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Sun 3 Dec 2023


Penguin Cafe

Beacon Hall

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An illustration of a penguin in front of a full moon - the image is reflected in the water below

Arthur Jeffes’ much loved collective Penguin Cafe are back and performing their eclectic array of genre-defying evocative pieces mixing Arthur’s beautiful compositions with some iconic PCO classics.

Originally brought together by Arthur to keep alive the music of his late father Simon Jeffes of the iconic Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Penguin Cafe have gone on to release four original and critically acclaimed albums; A Matter of Life… in 2011, The Red Book in 2014, The Imperfect Sea 2017 and Handfuls of Night in 2019, the latter two on Erased Tapes Records.

Arthur has also been working with Greenpeace and Aardman Animations, composing the soundtrack for a special film ‘Turtles Journey’, released to high acclaim in promotion of the campaign ‘Protect the Ocean’. The film has since won a Jury Prize in the ‘Commissioned Film’ category at the Annecy Festival 2020. His work with Greenpeace continues.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Format: Standing in stalls, reserved seating in tiers

All Ages (Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)

Doors: 19.00
Start Time: 20.00
Interval: 20.45 – 21.10
Finish: 22.00

All timings are approximate and subject to change

“Some of the most unusual and delightful music of the last 40 years.”

The Guardian

About Beacon Hall

Our new flagship venue at Bristol Beacon

The venue

Beacon Hall

Getting to the venue

Location: Beacon Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


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.

Car parking

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.

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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

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.

Hearing Facility

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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