Discovery Day

Explore Bristol's home of music

Colston Hall is throwing open its doors and inviting the Bristol community to explore the Hall’s past, present and future in a day of talks, exhibitions and fun activities.

For 150 years, our venue has been a cultural hub for Bristol, home to inspirational and ground-breaking music and music education experiences. Now we’re writing a new chapter in the Hall’s history, by transforming our venues and cellars into a world class music centre that will serve the people of Bristol for another 150 years.

You are invited to come to our Discovery Day on Saturday 16 March to find out more about our transformation and the work we are doing to bring people together through music.


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Discovery Day

Explore Bristol's home of music


Plans for Our Venue
12:00 – 13:15 – Terrace Bar

A Hall for All: The History of Colston Hall
12:45 – 13:15 – Restaurant Space (Opposite Box Office)

One Bristol Curriculum
13:30 – 14:15 – Restaurant Space (Opposite Box Office)

Chime Installation
14:30 – 15:00 – Restaurant Space (Opposite Box Office)

Introducing the National Centre for Inclusive Excellence
15:15 – 16:00 – Restaurant Space (Opposite Box Office)

In Conversation with Louise Mitchell
15:00 – 15:45 – Terrace Bar

Building a concert hall for the future
16:00 – 17:00 – Terrace Bar


Pineapple Jam
12:00 – 13:30 – Lower Ground Floor

Family Music Workshops
12:30 – 13:15 & 13:30 – 14:15 – Education Room 1 (Ground Floor)

Creative Workshop with Jason Singh
12:00 – 13:00 – Stalls Bar (Level 1)

Steel Pan Workshops
13:15 – 14:00 & 14:15 – 15:00 – Stalls Bar (Level 1)

Musicians Workshop with Jason Singh
15:00 – 16:00 – Education Room 1 (Ground Floor)

Come and Sing
15:30 – 16:30 – Lower Ground Floor


Virtual Reality Flythrough of the Capital Project
14:00 – 15:00 – Lower Ground Floor

Jason Singh
17:00 – 17:45 – Lower Ground Floor

All Day

Discover more about our Transformation throughout the day at these drop-in areas.

Public Consultation
Ground Floor

Help us shape the future of the hall and have your say in our transformation consultation.

Heritage Stand
Ground Floor

Find out more about the history of the hall and our exciting new National Lottery Heritage Funded projects as well as the chance to take part in some hands on activities.

Take Part Stand
Ground Floor

Find out about the wide range of opportunities we have for children and young people to take part in music making and education across Bristol.

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Disabled Access Day

This event is part of Disabled Access Day –  a day to celebrate good access and to create opportunities for people to try something new.

There will be a changing places facility on site for the event. 


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Supported by

  • Colston Hall is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

  • Disabled Access Day is a biannual event in the United Kingdom that celebrates accessibility.

Welcome to
Bristol Beacon

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.

Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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