Document is a massive new multipurpose creative space and music venue coming to Bristol

New venue boasts 3,000 capacity, as well as gym, office space, meeting rooms and a bespoke bar

Updated on 24 February 2023 • Written By Pete Dreyer

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Document is a massive new multipurpose creative space and music venue coming to Bristol

The team behind Motion and Marble Factory in Bristol has launched a brand new multipurpose venue and events space - Document - right in the heart of the city. This warehouse space was once a document storage facility, and the Motion team has stripped it back to its industrial roots, creating new space for Bristol’s thriving creative community, as well as a hub for underground art and music.

The huge new events venue has everything from coworking spaces, hot desks and meeting rooms to a full gym, a bar and breakout area, and a massive exhibition space that can turn into a 3,000 capacity music venue.


Document has been divided into five separate zones. The largest of those is the Facility - a cavernous event space that forms the beating heart of the venue. It spans the whole ground floor, and holds over 3,000 people, making it ideal for huge corporate events and live music.

Record is Document’s bespoke bar, which matches the industrial styling with more of a clubby vibe. An accompanying breakout space makes it a versatile place for private and corporate parties, as well as entertaining clients.

Meanwhile, the rest of Document is geared up to provide a home for Bristol’s creatives, whether it’s over a hundred artists’ studios spread over a 1000 square metre coworking space, or a collection of five modular office units for small businesses, which are purpose-built to provide a home for growing creative businesses.

On the first floor there’s also another 500 square metre coworking space, complete with a fully-equipped gym run by former British champion Muay Thai kickboxer Paul Studholme.

Document Bristol inside main warehouse

On top of all that, Document will become an exciting new large-capacity music venue for the city, as shown by Bristol party-holders Alfresco Disco who held a big New Year’s bash in the Facility.

Owner and director of Document and Motion Events, Martin Page, said: ‘After the success of Alfresco Disco on NYE, we'll be building on that with a curated music series of electronic and live music that index in the more immersive and visually stimulating. There's a lot of positive energy behind Document and it's the most exciting project we've worked on since launching the Marble Factory in 2016.’

Alfresco co-owner and Production Manager, Victoria Holden, said: ‘These spaces are fast disappearing. Facility means that there’s a mid-size club available or a space that’s big enough to hold 2,500 – 3,000 people… I think it’s a really good asset to Bristol; it’s another really interesting space where people can host product launches, exhibitions and rave or dance events really easily.’

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