For over 150 years we have been at the beating heart of Bristol.

A landmark venue and historic meeting place for the city, challenge and change have been embraced with one thing in mind: to keep amazing live music playing.

Browse through the timeline of our digital archives and discover the heritage of one of the most iconic music venues in the country.

Scroll down to look back at our 150th anniversary celebrations from 2017, read the incredible stories from audiences and view pictures from fascinating moments in our history.

With the support of National Lottery Heritage Fund, we’re bringing our archives to life through a programme of events and exhibitions to celebrate the vibrant history of the Hall.

Sitting alongside this interpretation work will be an extensive programme of community engagement activities with local groups and schools around the heritage of the building.

Take a look below to see how you can discover our heritage.

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Welcome to
Bristol Beacon

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.

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