Bristol Beacon is a place of welcome, warmth and light; an open invitation to the city for everyone to come and share in the joy of live music.
Since 1867 we have been at the heart of Bristol’s cultural life. We are so proud and grateful to have played such an important role in our city and the lives of our audiences for so long.
Some of the world’s biggest music stars have performed on our stage, including The Beatles, David Bowie, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ella Fitzgerald, London Symphony Orchestra, Louis Armstrong, Blondie and Bob Dylan. As well as thousands of Bristolians through our schools and creative learning programmes.
Our ongoing multi-million pound transformation is set to create the world-class music centre that Bristol deserves.
Through Bristol Plays Music, the music education hub for the city, we aim to make Bristol the ‘UK Capital of Young People’s Music’.
The difference music makes
Bristol Beacon creates meaningful musical experiences for the people of Bristol to share in the joy of live music. On this page you can find a summary of the impact that our work has.
Our impact document gives more information about the difference we’re making beyond our four walls. Click below to download our most recent impact document.
On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.
Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.