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Bristol Beacon

Bristol’s largest concert hall, hosting an impressive line-up of some of the world’s best-loved musicians, performers and comedians.

  • Music
  • Comedy

The Hall has been open since 1867, growing in style and splendour with the changing times, whilst remaining one of Bristol’s most iconic venues. Musical greats such as The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, and Ella Fitzgerald have all graced the stage at Bristol Beacon, and the venue continues to host major names in rock, pop, jazz, folk, world and classical music.

Most recently, Bristol Beacon has 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 Bristol New Music.

Bristol Beacon's historic spaces and auditoriums are currently undergoing a £48.8m transformation, which will turn the venue into one the best performance and music learning spaces in Europe – a modern, accessible, state-of-the-art facility. 

Meanwhile Bristol Beacon continues to bring the best live music to the region through its 'Presents' programme, taking shows to Bristol's finest music venues.

Did you know?

Though famed for performances by the likes of The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix, in the 50s and 60s circus performances and also wrestling matches were as popular as pop.



  • Accessible to wheelchair users
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Discounted/ Complimentary entry for carers
  • Facilities for deaf and hard of hearing people
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Baby changing facilities
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