Arts Council England
Suzanne Bull, Attitude is Everything
It’s a great venue with such an intimate environment and great connection with your audience. It’s good to hear they are planning to modernise the venue and to such a high standard. I’m also delighted that the new facility will be more than just an entertainment venue, and will nurture future talent through education and the development of businesses related to the performing arts
These are very exciting times for the performing arts in Bristol and the wider region. I look forward to working with Bristol Music Trust to ensure the Colston Hall complements the development of the arena and the recently-upgraded Bristol Old Vic, providing the people of Bristol, those living in the south west and visitors to our city with a first class destination for entertainment.
Heritage Lottery Fund
Colston Hall is important to Bristol and the South West and it is imperative that the Hall is redeveloped. The Thank you for the Music campaign would make this hall one of the top venues in Europe and help Bristol retain its place as an international creative hub. The Hall offers fantastic performances but also does valuable work with the local community through its many projec
I fully support this campaign and recognise the important role that this Hall plays in Bristol and across the South West. It is a significant institution that not only hosts a huge number of music and comedy shows but also supports the local community through valuable education programmes. The tour of the hall was fascinating but it certainly highlighted the necessity for further funding to bring it into alignment with other top European concert hal
The Colston Hall is part of the fabric of our city. Over the years I’ve seen many performances and spoken at several events held at this much loved venue. Most recently I enjoyed seeing Jamie Cullum perform there last year.
People of all ages and from all parts of Bristol have been to the Colston Hall. It’s right that the building is modernised and made fit for the twenty-first century.
I look forward to a Colston Hall that continues to reach out to local residents and schools, is accessible for all and is well used by communities across our city.
Sir Simon Rattle
It is critical that projects of this magnitude and significance for the development of the performing arts in this country are given the financial support they deserve. Colston Hall, which is close to my heart as it is in my constituency, will sustain our cultural infrastructure and reinforce our country’s position as an international capital for musical talent and development. Moreover it will help create tomorrow’s generation of performers and entrepreneurs in the arts world through its focus on supporting education and enterprise. I will do my best to see that the Government puts mone