Name a Seat

From your first date, to your child’s schools performance, to a night with your favourite performer – music stays long in the memory and heart. Naming a Seat in the transformed hall is the perfect way to remember a loved one, celebrate a special day or simply take your place in the hall that has seen performances from such artists as The Beatles, David Bowie and Ella Fitzgerald as well as Classical greats such as Sir John Barbarolli in the 1950’s through to Sir Mark Elder and the Halle Orchestra in 2016!

Naming a Seat is acknowledged through a plaque bearing a short message of your choice. The plaque will be fixed to your chosen seat within our transformed auditorium. Plaques remain in place for a generation, commemorating the named person’s love for extraordinary gigs and performances long into the future.

Seating plans of the transformed hall’s three levels can be viewed below or downloaded here.

“It’s a great venue with such an intimate environment and great connection with your audience. It’s good to hear they are planning to modernise the venue and to such a high standard. I’m also delighted that the new facility will be more than just an entertainment venue, and will nurture future talent through education and the development of business related to the performing arts.” – Jamie Cullum

We will be launching this campaign to the public in early October, and are currently running a telephone campaign to ask our most loyal patrons if they would consider helping us to transform the hall by offering them the chance to Name a Seat before anyone else.

Keep an eye on our website and social channels in October to find out how you can be involved. Alternatively, if you would like to find out more, please call 0117 204 7176 or email

Thank you for considering to help us to transform Bristol’s concert hall into a world-class venue that is fully accessible to all.

Please note:

  • Your plaque’s message can consist of up to 40 characters.
  • Plaques are in place for twenty years, after which we will get in touch with you to ask whether you wish to renew your message.
  • Naming a Seat does not guarantee any rights to book this particular seat. We will do our best to allocate this to you, however, if it is free at the time of booking.
  • Bristol Music Trust reserves the right to refuse your message if considered inappropriate.