BIMM Institute Bristol Facilities

BIMM Institute Bristol opened its doors in 2008 and has two buildings in the heart of this West Country city. One is located at Passage Street (just a short walk from the picturesque Castle Park) and one in the student hotspot King Square. 

Choose to study across our two colleges and you’ll be surrounded by high-tech facilities. These include two high specification recording studios with live rooms, kitted out with industry-standard Audient desks and a wide range of bookable recording equipment. 

You’ll have access to local professional studios throughout your studies. With these opportunities, you can apply the skills you’ve developed in a professional, real-world setting.

If you’re a Performance student, you’ll also get to perform regularly at local professional venues, such as Rough Trade, the Fleece and the Thekla. You might see your favourite artists grace the same stage you play each week in class. 

And that’s not all. We also have an excellent selection of bookable resources and specialised equipment that can help you push the boundaries of your musical creation, such as a modular synthesis rig and two vintage tape machines used for experimental composition. Cameras, lights, mics and even green screens are available to book if you’re interested in media and content creation.

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George Ezra studied Songwriting at BIMM Bristol before finding fame with his smash-hit single ‘Budapest’.


BIMM Institute Bristol gigs are regularly held aboard the iconic Thekla: an award-winning converted German cargo ship moored in Bristol Harbour. As a first-year student, you’ll be given a tour of the city by boat during induction week. 

Nothing quite beats applying what you’ve learnt in a real-world setting. That’s why we’ve partnered with creative hub Pirate Studios. Here, you’ll have access to 24/7 rehearsal and production spaces that allow for endless practise…and it’s all free of charge. 

Initially, Pirate Studios was set up to change the way musicians rehearse. And it’s you that will be bringing the latest music into their chambers. When using the space, you’ll have the chance to use professional equipment, record your sessions and see what life in a real studio is really like.

Specialist studios, incredible equipment and a 65-seater performance venue are just some of the things that make BIMM Institute Bristol the place to turn your goals into your dream career in the music industry. 

We’ve got multiple teaching rooms – all kitted out with top-spec, professional-quality music equipment of course – plus a library, several tutorial rooms and a common room. And it’s in our common room that you’ll rub shoulders with top musical talent and mix with like-minded souls.

Performance room

40ft with a 65-seat capacity, our Performance Room is equipped with a 4K PA system, guitar and bass amps by Marshall, Orange, Ampeg and Laney, drums by DW and Kurzweil stage piano.

Guitar rooms

Our guitar rooms feature a range of vintage and modern equipment from Marshall, Fender, Vox, Mesa Boogie, Gibson, Blackstar and Orange.

Specialist vocals studio

Features a Kurzweil stage piano and mics by Shure and Rode.

Bass studio

Equipped with backline by Laney, MarkBass and Orange.

Drums room

Fitted with 14 top-level Roland TD-12 v-kits, DW drums and Zildjian cymbals.

Artist development room

Kitted out with DW drums, amplifiers by Laney and Orange and a Kurzweil stage piano.

Come and see for yourself

Want to see these great facilities for yourself? Then join us at one of our monthly Open Days.

To start on your journey to a life in music today, enquire below or alternatively, contact our admissions team directly on 0844 2 646 666 or email [email protected]

 

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