Circomedia's main venue for hires is St Paul's Church, Portland Square, Bristol. It also has six studios at its Kingswood site, which are also available to hire when not in use for teaching or other Circomedia activities.
Circomedia's St Paul's Church is a grade 1 listed building located on a quiet and leafy Georgian Square. Built between 1794-96 by Daniel Hague the church was declared redundant in 1988 and left abandoned. Over a decade later The Churches Conservation Trust and Circomedia completed a £2.3 million renovation, between 2000 and 2004, funded by a Heritage Lottery Grant. The transformation won the building an international RICS Community Benefit Award in 2007 and the Hudson Heritage Award for the best re-use of a heritage building in 2012.
As well as being available for private hire, St Paul's Church is home to Circomedia's BTEC Diploma, fifteen evening and weekend classes, our youth circus and a performance programme of international circus, dance and theatre.
The six studios at the Kingswood Estate have a range of equipment and rigging possibilities, and are particularly suited to workshops, private classes (group or individual) and rehearsals. Kingswood Estate is home to Circomedia’s vocational training, Foundation and BA Honours degrees, and to ten evening classes. It also hosts a number of artists and companies each year, to support their creation of new work.