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Colston Hall Bristol

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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.

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.


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

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Gwyn L
      Trip Type:
      Brilliant venue
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 19th June 2018
      Really enjoy visiting Colston Hall. They have a surprisingly high standard of performer hold concerts there considering there are other more modern venues in Bristol. Love the notion that its a... Read full review
    • AwrightDave
      Great place for live entertainment - But will be even better after the next stage of refurb.
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 13th June 2018
      I've always loved visiting the Colston Hall, and over the years have seen some fantastic bands, shows and comedians in this lovely, cosy concert hall. The new(ish) entrance and foyer is very modern... Read full review
    • Eileen S
      Wales, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Joan Baez concert
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 28th May 2018
      Was a wonderful experience being able to see Joan Baez at the Colston Hall, full house, atmosphere amazing.Staff very helpful in given directions to seats Read full review
    Colston Street
    BS1 5AR

    Tel: +44 (0)117 203 4040

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    • 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 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

    * Please check events listings for performance times.

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    Saturday, 1st September 2018 - Saturday, 1st September 2018

    Saturday, 3rd November 2018 - Saturday, 3rd November 2018

    Colston Hall Record Fair
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    Thursday, 16th August 2018 - Saturday, 18th August 2018

    Hoo-ha! Festival at Colston Hall
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