Theatre / Colston Hall

Experience Colston Hall’s 1950s auditorium one last time

By victoria rose, Tuesday Jun 5, 2018

Colston Hall‘s auditorium will close for redevelopment from Monday June 12, and isn’t due to reopen until 2020. In its final week of opening, the venue will be running a series of special events to ensure they go out with a bang.

On Friday June 8, the Würth Philharmonic will continue the tradition of world-renowned classical music at Colston Hall with a performance that brings together some of the world’s most talented young musicians as well as superstar conductor and violin virtuoso Maxim Vengerov.

Part of the Sensory Symphony experience, created by Limbic Cinema

Then, on Sunday June 10, Sensory Symphony, an audio-visual story of the history of Colston Hall created by specialist projectionists Limbic Cinema will run all day, providing opportunities for people to take part.  Visitors will be able to stand on the stage to experience the sights and sounds going back to the Victorian beginnings of the Hll.  It’s a chance to experience the memories of the millions of the concert-goers who have gone before them, as well as being able to see an artist’s impression of what the Hall will look like once reopened.

independent journalism

Bristol24/7 relies on your support to remain independent. If you like what we do and you want us to keep reporting, become a member for just £45 for the year

Join now

Each showing will last 25 minutes and there will be performances on the hour between 11am and 6pm, able to accommodate 90 people. The experience is free, however its advised to book in advance to ensure a place.

The transformation of the Colston Hall will include re-modelling and upgrading the main hall and secondary venue The Lantern, as well as opening up the cellars in the first time in 150 years, creating a new intimate performance space and an education suite. The Hall will reopen in 2020 with a new name.

Stay up-to-date with the development of Colston Hall by visiting

Related articles