Opened in 1982, The Fleece is one of the live music venues that will always constitute a significant part of the history of Bristol’s music scene. Due to a change in management, in 2010 the building underwent a full renovation and its capacity was increased to 450 people. In over three decades of existence, The Fleece has hosted the live gigs of legendary troops and artists, such as Radiohead
, Nirvana, Oasis, Muse
, Ed Sheeran
, Amy Winehouse, Bloc Party, H.I.M, The Killers or The White Stripes.
Because of its central location, right on St Thomas Street, The Fleece can easily be reached no matter if you travel by train, bus or car.
By train and tube: The Fleece is just a ten-minute stroll from the Bristol Temple Meads railway station.
By bus: The Fleece is within a one-minute walking distance from the Victoria Street bus stops bg and bh, which serve the bus routes 1, 2, 11, 38, 39, 50, 51, 57, 67, 349, 506, 512, 668, 672, A1, X39 and X54. Furthermore, the venue is a four-minute walk from the Baldwin Street Stops Bc (routes 11, 38, 39, 349, 668 and X39) and Bd (routes 11, 36, UWE and X14).
By car: The Fleece is easily reachable by car, because it’s close to the main route Temple Way/A4044.
International: International travelers are lucky, as The Fleece is just a 19-minute car ride from the Bristol Airport. A bus line to the city center is also available.
The parking facility that is closest to The Fleece is the NCP Car Park Bristol Queen Charlotte Street (6-minute walking distance), which offers a large number of spots for Blue Badge Holders.
Access for people with special needs
This live music venue is accessible to people with disabilities, as it is located at street level and it includes an accessible toilet. Moreover, patrons can go in accompanied by personal caretakers and/or guide dogs.