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?


Baghdaddies ⚡️   Tickets: £8 adv / £10 otd ( Time: 10PM Facebook event.   – 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 … Continue reading Baghdaddies

An IC-Music & Rebel Instinct promotion GROOVE SESSIONS FK PAST 808 STATE

“THE GROOVE SESSIONS” “An intimate musical experience with internationally established artists playing elegant dance sets for a mature crowd of electronica lovers in an old theatre/jazz café style setting.” 808 STATE – DARREN (DJ set) Darren Partington has been a key member of 808 State since the late 80’s. The story of 808 State defines … Continue reading An IC-Music & Rebel Instinct promotion GROOVE SESSIONS FK PAST 808 STATE

Les chansons de Edith Piaf Catherine Deas & The Fantasy Orchestra Bristol/Paris

The voice of Edith Piaf represents French popular culture at its most alluring. With uncomplicated yet beguiling tunes, and her simple stage presence, she was able to project a raw emotional honesty that is rarely to be found today. She was France’s most popular entertainer after the war, after which she toured internationally and achieved … Continue reading Les chansons de Edith Piaf Catherine Deas & The Fantasy Orchestra Bristol/Paris

Electric Jalaba

Welcoming Electric Jalaba to The Old Market Assembly 🔊 Doors: 9:30PM Tickets: £4.50adv / £5 otd ( —————————————– A deep psychedelic, groove-heavy meeting between Moroccan Gnawa master Simo Lagnawi, Italian/English drummer Dave De Rose and four musical brothers; Henry, Oliver, Nathaniel and Barnaby Keen from Dorset (UK). Traditional songs about colourful spirits, mysterious women, men that divide oceans … Continue reading Electric Jalaba

Mariah & Friendz

Mariah & Friendz, ‘the best damn drag-circus-burlesque show in (London) town’ (Time Out), are bringing their bonkers brand to BRISTOL! Welcome to the queer cabaret experience only loosely inspired by Mariah Carey, with a special slot at the Old Market Assembly raising money for Cancer Research UK (as part of Craig’s 2018 Challenges). Expect in-your-face … Continue reading Mariah & Friendz


SOMA SOMA at The Old Market Assembly 🎸   Tickets: £5 (   Sun-soaked compositions, groovy beats and contagious horn lines that will transport you to sunnier climes and contagiously get the whole room dancing!   Formed in Falmouth back in 2011, this now Bristol based group are renowned for their distinctive fusion of samba, … Continue reading SOMA SOMA

Wayne & Wanda’s Lip Service

Now, who’s ready for this one?! 3 hours of Lipsync Heaven with the King and Queen of Love, Wayne & Wanda. ❣️🌠⚡️ Expect superstar guests, Lipsync challenges and prizes and tunes from the Love Disco. More info TBC! Watch this space.

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

Under the cherry moon – A cabaret night celebrating Prince

“Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life” Wig in a Box Promotions and Kiki Bristol are so excited to bring you a huge collaborative night of music, art and performance inspired by the icon that was Prince. With Kiki Bristol DJs keeping the dancefloor moving until 2am! Click interested … Continue reading Under the cherry moon – A cabaret night celebrating Prince

John Fairhurst

The Old Market Assembly presents … an evening with John Fairhurst. Tickets: £8 ( Time: 11PM In equal parts revealing, vulgar, cathartic and thrilling, the virtuoso guitarist is channelling the discontent felt in the western world to pay tribute to –and to update –the very idea of rock n roll as protest music.