Wayne and Wanda Valentine’s lip service

Ever pretended to be Madonna in front of the mirror in the privacy of your bedroom? Ever practiced your Michael Jackson moves when nobody’s looking? Ever mimed to Bohemian Rhapsody in the car? Strutted your stuff down the road to Britney? Swung on a wrecking ball to Miley… Course you have… Now’s your chance to … Continue reading Wayne and Wanda Valentine’s lip service

Sun10Feb
Solve Along A Murder She Wrote presents “Birds of a Feather”

Pit your wits against JB Fletcher at Solve-along-a-Murder-She-Wrote: an interactive screening of an episode of Murder, She Wrote! Hosted by super-fan Tim Benzie, the night features games, prizes and audience participation, with special permission from NBC Universal Television. Following sell-out events at London’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Tim Benzie is bringing the campfest episode “Birds of … Continue reading Solve Along A Murder She Wrote presents “Birds of a Feather”

Fri15Feb
Afrik Bawantu

Afrik Bawantu is an orchestra producing African rhythm-driven, dance-inducing fusion with traditional roots, formed by Ghanaian vocalist and djembe drummer Afla Sackey. The uplifting rhythm section in harmony with roaring brass accompanied by high-powered bass lines creates a powerful Afro-Funk sound with an energy that drives audiences to the dance floors. Tickets £5 and available … Continue reading Afrik Bawantu

Sat16Feb
Queer Prom Bristol // Love Ball //

QUEER PROM BRISTOL 💕LOVE BALL💕 Didn’t go to your Prom? Or didn’t go as your true self? Do it again. Do it right. Do it Queer AF. Following on from our three sold-out events in Brighton and London (as seen on BBCThree’s ‘Amazing Human’s’ series and featured by Diva, Attitude, Pink News, Gay Star News, … Continue reading Queer Prom Bristol // Love Ball //

Fri22Feb
Kasai Masai

Tickets £5, get them here  Based in London, and led by Voodoo King, Nickens Nkoso, Kasai Masai mix the traditional sound of the equatorial African village with a distinctive urban edge. The band’s fast-paced style of soukous and rumba meld with Congolese folkloric traditions to create an infectious form of dance music. Interested? Click on … Continue reading Kasai Masai

Sat23Feb
Punka Presents: Tokyo Taboo, Cosmic Ninja & Dis Charge

You do not wanna miss this gig, seriously! Click interested on the Facebook event here. TICKETS>>> http://hdfst.uk/E50392 –T O K Y O T A B O O– We are so excited to be able to host Tokyo Taboo on their U.K tour! They have built up quite a reputation for their crazy outfits, insane live performances and addictive … Continue reading Punka Presents: Tokyo Taboo, Cosmic Ninja & Dis Charge

Sat09Mar
Category is…Hollywood

Category is… is a night dedicated to showcasing all the styles and versatility the British & European drag scene’s have to offer. Along with our fabulous host Alyssa Van Delle, we will be opening our doors & celebrating the wonderful world of drag in all it’s forms, with the theme changing each event to keep … Continue reading Category is…Hollywood

Fri19Apr
CC Smugglers

CC Smugglers started off as young British street performers. However over the years their infamously engaging live performances and innovative brand of self promotion saw them take the show on to stages and audiences across the world. Formed by a young busker; frontman Richie Prynne in his early twenties. He soon recruited his childhood friends … Continue reading CC Smugglers