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During our Transformation…

Bristol Beacon is currently undertaking a c.£50 million transformation project to build a world class concert venue for Bristol. Our venue spaces are currently closed until we complete our transformation and reopen in 2021.

During this time we will remain open and will continue to present a diverse offering of shows, parties, conferences and events in our open plan foyer space as well as presenting shows in venues of all shapes and sizes across the city.

Due to the impacts of COID-19, our box office currently remains closed. Please email if you need to contact us.


Bristol Beacon, Bristol BS1 5AR

Building Opening times

Monday – Friday 08:30 – 18:00

Box Office Opening Times

Our phone line 0117 203 4040 and box office counter will be available at the following times.

Monday – Thursday 12:00 – 17:00

Friday 10:00 – 17:00

Throughout our transformation these times may vary. Please check Latest Building Updates or with Box Office for any changes in opening hours.


We recommend parking in Trenchard Street car park, situated behind Bristol Beacon. Enter via Trenchard or Lodge Street. Parking is payable at the pay-machines either on entrance (before leaving the car park) or exit. You may find it easier to pay for your ticket before the show to avoid any queuing on the way home. Easiest access to Bristol Beaconl can be found on floor one of the car park.

Please note Trenchard Street car park serves a number of city venues and can be extremely busy.

By Foot

Bristol Beacon is situated just off the city centre promenade. We are ten minutes walk from the Broadmead shopping area, situated behind Colston Tower.

By Train

Temple Meads, the nearest station, is about one mile from Bristol Beacon. Buses 8 and 9 run directly run directly to the city centre promenade. For further info about train times please visit the National Rail Enquiries website or call 08457 48 49 50.

By Boat

You can catch a ferry from Bristol Temple Meads and Hotwells to the City Centre stop on the Floating Harbour, which is a five minute walk away. Boats run every 40 minutes – visit the Bristol Ferry Boats website for timetables and fares.

By Bus

Most buses to the city centre stop at the promenade, where we recommend you alight for Bristol Beacon. We are situated behind Colston Tower. For further bus enquiries please visit the First Cityline website or call 0845 602 0156 (8am-8pm)

Night-Flyers run every Friday and Saturday night 12–6am every hour on the hour at a flat fare of £3 from various points in the centre. For further information please call 0117 922 4454, email or visit the Bristol City Council website.

By Car

Via M5: Exit junction 18, follow A4 (Portway) to the centre. Follow signs for the city centre.

Via M4: Exit junction 19 (M32). Follow signs to Clifton. For dropping-off / picking-up turn into Colston Street, which is the first left after the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI).

Please bear in mind that Colston Street is no longer accessible from the city centre promenade – only from Trenchard Street via Pipe Lane, or when coming from the M32, turn left into Upper Maudlin Street, which is the first left after the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI).

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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