Meet The Team/Programming

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Meet The Team

Gill is Artistic Director of Brave Bold Drama, the host theatre company at Creative Workspace. She is also Arts Award Advisor for Creative Workspace's Arts Award courses.

If you have any questions relating to the following, please contact Gill on

- Family, young people and older person's programme
-Outreach or partnership opportunities

- COG Residencies

Gill Simmons

Paul is the Creative Producer of Brave Bold Drama CIC. He supports Gill in the general day to day running of the venue and co-programmes the creative events hosted in Creative Workspace. He also takes the lead on our creative programme aimed at adults with learning disabilities.

If you have any questions relating to the following, please contact Paul on

- The Cog Cafe
- Theatre Programming
- Staff Vacancies & Creative Facilitation opportunities

Prior to becoming Co-Director of Brave Bold Drama CIC in March 2019, Ellie  worked in the civil service for 10 years before working as the Bristol Co-ordinator at Playing Out CIC.

for the Greater Bedminster Community Partnership and is currently planning a brand new Bristol children's literary festival set to debut in 2020. Her experience had given her skills around project management, community engagement and communications.

If you have any questions relating to the following, please contact Ellie on


 - Hiring Creative Workspace
- Sponsorship
- Volunteering

Theatre Programming

Venue Tech Spec:
We have an in-house PA system and blinds to black out the main space.
From October we will have a permanent lighting rig installed in to the main space. We will use an external company to source lighting, so any company wanting to utilise our rig this would need to forward over a Tech Rider in advance of their visit.

We are currently waiting to hear back from funders about theatre lighting.

Playing space dimensions: 5.5m (depth) x 12.5m

Seating Capacity: 90

At Creative Workspace we programme theatre 4-6 months in advance.

We currently only programme early years (0-3 years) and family (4+) theatre and have a loyal audience meaning our theatre performances usually sell very well. We price our ticketing at £2.50 flat rate (in advance) and £3 (on the door). 

We sometimes programme theatre on fees, depending on funding, but we are open to profit share and hire arrangements. The usual agreement we have with companies means that the artist faciliates a post-show workshops relating to the themes or content of the theatre show.

Usually, we programme work we have seen previously or shows by comapanie's whose work we are familiar with. If you would like to be considered as part of our ongoing theatre programme, we are happy to hear from theatre artists that are performing or tour the South West. We often travel to local Fringe and Theatre festivals in addition to conventional theatre spaces and other arts centres to watch work, so let us know where you are performing in the region and we will do our best to attend.

To contact us about performing at Creative Workspace please email Paul on and include a Tour Pack and any additional links to reviews and/or show trailers.

Support Us?

You can also also support our work by donating via our Localgiving page. If you are able and willing, please consider becoming a COG (Creative Opportunity Giver) by setting up a monthly donation so we can keep giving opportunities to people in our communities who would otherwise find it difficult to access the arts.

You can sign up as a COG (Creative Opportunity Giver) by clicking on the image to the right of this text box:

Thank you for your generosity!

Would you like to help us?

We have a growing base of volunteers who help us deliver our community arts events at Creative Workspace as well as supporting us with kind use of their DIY or admin skills.

You can join our Volunteers Facebook group by clicking on the image to the left of this text box: