Bristol and Bath Folk Music Venues
Colston Hall is Bristol’s largest concert hall, presenting concerts and entertainment by major names in rock, pop, jazz, folk, world and classical music, stand up comedy and light entertainment, as well as local choirs, orchestras and schools.
Our audiences have been enjoying music here since 1867 and the building remains at the heart of cultural life in the city. We have hosted music from the likes of Emile Sandé, John Grant, Richard Hawley, Robert Plant and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; comedy from Harry Hill, Jimmy Carr and Billy Connolly; as well as being a key player in many of Bristol’s wider events including the Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival, Slapstick Festival and Doors Open Day. Some of the world’s biggest music and comedy stars have performed on our stage, including The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong Motorhead and Bob Dylan.
Our imposing and iconic foyer has made Colston Hall an architecturally significant and striking addition to Bristol’s skyline and befits the many fantastic performers who play here. With a café bar, roof terrace, conferencing and education facilities, plus disabled access to all floors we offer a top quality experience to all our visitors.
Situated in the oldest part of the building, The Lantern was built in 1873 and offers a programme of world, folk, jazz, acoustic and new classical music in a quirky and intimate space. In former times the venue was a theatre, and staged performances by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School alumni including Patrick Stewart and Daniel Day Lewis. The maximum capacity for this venue is 350 standing and 250 seated.Colston Hall is run by Bristol Music Trust, a registered charity (no. 1140898).
Phone: 0844 887 1500
Address: Colston St, Bristol
Postcode: BS1 5AR
Area/Nearest station: City Centre, Bristol
Twitter name: @Colston_Hall
Facebook name: https://www.facebook.com/ColstonHall