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Hire Beacon Hall

Our uniquely flexible and accessible flagship performance space

Our beautifully restored Beacon Hall is a unique space for larger weddings, corporate events and live performances for up to 2,196 people.

Over the years this iconic auditorium has welcomed artists like The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, Kraftwerk, Bastille, as well as international conferences with TedX, and started the musical journeys of thousands of young people.

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Key information


Total capacity: 2,196
Stalls: 1,546
Rear Stalls seats: 158
Lower Tier: 350
Upper Tier: 546
Choir: n/a
Wheelchair positions: 19


Stage Dimensions

Depth: 8.9m
Width: 18.1m
Stage height: 1m
Height from stage to canopy: 12.3m


Features and inclusions

  • PA system
  • Lectern and radio microphones
  • Use of house white lighting
  • Event staffing incl. Event coordinator, Front of House Manager, Stewards, Technician, Sound Operator
  • Free Wi-Fi



We have a range of catering packages available for any type of event, from light bites to banquet settings.


We pride ourselves on the flexibility of our spaces and can tailor almost any aspect of Beacon Hall to meet your event needs. But we also know that too much choice can be overwhelming.

We’ve created these commercial packages to meet the most frequent needs of our clients we work with and to help you design your next event with us.

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Venue Hire

Our standard venue hire comes with use of Beacon Hall stage, 7 dressing rooms, green room, a variety of stage set ups, lighting, sound and technical staffing provision.

This package is perfect for award ceremonies, simple conferences, book readings or as a great starting point to design your bespoke event.


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Technical Packages

Rate: From £2,500 + VAT

Transform your event with our range of technical packages. We have the flexibility to offer a wide variety of sound, lighting and AV options from simple uplighters to a bespoke lighting design, 10K projector and video presentation equipment.

Dependant on your requirements, we will provide all your staffing needs to suit your package from event coordination through to technical delivery.


Live Streaming and Video Conferencing Packages

Rate: From £500 + VAT

Take your event at Beacon Hall to a global stage with one of our live streaming and video conferencing packages. From simple camera set-ups to complex multi-camera captures and live broadcasts, we can cater for all your filming requirements.


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Catering Packages

Rate: From £500 + VAT

Our catering team can offer mouth-watering food a drink packages for any type of event from light bites to banquet settings. All our produce is sourced from local suppliers of the highest quality.

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The venue

Beacon Hall

at Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Beacon Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.

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Spaces for wheelchair users are in:

  • row S in the centre of the rear Stalls (10 spaces)
  • row Z in the left and right wings at the back of Lower Tier (4 spaces, 2 on each side),
  • rows G/H on the left only at the back of Upper Tier (2 spaces)

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in row F are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.

Hearing Facility

A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)

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