Orchestral Season 2023/24
We are proud and delighted to announce the 2023/24 Reopening Orchestral Season, bringing symphonic orchestral music back home to Bristol.
This is the first orchestral season to take place in our wonderful new auditorium, Beacon Hall, with improved acoustics and 21st century levels of audience comfort, access and stage technology.
We are excited to welcome back many great orchestras, including our friends the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, who we announce as our Orchestra in Residence. And the London Symphony Orchestra, who we have presented in Bath on a number of occasions during our venue’s transformation, now return to Bristol Beacon as Associate Artists.
We are bringing some of the UK’s other flagship orchestras to Bristol – The Hallé, the Royal Philharmonic and chamber orchestra the Royal Northern Sinfonia – as well as two international orchestras from Strasbourg and Dresden.
The season contains two world premieres, including Odyssey, a powerful new music-drama commissioned from Jonathan Dove. Inspired by first-hand accounts of refugees, this concert sits as part of a whole day of activity co-created with members of Bristol’s refugee community.
We look forward to welcoming you into our new spaces very soon. Enjoy this special season!
Orchestral Ticket Prices
There are four price bands (Bands A-D) for each concert in the Orchestral Season 2023/24. A fifth price band (Premium) will apply to some concerts in the season.
Within price bands A-D, there are two types of ticket: Standard and Open Concession.
If you are under 26, there is a fixed ticket price available on a limited number of seats for every concert.
If you purchase tickets for more than one concert in the 2023/24 Orchestral Season, you may be able to take advantage of our Multibuy offer.
Buy 3 concerts save 10%
Buy 4-7 concerts save 20%
Buy 8-10 concerts save 25%
Buy 11 concerts save 30%
In order to qualify for the discount, tickets for the corresponding number of concerts must be purchased in one transaction.
Discounts are available for schools bookings.
with Jonathan James
18:25, Lantern Hall (30 mins)
Free with a concert ticket
Pre-concert talks are a great way to take a deep dive into the season’s concerts.
Hosted by conductor, music educator, writer and presenter Jonathan James, these talks will introduce you to the works in the programme, interview members of the orchestras and illuminate the creative process.
Orchestral Season 2023/24
About Beacon Hall
Our new flagship venue at Bristol Beacon
at Bristol Beacon
Getting to the venue
Location: Beacon Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.
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 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.
Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.
Spaces for wheelchair users are in:
- row S in the centre of the rear Stalls (10 spaces)
- row Z in the left and right wings at the back of Lower Tier (4 spaces, 2 on each side),
- rows G/H on the left only at the back of Upper Tier (2 spaces)
Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in row F are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.
A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)
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