Bristol Beacon is the city’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.
The venue is a key player in many of Bristol’s wider events including the Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival, Simple Things Festival, Slapstick Festival and Bristol Open Doors.
Built in 2009, the iconic golden foyer is an architecturally significant and striking addition to Bristol’s skyline and befits the many fantastic performers who have played there.
Bristol Beacon's historic spaces and auditoriums recently underwent a huge transformation, turning the venue into one the best performance and music learning spaces in Europe – a modern, accessible, state-of-the-art facility.
Food and drink
Relax with a coffee at The Bristol Loaf, or enjoy lunch or dinner at Colonnade restaurant.
Find out more about Bristol's varied music scene. Or you can see a list of the events coming up at Bristol Beacon below.
All performance spaces, bar and restaurant areas are wheelchair accessible, and there are lifts to all floors. There is level access from Colston Street or Trenchard street with automatic doors.
Accessible toilet facilities are found on all levels and are signposted in the building. A changing places accessible toilet is available on the Lower Ground Floor of the venue.
The nearest disabled parking is in Tenchard Street car park. A lay-by for drop-off with a dropped curb is immediately outside Bristol Beacon on Colston Street.
All assistance dogs are welcome across our venue and in all our performance spaces. Our staff are trained to know how to behave around working dogs. Please ask if there’s anything we can do to help.
An induction hearing loop is available. An assistive listening system is available in the venue spaces.
Large print formats of venue and programme information are available on request.
- All Together Now - Bristol Beacon is open
|Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
* Please check events listings for performance times.
- Accessible to Wheelchair Users
- Assistance Dogs
- Changing Places Toilet
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
- Facilities for Neurodivergent visitors
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
- Handrail by steps
- Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
- Sign language videos and guides
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Children & Infants
- Accept children all ages
- Baby Changing Facilities
- Breast Feeding Friendly Throughout
- Buggy Parking Area
- Cater for groups
- Conference facilities
- Event Venue
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- Special group rates - For classical concerts
- Family Fun
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good142
- Castlekeep2012Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayOk but could do much moreMonday, 12th February 2024This has potential however certain areas are lacking and need addressing. This is my second visit and I’ve not noticed any changes since the first. Why ask for feedback if you’re not going to listen... Read full review
- Nicole SCardiff, United KingdomVery busy cafe, good service and coffee.Wednesday, 14th February 2024Visited for a coffee, it was extremely busy when we arrived, as were the other coffee shops in Bristol on a Monday. Our daughter had brought us here before so we made our way over. Had to wait for a... Read full review
- richzx6rBristol, United KingdomGreat gig, terrible serviceMonday, 19th February 2024Great fun watching Jimioen doing his comedy thing, and the recent revamp has made the venue look and sound more lovely than ever, but the bar service at half time was TERRIBLE. Picked one of three... Read full review