Find out what’s coming up at The Room Above, an intimate 50 seat venue on top of St Michael’s Hill, Bristol.

Roisin Crowley Linton: Teenage Kicks

5th July

Teenage Kicks is an autobiographical journey via Roisins signature blend of side splitting comedy, gut wretching poetry, now with the added possibilité of burlesque into the minefield that is working with some of the most vulnerable teenagers in Bristol. 

Fools: Bristol Shakespeare Festival

11th – 12th July

Tonight, the outsiders are taking centre stage. Through wild physical comedy, whimsical wordplay and enchanting songs, Riddlestick chart the metamorphoses of Shakespeare’s fools, from the tumbling court jester to the cynical observer of society’s ills. 

How To Win A Pub Quiz: British Edition

13th July 

This show is part stand-up, part actual pub quiz.
Get into teams and compete against other audience members in this highly interactive hour. This year’s theme is Britain. Come and put your knowledge to the test.

Jack Rooke + Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin

15th July 

Chuckle Busters and Milk Poetry join forces once again to bring you an Edinburgh Preview from the incredible, genre-spanning Jack Rooke, plus support from comic poet Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin.

10 Days That Shook The World By John Reed

19th July 

Part gig, part play and part all-singing, all-means-of-production-seizing musical. This irreverent reinvention of John Reed’s iconic eyewitness account of 1917 mixes protest songs with spoken word, satire with magic tricks and today’s most radical politics with the events of a century ago.

Checkpoint Preview

20th – 21st July 

An exclusive preview of black comedy Checkpoint, charting one mans diehard attempt to cross a very hard border…

Macbeth: The Musical

24th – 28th July

Something wicked this way comes… After last year’s smash hit, the team that brought you 2018’s ‘Hamlet: the Musical’ take on the Scottish play!
Enjoy Shakespeare’s spooky tragedy like never before.

Drew Taylor and Simon Emanuel at The Room Above

8th August

A fantastic double bill from two rising stars of The Welsh Comedy scene!


Milk Poetry is Bristol’s most nurturing poetry organisation, featuring the best in spoken word from the UK and beyond. Our monthly Slam event has been named one of the UK’s top spoken word nights by Picador Books.


Art History in the Pub is a series of informal talks that take place around the UK. They reflect our shared commitment to bringing interesting (and often local) art history and visual culture to a wider public community. Talks last for about 30 minutes, with a break for getting extra drinks, followed by general discussion.
If you’re a theatre company, band, comedian, poet, improv troupe, spoken word artist, cabaret act, you name it – we want you.

The Room Above


The White Bear
133 St Michael's Hill