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Sat 2 Dec 2023

The Housewarming

Our opening celebration

Bristol Beacon

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We’re celebrating the opening of Bristol Beacon with a day-to-night festival bursting with a colourful spectrum of Bristol creativity and you’re invited to help us warm the place up.

At The Housewarming, every corner of Bristol Beacon – from the Terrace to our brand-new Cellars and our renewed transformed concert hall spaces – will come alive with performances, to celebrate its rebirth with light, sound and of course, music.

Throughout the celebration we’ll be showcasing the breadth of Bristol’s creative community. We’re setting the stage, but then it’s over to you!

Like all good housewarming parties, everyone is welcome: friends and neighbours, old and new. The doors are open, so come along – dig out your sequins, grab your dancing shoes and help us throw one massive Bristol party to remember.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Opening celebration event with performances across various stages and spaces at Bristol Beacon.

Further details of timings and how to attend will be announced soon. Sign up below to be notified.

Suitable for all ages

Opening programme announcements

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Thanks for your interest

Applications to perform at The Housewarming are now closed. 

We’ve had hundreds of you express interest in performing – thank you for all your ideas! If you have applied to be part of The Housewarming, please keep an eye on your inbox for updates.

The venue

Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Bristol Beacon is located in the city centre with entrances on Colston Street and Trenchard Street.

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 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.

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Bristol Beacon foyer has level access from street level with lifts to all levels and areas.

Assistance Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue.

Hearing Facility

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.

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