Christmas with Colston Hall

The clocks have gone back, the central heating’s on and we’re cracking out the woolly jumpers… which means Christmas is just around the corner.

Here at Colston Hall we’ve got a plate stacked high with musical treats for the festive-minded, across the city our Colston Hall Presents programme continues to bring amazing music to Bristol’s best-loved music venues, and we’ve got a host of perfect musical Christmas gifts in store too!

Scroll down for perfect present ideas and see what we have coming up this Christmas.


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Christmas with Colston Hall

Your Christmas entertainment all wrapped up…

For the perfect gift, head to the Made In Bristol Gift Fairs taking place on weekends in November and December in our foyer. Browse from hundreds of artisan crafts created by expert local makers.

Feel festive with carols and Christmas concerts from the Music Centres at Bristol Plays Music to The Salvation Army performing their annual Christmas concert at St Michael’s Church.

Bristol Choral Society are making their seasonal return with excerpts from Handel’s Messiah and Sheelanagig are bringing folk mayhem with their Xmas party at Fiddlers.

Looking for the perfect present? We’ve got just the ticket!

We reckon there’s no gift more thoughtful than sharing a live show with a loved one, so here are some of our upcoming favourites to help you pick the perfect present.

Order before Fri 13 Dec to ensure your tickets delivered in time for Christmas Day.

For the folk fanatic…

Making folk music for the modern age, husband and wife duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman return to Bristol Folk House. Warm up your January with heartfelt tales from Canadian Celtic trio The East Pointers and don’t miss Wales’ greatest folk supergroup Calan in April.

For the classical fan…

Immerse yourself in the power and passion of great Russian Romantic composers Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky as Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra present a concert including The Snow Maiden Suite and Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture.

For the cinematic listener…

Dive into the strikingly beautiful, ambient, neo-classical world of A Winged Victory for the Sullen at Trinity Centre, and wrap yourself in Damien Jurado‘s masterful songwriting and cinematic vignettes at St George’s Bristol.

For afrobeat and jazz enthusiasts…

Witness KOKOROKO fuse West African experimentation with London’s thriving jazz scene at Trinity Centre, and discover Yorkston Thorne Khan‘s new blend of jazz, Indian classical, dub reggae and UK folk at Bristol Folk House.

For the boundary pusher…

Named as “one of the most innovative minds in modern British music” (Pitchfork) Anna Meredith comes to Trinity Centre in February followed shortly by riotous post-punk outfit HMLTD at Exchange.

Follow the links below to find out more and book tickets.

Gift Vouchers

If you can’t make up your mind about which gig to gift, why not treat them to some Colston Hall gift vouchers?

Party with us!

Colston Hall’s golden Foyer is the perfect venue for your next festive shindig, whether you’re looking for an intimate gathering or a full-building takeover.

For any Christmas bookings in January we are offering 20% off the hire fee or complimentary drinks upon arrival.


More than just the tickets

Our limited edition Jacknife heritage gig posters make for perfect Christmas stocking fillers.

Discover Colston Hall’s rich musical heritage and gift a copy of Simon Hurford’s Let It Rock: Pop Music at Bristol Colston Hall featuring fascinating stories, rare photos, programmes and flyers.


Give a gift that lasts

Colston Hall is a registered charity and we believe in the power of music to inspire, teach and transform lives. Help us continue our work by naming a seat in our transformed hall, for as little as £5 per month, and leave a dedication for your loved one.


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