After a turbulent couple of weeks we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close Exchange. Ultimately we have decided to follow the advice of the experts – medical officers and epidemiologists – who have advised that social distancing is now required for the good of society. We would have welcomed more decisive leadership from government and remain disappointed that a firm ban was not put in place.

As a starting point we have cancelled all events until the end of April. We are working our way through rescheduling events and processing refunds where this isn’t possible. This take time so we appreciate your patience.

We know a lot of people are worried about money at the moment and we can absolutely guarantee you will receive a refund, however in the case of rescheduled events we can only process them once the new date is set. Whilst we expect other gigs later in the year to be cancelled we will make a further announcement closer to the time.

We want to thank the Music Venue Trust whose support in times of crisis is invaluable. We also stand in solidarity with other music venues in Bristol and across the UK and support those who have taken a different decision at this difficult time.

During our down time we are working on ideas alongside our incredible staff on how we can support the wider community. We will keep you up to date with what we are up to, and for the time being we would encourage everyone to consider supporting their communities with mutual aid – please see www.bristolcv19.info for more info.

Please consider supporting Specialist Subject Records by purchasing records via their online store. Bands, please consider booking a recording session at Joe’s Garage.

Exchange is a not for profit, community owned venue, you can support us via the link.

We’ll see you all on the other side, take care of yourself and your families.