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Ryan from Wilmott Dixon standing in Colston Hall surrounded by birdcage scaffolding

New behind-the-scenes tour and unexpected heritage finds

Bristol Music Trust and their redevelopment partners, Willmott Dixon, have released a new video giving a behind-the-scenes tour of the multi-million pound transformation of Colston Hall and revealing for the first time a number of unexpected heritage elements discovered during the works. Note: this was filmed before the removal of the Colston Hall lettering on Mon 15 Jun 2020. As one of the most complex construction projects in the UK…

£250k donation towards the restoration of Colston Hall’s unique organ

South West charitable organisation, the J & M Britton Charitable Trust, has announced a generous donation of £250,000 towards the restoration of Colston Hall’s historic organ, which is a key feature in the Hall’s ambitious transformation programme currently underway. This donation means that, from the re-opening of the concert venue, the organ will be called the Britton Organ. The ‘late Romantic’ organ is a remarkable feat of engineering, taking five…

Season 2, Ep. 9 – Stat Attack

Welcome to How To Build A Music Venue – the podcast series which has a backstage pass to the transformation of Colston Hall in Bristol. In this episode, we’re looking at the big and important numbers. Just how many baths could be filled by the concrete poured into the foundations? How many artists do we estimate we’ve had on stage in our 152 years? If you laid all the bricks…