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Welcome to Floating Harbour Studios

MB Tempora is a converted 1905 steel dutch barge moored in an enviable secluded spot on the water in the heart of the city. We operate full film studio facilities as well as providing unique and interesting spaces for a range of events. 

Do you need an inspiring place to hold a meeting or brainstorming session? 

Or are you looking for a venue to hold an event for up to 100 guests? 

Or perhaps you are looking for a photography studio or somewhere for a private cinema screening? 

We have two unique and versatile spaces on board that are available for hire 7 days a week. 

Be inspired... Welcome aboard!

THE BRIDGE (for Meetings and Events)

Mon - Fri Sat / Sun
£175 1/2 day £N/a 1/2 day
£350 Full day £425 Full day

Our upper deck bow room boasts a walnut floor, historic map decor, expansive river view windows, private deck entrance and a cosy seating area.


This room is perfect for small functions and meetings.

For presentations take advantage of the bow ‘stage’ seating up to 24 theatre style. Our beautiful steel and reclaimed wood custom-made conference tables seat up to 14. Or we can take out all the furniture for you to hold a class or a workshop for up to 30.

PLEASE NOTE: Price for rental of space for corporate events includes up to 8 people and one round of filter coffee per 1/2 day + unlimited teas and instant coffee. For numbers over 8 a £5 per person surcharge is added. If you need early access to the venue (Before 9 AM) there is a £20 per hour surcharge - with a minimum of 30 minutes.


In the event of a cancelled booking, we can provide a full refund if it is cancelled 2 weeks in advance or more prior to the hire. If you wish to cancel 1 week in advance we can provide a 50% refund. If you wish to cancel within the week of your booking, unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund.

private cinema screening



From £225

THE HOLD (for Meetings and Events)

Mon - Fri Sat / Sun
£225 1/2 day £N/a 1/2 day
£400 Full day £500 Full day

The Hold Studio is an impressive 90m² area below the deck that was once used as a workshop for Bristol’s ferry boats and still retains an industrial feel. 


With an integrated sound system and large screen projection capabilities, the space is ideal for a wide range of corporate events including workshops, presentations, product launches, exhibitions and networking events. 

Please note we do not do private birthday parties. If you have a weekend evening event you would like to use either of our spaces for please email us with your requirements. There is a £5 a head surcharge for numbers over 15 in this space.

Larger events and evening events for either/ both spaces are quoted on an individual basis. Standard hours are between 9am and 6.00pm. Surcharges will apply outside of these hours.

FILMING (Dry Hire For Both The Bridge and The Hold)

Filming (dry hire) 

Any equipment from our hire site is available with a 40% discount if our spaces are hired for filming. This is subject to availability.

Camera operators and other technical crew are also available on request.

The Bridge for Filming

The Bridge offers the perfect space for talent to relax, for production meetings or breakout space. The panoramic windows flood the room with natural light making it the perfect spot for make-up and the snug can be screened off as a changing / private area.

Whilst it was not designed as a studio, many clients have chosen to use this space as a location for filming in, where the beauty of the room set against unique harbour views is perfect for a wide range of content such as presenter to camera, interviews and small panels.

The Hold for Filming

With a full lighting rig and limitless equipment available to hire on site, The Hold is an easy place to film master interviews, music videos, product and commercial shoots and presentations and photography.

With many pre-configured set-ups, choose from black-box, plush drapes, infinite white, greenscreen or flats. Or bring your own set or ask us to build one for you. The possibilities are endless.

Live Filming

We have used both spaces for a vast array of LIVE events and virtual events, even hosting a week-long film festival. 

Cameras can be sent easily through to our gallery where remote guests can also be brought in to be broadcast live from the boat directly to any streaming platform via our dedicated leased line.

Floating Harbour boat


We operate ultra-low water usage, composting toilets, no fossil fuels on-site and electric vehicle charging. 

Floating Harbour are actively committed to sustainable production methods. 

We actively seek out clients with proactive ethical and environmental policies and continue to be eco-conscious when planning our productions.