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Bristol Beacon is run by Bristol Music Trust, a registered charity created to develop the Hall’s artistic programme, promote music and music-making in Bristol, and lead the redevelopment of Bristol Beacon. For more about the work of Bristol Music Trust and our impact, please see our About us pages.

We passionately believe music has the power to transform lives and it must be available to all of us – this lies at the heart of all we do. We hope you enjoy reading what’s going on at Bristol Beacon, and with our education arm Bristol Plays Music, and how your support helps the Bristol Music Trust to thrive.

Coronavirus update
The impact of Coronavirus is unprecedented. If you value the arts and music we ask that you consider donating your ticket refund or supporting us.

We are a charity and every penny we receive supports our artistic and education programmes working with hundreds of musicians and practitioners each year, as well as running music programmes across the city for children in care and those facing profound difficulties.

Music enriches all of our lives, and we’ll need it as much as ever in the coming months, so if you can, please consider donating your ticket refund or supporting us via the donation link below.

Your contribution, whether large or small, is vital to our continued success. Your help will enable others in the South West to enjoy the best music and music education on offer, regardless of their background, ability or personal circumstances.


Our Transformation

In 2017, we celebrated our 150th birthday. There has been no major refurbishment in the last sixty years, and it is the only major concert hall in the UK not to have been redeveloped in recent times. Left much longer, the Hall will not be fit for purpose.

Doing nothing is not an option. So we are doing something about it. Find out about our plans and how to support on our Transformation pages.

We need your help to achieve our ambitious plans – turning our iconic building into something that we can all be proud of – as a city, region and nation.


Thank you for your gift.

Thank you for supporting Bristol Music Trust, please remember to Gift Aid your donation if you are able to. Please phone 0117 204 7176 or email [email protected] if you have any questions – we would love to hear from you.

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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