Season 1, Ep. 4 – Building our artistic programme

Welcome to the Transformation Pod – our series that gets backstage and under the floor boards of the largest capital arts programme ever to take place in the South West.

Over the next two years, Colston Hall will undergo a £48.8 million transformation that will ensure Bristol has a world class concert venue of international significance at the heart of the city.

In this episode, we discuss what’s happening on site right now. Project Manager for DSM Demolition Will Scriven talks us through the process of taking apart a concert hall while looking after the Grade II listed architecture.

Todd Wills, Artistic Director, explains how we’re continuing to keep the music playing throughout this transformative time by working directly with venues and artists to bring the best new talent to the city.

We also meet music fan and epic gig-goer Emma Champion, who attended 79 gigs last year, about what live music means to her and what she is looking forward to when the Hall reopens. Enjoy!



Presented by Harriet Robinson
Produced by Louise Orchard, 2°West

Thank you to the contributors:

Todd Wills – Artistic Director, Colston Hall
Will Scriven – Project Manager, DSM Demolition
Emma Champion – Colossal live music fan!