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Lantern Hall

Home of dazzling new music

Lantern Hall, our elegant and versatile performance space at Bristol Beacon, combines Victorian architectural beauty with unbeatable sound quality.

A space for some of the most exciting and boundary-pushing elements of our artistic programme, Lantern Hall might be the place you discover your new favourite artist or Grammy-winner of tomorrow.

Step into the light and dive into the sound with us inside Lantern Hall.

What’s On at Lantern Hall

The venue

Lantern Hall

at Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Lantern 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 available within the first 10 rows on the flat floor of the Hall.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in rows AA-J on the flat floor 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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Frequently Asked Questions

When will Bristol Beacon reopen?

Bristol Beacon will open on Thursday 30 November 2023.

Which part of Lantern Hall sounds the best?

Lantern Hall is small chapel-like hall with a high ceiling. The natural acoustics are perfect for voice and small unamplified ensembles. Acoustic drapes and other fittings have been carefully designed and selected to change the acoustic characteristics of the room for amplified music.

Performances will sound excellent wherever you are in Lantern Hall. To appreciate sound closest to the performer for unamplified music, we recommend seats on the flat floor.

Which seat in Lantern Hall offers the best view of the stage?

Lantern Hall is a relatively small performance space with no physical obstructions to sight lines of the stage. Seats on the flat floor are available nearest the stage. Retractable bleacher seating (bench style raised seating) is available at the back of the Hall, this will give you a view that overlooks the stage.

For events with a standing format, the performance area can be raised to give a clearer view of the stage.

Will there be enough leg room?

Our restored Lantern Hall has larger seats and more leg room to prioritise comfort for most people.

Are seats available for standing shows?

Yes. For standing shows in Lantern Hall seats are available on request.

Where do I go if my question isn’t answered here?

These are some of our most frequently asked questions about Lantern Hall. If you cannot find the answer to your question, or if you have a question about something else, then view our full FAQs.