The Room Above is an intimate theatre space in the heart of Bristol, located above the historic White Bear Pub on St. Michael's Hill. The Room Above is a welcoming venue that houses some of the best and most exciting fringe theatre across the country, whilst welcoming and supporting upcoming talent from the wider Bristol community.
The space started life as The Wardrobe Theatre in 2011 and became one of Bristol's most loved venues. When The Wardrobe moved in 2015 the venue was reimagined as The Room Above. Since then it has grown and supported a wide array of student and upcoming theatre while also showcasing some fantastic touring acts. Recently, The Room Above began supporting community theatre, working with some of the best international fringe acts and developing a number of in-house productions.
Harry Allmark - Artistic Director
Hello, my name is Harry Allmark. I'm a comedy director, producer, performer, writer and improviser, based in Bristol. I am the Co-Founder and Executive Producer of the comedy production company Prized Whale Productions and Artistic Director of The Room Above Theatre. It's my ambition to continue to create contemporary comedy and theatre that bring joy and creativity to all.
Please feel free to get in touch; be it work related or just a chat about what makes us laugh.
Jacob Burley - Company Manager
Since I moved to Bristol in 2017 I’ve been a regular at The Room Above, getting involved primarily through student societies and later via Bristol’s vibrant comedy community. Stand up is a massive passion of mine when I’m not behind the scenes or a camera. I now have a fair amount of producing, directing, and performance under my belt – both here and at the Edinburgh Fringe. Theatre has been a staple of my time living in Bristol, so I am keen to give something back. Where better to do that than The Room Above!