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.
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.
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- Accessible to Wheelchair Users
- Special group rates - For classical concerts
- Cater for groups
- Conference facilities
- Event Venue
- Family Fun
Map & Directions
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good97
- MadmaidenmanTrip Type:CouplesA great concert venue!Friday, 2nd December 2016A brilliant concert venue with great acoustics. The venue is a good size with a number of bars although it's definitely in need of updating! It's good that you can queue indoors unlike some venues... Read full review
- June SBristol, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyDavid Essex in concert on his final tourTuesday, 29th November 2016The Colston Hall is a very convenient building, having a large multi storey car park at the rear, just have to cross the road to get into the building, there are 2 restaurants in the premises... Read full review
- Joy Hazel WBristol, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelHelp raise fundsMonday, 28th November 2016This is such an important part of the culture of Bristol. The building needs the proposed updating to give us somewhere to see and hear music. The history of the place cries out to keep it going not... Read full review
Tel: +44 (0)844 887 1500
- Visit England Tourism for All - Silver 2012
- South West Tourism South West Tourism Access For All 2010/11 - Gold Award 2010
|Open (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)|
* Please check events listings for performance times.