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Bristol Beacon

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.

In November 2023 we completed our once-in-a-generation transformation and reopened our venue for the first time in 5 years.

Our newly open venue has four performance spaces; Beacon Hall, Lantern Hall, Weston Stage and Bridgehouse. In these spaces we present a wide programme of orchestral concerts, gigs, club nights, festivals, exhibitions, live comedy, record fairs, conferences, workshops and more. Find out what’s on. 

Our café is operated by Bristol Loaf, serving hand-made pastries and coffee during the day, alongside a lunch and evening menu. Colonnade is our restaurant in the beautifully restored Lantern foyer serving a lunch and evening menu. Find out more about food and drink.

Pop in and see us soon.


Bristol Beacon
Trenchard Street

Phone: 0117 203 4040

Performance spaces

Getting Here

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Plan your journey

  On foot

Bristol Beacon is situated just off the city centre promenade. We are 1km from the Broadmead shopping area situated behind Beacon Tower.


  Bicycle, e-scooter and e-bike

Bicycle racks are available on Trenchard street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. You can plan your cycle route using Cycle Planner.

TIER e-scooters and e-bikes 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 TIER app for the latest information.


  Bus and Coach

The city centre bus stop is 250m from Bristol Beacon where most bus services stop.

Bristol Bus and Coach Station is 800m from Bristol Beacon and is where National Express coaches stop. The Megabus and Flix Bus stops are located nearby on Bond Street.



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.


Car parking

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.

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.

Opening Times

Bristol Beacon

Our venue on Trenchard Street is open:

Mon-Sat, 8:00-18:00

Sun, 10:00-16:00

Bristol Beacon is also open for events in our foyer at the times advertised.


Box Office

Our in-person box office and phone lines are open from:

Wed-Fri, 12:00-17:00

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:

Mon-Sat, 8:00-18:00

Sun 10:00-16:00

Our cafe and bars will be open for all Bristol Beacon events at the times advertised.





Toilets, including accessible toilets, can be found on all levels of Bristol Beacon. We do not currently operate gender neutral toilets.



Our cloak room is located on ground floor next to Box Office. There is a £1 charge per item. We ask you not to bring large bags or luggage with you.


Free wifi

Free wifi is available for all visitors to Bristol Beacon. Please connect to ‘Bristol Beacon WiFi’.


Lost property

If you’ve lost an item while visiting Bristol Beacon, please get in touch via our online contact form, by emailing 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.


Accessible facilities

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.