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Colston Hall Bristol

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Colston Hall

About

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.

Extras

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • 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

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Public Transport Directions

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    117
  • Very Good
    113
  • Average
    59
  • Poor
    38
  • Terrible
    18

Recent Reviews:

  • JM900912
    Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Good facilities
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 23rd June 2017
    Came to watch Paramore. It was (I think) the hottest day of the year so far. We were standing for over 2.5 hours and it actually wasn't unbearably hot inside. There are toilets located in the main... Read full review
  • Tazcat74
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Russell Brand
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 21st June 2017
    We saw Russell Brand live and his performance was good and had us in stitches. The theatre is old and showing it's age. The evening was very hot and the air conditioning seemed to be non existent as... Read full review
  • Joanne B
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Ball Mania At The Colston Hall
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 20th June 2017
    Came here with friends for the 'pop up ball mania' an adults only ball pit party, it only cost us £8 each and we all had a great laugh. It was well organised and easy to find within the... Read full review
Colston Street
Bristol
BS1 5AR

Tel: +44 (0)117 203 4040

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Awards

  • 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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