Our supporters

Supporters for our transformation campaign so far include

Principal Supporters

Arts Council England
HM Treasury
National Lottery Heritage Fund
Bristol City Council
West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership

Major Donors

Emma Balfour and Andrew Garrad
Jerry Cowhig
Ken Gibbs
Liz Golding
Mr C W Hughes
William and Felicity Mather
Louise Mitchell
Steve Pain
Mary Prior CVO MBE and John Prior
Nicole Sherwood
Francesco Vanni
Elizabeth and Paul Whitehouse

CHIME Circle Members

Joanna and Richard Bacon
Simon and Yvonne Chapman
Beth and Steve Evans
Nigel and Lyn Harradine
J and M Britton Charitable Trust
Ros and Cameron Kennedy
William and Felicity Mather
Sonia Mills and Peter Rilett
Sally Anne Watson
Helen and Peter Wilde

Trusts and Foundations

Foyle Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
John James Bristol Foundation
The Nisbet Trust
St James’s Place Charitable Foundation
The Wolfson Foundation

Corporate partners

Burges Salmon
Corrigan Accountants
DAC Beachcroft
Hayes Parsons

Name a seat supporters

Hundreds of individuals, businesses and organisations have chosen to support our Transformation by naming a seat in our newly transformed venue. To view a full list of supporters, click here.

One-off donations

We’re grateful for every donation, whether large or small, in support of our Transformation. To view a full list of donors who have made a contribution over £50, click here.

Vocal support for our Transformation

Business West
British Paraorchestra
Suzanne Bull, Attitude is Everything
Jimmy Carr
Jamie Cullum
Warwick Davis
Destination Bristol
Jason Donovan
George Ferguson, Former Bristol Mayor
Ricky Gervais
Charles Hazlewood
Heritage Lotter Fund
Charlotte Leslie, MP Bristol North West
Kerry McCarthy, MP Bristol East
The Right Honorable Baroness Dawn Primarolo
Darren Jones, MP Bristol North West
Thangam Debbonaire, MP Bristol West
The Right Honorable Baroness Dawn Primarolo
Sir Simon Rattle
The Staves
Stephen Williams, Former MP Bristol West

“This is going to be a world-class concert hall for the 21st century and it’s something Bristol will be able to be incredibly proud of.”

Darren Henley, Chief Executive Arts Council England


In August 2015 we launched a campaign asking for 45,000 people to show their support for our £45 Million campaign to transform the hall into one of the best arts and learning facilities in the country.

We’re delighted by the support our audiences and the people of Bristol have shown towards our transformation project and, as of 4th September 2017, we now have over 20,500 pledges of support.

These signatures and the strong display of community support have been hugely influential in us gaining local council and national Government support as well us funding from private donors and other funding organisations.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to the 20,500+ members of the public that have backed the campaign.

To find out more about supporting our campaign to Transform the Hall click here. 

To sign up to regular Transformation updates, subscribe to our Transformation eNews here.

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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