For over 150 years Colston Hall has been the beating heart of Bristol.

A landmark venue and historic meeting place for the city, the Hall has embraced challenge and change with one thing in mind: to keep amazing live music playing.

Browse through the timeline of our digital archives and discover the heritage of one of the most iconic music venues in the country.

Scroll down to look back at our 150th anniversary celebrations from 2017, read the incredible stories from audiences and view pictures from fascinating moments in our history.

With the support of National Lottery Heritage Fund, we’re bringing our archives to life through a programme of events and exhibitions to celebrate the vibrant history of the Hall.

Sitting alongside this interpretation work will be an extensive programme of community engagement activities with local groups and schools around the heritage of the building.

Take a look below to see how you can discover our heritage.

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