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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.

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.

Address

Bristol Beacon
Trenchard Street
Bristol
BS1 5AR

Phone: 0117 203 4040
Email: hello@bristolbeacon.org

Getting Here

 

  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 and e-scooter

Bicycle racks are available on Trenchard street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade.

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.

 

  Bus

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

 

  Car

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.

 

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 entrance / exits. It is possible to pay for parking before leaving and before visiting us.

 

  Train

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.

 

Boat

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.

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.

 

Facilities

 

Toilets

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

 

Cloakroom

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

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 hello@bristolbeacon.org 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.

 

Photography

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.