We look forward to you visiting the Bristol Folk House. We run our courses termly in Spring, Summer and Autumn. To ensure you are fully prepared and make the most of your time with us, please read our terms and conditions thoroughly. 

Now taking bookings for Spring Term 2021 Online courses and workshops

Enrol online or over the phone. 

Ways to book



Summer Term 2 – In-person and online – 5 weeks Courses

Monday 7th June – Thursday 8th July

Enrolments – 6th May at 10am

(Members 4th and 5th May)

Summer Term 2 - Workshops

Saturday 19th June – Sunday 25th July

Short Courses and Workshops

Enrolments – End of May/June

Autumn Term 2021 - In-person and Online courses and workshops

Enrolments - mid August onwards

Term 1 - 11th September – 23rd October

Term 2 – 30th October – 11th December


How to Book


Visit the COURSES page to select your course and book. 

You will need to set up an account to book. 

If you already have an account you can log in HERE.

You can enrol over the phone
Simply call 0117 926 2987 and leave a message. 

We accept cash; card payments and cheque's (please do not send cash or credit card details in the post or via email).

By Post
If you would like to send us a cheque please contact the office in advance to check the availability on your chosen course or workshop. Courses can sell out fast so we don't recommend postal bookings unless no alternative is available. Please make cheque's payable to 'Bristol Folk House' and post them to 40a Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG. You will receive an email confirmation but if you require a receipt please include an S.A.E.

Please note:

  • The Bristol Folk House reserves the right to refuse any enrolment requests.
  • Places are booked on a first-come-first-served basis upon receipt of full payment. 
  • On booking and paying for a course or workshop you will receive a booking and payment confirmation via email. 
  • You will need to have paid in full for your course or workshop to guarantee your place. We do not accept deposits or part payments.
  • Courses and workshops are becoming increasingly popular, so please book early in order to guarantee your place. If you want to take advantage of our early enrolment day, please become a Bristol Folk House Member
  • You must be over 18 years old to attend a course or workshop at the Bristol Folk House.
  • All our courses and workshops are non-accredited and will not receive a certificate for attending. They are learning for pleasure.
  • If a course or workshop is postponed due to COVID19, you will be issued a credit to use at a later date. Please bear this in mind when booking. 

Further information


For up-to-date information about what we are doing to keep us and you safe during this time please visit our NEWS page. 


  • Course fees offered: Full price, Over 65's, Student, NHS (Blue Light Cards) and Benefit rate. 
  • Some courses may involve additional costs for materials. If there are additional materials to bring these will be outlined on the website under the materials list section.
  • Course fees are based on reaching a minimum class number. We may need to cancel or postpone a course or workshop if we do not recruit this minimum number.  We will offer you a full refund or transfer to another course or workshop. We will contact you two working days before the start date, or at least 24 hours before a day workshop to let you know if your course is cancelled.


  • You may join a class once it has started if there are places available. However, this is only possible where the class structure can accommodate late arrivals.
  • You must make sure you can attend the full course. Missed classes due to a change of circumstances cannot be made up or refunded. Some tutor may offer homework for the missed session.
  • We may need to contact you before or during your course. Please make sure you contact us if your contact details change. Only if you give us permission will we add your email to our mailing list. Your tutor may need to contact you before or during your course. This will via email or by phone you provide.
  • Class sizes are kept small to allow students to gain the most out of their class and for health and safety reasons. Once the class has reached maximum capacity we will not allow anyone to join the class.

Waiting Lists

  • Waiting lists are used to indicate your interest in a course but it does not guarantee you a place and you are not obligated to enrol. People on waiting lists will be informed if an enrolled student cancels and/or we put on an extra course. We will contact you via telephone.


  • You may transfer to another course or workshop up to 14 days before the start date. You can only transfer between terms if bookings are available for the following term.  A 15% admin fee will occur. We can only transfer you to a course that has space available and we can only transfer courses within the current term. If the course or workshop is more expensive you will need to pay the difference.
  • You can transfer your booking to another person at any time before the course or workshop has started, a 15% admin fee will occur.


  • If you think that your course is the wrong level for you, please do speak to your tutor as soon as possible. If we agree that the level of the course is too high or too low, we’ll try to transfer you to a more suitable course at any time, as long as one is available.
  • If you would like to speak to a tutor before enrolling to make sure the course or workshop is right for you, please contact the office. Tutors are not responsible for enrolments and will only be able to advise you on the course content, not on availability.
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