Throughout this journey to a new name we have spoken to lots of people. We have undertaken significant consultation right across the city. We have involved our audiences, partners and communities from all across Bristol and have spoken to over 4,000 people about their hopes for the new venue and thoughts on our name.

We wanted to make sure a new name would come directly from the hearts and voices of our city. This consultation took the form of surveys, interviews, focus groups and community events.

You can see a summary timeline below, or click the the button to download our full consultation report.


  • June 2018 – January 2019 we held 20 individual in-depth stakeholder interviews with people who held a professional connection with us or who held a civic/public position in Bristol
  • August – September 2018 we emailed audience members with an initial audience survey with 1,203 responses
  • October 2018 we held an audience forum with 40 participants who were a mixture of existing audience members and those who had not attended the venue before
  • November 2018 – February 2019 we circulated an online public survey with 1,296 responses
  • February 2019 we held community consultation days in Redland, St Pauls, Easton, Southmead and Knowle West with over 200 people attending
  • March – October 2019 we held two Discovery Days at the Hall where the public could find out more about all aspects of our transformation, with approximately 1,000 people attending
  • November 2019 we held school workshops at Bristol Free School and St Mary Redcliffe & Temple Secondary School attended by 30 students

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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