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Smoke & Mirrors

8 Denmark Street

Bristol BS1 5DQ


Telephone: 0117 929 0362


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• “Fabulous evening” – 5 stars


• “Amazing” – 5 stars


• “Funny and magical” – 5 stars


• “Fantastic way to celebrate” – 5 stars


A theatre PUB with a magical feel.......

Located within Bristol’s theatre district, at Smoke & Mirrors we pride ourselves on being your go to bar for pre theatre drinks and we’re open 6 days a week. We offer a 10% discount to pre theatre goers for the O2, Hippodrome and Colston Hall – just show us your ticket. We always strive to offer the very best in award winning bar food, fine wines and real ales. We also showcase fantastic local talent as part of our weekly comedy magic shows, stand up comedy, live music and even Burlesque.



You can book for any of our theatre shows via our Box Office.


Opening Hours

16.00 - 12.00am Monday - Saturday

Food Served (16:00 - 12:00)


Free super-fast fibre-optic WiFi available

A theatre PUB with a magical feel.......

about us

Pre theatre Drinks at

Smoke & Mirrors

Welcome to Smoke & Mirrors – A theatre Pub with a Magical feel...


Smoke & Mirrors theatre pub, home to The House Magicians comedy magic show, is open 6 days a week. We offer a 10% discount to all pre-theatre goers and our warm and welcoming bar staff will provide you with the very best in fine wines, real ales and award winning bar food.


Magic Theatre Nights

Smoke & Mirrors offers you a chance to experience the number one comedy magic show in the South West with our resident performers The House Magicians. Two great comedy magicians will make you gasp and laugh, and will entertain you for 2 hours - book via our own box office today.


a Bunch of Japes

Get rid of those Monday blues and get your week off to a great start with our stand-up comedy night. Unlike other comedy nights, this night is aimed at trying out new material – did you know that the likes of Alan Carr, Jon Richardson, Russell Howard and Seann Walsh have all tried out new material exclusively here? Tickets are from only £3.50 - book via our box office today.


CoochieCrunch - Burlesque

CoochieCrunch Presents: HALLOWEEN

We're back & this time we're SPOOKY! Seasons change, leaves are crunching on the ground & CoochieCrunch is back to tease, tantalise & terrorise you.

Hosted by the Drop Dead GOREgeous Dis Charge.

Let this luscious line-up light your Jack-O-Lantern:

Trixie Blue, Ragina, Kheski Kobler, Teez D'Neez, Delilah De'ath, Your Highness and Tuesday Laveau

Smoke & Mirrors Reviews

Since we first opened our doors in 2012, we’ve received some great reviews – read on to see for yourself!

Our Trip Advisor page – HERE

Our Yelp page - HERE

We love receiving feedback from our guests – if you’ve visited Smoke & Mirrors recently, why not leave a review by clicking on one of the links above?

Discount Members Card

Fancy getting a fantastic 10% discount at Smoke & Mirrors even if you aren’t going to the theatre? Well sign up here and we will send you our discount member’s card free of charge!


Live Music

Live and local, as well as free to watch and enjoy – what could be better than that? Smoke & Mirrors hosts great musicians every Friday and Saturday. To keep up to date with who's playing, why not subscribe to our newsletter and once a month we will let you know who we have on!




    Mark Bennett’s ambition was to create a place that offered a slightly more structured evening of magic than his existing venue Illusions Magic Bar on the Clifton Triangle – and so Smoke & Mirrors was born. Opening its doors in 2012, this intimate pub theatre holds around 48 people sitting comfortably at pre-booked tables, and also offers drinks to pre-theatre goers.




    Q. Where are you?

    A. You’ll find Smoke & Mirrors on Denmark Street, just off the city centre in the heart of Bristol’s theatre district.  Click here for a map and parking suggestions.


    Q. Do you serve food?

    A. Yes - we serve award winning bar snacks, from Handmade Scotch Eggs, Handmade Sausage Rolls, Bread and Olives and of course favourites such as crisps and nuts. We also serve Wraps and Panini's , which are all made in house on the day and cooked to order.


    Q. Do we have to book if we just want to have a drink?

    A. The bar is open 4pm - 12am Monday to Saturday and you can pop in and have a drink or snack at anytime - no need to book!


    Q. What times are your shows?

    A. Friday and Saturday: The House Magicians - we ask that you arrive at 7pm to be seated at 7:30pm. The show time is 8pm and this finishes at 10pm, including a 15-20 minute interval

    Monday: A Bunch of Japes - Comedy night show time is 8pm and finishes around 10-10:30pm, including a 15-20min interval

    Tuesday: The Bristol Acoustic Club with Open Stage - Artists wanting to perform should arrive at 7:30pm, with performances starting at 8pm and finishing at 11pm


    Q. How many can you seat in the theatre?

    A. Our Magic Theatre is limited to seating 48 only.


    Q. How old do you have to be?

    A. We are a strict over 18 venue and we challenge 25 on IDs


    Q. I want to buy 10 tickets - how can I make sure my party sits together?

    A. We always seat guests on arrival. You can always let us know if some of your party are running late, but rest assured your party will be seated together.


    Q. Can I purchase on the day?

    A. On rare occasions we do have availability on show nights, but we always recommend buying in advance.


    Q. Can I book the Magic Theatre for a private function?

    A. Yes you can - for full details please call Mark Bennett on 0117 9074110 and he will talk through your requirements.


    Q. Once I purchase my tickets, can I get my money back or transfer to another date if I have to cancel?

    A. We can on occasions transfer your ticket as long as we are given at least 14 days notice, to do this please use our contact page and we will endeavour to help you.



    There are great magic acts every weekend and once a month you can be wowed by specially booked acts, including some of the most talented magicians in the world – all from a privileged position just metres from the stage.



    Booking Terms & Conditions




    Please be at Smoke & Mirrors 45mins before the show time and please let the bar staff know you’ve arrived. You do not need to print tickets in advanced - please have ID with you so we can find your name on the list.


    We will seat you at 7:30pm and the SHOW STARTS AT EXACTLY 8pm!


    The show normally finishes at 10pm, where you are invited to stay at enjoy drinks at the bar.


    See you on the night!


    Any problems please call on 0117 9290362 between 12pm-8pm or for a quicker response please email us on





    If you fail to arrive by the start of the show (8pm) we will seat you during the interval.


    Entry to the pub is restricted to persons aged 18 years or over.


    We operate the "Challenge 25” scheme, therefore we reserve the right to request proof of age if you look under 25. (ID Accepted: Valid Passport or Valid Drivers Licence)


    Although the venue will endeavour to sit all of your party on one table, larger parties may be split across tables and smaller parties may share their table with other parties.





    Customers, who we believe to be drunk when they arrive at the venue, will not be admitted. From experience, customers who are drunk before the show has started are invariably problematic later on, usually heckling, talking during the show or just being a general nuisance and disrupting the enjoyment of the other guests.


    If someone in your group is drunk at the door they will be refused entry without being refunded. This does not mean the whole group is refused entry but if you decide you don't wish to come in because one of your group has been turned away, then we’re afraid that does not mean you are collectively entitled to a refund.




    No cancellations, alterations or reductions can be made, unless the venue is contacted 14 days prior to the performance date and this will be at the venues discretion.


    All bookings made will automatically be charged for the full amount with no cancellations, alterations or reductions. For security reasons we will require the card details, used in the booking, for any alterations, reductions or cancellations. We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.


    E-Ticket confirmations will only will be issued by Smoke & Mirrors ( email:


    No refunds will be given if you decide to leave at any point of the show. Due to the nature of Smoke & Mirrors being a comedy venue, we realise that our show will not please all customers, so please read the description of the artist and decide if this artist is for you before attending the show- this is at your discretion.


    Tickets will not be sent via email, as we are a ticket-less service. A booking confirmation and e-receipt will be sent to the email address supplied during the booking process.


    We may operate strobe lighting during the show.


    Show times will be e-mailed to all completed bookings.


    All shows are subject to last minute line-up changes - we will endeavour to contact you in advance of any changes.


    Although unusual, shows may be cancelled at short notice. On the rare occasion that this may occur, you will be informed as soon as possible and offered an alternative evening to the same value at the same location, or a full refund at the venues discretion.


    Smoke & Mirrors is a trading name of Illusions Events Live Ltd 9537701 registered address 2 Hickory Drive Winchester Hampshire SO22 6NJ


    Customer Services can be contacted on 0117 9074110 between 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday




Handmade Scotch Egg



Handmade Sausage Rolls

2 for £3.50


Bread & Olives (for 2)



Mixed Olives



Bar Nuts



Pipers Crisps



Feeling peckish? At Smoke & Mirrors we have a great range of pub food for you to enjoy during your evening with us.



Hot Paninis


Made on the day and cooked to order.


See our in House Menu as we use fresh ingredients each day.


All paninis are served with Pipers crisps.


Prices range from £3.95 and up











Hot Chocolate


Large Selection of Teas


Our coffee range is brought to you by KIMBO Coffee


White Wines*


Sauv Blanc

£4.35 175ml £5.65 250ml  £16.50 Bot

Pinot Grigio

£4.35 175ml £5.65 250ml  £16.50 Bot

Chenin Blanc

£4.65 175ml £6.10 250ml  £18.50 Bot


Red Wines*


Cabernet Sauvignon

£4.35 175ml £5.65 250ml  £16.50 Bot


£4.90 175ml £6.50 250ml  £19.00 Bot


£6.50 175ml £8.50 250ml  £25.00 Bot




£4.85 175ml £6.35 250ml  £18.50 Bot




£45.00 Bot


£4.35 125ml £20.95 Bot




Smirnoff No27 £3.20

Absolut £3.55

Grey Goose £3.85

(more on the back bar)



Jack Daniels No7 £3.65

Famous Grouse £3.25

Jameson's £3.45

Laphroaig £3.80

(more on the back bar)



Gordon's £3.25

Bombay £3.55

Tanqueray £3.65

(more on the back bar)



Bacardi £3.45

Captain Morgans £3.45

Morgan's Spiced £3.45

Sailor Jerry's £3.45

(more on the back bar)


Soft Drinks


Coca Cola 1/2 pt £1.60 Pt £2.60

Diet Coke 1/2 pt £1.60 Pt £2.60

Lemonade 1/2 pt £1.60 Pt £2.60

Splash mixer  95p

J20 £2.10

Appletiser £2.10

Mineral Water £1.60



*For sale in 125ml, 175ml, 250ml glasses or 750ml bottles.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Weights and Measures Act (1985): Unless supplied pre-packed, gin, rum, vodka and whisky are offered for sale or served on these premises in quantities of twenty five millimetres or multiples thereof.


All prices are subject to change without notice

Draught & Real Ales


Lagers & Ciders


Heineken 3/4 pt £3.15 Pt £4.30

Guinness 1/2 pt £2.15 Pt £4.30

Amstel 1/2 pt £2.05 Pt £4.10

Fosters 1/2 pt £1.85 Pt £3.70

Scrumpy 1/2 pt £1.85 Pt £3.70

Strongbow 1/2 pt £1.85 Pt £3.70


Real Ales


Tribute 1/2 pt £1.85 Pt £3.70

Guest Ales 1/2 pt £1.85 Pt £3.70

Seasonal 1/2 pt £1.85 Pt £3.70


Bottled Beers & Ciders


Desperados £4.00

Sol £4.00

Tiger £3.80

Bulmers £4.25

Flav Bulmers £4.35

Old Mout £4.35

Smirnoff Ice £4.00

WKD Blue £4.00


0117 929 0362


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Got any questions?


Whether you want to know whether you can hire our theatre for free or how we can make your night even better, Syd and the team will strive to answer any questions you have. Give us a call on 0117 929 0362, or you can send us a message using the form below and we will get back to you.


We look forward to seeing you at Smoke & Mirrors soon!


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8 Denmark Street

Bristol BS1 5DQ

0117 929 0362

Gift Vouchers

Struggling to find that perfect gift for a friend or a loved one? Well why not give them the gift of comedy and magic! Our gift vouchers are perfect for any occasion and we personalise all our gift vouchers to make the recipient feel a little more special too


Magic Master Classes

Our magic master classes are the perfect gift for any child or adult. The House Magicians provide a great starter class for any budding magician. Child master classes run through school holidays and adult classes run can booked by purchasing a gift voucher.

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