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. 

Summer Term 2024 - In-person and Online

Enrolments NOW open

Ways to book


Summer Term 2024 – 12 weeks

Term 1 – 15th April – 26th May

Half Term – 27th May – 31st May

Term 2 – 1st June - 13th July

 Enrolments – NOW OPEN

Summer Schools – 5 weeks

22nd July - 23rd August - 5 week short courses

Weekend workshops - 27th - 28th July & 3rd - 4th August

Enrolments – Members Tuesday 7th May / Non Members Wednesday 8th May @ 10am

Autumn Term 2024 – 12 weeks

Term 1 – 14th September – 27th October

Half Term – 28th October– 1st Novemer

Term 2 – 4th November - 15th December

Enrolments – TBC

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.

By phone
Simply call 0117 926 2987 and leave a message. 

In person

40A Park Street, BS1 5JG. 

See Contact us page for opening time. 

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 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 for just £15 a year.
  • 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.
  • If courses have been removed from the website, they are either full, already started or no longer accepting students. 

Further information


  • Course fees offered: Full price, Over 65's, Student, NHS (Blue Light Cards) and Benefit rate (Universal Credit) or full-time carer. 
  • 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 if we cancel a course. 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.
  • We reserve the right to postpone a course if it does not reach the minimum capacity. The course will then run one week later than the advertised dates. 


  • 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, work, self-isolation cannot be made up or refunded. Some tutors 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, or email. If you do not respond or book in the allocated time stated in our email, we will move to the next person on the waiting list.


  • 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.
  • For language courses please email folkhouselanguages@gmail.com with the language as the subject heading and a bit about any experience you have with the language, and one of our tutors weill respond within a few days.
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