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Colston Hall Bristol

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Colston Hall


The Colston Hall is Bristol's largest concert hall, presenting concerts and entertainment by major names in pop and rock music, classical music, stand up comedy and light entertainment, as well as local choirs, orchestras and schools.

In 2009 the Colston Hall reopened following major rennovation which saw a new £20 million foyer added to the hall, creating an imposing and iconic building that befits the many fantastic performers who play here. The foyer holds two café bars and interval bars, a 3rd-floor roof terrace, education facilities, plus disabled access to all floors.

The people of Bristol have been enjoying music at Colston Hall for almost 140 years. In 2012 alone, the Colston Hall hosted music from the likes of the Scissor Sisters, Katie Melua, Jools Holland and Ronan Keeting, comedy from Jimmy Carr, Alan Davies and Joan Rivers, as well as being a key player in many of Bristol's wider events including the Bristol Harbour Festival, Big Green Week and Doors Open Day.

For a comprehensive list of all the events at Colston Hall, please visit their website or search for events in our own listings.

Eating and Drinking

Whether you're seeing a show, doing a spot of shopping, or need some after work entertainment, Colston Hall has a range of options when it comes to eating and drinking.

Colston St. Bar & Kitchen is on the lower ground floor. This is a warm, inviting and stylish haven to meet with friends before a concert. Their food menu is available from 11.30am – 9pm, and boasts a choice of freshly made soups, stews and burgers.

Inspired by craft beer bars in the US, Beerd boasts an ever-changing range of ales that will satisfy both the hops novice and the bona fide beer geek. Hungry concert goers can tuck into freshly made, hand-crafted Neapolitan-style pizzas with a choice of only the finest sourced toppings. For a quick nibble, premium bar snacks are well matched to the global beer on offer.

Colston Hall's stalls and terrace bars open 60 minutes before shows begin and remain open during and after the show. Serving a range of draught and bottled beers, cider, organic wines and spirits and fairtrade tea and coffee in comfortable surroundings. The highlight is the terrace bar with spectacular views across the city.


Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates - For classical concerts

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

Map & Directions

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    Recent Reviews:

    • mandy1306
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Billy ocean
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 26th April 2017
      Just walked out on concert there went to see billy ocean he has an incredible voice but was drowned out by backing group I was so excited to see him what a shame Read full review
    • angelomichel
      Devon, England
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      Caro Emerald concert
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 17th April 2017
      Fabulous evening! Have wanted to see Caro Emerald for a while so when realised were in Bristol visiting grandchildren couldn't resist. Took 3 girls - none of them had even hear of her! Ages 11, 13... Read full review
    • AironetBoy
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Rick Astley + AC/DC = Was I dreaming ??
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 11th April 2017
      I went to see Rick Astley last night ( 10th April 2017 ) here and I am totally lost for words , which is unusual for me ! The support act , Earl , were very good. Think 1920's Jazz / Doo-wop , and... Read full review
    Colston Street
    BS1 5AR

    Tel: +44 (0)117 203 4040

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    • Visit England Tourism for All - Silver 2012
    • South West Tourism South West Tourism Access For All 2010/11 - Gold Award 2010

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

    * Please check events listings for performance times.

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