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Colston Hall Bristol

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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; played host to BBC 6 Music Festival; comedy from Ricky Gervais, Jimmy Carr and Sarah Millican; 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 iconic golden foyer has made Colston Hall an architecturally significant and striking addition to Bristol’s skyline and befits the many fantastic performers who have played there. 

Colston Hall's historic spaces and auditoriums are currently undergoing a £48.8m transformation, which will turn the venue into one the best performance and music learning spaces in Europe – a modern, accessible, state-of-the-art facility. 

Meanwhile Colston Hall continues to bring the best live music to the region through its Colston Hall Presents programme, taking shows to Bristol's finest music venues.

Colston Hall's modern foyer building remains open for business - hire one of its meeting rooms or unique open plan spaces for your next meeting or event, or simply relax with a coffee at Colston Street Bar and Kitchen.

Take a look at upcoming Concerts & Gigs around Bristol, or see our list of 2018 music highlights in Bristol.

Find out more about Bristol's varied music scene. Or you can see a list of the events coming up at the Colston Hall below.



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates - For classical concerts

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

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    Recent Reviews:

    • A3303XQpaulh
      Huddersfield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Coliston hall
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 3rd January 2019
      Coliston hall is a live entertainment site. The back seat are really good for getting a good view and good leg room. Comedians, groups, singers have been coming here for years. No doubt the place... Read full review
    • Lulumillie02
      Trip Type:
      Amazing Venue
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 4th January 2019
      The Colston Hall is a venue for performances in Music or Comedy. It is quite a big venue with a balcony and a downstairs which when I went was standing. There are two entrances and there are... Read full review
    • CalBristol
      Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Only the foyer is open for the forseeable future
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 13th March 2019
      Although the outside of the building looks the same they are in fact, gutting the main hall and building a "world class venue" within the existing walls. Goodness knows why the old listed 1950's... Read full review
    Colston Street
    BS1 5AR

    Tel: +44 (0)117 203 4040

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

    * Please check events listings for performance times.

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