Resources and Events

BPM supports school and community events across the city and beyond. This includes, events at Bristol Beacon and festivals and concerts across the city such as Harbour side and Sounds Inspiring.

Organisations wanting to stage a music education event at Bristol Beacon aimed at children and Young people between the ages of 5-18 can apply to BPM for financial support in the form of a discounted rate. The discount is dependent on the organisation having a collaborative relationship with BPM and meeting the criteria expressed in the application.

  • The standard education discount is 40%
  • Organisations staging an educational event for schools in Hall 1 prior to a commercial booking may apply to have the additional fees waived

Partner Organisations
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, UWE, National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, South Gloucestershire Music Hub, Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol Cathedral Choir School, Cabot Learning Federation, Music Education: North Somerset, St George’s, BBC Ten Pieces, BBC Music Day, Awards for Young Musicians, EFDSS, Music Mark.

More from Bristol Plays Music

We’re changing

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon, and this means we’re changing too.

Bristol Plays Music is run by Bristol Music Trust, the charity that also runs the venue formerly known as Colston Hall. These two organisations will soon unite under one name: Bristol Beacon.

Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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