Our Transformation Promise

The change has been made. Bristol’s concert hall has a new name: Bristol Beacon.

To become everything Bristol Beacon promises, we need to do more than just change our name. We need to build a concert space that is without barriers and provides opportunities to create and experience incredible music moments like never before. We need to grow what we do, who we do it with and who we do it for.

We’ve set out our ambitions in our Transformation Promise which you can read in full via the download link below.


A truly diverse music programme

Music is what we do. And music is at the heart of life in Bristol. So we want our artistic programme to be as cutting-edge and as diverse as the city we’re proud to call our home. By 2023 we are committed to creating a programme that celebrates and showcases what makes our city special.

Life-long music experiences for all

By 2023 our audience will mirror the diversity of Bristol. We will look at everything we do so everyone can enjoy live music and inspiring life-long learning experiences. From the classroom and the community centre, to the concert hall.

Collaboration is at the heart of our work

We want all Bristolians to be proud of their concert venue and this means working closely with Bristol’s communities. In the build-up to reopening and from then on, communities will be at the heart of our decision making, ensuring that our work is relevant and representative.

Reflecting the city and its people

A modern, forward-thinking arts organisation represents and reflects the identities and experiences of all people. By 2025 we will improve workforce representation to mirror the diversity of our local area.

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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