Located in the Mud Dock area, Thekla is a nightclub unlike any other venue in Bristol. This uniqueness of the Thekla comes from the fact that it functions inside what used to be a cargo ship. Built in 1952, the ship was used for coastal commerce until 1982, when it was established as an event venue. The main room features a capacity of 400 guests, while the top deck can accommodate up to 100 people. Famous performances have included Sia
, Florence & The Machine
and The Heavy
Thekla is anchored in the Mud Dock, within a short distance of the city centre, so it’s easy to get there by any public transport means.
By train and tube: The cargo ship/nightclub is within a 15-minute walking distance of the Bristol Temple Meads train station.
By bus: Thekla is a five-minute walk from the the Prince Street bus stop bq, which serves the routes 3A, 22, 24, 52, 70, 73, 75, 76 and 90. The venue is also close (6-minute walking distance) to the following bus stops: The Centre Cl (routes 22, 47A, 52, 90 and 462) and The Centre Cn (routes 3A, 52, 75 and 76).
By car: drivers will easily find Thekla, as the former cargo ship is moored in the vicinity of the A370 main road.
Thekla is an eight-minute walk from the Millennium Square Car Park facility, which provides multiple parking spots for Blue Badge Holders.
International: It takes approximately 29 minutes to get to Thekla from Bristol Airport by cab; or, you could always take a bus that stops at the terminal exit.
Access for people with special needs
Since this nightclub is inside a former cargo ship, it isn’t equipped with any facilities for people with special needs. Thekla doesn’t have accessible toilets, but the staff is willing to offer help if needed. Furthermore, personal assistants and guide dogs are allowed.