About us

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Creative expression for all

Our mission is to empower communities through arts and make sure everyone has the opportunity to access and shape arts and culture in Bristol. Check out our animated Mission Statement.

Diverse arts for a diverse city

We provide a progressive a programme of arts and cultural events, social activities and projects, giving people space to come together, create, connect, learn, share and celebrate. Activities include:

  • IGNiTE performing arts programme developing under-represented artists and audiences
  • Youth Music providing life-changing music making experiences for young people from challenging circumstances
  • Heart & Soul activities for all ages, connecting people through their shared heritage
  • Trinity Community Initiative supporting groups and individuals with subsided space to run their own activities
  • Community Garden sessions and workshops for children and families and adults
  • Conservation & Renovation protecting the Trinity Centre for future generations

Head over to What We Do to find out more about our activities and those we work with.

A centre for the people

Based in the Trinity Centre, this iconic historic landmark is a cultural hub for East Bristol and one of the city's few remaining independent live-music venues, used by over 60,000 people each year.

To find out more about why we're a much-loved participatory arts centre, sign up to our fortnightly newsletter, or take a look at our online Archive.

An everyone culture

We're what you make us so get involved - you can do this in many ways from volunteering to becoming a Member or making a donation.

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Charitable Objects

    to promote, maintain, and advance education through the presentation of creative and performing arts

    to advance the education of people of all ages in the creative and performing arts, information technology and life skills

    to preserve, protect and improve for the public benefit the Trinity Centre, formerly the Holy Trinity Church, and promote the heritage of this building

    to provide or assist in the provision of facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances with the object of improving their conditions of life

    to promote racial harmony by promoting equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different racial and cultural identities and by encouraging the use of the Trinity Centre or other Trinity Arts Centre facilities for multicultural activities

Trinity Community Arts (TCA) is a registered charity (no.1144770) and Limited Company (no.4372577) and is VAT registered (no.123388420)  Trinity Community Enterprises (TCE) is a Limited Company (no.7848421) and is a wholly owned subsidiary trading on behalf of TCA and is VAT registered (no.123388420).

TCA registered as a charity in November 2011 and secured a 35 year leasehold of The Trinity Centre from Bristol City Council in 2013.

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DIY Arts Network

Trinity is a member of Bristol's DIY Arts Network; an independent gathering of arts organisations and arts practitioners, large and small, who deliver cultural programmes within the city of Bristol.

We meet regularly to advocate for the sector and to discuss and inform policy, as well as forming working groups in response to specific issues and to develop shared activity. This thinking feeds directly into the wider cultural conversations happening at a high level in the city through the Cultural Strategy Steering Group.

The group’s members work across different scales and different artforms; some specialise in participatory opportunities, others seek out an audience; some charge, some don’t; and some provide complex programmes that sit across a number of strands.

Together, we are committed to the successful future of our city, and the creativity of both Bristol and Bristolians.

Network members include Bristol Old Vic, Watershed, Knowle West Media Centre, Artspace Lifespace, Field Art Projects, Circomedia, Architecture Centre, Colston Hall, Bristol Culture, Room 13, The British Paraorchestra and Friends, Zion and many others including independent artists.

If you are an independent artist, practitioner or smaller organisation unable to attend a meeting, you can share ideas, views and concerns with Trinity. Contact Us if you have an idea/issue you would like to raise.

There may also be some small bursaries available for individual artists and practitioners to attend committee meetings. Please contact Theatre Bristol who help to administer the group for more