Situated near the center of Bristol, on Wapping Road, the Louisiana is one of the oldest and most prestigious live music venues in the city. In spite of its rather small capacity of 140 patrons, the venue has hosted an impressive number of performances from world-class bands and singers. With a history of over 25 years, the Louisiana has welcomed guests like Placebo
, The Chemical Brothers, The Scissor Sisters, Florence and the Machine
, Coldplay, The Libertines
, Kings of Leon, The Strokes or The White Stripes.
Seeing as it’s not far from the city center of Bristol, the Louisiana is easily accessible via train, bus or car.
By train and tube: It takes approximately 17 minutes to walk to the Louisiana from the Bristol Temple Meads train station.
By bus: The Louisiana is just a two-minute walk from the bus stops General Hospital (E-bound), General Hospital (W-bound), Gaol Ferry Bridge (SE-bound) and Gaol Ferry Bridge (NW-bound). All of the aforementioned serve the bus route 506. The bus stops Southville Place (S-bound) and (N-bound), which serve the route 24, are within an 8-minute walking distance.
By car: Getting to the Louisiana by car is easy, as the location is connected to the main road Cumberland Rd.
International: The Louisiana is just an 18-minute drive from the Bristol Airport. Another option for international travelers would be to take the A1 bus, which stops at the Airport Terminal.
The Louisiana doesn’t own private parking, but visitors of the venue can leave their cars at the Wapping Warf car park, which includes many places for Blue Badge Holders.
Access for people with special needs
The venue is accessible to people who suffer from disabilities and is equipped with features such as accessible toilets or wheelchair ramps. Furthermore, personal caregivers, as well as assistance dogs, are granted free entry.