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Smoke & Mirrors

8 Denmark Street

Bristol BS1 5DQ


Telephone: 0117 929 0362


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Smoke & Mirrors

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

Here at Smoke & Mirrors we pride ourselves on being your go to bar for pre theatre drinks open 7 days a week. Offering 10% discount to pre theatre goers for the O2, Hippodrome and Colston Hall. We always strive to offer the very best in award winning Bar Food, Fine Wines and Real Ales. We are also provide fantastic local talent from our 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 Sunday - Saturday

Food Served (16:00 - 12:00)


Free super-fast fibre-optic WiFi available

about us

Pre theatre Drinks at

Smoke & Mirrors

A Theatre Pub with  a Magical feel......

Smoke & Mirrors theatre pub is open 7 days a week, and offers 10% discount to all pre-theatre goers 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. 2 great comedy magicians will have you gasp, laugh and entertain you for 2hrs, you can book via our own box office.

a Bunch of Japes

Get rid of those Monday blues with our Stand-up Comedy night, unlike other comedy nights this night is aimed at trying out new material, the likes of Alan Carr, Jon Richardson, Russell Howard and Seann Walsh have all tried out new material exclusively here and you can book via our box office as tickets are from only £3.00.

CoochieCrunch - Burlesque

Bristol Burlesque Festival is back this September at Smoke & Mirrors, Bigger & Badder! Join us for an evening of fierce Burlesque at EXCLUSIVITY featuring Burlesque Performers from: Boise, Berlin, Bath, Bristol & beyond! Be Fierce. Be Bristol Burlesque Festival at Smoke & Mirrors.

Discount Members Card

So lets say you're in town and your not seeing a show at Smoke & Mirrors or The Hippodrome but you want that great 10% discount you had when you showed your theatre ticket. Well sign up here and we will send you our discount members card free of charge. SIGN UP HERE

Live Music

Live & Local and free to watch and enjoy. Smoke & Mirrors hosts great local musicians every Thursday, Friday & Saturday. To keep up to date on who's playing why not subscribe to our newsletter and once a month we will let you know what we have on.




    Mark Bennett’s ambition was to create a place that offers a slightly more structured evening of magic than its sister venue Illusions Magic Bar. Smoke & Mirrors opened in 2012 and has its own intimate pub theatre holding around 48 people sitting comfortably at their own pre-booked tables.



    Q. Where are you?

    A. You’ll find Smoke & Mirrors on Denmark Street in the heart of the theatre district.  Click here for a map and parking ideas


    Q. Do you serve food?

    A. Yes and we do serve award winning bar snacks, from Handmade Scotch Eggs, Handmade Sausage Rolls, Bread and Olives and of course the crisps and nuts,

    NEWS IN: And now serving from the Real Wrap Co:  Wraps to Panini's heated to order.

    Click here for our bar food menu


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

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


    Q. What times are your shows?

    A. Friday and Saturday we ask that you arrive at 7pm as we seat at 7:30pm and show time is 8pm and this finishes at 10pm,  this includes a 15-20min interval

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

    Tuesday: The Bristol Acoustic Club with Open Stage: Artists wanting to perform should arrive at 7:30pm performances start at 8pm and finishes at 11pm


    Q. How many can you seat in the theatre?

    A. Our Magic Theatre is limited to 48 only.


    Q. How old do you have to be?

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


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

    A. We always seat guests on arrival so 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 01179074110 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 7 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 featuring some of the most talented magicians in the world – all from a privileged position just metres from the stage.




    You do not need to print tickets please have ID


    Please be at Smoke & Mirrors 45mins before show time and please let the bar staff know your here.


    We seat you at 7:30pm and the SHOW START DEAD ON 8pm!


    The show normally finishes at 10pm


    See you on the night!


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


    Smoke & Mirrors




    if you fail to arrive by the start of the show which is 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 clubs reserve the right to request proof of age if you look under 25 you. (ID Accepted: Valid Passport or Valid Drivers Licence)


    Although the venue will endeavour to have all your party on one table larger party's may be split across tables and smaller party's may be sharing their table with other parties.




    Customers who turn up on the door who we believe to be drunk will not be admitted. From experience, customers who are drunk even before the show has started are invariably problematic later on, usually heckling, talking during the show or just being a general nuisance.


    If someone in the group you have organised 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 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 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, we cannot please all customers, so please read the description of the artist and decide if this artist is for you before attending the show


    Tickets will not be sent, 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 01179074110 9am - 5pm Mon - Friday






Handmade Scotch Egg



Handmade Sausage Rolls

2 for £3.50


Bread & Olives (for 2)



Mixed Olives



Bar Nuts



Pipers Crisps





Chicken Wrap

Chicken, Chorizo, Roast Mushrooms and Onions, Baby Spinach, Hot Chilli & Mayo



Vegi Wrap

Hummus, Falafel, Roast Onions, Baby Spinach, Carrot & Aioli  (v)






Gammon Ham & Cheddar Cheese




Brie, Bacon, Cranberry & Spinach



All our hot food is heated to order and can take up to 10mins










Hot Chocolate


Large Selection of Teas


Our coffee range is brought to you by KIMBO Coffee

12pm - 7pm

Grab a Coffee or Soft Drink for only £1 with any Wrap or Panini


A pint of Fosters, Strongbow, Small Wine, Spirit & Mixer for only £2 with any Wrap or Panini


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


Call us now for more information:

Syd and the team will strive and answer any questions you have, if it's from hiring our theatre for free or wanting to know how we can make your night even better? Or you can send us a message below and we will get back to you.

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8 Denmark Street

Bristol BS1 5DQ

0117 929 0362

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