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 used on-site end to end, how far would they go?

Harriet Robinson chats to project managers and site staff, our House Manager, box office staff and more to get the statistical low down on how the project is progressing.

Follow the journey on social media using the hashtag #transformthehall

Listen to the episode in the player below. Or visit the main podcast page to hear more and download episodes via Soundcloud or Spotify by clicking here.


Presented by Harriet Robinson
Produced by Louise Orchard, 2°West

Thank you to the contributors:

The staff of Wilmott Dixon and Colston Hall

Daniel Wood – House Manager
Nick Craney – General Manager, Colston Hall
Sarah Robertson – Director of Communications, Colston Hall
Phil Castang – Director of Creative Learning and Engagement, Colston Hall
Isabella Ley – Development Officer, Colston Hall
Frazer Riches – Technical Services Manager, Colston Hall

Welcome to
Bristol Beacon

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.

Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

More info Enter site