Visit Us

Bristol Beacon has reopened for standing and seated events in our foyer and we are continuing our programme of shows in external venues across Bristol.  Tickets for shows, events and exhibitions are now available to book.

Our performance venues remain closed while we continue our transformation project to build a world class concert venue for the city.

We’ve missed sharing live music experiences with you, and we know you have too. But we’re really looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

What to expect when we reopen

From Monday 19 July 2021 coronavirus restrictions will ease and this means changes to how live music can take place. We are continuing some measures to help keep you safe. Here’s a summary of what to expect when you visit us.

  • Bristol Beacon is now open for standing and seated events, and during our café opening times.
  • Register with NHS Test and Trace app (or alternative) when you arrive.
  • We use eTickets for all events to reduce contact. Advanced booking is encouraged.
  • Face coverings are encouraged.
  • Follow the one-way route signposted through the building.
  • Use the hand sanitiser stations and wash your hands regularly.
  • We’ve introduced extra cleaning measures for your protection.
  • Standing bar service will be open for events, but face coverings must be worn.
  • Contactless card payment only, contactless is preferred.

For more information about the measures we’re taking to keep you safe please click the button below.


Opening Times

Bristol Beacon is open for standing and seated events in our foyer, during our café opening times, and promoted shows in external venues across Bristol.

Bristol Beacon is open 30 mins before the advertised start time of an event.

Our in-person box office and phone lines are open from Wed-Fri, 12pm-5pm.

To contact box office please phone 0117 203 4040 or email

Getting here

Our address is: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol BS1 5AR

Plan your journey and receive the latest travel information with Travel West.

By foot 

Bristol Beacon is situated just off the city centre promenade. We are 1km from the Broadmead shopping area situated behind Beacon Tower.

By bicycle and e-scooter 

Bicycle racks are available on Trenchard street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade.

Voi e-scooters are available for hop-on hop-off short term rental across Bristol. There are designated e-scooter parking areas on the city centre promenade. Please check the Voi app for the latest information.

By bus

The city centre bus stop is 250m from Bristol Beacon where most bus services stop. For information on bus services visit Travel West.

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).

There are currently temporary traffic lights on Colston Street and upper Trenchard Street is closed.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 50m away directly behind Bristol Beacon. Enter via Trenchard Street. (The Lodge Street entrance is currently closed.)

Pay machines are located at the pedestrian entrance / exits. It is possible to pay for parking before leaving and before visiting us.

By train

Bristol Temple Meads is the nearest train station. We are 1.6km west of the train station. The most direct pedestrian route to us from the station is via Queen Square.

For information on train services visit National Rail Enquiries.

By boat

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.

For information on ferry services visit Bristol Ferry Boats.


Bristol Beacon foyer is fully accessible with lift access to all floors and accessible toilet facilities.

We have a range of services to assist people with disabilities. If you have access requirements, please sign up to our Access Register for discounts, wheelchair spaces, dedicated seats and free personal assistant tickets. You can also join our mailing list to get new about accessible events and exhibition.

Find out how to make the most of your visit by visiting our accessibility page.

Booking information

You can buy tickets for any event at Bristol Beacon, or an event that we are presenting and selling tickets for in an external venue, via our website. Tickets for online events can also be purchased via our website. Visit our What’s On pages to view our upcoming events.

We offer personal assistance tickets for people who have access needs. These tickets are available online if you are signed up to our accessibility register. Visit our accessibility pages for more information.

Our in-person box office and our phone lines are currently closed. To contact box office please email 

Visit our how to book pages for more information.

Plan your visit

When you arrive

Entrance to Bristol Beacon is via Colston Street next to Beacon Tower. We are operating a one-way system.

Please arrive at least 30 mins before your event start time. You may be asked to wait outside the building while others are signing in.

Have your e-ticket ready to be checked either on a digital device or printed.


Toilets, including accessible toilets, are open for event ticket holders.


Our cloakroom is not open. You will be able to take your belongings to your seat or table, however we ask you not to bring large bags or luggage with you.

We want you to enjoy your visit safely, click here for more information about the measures we’re taking to keep you safe. 

Eating and Drinking

Bristol Loaf is our café on the lower ground floor open serving breakfast, lunch, small scandi-inspired evening plates and sharing boards accompanied by specialty coffee and delicious natural wines from Native Vine.

Native Vine bar on the lower ground floor will be open for all events with our Terrace and Stalls bar open for selected events.

We only accept card payment and contactless is preferred.

Visit our food and drink pages to view opening times and more information.

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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