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Hire Lantern Hall

Bring some drama to your event with our elegant space

Victorian, vibrant and versatile, our Lantern Hall is the perfect blend of heritage and modern event tech.

Dating from the mid 1800s, the elegant Lantern Hall has been remodelled into a dynamic events space, with moveable seating and staging, a dedicated bar area and beautiful new entrance, complete with a spiral staircase and restored Victorian roof light.

From glamorous gala dinners to bustling exhibitions, give your event a contemporary yet classic feel in this historic space.


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Perfect for: Dinners, performances, receptions, exhibitions, larger parties

Capacity: Seating for up to 296, standing 500

Tech: Dedicated top specification in-house PA, lighting and AV set up

Setup: Variety of configurations with retractable seating and staging

Event staffing: Event coordinator, Front of House Manager, Stewards, Technician, Sound Operator

Dimensions: Flexible stage 5m deep x 8m wide, 1m or 2m stage extension options


We pride ourselves on the flexibility of our spaces and can tailor almost any aspect of Lantern Hall to meet your event needs. But we also know that too much choice can be overwhelming.

We’ve created these commercial packages to meet the most frequent needs of our clients we work with and to help you design your next event with us.

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Venue Hire

Our standard venue hire comes with use of Lantern Hall stage, 2 dressing rooms, shared access to Bar Areas for catering, a variety of stage set ups, lighting, sound and technical staffing provision.

This package is perfect for award ceremonies, smaller conferences, book readings or as a great starting point to design your bespoke event.


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Technical Packages

Rate: From £600 + VAT

Transform your event with our range of technical packages. We have the flexibility to offer a wide variety of sound, lighting and AV options from simple uplighters to a bespoke lighting design, 6.5K projector and video presentation equipment.

Dependant on your requirements, we will provide all your staffing needs to suit your package from event coordination through to technical delivery.

Live Streaming and Video Conferencing Packages

Rate: From £500 + VAT

Take your event at Lantern Hall to a global stage with one of our live streaming and video conferencing packages. From simple camera set-ups to complex multi-camera captures and live broadcasts, we can cater for all your filming requirements.

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Catering Packages

Rate: From £500 + VAT

Our catering team can offer mouth-watering food a drink packages for any type of event from light bites to banquet settings. All our produce is sourced from local suppliers of the highest quality.

Getting here

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bristol Temple Meads is the nearest train station, which is served by regular train services from across the UK, including frequent, high-speed service to London.

Bristol Beacon is 1.6km west of the train station, and there are regular bus services from the station to the city centre promenade. Or you can hop on a Bristol Ferry from the station to the City Centre stop, which is 350m from the venue.

  Bus and Coach

Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.

Bristol Bus and Coach Station is 800m from Bristol Beacon.

  Bicycle, e-scooter and e-bike

Bicycle racks are available on Trenchard street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. TIER e-scooters and e-bikes are available for hop-on hop-off short term rental across Bristol. There are designated e-scooter parking areas on the city centre promenade.


Bristol Ferry Boats run every 45 mins. The City Centre stop is 350m from Bristol Beacon on the Floating Harbour. You can board a ferry from Bristol Temple Meads and Hotwells to the city centre.

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.

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Bristol Beacon is an accessible venue. There are lowered counters at the box office, bars and Bristol Loaf café, lifts to all floors and accessible toilet facilities. We welcome registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals.

An induction hearing loop is available. An assistive listening system is available in the venue spaces.

Large print formats of venue information are available on request.


All our event spaces and public areas are wheelchair accessible.

We have lifts to all floors.

There is level access from Colston Street or Trenchard street with automatic doors.

Disabled parking

The nearest disabled parking is in Trenchard Street car park. A lay-by for drop-off with a dropped curb is immediately outside Bristol Beacon on Colston Street.

Accessible toilets

Our accessible toilet facilities are found on all levels and are signposted in the building. A changing places accessible toilet is available on the Lower Ground Floor of the venue.

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