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15 Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2JY, United Kingdom, Bristol


A multi-purpose venue, SWX is one of Bristol’s most prominent spaces to host world-class DJs ,an array of live artists and comedy nights. Boasting an amazing soundsystem, SWX Bristol is known for its 12m2 interactive video wall and sensational lighting which includes pyrotechnics, lasers and Co2. With regards to live music, SWX has hosted shows from Bombay Bicycle Club, Fontaines D.C., Slowthai, Jax Jones, Professor Green, The Script, Razorlight, Idles, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Thee Oh Sees, Ride Sylvan Esso and Insane Clown Posse. When it was formerly a Top Rank Ballroom, it held legendary performances from artists such as the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Cream and the Beach Boys.

Hosting a range of club nights, SWX is popular with both students and locals alike, putting on weekend club nights, welcoming club appearances from Big Shaq, Sigala, Wilkinson and Clean Bandit. Every Friday, SWX Bristol plays host to the popular club night, Farfetched, which is particularly popular with the students. Currently owned by the Electric Group, the owners of the Electric Brixton, SWX is renowned for its incredible atmosphere and unforgettable evenings of music and club nights.

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SWX Bristol has a capacity of 1800 for full venue club nights, boasting an immense venue space. For live events, the space is slightly smaller and holds up to 1100. There are several floors to the venue which has stairs. Given that SWX is a multi-purpose venue, it has flexible staging size and can host a variety of different events. 

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SWX Bristol Contact and Opening times

For any general enquiries, please call +44 (0) 117 945 0325

Box Office Opening times Office Hours

Monday to Friday - 10am to 6pm

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Getting there

Located in the centre of Bristol close to Cabot Circusl, SWX Bristol is very easy to get to by both public transport and by car. There are also plenty of places to eat and stay close to the venue, meaning that you can make a day out of it. Here is the SWX Bristol full address:

SWX, 15 Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2JY

Bus: there are several buses which stop close to the venue, as it is located on Nelson Street close to Cabot. Please check the official website for more details on buses.

Train: closest train station is Temple Meads, which is about a 20 minute walk away from SWX Bristol. Alternatively, you could take a taxi which is approximately 10 minutes.

Car: there is no car parking on the site of the venue itself, however, there is on street parking available which is pay and display as well as a NCP Car Park not far from the venue.

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SWX is not a very accessible venue in general as there is no disabled access lift and there are several floors; meaning that customers must climb stairs. However, SWX aims to be as inclusive as possible, so please call the venue beforehand on 0117 9450325 to discuss options and how we can make your stay as accessible as possible.

SWX also offers a free care pass per ticket holder. Please call the venue beforehand to prove your eligibility and receive this ticket.

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Cash Machine 

There is a cash machine which is located inside Stage 1 as you enter the room. SWX also has a cloakroom which charged 2 pounds per item and plenty of fully stocked bars.

Age Restriction

It depends on the event, so please check. Many events, and obviously club nights, are 18+.

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Before opening as SWX Bristol, the venue was known as Syndicate, one of Bristol’s largest and most popular club venues. In 2015, it was bought by the owners of the Electric Brixton and underwent a huge refurbishment and rebranding, including a £300,000 lighting, sound and laser system. Since then it has become one of the most prominent venues in Bristol to host live entertainment and club nights.

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SWX, Bristol


15 Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2JY, United Kingdom, Bristol1

1NOTE: approximate address. The only address that is completely valid is the one shown on the tickets
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