Visit Us

In line with government announcements, Bristol Beacon will reopen from Thursday 20 May 2021 for socially distanced events in our foyer and promoted 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

We know some people will be desperate to return to watching live events right away, and others will feel they want to, but might also be feeling cautious about returning. To reassure you, here’s a summary of what to expect when you visit us.

  • Bristol Beacon is only open for socially distanced ticketed events.
  • Register with NHS Test and Trace app when you arrive. You may be asked to queue outside while others sign in.
  • We use eTickets for all events to reduce contact. Advanced booking is essential.
  • Please wear a face covering until you are seated for a performance.
  • Follow the one-way route signposted through the building.
  • Please keep a safe social distance from others during your visit.
  • Use the hand sanitiser stations and wash your hands regularly.
  • We’ve introduced extra cleaning measures for your protection.
  • Our bar will be open for events. Contactless payment is preferred.

Please follow government guidelines during your visit and avoid mixing with people outside of your household or support bubble while at Bristol Beacon.

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

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Opening Times

Bristol Beacon will reopen on 20 May 2021 for socially distanced events in our foyer and promoted shows in external venues across Bristol.

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

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

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.

Access

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 hello@bristobeacon.org 

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

Toilets, including accessible toilets, are open for event ticket holders. Every other toilet stall and urinal will be blocked off, and toilet facilities will be open on all floors.

Cloakroom

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

Our bar will be open for live events taking place at Bristol Beacon from 20 May 2021.

To reduce contact we are not taking drink orders at the bar and are instead offering a table and seat service. Contactless payment for orders is preferred.

Currently no food service is available. Bristol Loaf is taking over operation of our café space, and a new menu will be on offer when it launches in June 2021.

Visit our Food and Drink pages for 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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