Colston Hall

Colston Hall

PaulMay
Colston Hall <www.colstonhall.org> is a concert hall and grade-II listed-building situated on Colston Street, Bristol, England. A popular venue catering for a variety of different entertainers, it seats approximately 2,075 and provides licensed bars, a café and restaurant. Over the years it has hosted many legendary rock/pop/classical artists, including: Rachmaninoff, Paul Robeson, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Elton John, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Roxy Music, Bob Marley, Lou Reed, Buddy Rich, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Dylan, various national Orchestras, Jazz Bands, stand-up Comedians, folk musics and numerous other stage acts. Its history goes back 150 years. In 1861 the Colston Hall Company bought the land off Colston Boys' school to fund their project of building a concert hall in the city. The first Colston Hall opened to the public on 20 September 1867, named after the Bristol merchant Edward Colston, and built in the Bristol Byzantine style. Most of the building was damaged during a fire in 1898, and the rebuilt second hall opened in 1901. Another fire destroyed it again in 1945, and it was rebuilt again in 1951. From 2007 to 2009, the Colston Hall underwent extensive refurbishment with the construction of a new copper-clad foyer alongside the present building, topped by a wind turbine. #Concert_Hall
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