Christmas with Colston Hall

The clocks have gone back, the central heating’s on and we’re cracking out the woolly jumpers… which means Christmas is just around the corner.

Here at Colston Hall we’ve got a plate stacked high with musical treats for the festive-minded, across the city our Colston Hall Presents programme continues to bring amazing music to Bristol’s best-loved music venues, and we’ve got a host of perfect musical Christmas gifts in store too!

Scroll down for perfect present ideas and see what we have coming up this Christmas.


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Christmas with Colston Hall

Your Christmas entertainment all wrapped up…

It’s time to get into the festive spirit! Eat pie and party at Christmas Festiv-al as we present a Christmas party like no other with Pieminister. Prepare yourself for rip-roaring entertainment from a host of professional party starters, a delicious two-course festive pie buffet (included in your ticket price), and a unique festival line-up featuring The Cuban Brothers, The Allergies, Vibe Roulette and DJ Cheeba.

For the perfect gift head to the Made In Bristol Gift Fairs taking place on Sat 1 and Sat 8 Dec in our foyer. Browse from hundreds of artisan crafts created by expert local makers.

Feel festive with carols and Christmas concerts from the Music Centres at Bristol Plays Music to The Salvation Army performing their annual Christmas concert at St Mary Redcliffe to Bristol Choral Society making their seasonal return with Handel’s Messiah in the beautiful surroundings of Clifton Cathedral.

Looking for the perfect present? We’ve got just the ticket!

We reckon there’s no gift more thoughtful than sharing a live show with a loved one, so we’ve got a few ideas up our sleeves to help you pick the perfect present. Order your tickets today so they’ll be delivered to your door in time for Christmas and you’ll earn maximum brownie points for knowing what lights up their Christmas tree. Make sure you order before Fri 14 Dec to get them in time!

For the film fan…

Relive the magic of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial on the big screen accompanied by a magnificent, live performance from a live orchestra at Bristol Hippodrome.

For the classical fan…

Immerse yourself in the pastoral pleasure of Mendelssohn, Brahms and Dvořák as Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra present a concert of Natural Beauty at Bath Forum.

For the stetson stunner and folk fanatic…

Canadian four-piece The Dead South return with their high energy bluegrass following their sold out show earlier in 2018 and English folk legends Martin & Eliza Carthy perform Bristol Folk House.

For the soulful listener…

March is where the soul, funk and groove is at as Tank and the Bangas play SWX, Nubiyan Twist rock Trinity and later Georgia Anne Muldrow fills Fiddlers with her hip-hop, jazz.

For afrobeat and jazz enthusiasts…

Nobody gets a room moving faster than eight-piece, afrobeat, electro, powerhouse Ibibio Sound Machine who play Trinity in March…nobody apart from maybe Flying Lotus associate Dorian Concept with his high energy synthesised jazz funk whose playing Fiddlers in Feb.

And if you can’t make up your mind about which gig they’d like best, why not treat them to some Colston Hall gift vouchers?

Follow the links below to find out more and book tickets.

More than just the tickets…

We’ve got a whole heap of other goodies to stuff your stocking! Last year we teamed up with Jacknife on some limited edition Colston Hall 150 gig posters which make the perfect Christmas pressie.

For a glimpse into Colston Hall’s rich musical heritage pick up a hot copy of Let It Rock: Pop Music at Bristol Colston Hall by Simon Hurford. Featuring fascinating stories from famous headliners of the day, rare photos, programmes and flyers, and extended comments from fans who witnessed the concerts themselves.

Visit our online shop  to grab your gift today.

And to give a lasting gift, why not consider naming a seat in our transformed hall for as little as £5 per month, and leave a dedication for your loved one. Find out more here.

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