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?

Wed18Jul
Charley Crockett – Part of River Town 2018

Though Charley Crockett grew up on hip-hop, he quickly fell head over cowboy heels for the blues, country, jazz and gospel at the heart of popular music and, over the course of his four albums, has built an ardent following with his retro, rootsy style that blends Southern soul with Western twang and a frontiersman’s … Continue reading Charley Crockett – Part of River Town 2018

Fri20Jul
Mama Jerk and The Ladyfingers

Armed with wailing psych rock lines and heavy dub rhythm and horns, Mama Jerk and The Ladyfingers deliver gravelly messages of LOVE, DEATH and FITTED KITCHENS! Genre hopping, tall tale weaving stomp mongers of the highest order, they’ve been wreaking havoc around the UK festival and party scene for the past five years. From the … Continue reading Mama Jerk and The Ladyfingers

Sat21Jul
Dana Immanuel

Dana Immanuel is a banjo-toting, whiskey-drinking, poker-playing singer-songwriter currently operating from a north London hideout from which emerges a sound more usually associated with the bayou, triple filtered through bourbon and distortion pedals, with a dusting of fiddle and a touch of alt-country eccentricity. With the five-piece, all-female Stolen Band, Dana has been getting feet … Continue reading Dana Immanuel

Fri27Jul
A hot night in the city

Join two of the cities finest drag acts for a night that will be equal parts naughty and nice. Taking you on a musical journey through blues, rock & show tunes – it’s traditional cabaret with a twist. Grab yourself a cocktail and get to the front. Tickets are only £4 in advance!

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

Fri03Aug
Summer in the City Sessions – SPICYIVY

The first of our summer in the city sessions. Join SPICYIVY (paradisco, bad reputation) for funk, soul, disco & a plethora of bangers that always guarantee a full dance floor. With free entry all night and 2 for £10 on our cocktail bar it’s a great way to forget all your worries (or that you … Continue reading Summer in the City Sessions – SPICYIVY

Fri10Aug
Summer in the City Sessions – Cool beans

Join DJ ANDY H (Tuesday Club/First Word Records) & DJ CHRIS ARNOLD (Cool Beans) for a night that will help you forget you’re not in a field! As seen at Outlook, Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Bestival, Beat-Herder, Snowbombing + many more! Playing… reggae / funk / hip hop / soul / breaks / drum & bass and … Continue reading Summer in the City Sessions – Cool beans

Sat11Aug
Queer summer mingle

With all the unease within the queer community in recent months this is an event to celebrate who we are & stand in solidarity. Whether you are Trans/ non binary/gender queer or stand with us as allies, this is a day to meet new people, create & laugh together. What we need: ARTISTS! A small … Continue reading Queer summer mingle

Mon13Aug
It’s Natural – LGBT+ in the Animal Kingdom

The word ‘unnatural’ is often used as a slur, especially against people who are LGBTQAI+, polyamorous, or in any way non-traditional. But is it true? Antonia Forster is a bisexual, polyamorous biologist that wants to set the record straight. Do we see queerness in the animal kingdom? Do homosexual animals raise young? How many sexes … Continue reading It’s Natural – LGBT+ in the Animal Kingdom

Tue14Aug
SOLD OUT How to Profile a Serial Killer

The twisted mind and motives of serial killers like Jack the Ripper is of enduring fascination to the general public as well as professional psychologists. Often they are driven by an escalating need to play out sadistic sexual fantasies, in which the suffering of their victim is a central component. Despite fictional investigators like Cracker, … Continue reading SOLD OUT How to Profile a Serial Killer

Sat18Aug
Summer in the City Sessions – Booty Bass

Booty Bass comes to the stage with a plethora of nights at The Plow/Pipe and Slippers and Djing pride this summer with Kiki Bristol. Expect an evening of bassy business with a world inspired edge – Dancehall, Afrobeats, Latin, Moombahton – mixed with anything from Garage, Grime, Hip Hop, UK Funky, House, R&B and D&B. … Continue reading Summer in the City Sessions – Booty Bass

Tue21Aug
Funzing talks: Quit Your Job and Follow Your Dreams

Tickets & Info: http://bit.ly/2NueXIr Doors: 7.00pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm. What happens when you quit your job to follow your dreams? We’ve all thought about it. Throwing in the towel. Giving your boss the finger. Quitting to start a business, go traveling, work for a non-profit, or just laze on a beach. But is it possible? … Continue reading Funzing talks: Quit Your Job and Follow Your Dreams

Mon27Aug
The Ancient Art of Lucid Dreaming

Temple Sleep – Ancient dream practices for the future of consciousness. Sarah Janes will be presenting research from her book Lake of Mnemosyne – a study of the ancient practice of & ‘Temple Sleep’ …………………………………………………………………………….. In the ancient world, many cultures built temples dedicated to healing through sleep and sacred dreams. Elaborate systems of fasting, … Continue reading The Ancient Art of Lucid Dreaming

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

Sat15Sep
Witch And The Wolf LIVE // Kate Lomas / Emily Magp

Witch And The Wolf presents the ultimate audio/visual showcase party, starring some amazing emerging musicians and artists in and out the city! KATE LOMAS (https://www.facebook.com/katelomasmusic) Kate Lomas returns to Witch And The Wolf once more to hypnotise, captivate and get crowds moving with her seriously slick synth-pop bangers. With her producer Guy and session drummer … Continue reading Witch And The Wolf LIVE // Kate Lomas / Emily Magp

Fri05Oct
Siblings Of Us

We are so happy to be hosting Siblings Of Us for their hometown date on their tour. Playing their new ‘Gargantua’ E.P in full. Siblings Of Us are an Alternative Synthwave Trio consisting of Fonzy (Vocals, Guitar, Synth) Zack Reed (Vocals Synth) and Ellie Daymond (Drums) from Bristol, UK established in January 2016. The band … Continue reading Siblings Of Us

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