Bristol Beacon's Open Music Day
Find your place in our creative space!
Come and explore Inside Out – Bristol Beacon’s Open Music Day – with five floors packed full of workshops, activities and performances for everyone.
This is your chance to have a go, join in and find out about everything we do to help make space for music in Bristol.
Enjoy free performances all day from local artists, with plenty of opportunities for everyone to get stuck in – from DJ demonstrations to early years singing workshops.
Find out more about our transformed venue and education spaces ahead of our reopening this November, as well as hearing from community voices in our Sounds of Flight exhibition.
Then, from 7pm, join us for the Next Level Showcase featuring this year’s cohort of emerging Bristol talent, headlined by some very special guests.
Get a flavour of the programme below, we look forward to meeting you!
Open music day presented by Bristol Beacon
10.00 – 16.00
All ages welcome
Free entry all day
Making our events environmentally sustainable
Explore our interactive displays on how we have transformed Bristol Beacon into one of the best and most accessible performance and music education venues in Europe, and chat to our Green Champions about our roadmap to net zero by 2030.
Free music all day from Bristol artists
Explore and play with interactive activities and exhibitions
Sharpen your musical skills with interactive workshops
Next Level Showcase
From 7pm, join us for the Next Level Showcase headlined by the UK’s most exciting new Rap artist Miss Lafamilia and DJ McCoy Sway and performances from this year’s Next Level cohort.
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at Bristol Beacon
Our foyer space located within Bristol Beacon where we host events, performances and conferences.
Getting to the venue
Location: Bridgehouse is located within Bristol Beacon with entrances on Colston Street and Trenchard Street.
Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.
Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 50m 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.
The city centre bus stop is 250m from Bristol Beacon where most bus services stop.
Bridgehouse has level access from street level with lifts to all levels. For unallocated seated performances, seats can easily be removed to accommodate wheelchairs.
Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue.
There is an induction loop at the box office. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting. There is no hearing loop facility for the foyer stage.