Events at Colston Hall / The Lantern


The Colston Hall opened to the public in 1867 and has not just been a part of the music scene but a significant landmark in the history of Bristol itself. Having survived two devastating fires, the hall has had quite a few aesthetic makeovers. The most recent has seen a complete overhaul of the main entrance, turning it into more of a multimedia centre. It now has a modern bar, big screen televisions showing some sporting fixtures, and a light and airy reception area with comfortable seating. The venue itself is constructed like a traditional music hall. At the front there is a huge stage which can be altered for different types of events (up until 2003 they used hold wrestling matches here). The rest is tiered with removable seats at the front for general admission shows and an extensive balcony. it has a maximum capacity of around 2000.

Acts that have played here include; Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Stones, David Bowie, Elton John, Thin Lizzy, Roxy Music, Bob Marley, Lou Reed, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and Halle Orchestra. My personal favourite however was PJ & Duncan.

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.

Address: Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR * Click on the address to launch google maps.

IGLOOGHOST at Colston Hall / The Lantern Sat 10 February 2018 from 08:00 pm

Iglooghost (AV Set) + Kai Whiston
Notes: at The Lantern

BINKBEATS at Colston Hall / The Lantern Fri 23 February 2018 from 7.30pm

Notes: Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18

KAMAAL WILLIAMS at Colston Hall / The Lantern Fri 23 March 2018 from 07:30 pm

Kamaal Williams is the latest project led by prolific South London artist Henry Wu.
Notes: Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult.

LONDON ASTROBEAT ORCHESTRA PERFORMS TALKING HEADS at Colston Hall / The Lantern Sat 14 April 2018 from 7.30pm - 11pm

London Astrobeat Orchestra performs Talking Heads
Notes: 16+

PETER HAMMILL at Colston Hall / The Lantern Sun 29 April 2018 from 7pm

Notes: 14+

VESSELS at Colston Hall / The Lantern Sat 5 May 2018 from 8pm

Notes: 16+

SCOTT MATTHEWS at Colston Hall / The Lantern Wed 16 May 2018 from 7pm - 11pm

Notes: 14+
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