Bristol art and culture

Grand Iftars. Gromit. Grafitti. This is culture, Bristol-fashion.

Home to Wallace and Gromit, Alfred the gorilla and Banksy's old stomping ground Stokes Croft, culture here is as diverse as our city is.

Arnolfini is home to conception-challenging modern art. Bristol streets light up interactive creatures. You're spoilt for choice with theatre, comedy and live music. And for the Peter Pans amongst you, there’s Bristol Zoo, the aquarium and playing with robots at We the Curious.

Bristol's home to over 450,000 people, hailing from over 187 different countries – you can find over 91 different languages spoken here, and 45 religions practised. To say it’s a melting pot of diversity is an understatement. It adds up to a city that's international, welcoming and open to the new.

Bristol is host to Europe's largest street art and graffiti festival, Upfest (Visit Bristol, 2021).

Graffiti image of Wallace and Gromit

Bristol art and culture in 360°

Alex, a Bristol-based artist, introduces Bristol’s art and culture scene. Get an insider's view of the art galleries, street art, cathedrals and theatres that inspire Bristol's buzzing cultural life. It's just a snapshot of what awaits when you join us.

Bristol attractions in 360°

Discover more of Bristol's cultural attractions and why the locals love them. From exploring the SS Great Britain to discovering new species at Bristol Aquarium there is something to see and do whatever you are after.