Get Singing and Playing at our Summer Schools!

Over the summer we’re opening our doors for two weeks of summer school activities for young people to play, sing and explore their creativity.

These fun packed weeks are aimed at young people aged 9 to 13 who will be going into Year 5, 6, 7 and 8 in September 2021.

Brass Band week is taking place over 26 – 30 July and for young brass musicians playing at Grade 1-5 to play, socialise and make music together. Find out more and book here.

Sing the Musicals is taking place on the 2 – 6 August where young vocalists will be able to get back to singing and performing the songs they love, from modern musicals to Disney songs they will be singing and dancing their way through this fun-packed week. The only requirement for this week is enthusiasm! Find out more and book here.

Taking place at our music centre in Southmead there will be informal performances at the end of both weeks for parents and carers.  

Running daily from 8.45am until 3.15pm each course costs £50 for the week, we also offer bursaries for low income families.

Find out more and book your place by clicking on the links above.


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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