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.
Our audiences have been enjoying music here since 1867 and the building remains at the heart of cultural life in the city. We have hosted music from the likes of Emeli Sandé, John Grant, Richard Hawley, Robert Plant and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; comedy from Harry Hill, Jimmy Carr, Ricky Gervais and Billy Connolly; as well as being a key player in many of Bristol’s wider events including the Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival, Slapstick Festival and Doors Open Day. Some of the world’s biggest music and comedy stars have performed on our stage, including The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong Motorhead and Bob Dylan.
Our 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 here. With a café bar, roof terrace, conferencing and education facilities, plus disabled access to all floors we offer a top quality experience to all our visitors.
On Sun 10 Jun 2018 we closed the doors to our 1951 auditorium and Lantern venue and began work on our £48.8m project to transform the hall. The transformation of the Hall is vital in supporting the cultural future of Bristol and we’re committed to building the world-class concert hall that the city and the South West deserve.
Visit our Transformation pages to find out more about our project to transform the hall.
Colston Hall is run by Bristol Music Trust, a registered charity (no. 1140898).