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.

ROSS + ALI at Colston Hall / The Lantern Wed 25 October 2017 from 7.30pm

Notes: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18

PORTICO at Colston Hall / The Lantern Sat 28 October 2017 from 7.30pm


LIARS at Colston Hall / The Lantern Mon 30 October 2017 from 7.30pm

Notes: 16+

TENNYSON **CANCELLED** at Colston Hall / The Lantern Sat 4 November 2017 from 7.30pm - 11pm

Due to unforeseen scheduling changes, unfortunately Tennyson have decided to postpone their full tour until early 2018. The band are keen to get this booked in asap and there will be news soon. Thanks for understanding and apologies from the band for any inconvenience.
Notes: 16+

JULIEN BAKER at Colston Hall / The Lantern Mon 6 November 2017 from 07:30 pm

Crosstown Concerts presents: Julien Baker + special guests At The Lantern
Notes: 16+, u18s accompanied by an adult
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