The people of Bristol have been enjoying music at Colston Hall for almost 140 years. As part of our redevelopment project we've been researching the key points of the four Colston Halls that have stood on Colston Street, as well as the many musical highlights experienced along the way.
Selected reviews for this venue:
Tommy Emmanuel (19/03/13) - Simply Awesome
First saw Tommy a couple of years ago in Birmingham, and couldn't believe my luck when the tour dates this year included Bristols Colston Hall, being pretty local. Evening was simply superb, and incredible value for money. Martin Taylor was also superb.
Address: Colston Hall
It depends where you are coming from, but any bus passing through the city centre would be perfect for coming to Colston Hall.
Which train station is closest to Colston Hall?
Bristol Temple Meads is the closest train station. The number 8 or 9 bus runs between Bristol Temple Meads and the city centre, or it takes approximately 20 minutes to walk.
Colston Hall aims to be as accessible as possible for disabled people or anyone who may need a little bit more help to attend a concert.
Colston Hall foyer and main auditorium is completely accessible for visitors with disabilities. Lifts at both our Trenchard Street and Colston Street entrances will take visitors to all levels and wheelchair users can now access seats in the balcony. Please speak to the Box Office for more information.
A system of ramps and lifts also provides access to Hall 2.
Stairs are designed to ensure handrails and steps are as supportive and identifiable as possible for visitors who may need assistance in using them.
Hall 1 can accommodate 11 wheelchairs and Hall 2 can accommodate 3 wheelchairs.
The Ticket and Information Office and the bars in the new foyer all have lowered accessible counters.
Patrons are encouraged to mention any accessibility requirements they have when booking tickets - we are flexible and will do our best to meet all requirements.
Anyone who requires assistance to attend an event at Colston Hall will be allowed to bring a companion who will be admitted free of charge. Please ask about 'Essential Carer' tickets when booking. Colston Hall can provide an assistant for those wanting to attend a concert alone.
Facilities for deaf and hearing impaired visitors
Colston Hall has an infra-red hearing system. On arrival, please contact a duty manger or steward for loan of an infra-red necklet receiver to be used in conjunction with your hearing aid.
Colston Hall will provide a BSL interpreter for concerts if required.
The ticket and information office is equipped with a hearing loop.
Registered assistance dogs
Registered assistance dogs are admitted and we can look after your dog during the show if you require.
Our accessible toilet facilities are at stalls and balcony level and are signposted in the building.
All our print is available in large print, braille or audio. To receive one of these either phone the box office on 0117 922 3686, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Baby changing facilities
Unisex baby changing facilities are available on all floors.
Car park access Car and coach drop off point is at the front of the Hall in Colston Street and at the rear entrance in Trenchard Street.
Additionally there is accessible car parking facilities on the ground floor of the public car park at Trenchard Street, which leads to level access to the Hall. Please be aware that this is not free parking for Blue Badge holders. Assistance may be needed for some users of the car park as Trenchard Street is on a steep incline.
Fire and emergency
In the event of an emergency, lifts will not be available for the use of those with mobility problems. Refuge stations with Evac Chairs will be provided with trained staff members to assist with escape.