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Watch renaming announcement of Bristol’s concert hall

WATCH SIGNED VIDEO On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon. Watch the live stream of our announcement with Chief Executive Louise Mitchell and Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees. The new name is a symbol of hope and community. A focal point for music in the city. A gathering space, illuminating the way ahead. A place of welcome, warmth and light. An open invitation to…

Ryan from Wilmott Dixon standing in Colston Hall surrounded by birdcage scaffolding

New behind-the-scenes tour and unexpected heritage finds

Bristol Music Trust and their redevelopment partners, Willmott Dixon, have released a new video giving a behind-the-scenes tour of the multi-million pound transformation of Colston Hall and revealing for the first time a number of unexpected heritage elements discovered during the works. Note: this was filmed before the removal of the Colston Hall lettering on Mon 15 Jun 2020. As one of the most complex construction projects in the UK…

£250k donation towards the restoration of Colston Hall’s unique organ

South West charitable organisation, the J & M Britton Charitable Trust, has announced a generous donation of £250,000 towards the restoration of Colston Hall’s historic organ, which is a key feature in the Hall’s ambitious transformation programme currently underway. This donation means that, from the re-opening of the concert venue, the organ will be called the Britton Organ. The ‘late Romantic’ organ is a remarkable feat of engineering, taking five…

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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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