Bristol Plays Music believe that dance can be an alternative way for young people to develop a love for music. To give this opportunity to as many people as possible we created a highly popular schools dance festival – Stages, that gives large numbers of school pupils the chance to show their love of dance and music.

The Stages dance festival is an annual event that involves hundreds of children of all ages from Bristol schools and dance groups. It takes the shape of a festival weekend in March followed by a Gala show the following month.

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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