Colston Hall calls on 45,000 people for its £45m transformation campaign

Louise Mitchell

Louise Mitchell

Colston Hall is calling on 45,000 thousand people across Bristol, the region and the country to support its £45 million transformation.

Ambassadors representing entertainment, education and enterprise recently launched the 45k for £45m campaign at Colston Hall.

The aim of the campaign is to show high levels of support for the Hall’s redevelopment that will finish the ambitious scheme that was started in 2009 with the opening of the new foyer.

The £45 million transformation appeal Thank You for the Music was launched in September 2014.

Since then, a third of the money has been raised following commitments from the Government (£5m) and Bristol City Council (£10m).

Showing support is easy, people can sign-up to the campaign using one of the Social Media channels via

Louise Mitchell, Chief Executive of Bristol Music Trust, comments: “We want to illustrate how important Colston Hall’s transformation is for Bristol and the South West. Our plans echo values that we hope the public will share; three simple aims for education, entertainment and enterprise.

“The redevelopment will touch tens of thousands of lives. They could be one of the 300,000 people in our audience each year, or one of the 20,000 children we educate.

“A transformed Colston Hall will also stimulate arts enterprise in a growing south west economy. By attracting more people to the venue, we estimate that we’ll boost the local economy by £100 million over the first five years.

“45,000 people is ambitious. But we believe in our plans to become one of the best arts and learning facilities in the country and we hope the public will come on board and show their support too. ”