Get permission to hold an event on council land

Parks and open spaces

If you are interested in organising an event in one of our parks or open spaces visit our outdoor event site permission page to submit  an application.

Centre Promenade

Busy 24 hour city centre space close to Harbourside, popular site for commercial promotions, and markets.

College Green

Area bordered by City Hall, Bristol Cathedral and the Central Library, at the foot of Park Street. A more relaxed venue for lower impact events and promotions.

College green - more information

Castle Park

Large green space in the centre of town bordering Harbourside, Broadmead shopping centre and the Old City. Archaeological remains, attractive gardens, and wooded areas with riverside walks.

St Peter's Square: leafy square at the top of Union Street
Bandstand for small music activities

Castle Park - more information

The Amphitheatre and Waterfront Square

Large open space on the waterfront, part of the old city dock. The sites are at the centre of Harbourside, situated just behind @Bristol.

Millennium Square

Please contact At-Bristol.

Queen Square

Green Flag park in a central location which regularly hosts outdoor theatre, music concerts, cinema screenings, and other major events. Includes grass areas, gravel pathways with benches, litter bins, pedestrian and cycle access.

Queen Square - more information


All filming on these sites will require permitting. See Film Office website or call 0117 922 3958.

Contact information

Site Permissions Team

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Queens Rd

Bristol, BS8 1RL

Opening Hours


Tel: 0117 903 7728