Event Hire

The Hen & Chicken Event Spaces

The Chicken Shed

Extensively refurbished in October 2019 to a very high spec, this space is on the ground floor to the rear of The Hen & Chicken and benefits from its own private access to the courtyard garden. With hard flooring throughout, the main room has high ceilings & lots of natural light. It is totally self-contained. Both the bar and the main room are fully air-conditioned with humidity monitored extract fans.

Style Max Stage Size Capacity
Theatre4m W x 2m D 72
Theatre 4m W x 3m D64
Cabaret 4m W x 2m D 13 tables of 4 = 52
Cabaret4m W X 3m D 10 tables of 4 = 40
Class Room No stage 6 tables of 6 = 36
Standing Only 4m W x 3m D 90

The Chicken Shed Fees

Room hire: £100

Audio / Light Engineer: from £75

Box Office staff: from £40

All fees subject to VAT at the current rate


Full PA, stage lighting (see full spec below)

Projector & screen

Tables, chairs & staging/ room set up

Main Room Specifications

12.2m x 4.2m


For full room specifications, including audio & lighting, please click here:

Chicken Shed Events Info Sheet 2021


The Studio

On the first floor directly above the main bar, totally self-contained and comprising of the Main Studio, Studio bar, Ladies & Gents toilets and Greenroom with en suite toilet.

These spaces were extensively refurbished in 2018, the main Studio is fully air-conditioned with humidity monitored extract fans.

StyleMax Stage Size Capacity
Standing 6m W x 4m D275
Theatre ‘apron’ style 2m W x 2m D190
Theatre 6m W x 2m D 172
Theatre6m W x 3m D 159
Theatre6m W x 4m D145
Cabaret ‘apron’ style 2m W x 2m D 160
Cabaret4m W x 2m D140
Cabaret 4m W x 3m D 120

The Studio Fees

Studio Rental: £250

Audio / Light Engineer: from £75

Box Office/ Front of House Staff: from £40

Security Staff (2 x. Min 4 hours): £30ph

All fees subject to VAT at the current rate.


Full PA & Lights

Projector & Screen

1 Sound/ Lighting technician

Marketing Support

Tables, Chairs & Staging

Room set up


Bar Service

Main Room Specifications

Main room specifications: 9m x 15m

For full room specifications, including audio & lighting click here:

The Studio Events info sheet 2021



Ticketed Events & Marketing Support

For both The Studio & The Chicken Shed

The Choice of paying published hire charges or a ticket split is agreed on an ongoing basis. All bookings require the promoter to be responsible for promoting, selling and managing all ticket sales as part of either arrangement. We are able to offer an in-house box office on the night of your event (charges apply).

The Hen & Chicken does not take any commission from ticket sales but may request a nominal allocation

Marketing support

  • Listing of your event on our “What’s On” web page.
  • Display internally your posters up to 3 months ahead of an event.
  • Link your event Facebook page to The Hen & Chicken Facebook page.
  • Ticket links to the promoters ticket seller will be embedded on our website.
  • Promoters have direct access to our dedicated Social Media Manager who will assist in the promotion of their event.
  • The Hen & Chicken social media manager will manage Bristol listings on behalf of the promoter.