The Trinity Centre, Bristol:
The Trinity Centre is protected by covenant for use in service of Youth, Community, Education and the Arts. Trinity is committed to honoring this covenant and provides a mixture of modern technology and creative urban energy in an historical setting in order to achieve this. Many of our projects aim to explore the rich cultural heritage of Trinity and its surrounding communities and increase cohesion.
What we do
Investment in people
Provision of arts-based education, training courses and projects
Supporting in personal development through workshops, work and voluntary placements
Provision of facilities for local residents
Support for community groups to deliver services to our communities
Delivering projects that explore themes around local heritage and cohesion
Arts and entertainment
A Key Arts Provider for the City of Bristol providing community arts, performance, music events and free social events
Providing a platform for and supporting the development of young local talent
Trinity has no religious or political affiliation. We are open and accessible to all and in particular, focus provision of services to Easton, Ashley and Lawrence Hill wards. We ask that all visitors and Centre users respect each other and treat every as equals in line with the Trinity Code of Conduct.
Since 2003 we have:
- Invested £320,000 in the development and improvement of the Trinity Centre
- Improved access to the building, including the installation of a lift making the space accessible for disabled people and those with mobility issues
- Brought unused areas into use, including building a Recording Studio, IT Suite and Training Room, making us better able to provide space for training and arts provision
- Delivered two successful Heritage Lottery Funded projects, raising the profile of the venue, increasing awareness of the cultural heritage of the local area and cementing the future of the space as a community hub
- Built a training programme for 16-18 year olds and established our profile as a trusted training provider in the City and as part of a consortium of providers recognised by the Beacon Award for Widening Participation in 2010.
- Been recognised by Bristol City Council as one of twenty Key Arts Providers in the City
- Developed the building as a hub for cross-culture and intergenerational activities through our Trinity Community Initiative free hall hire scheme and a range of projects including Project Respect, developing partnership links with other organisation's to deliver services
- Built links with local and national promoters to deliver a varied live music programme, raising our national profile with editorial features in NME and The Independent on Sunday.
- Increased our annual footfall from 15,000 in 2009 to 24,000 in 2010 through increased provision and improvements to space.
The Trinity Centre delivers a diverse range of arts projects, innovative training and great gigs - We’re planning for the future and we want local people to get involved