To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Colston Hall Bristol

Add Colston Hall Bristol to your Itinerary

Colston Hall


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

Audiences have been enjoying music here since 1867 and the building remains at the heart of cultural life in the city. Some of the world’s biggest music and comedy stars have performed on its stage, including The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong Motorhead and Bob Dylan.

In more recent years it has hosted music from the likes of Emile Sandé, George Ezra, Texas, Robert Plant and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; comedy from Harry Hill, Jimmy Carr and Billy Connolly; as well as being a key player in many of Bristol’s wider events including the Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival, Simple Things Festival, Slapstick Festival and Doors Open Day. 

Built in 2009, the imposing and iconic foyer has made Colston Hall an architecturally significant and striking addition to Bristol’s skyline and befits the many fantastic performers who play there. 

With a café bar, roof terrace, conferencing and education facilities, plus disabled access to all floors it offers a top quality experience to all visitors.


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

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Terrible

Recent Reviews:

  • Gourmet190770
    Oakham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Rip off
    1 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 25th July 2017
    I booked tickets for the Magnetic Fields in September and paid extortionate booking fee and refund protection. The refund protection is a complete rip off and requires you to jump through pages of... Read full review
  • Neil C
    Trip Type:
    1 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 13th July 2017
    I haven't been yet and it looks like I won't be as they have moved the two seated shows I have booked to another standing venue - AT THE SAME PRICE!. You can't get through on the phone and they... Read full review
  • Kevin_S_B1066
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Thank goodness I knew the words
    2 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 5th July 2017
    Saw Steve Winwood and have to say the sound was shocking. The balance was poor - I don't want the drums kit dominating the evening and I'm glad I knew the lyrics cos I certainly couldn't hear 80% of... Read full review
Colston Street

Tel: +44 (0)117 203 4040

Instagram feed


  • 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.

What's Nearby

  1. Berkeley Apartments - Harford House

    Harford House is a tasteful conversion of a period building offering executive styled...

    0.07 miles away
  2. Bristol Backpackers

    Bunk Beds in dorms or private rooms.Sociable lounge, bar and kitchen.ID required to check...

    0.09 miles away
  3. Radisson Blu Bristol

    Stunning hotel in the centre of Bristol, with amazing views and 176 modern guest rooms

    0.15 miles away
  1. Your Stay Bristol - Marsh House

    Brand new development in the heart of Bristol's historic centre of deluxe 1 and 2 bedroom...

    0.17 miles away
  2. Hotel du Vin & Bistro

    Quirky, elegant and luxurious hotel, with some loft-style rooms and a fantastic on-site...

    0.18 miles away
  3. Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

    Luxurious and historic hotel by Bristol’s waterfront, offering excellent leisure...

    0.18 miles away
  4. SACO Bristol - Broad Quay

    Set in the buzzing heart of Bristol, these apartments are within a short stroll of the...

    0.18 miles away
  5. Berkeley Apartments - Park Street

    Launched April 17 this beautiful listed building has been tastefully converted into 9...

    0.19 miles away
  6. Bristol Harbour Hotel

    With 42 luxury bedrooms, some with spectacular views over St Nicholas Market and Bristol...

    0.2 miles away
  7. Brooks Guesthouse Bristol

    The stunning refurbished Brooks Guest House Bristol is a boutique guesthouse, the most...

    0.21 miles away
  8. Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

    The four-star Mercure Bristol Grand on Broad Street, Bristol has had an extensive...

    0.26 miles away
  9. Rock and Bowl

    The Rock N Bowl Hostel, located right in Bristol's buzzing City Centre, is the perfect...

    0.26 miles away
  10. SACO Bristol - West India House

    These 4 star city centre waterfront apartments are an ideal alternative to hotels,...

    0.27 miles away
  11. College Green Serviced Apartment

    Constructed in 2012 to a high specification, 16 Deanery Road is a modern fully furnished,...

    0.27 miles away
  12. Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

    City Centre hotel featuring great dining and views of the river

    0.28 miles away
  13. The Bristol - a member of The Doyle Collection

    As one of the city’s premier places to stay, The Bristol offers visitors a unique...

    0.31 miles away
Previous Next


Thursday, 30th November 2017 - Friday, 1st December 2017

Greg Davies at Colston HallYou Magnificent Beast at Colston Hall
more info

Thursday, 15th March 2018 - Sunday, 18th March 2018

Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival 2018Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival 2018
more info

Friday, 29th September 2017 - Saturday, 30th September 2017

Jon Richardson at Colston HallJon Richardson at Colston Hall
more info

Sunday, 22nd October 2017 - Sunday, 22nd October 2017

Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show at Colston HallMark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show at Colston Hall
more info

Friday, 26th January 2018 - Sunday, 28th January 2018

Bristol Slapstick Festival 2018

Bristol Slapstick Festival 2018
more info

Monday, 23rd October 2017 - Monday, 23rd October 2017

Public Service Broadcasting at Colston HallPublic Service Broadcasting at Colston Hall
more info

Friday, 15th September 2017 - Friday, 15th September 2017

Dylan LeBlanc at the LanternDylan LeBlanc at the Lantern
more info

Monday, 9th October 2017 - Monday, 9th October 2017

James Yorkston / Kris Drever / Withered Hand at the LanternJames Yorkston / Kris Drever / Withered Hand at the Lantern
more info

Thursday, 21st September 2017 - Thursday, 21st September 2017

Charlie Fink: Cover My Tracks at the LanternCharlie Fink: Cover My Tracks at the Lantern
more info

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 - Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

Bananarama at Colston HallBananarama at Colston Hall
more info

Friday, 22nd September 2017 - Friday, 22nd September 2017

La La Land in Concert with live orchestra at Colston Hall

La La Land in Concert with live orchestra at Colston Hall
more info

Thursday, 2nd November 2017 - Thursday, 2nd November 2017

TEDx Bristol 2017 at Colston Hall

TEDx Bristol 2017 at Colston Hall
more info

Monday, 20th November 2017 - Monday, 20th November 2017

Gareth Malone at Colston Hall

Gareth Malone at Colston Hall
more info

Friday, 24th November 2017 - Friday, 24th November 2017

Goldie at Colston Hall

Goldie at Colston Hall
more info

Sunday, 20th August 2017 - Sunday, 27th August 2017

Hall of Memories at Colston Hall
more info

Search What's Nearby

Product Type
Within miles