A space celebrating music, connection and creativity
Bristol Beacon is located in the heart of the city, a place full of welcome, warmth and light.
As we undertake the once-in-a-generation transformation of our performance spaces, we continue to provide space for parties, art exhibitions, live streams, markets, festivals, events and concerts in our foyer alongside our ticketed programme of work in external venues across Bristol.
Our café is operated by Bristol Loaf, serving hand-made pastries and coffee during the day, alongside a lunch and evening menu, with wine by Native Vine.
Pop in and see us soon.
Phone: 0117 203 4040
Our wonderfully restored flagship venue; international standard acoustics with modern comfort.
An elegant and versatile performance venue; Victorian beauty with modern drama.
Atmospheric subterranean brand-new performance space and stat-of-the-art education centre.
Renamed and reimagined, our entrance hall can be transformed into a vibrant performance space.
Bristol Beacon is situated just off the city centre promenade. We are 1km from the Broadmead shopping area situated behind Beacon Tower.
Bicycle and e-scooter
Bicycle racks are available on Trenchard street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. You can plan your cycle route using Cycle Planner.
Voi e-scooters are available for hop-on hop-off short term rental across Bristol. There are designated e-scooter parking areas on the city centre promenade. Please check the Voi app for the latest information.
The city centre bus stop is 250m from Bristol Beacon where most bus services stop.
Via M5: Exit junction 18, follow A4 (Portway) to the centre. Follow signs for the city centre.
Via M4: Exit junction 19 (M32). Follow signs to Clifton. For dropping-off / picking-up turn into Colston Street, which is the first left after the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI).
There are currently temporary traffic lights on Colston Street and upper Trenchard Street is closed.
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.
Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 50m away directly behind Bristol Beacon. Enter via Trenchard Street. (The Lodge Street entrance is currently closed.)
Pay machines are located at the pedestrian entrances & exits. It is possible to pay for parking before leaving and before visiting us.
Bristol Temple Meads is the nearest train station. We are 1.6km west of the train station. The most direct pedestrian route to us from the station is via Queen Square.
For information on train services visit National Rail Enquiries.
Bristol Ferry Boats run every 45 mins. The City Centre stop is 350m from Bristol Beacon on the Floating Harbour. You can board a ferry from Bristol Temple Meads and Hotwells to the city centre.
For information on ferry services visit Bristol Ferry Boats.
Plan your journey and receive the latest travel information with Travel West.
Join our Access Register
To help us help you, we hold an Access Register. Once registered, you will enjoy priority booking and a free ticket for your Personal Assistant to support you during your visit.
Eat & Drink
Eat & Drink
Visit Bristol Loaf, our café on the lower ground floor, to catch up with friends during the day or start your evening in style with a drink of delicious natural wine from Native Vine.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and small scandi-inspired evening plates and sharing boards accompanied by speciality coffee and locally sourced beers, wines and ciders.
How to book
Online booking for events or activities is available 24 hours. You can also book over the phone during our box office opening hours.
Our venue on Trenchard Street is open:
Bristol Beacon is also open for events in our foyer at the times advertised.
Our in-person box office and phone lines are open from:
Online booking is available 24 hours. If we experience any issues with our box office systems, we will post updates on Twitter.
Email enquiries will be responded to within 3 working days.
Cafés and bars
Bristol Loaf is open:
Our cafe and bars will be open for all Bristol Beacon events at the times advertised.
Everyone is welcome: start-ups, schools, businesses and community groups – whatever your needs, we tailor your event or booking to exceed your expectations.
Find out more about our many safe, vibrant and versatile spaces at Bristol Beacon or Beacon Music Centre.
Toilets, including accessible toilets, can be found on all levels of Bristol Beacon. We do not currently operate gender neutral toilets.
Our cloakroom is not open. You will be able to take your belongings to your seat or table however we ask you not to bring large bags or luggage with you.
Free wifi is available for all visitors to Bristol Beacon. Please connect to ‘Bristol Beacon WiFi’.
If you’ve lost an item while visiting Bristol Beacon, please get in touch via our online contact form, by emailing email@example.com or by phoning 0117 203 4040.
Facilities for babies and children
Baby changing facilities can be found on all levels of Bristol Beacon in our accessible toilets.
Parents are welcome to breastfeed or bottle-feed anywhere at Bristol Beacon.
Our venue is accessible for parents bringing prams and buggies. There is no designated pram or buggy park, unless specified for specific events.
For information about facilities and resources for disabled visitors please see the Access page.
We allow non-professional, non-flash photography in our venue spaces unless a ‘No Photography Policy’ is asked for at the request of the visiting artists.
The transformation of Bristol Beacon is well under way, and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to experience the joy of live music in an exceptional new venue.
We’re totally transforming our performance spaces, building new bars and restaurants, and opening up the Victorian cellars for the first time to create a new music education centre.
Find out more about how we’re making a world-class space for music in Bristol.