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Step off dry land and into a treasured venue that hosts some of the city's best club nights and live shows

There aren’t many cities in the world that can boast a nightclub on a boat, but then, as we all know, Bristol isn’t like many other cities. Originally brought to the Mud Dock area back in 1982 as a floating theatre and art gallery, the Thekla became a nightclub in the 90s, providing a platform for early performances by the likes of Massive Attack and Bristol’s then-booming drum 'n' bass scene. 

Taken over by the owners of Nottingham’s Rock City back in 2006, Thekla repositioned itself as both a nightclub and venue for live gigs, with shows from bands such as The XX and Santigold helping make the old boat a firm favourite of Bristol’s indie and dance crowds alike.

Recently refurbished just in time for its 30th birthday celebrations, Thekla's legend continues to grow, with its ‘Friday Series’ of club nights presenting the biggest underground and superstar DJs via parties such as 51.27', Metalheadz and Eats Everything’s Edible.

By: Jon Cook


Venue name: Thekla
Address: East Mud Dock, The Grove
Transport: Rail: Bristol Temple Meads
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honestly amazing, cheap drinks on a Thursday, lovely people who made me feel massively welcome and super sociable. What more to ask for.