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Demolition underway as Colston Hall transformation progresses

Today work on the transformation of Colston Hall reached a pivotal moment as demolition began on the 1950s stage and the overhanging balcony. The building, apart from the Foyer, closed in June last year to allow enabling works to commence and demolition began in late 2018. Internally, the stripped Hall is barely recognisable and work is now underway to remove the balcony and the iconic stage that has been a…

Social investment firm Resonance supports our Transformation

Social investment firm Resonance has in principle committed to an investment of up to £1.5m in Colston Hall. This would be the first time Resonance has funded a major arts project in the UK. The investment would be made through the Resonance Bristol SITR (Social Investment Tax Relief) Fund, one of several set up to support social enterprises in specific regions around the country. The announcement was made at a House of Commons reception attended by Jeremy…

Transformation Podcast Ep.3 – Accessibility: physical, cultural and social

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 third episode, we discuss our ambition…

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