Facilities to Let

Colston’s is a unique venue for any function. Built in the 1850’s, the school’s beautiful Bishops Palace and surrounding school buildings are set in 30 acres of magnificent grounds. The historic facilities provide elegant, well-equipped rooms for business meetings, conferences, exhibitions, seminars, weddings and courses. The school is conveniently situated in Stapleton, on the northern edge of Bristol . 

Flexibility and attention to detail are at the heart of the catering operations. We provide individual attention with a commitment to ensuring that every event is a success. 

For venue hire information, telephone: 0117 965 5207 or email:jeancameron@colstons.bristol.sch.uk 

There are also a range of sporting facilities available to hire, AstroTurf, sports hall, squash courts, netball courts and playing fields.

Dining Hall

Our oak panelled dining room can accommodate up to 200 seated guests. At one end there is an elevated area which is ideal for a top table or a band/DJ. 

The cost of hiring the hall is £975 per day (9am to midnight) or £475 for four hours or less. Excellent catering can be provided using our modern well equipped kitchen – sample menus are available. The catering price includes setting up tables, the use of the school’s chairs and tableware.

The dining hall is available to let during the school holidays. Outside there is a grass area that is suitable for a marquee or drinks with far reaching views towards Bristol. There is ample parking on-site.

OC’s Pavilion

The pavilion can cater for up to 50 seated guests. There is a licensed bar and the doors open out to look over the school’s cricket field. It is available to let for three sessions, 9am to 12.30pm, 1pm to 5.30pm and 6.30pm to 11pm throughout the year. The hire cost for the room only per session is £80 and £120 with the use of the licensed bar.


The Harry Crook Theatre can seat up to 210 on tiered seating and there is a foyer for refreshments and a cloakroom. It costs £65 per hour to hire for productions. The school theatre technician is available if required. The Theatre is available to hire during the school holidays.

Chatterton Hall

The excellent acoustics in the Chatterton Hall make it ideal for musical performances, choral concerts and rehearsals. The hire also includes the use of a grand piano and is £65 per hour. The Hall can seat up to 190 adults in tiered seating.

It can also be set up to be used for seminars or presentations at a small additional cost depending on your requirements. The Hall is available to hire in the evenings and at weekends subject to school use.

Sporting Facilities

We are fortunate to have more than 30 acres on our school site and offer a range of sporting facilities both indoor and outdoor. If more than ten consecutive sessions are booked then the charge will not be subject to VAT.

Sports Hall

The Sports Hall is available to hire from early July through to mid May at the following times:

Monday to Friday 7pm to 10pm             
Saturday and Sunday By arrangement 

It can be set up to provide up to 4 badminton courts, 4 cricket nets, 1 netball court, 1 volleyball court, 1 basketball court or 1 five a side football pitch. In addition the entire hall could be used for martial arts, dance classes or other similar classes. 

The hourly hire cost is:
Badminton   £6.75 per court 
 Cricket nets  £19 per net
 Netball/ football/ volleyball/basketball/hall hire                £32

Floodlit astro-turf pitch

Our pitch is slightly smaller than the NHA specifications (82.5m x 51.8m) and therefore is not suitable for league matches. However, it can be used for training and friendly matches. The cost per hour is £32.50 without floodlights/ £42.50 with.

Outdoor tennis/netball courts

The outdoor court can provide either 4 netball courts or 5 tennis courts. The cost is £42.50 per hour using floodlights or £32.50 without.

Cricket pitches – Summer term only 

There are two cricket pitches for hire and the cost is £80 per session (1.30 until 8pm).

Rugby pitches – Autumn and Spring term only

There are five pitches for hire and the cost is £80 per game.

The changing rooms for use of the outdoor facilities face onto the car park.