Cloak

Cloak

Intimate queer-run venue and diy space.


RIP the Cloak and Dagger, long live Cloak! Opening to the public in September 2023, Cloak offers a glimmer of hope for Bristol's venue scene. Queer owned, for everyone, Cloak is run by Sparky (27) and a team of creatives. Cloak is a community space first and everything you see has been done by the penny and by the skills and passion of Bristol's thriving Queer scene.

Upstairs you'll find 'The living Room' as a cafe during the day from 12pm Tuesday-Sunday and 4pm on Mondays - with a full working fireplace! The space hosts local Radical Roasters immaculate coffee blends, local pastries and sweet treats and subs, bagels and more from The Dough Kitchen. With walls covered by local artists and decked in greenery you can sit back and relax or visit their sister store Collectors Cave (with a 20% discount on Cloak goodies with Collectors Cave purchase).

As night falls you'll be tempted to venture to the best kept secret. Downstairs 'The Closet' is where you'll find an intimate venue space, hosting local breweries such as Wiper and True and Arbor, as well as a newly curated Cocktail and Mocktail bar. Surrounded by psychedelic plants, funky lamps and light reactive art you'll find the upstairs vibes have merged into a space of liberation to dance all night long. Powered by Dharma Hifi, whether you're in the mood for the Italia of 'Don's of Disco', some heavy baseline from Foto Sounds or want to zen out with Queer Haus Yoga + Meditation. This unique space has room for every idea, no matter how big or small.

With monthly film screenings from GAY24 to bi-weekly jam nights with Space Jams, get ready to hear and see it all and leave refreshed and connected. This place is guaranteed to feel like home.


What's On At Cloak

GreenStage Presents - Vicky Pasion at Cloak
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indie folk R&B rap soul
Crafternoons at Cloak
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workshops & classes
Space Jams at Cloak
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jam session hip hop jazz soul funk
Skill Share Workshop: Book Binding at Cloak
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workshops & classes
Dungeons and Dragons at Cloak
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theatre workshops & classes
Fruits and Loops at Cloak
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lgbtq+ workshops & classes
Queer and Trans+ Open Mic hosted by Freddie Lewis at Cloak
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open mic singer-songwriter spoken word poetry
Satori Sessions at Cloak
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folk jazz soul
Beansville presents: VIDEO STORE at Cloak
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theatre comedy

Get a feel for Cloak

Our recent recommendations for Cloak

Free entry! Free popcorn!? Roll out of whatever bed you spent Pride night in and head to Cloak. Cross-continental film club GAY24 keeps rolling with another absolute choice curation of overlooked queer cinema ft. Michelle Handelman’s cult classic AFA-inciting leatherdyke doc BloodSisters. GAY24 presents a free screening of Gender Troublemakers, Fingers & Kisses, and BloodSisters.

The triumphant return of T4T! Launching you into Pride weekend with an expertly curated and endlessly stacked fundraising line-up of trans+ creatives and activists: with talks on gender-affirming care, live poetry performances, plus live noise rock/indie/punk from Enabling Behaviour, GorZ and more. A fundraiser compiled of talks, poetry and live music from trans+ creatives.

Inspired and inspiring local triple bill topped by those all-conquering raucous ‘fuck-the-tories’ noir-punks Grandma’s House. With added BRS feels from laidback trapstar Kwazi and endearing alt-folksters Eve Appleton Band. Immense FFO: Ditz, Lambrini Girls, Novelist, Dave, Laura Marling. DOUBLE HAMMER LIVE GIG

Monthly drop-in for first time questers and level 1 warlocks / witches / nb conjurers. Come get schooled on the fine arts of co-created fantasy, find new blood for your fatigued campaigns or get some help on your dodgy dwarvish accent. Hand crafted for beginner or returning players.

Woi oiiiii! Vinyl Destination curate yet another essential dive into all-vinyl rave culture; running the smiley 94-97 gauntlet from breakbeat hardcore to jungle to jungletek and back again. Another instalment of 90s rave! Lasers/decor, quality sound system, party vibes!