A new era of music-making opportunities in Bristol

A new era of modern music-making opportunities in Bristol for 2016/17

The beginning of this academic year marks the start of a number of exciting new music-making opportunities for young people across the city.

Bristol Plays Music will no longer be running the long-standing Remix programme at Colston Hall* instead we will be increasing our support for community arts organisations who deliver similar projects through the new ‘3rd Space Music’ network as well as introducing new activities at each of our Music Centres around Bristol. More information on this and other events can be found below.

3rd space music

3rd Space Music
‘’Discover youth music in Bristol’’

At 3rd Space Music we believe in providing communities with local access to safe spaces, quality equipment and inspirational guidance. We’re a group of arts organisations working together to support the next generation’s musical progression across Bristol. Each of us offers a variety of projects in learning how to make music, record and perform. Get in touch to see how we can help you to develop your skills and discover a city full of music learning opportunities!

For up-to-date info and how to get involved click here.

take note gallery1

Music Centres

BPM has a great reputation for providing high quality instrumental music lessons and a range of ensembles, choirs and music technology sessions at music centres throughout the city.

We now offer more opportunities than ever to learn, play and perform and are always seeking to develop new activities in order to make sure there’s something for everyone.

Click here to see what we currently offer.

Remix Academy

*Remix Celebration
Saturday 8 Oct, 12pm-2pm
Colston Hall, Foyer

An opportunity for past and present Remix Academy members, friends, family and staff to get together and celebrate all the activity that’s taken place at Colston Hall and beyond over the past 10 years. There will be an Open Mic for any young musicians wanting to share their musical skills, special live performances from the Remix Music Leaders and a chance to get your hands on Remix CD albums and t-shirts!!

We’d love to see anyone and everyone who have been involved with the Remix Academy in any way and hope that this will provide a platform for people to say ‘thank you’ for the musical experiences shared together.

Come and find out about how Remix has helped to shape the opportunities available for you to continue your musical journey in Bristol. You might even see that person who helped you discover your passion for music whilst also finding out about the wealth of opportunity available for you to continue your musical journey in Bristol!


Saturday 8 Oct, 2pm-9pm
Colston Hall, The Lantern

Get your music heard. Connect with professional artists. Develop your music in live workshops.

Music for Youth presents Frequencies in association with Bristol Plays Music. If you’re an emerging musician, don’t miss this free, whole day event offering you the chance to perform, work with professional artists, meet industry experts, attend workshops and find out about new opportunities in your area.

Performance Showcase

Put yourself forward for a performance slot in the evening showcase and work with professional stage managers and sound crew. Get your music heard!

Workshop Sessions

Work side-by- side with professional artists including Jason Singh (musician, composer, sound artist, & producer), Ben Gwynne (of Electro Trip-Hop Duo, Paugwé), Tanya Lacey (recording artist, songwriter and composer), Steve Marsden (touring and studio musician, music producer, arranger and songwriter), and more to be announced. Develop your music in live workshops.

Industry Q&A Panels

This is your chance to hear from the professionals, ask those burning questions and get their advice.

Take a look at a video from last year’s Frequencies event to give you a flavour of what you can expect:

For booking and more info click here.

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.

More info Enter site