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About Us

Your space for music

Bristol Beacon is a music charity, renowned venue and award-winning music education hub.

With a city-wide programme of live music, creative learning opportunities and community engagement, we’re here to help make space for music every day, with everyone. With you!

A place of welcome, warmth and light, we extend an open invitation to the city for everyone to come and share in the joy of live music and celebrate this in everything we do.


Our work

Sharing the unity and joy of live music.

Our purpose is to share the unity and joy of live music. We do this through an artistic programme of music performance which, during the transformation of Bristol Beacon, includes over 200 gigs and concerts per year in over 35 partner venues across Bristol and Bath.

As the city’s music hub, we run a programme of creative learning reaching over 30,000 young people every year from Beacon Music Centre in Southmead and across Bristol’s schools.

We offer support for creatives giving emerging artists and industry professionals the tools they need for a successful career in the music industry.

And we collaborate with Bristol’s diverse communities on projects to ensure music is at the heart of our city.

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Our name

Our new name marks the start of an exciting new chapter as Bristol Beacon. A symbol of hope and community. A focal point for music in the city, buzzing with people having fun, making connections and weaving stories.

The difference music makes

We believe in creating and nurturing life-long relationships and coming together to share musical experiences.

Read our impact report to find out why what we do matters and how we positively impact Bristol communities through the joy of music.

Our once-in-a-generation transformation will create international standard performance facilities and a National Centre for music performance, education and enterprise.

Opening in 2023, this celebratory space full of warmth and light will be where music lovers meet, and everyone belongs.

We will:

  • BUILD an exceptional classical and contemporary music venue for Bristol
  • CREATE world-class spaces for education and enterprise
  • BREATHE new life into wonderful Victorian buildings by opening up and restoring the unique Bristol Byzantine colonnades and 150-year-old historic façade

Explore our Transformation

Step inside our transforming venue and discover what we’re building.

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Environmental Sustainability

We believe creativity should work hand in hand with environmental sustainability. Our transformed spaces, sustainable working practices and pledge to become carbon-neutral by 2030 will reduce our environmental impact in all areas and help us play our part in creating a better future.

Join our team

Bristol Beacon employs over 60 members of staff across a range of activities from promoting a live music event or leading a workshop, to teaching a musical instrument or selling you a ticket.

Find out more about us and the work we do at Bristol Beacon.

Further information

Annual Reports

Downloadable reports and articles about Bristol Beacon and our activity.

Our reports


Bristol Beacon policies detail the principles that underpin how we work with audiences, artists and staff.

Our policies

Contact us

If you have questions, comments or feedback then please get in touch. We’re always happy to speak to our customers, audiences, partners and fellow music lovers.

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