Update from Bristol Plays Music regarding Coronavirus 

At Bristol Music Trust, the health and well-being of our audiences,  musicians, participants and staff is of the highest priority and we wanted to let you know what steps we are taking in regard to the ongoing Coronavirus spread.

This is a fast-changing and difficult situation for us all, and we aim to support musicians, staff, parents and our audiences as best as we can. We’d like to thank everybody for their understanding and patience so far.

We are closely following government, NHS and Public Health England advice, and continually reviewing our position as an organisation.

Below is more information on our events and training, what we are doing to protect staff and customers, and what you can do to help.

Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, we have taken the very difficult decision to cancel all Bristol Plays Music and Multi-Track upcoming rehearsals, events, training and concerts.  This means the following activities are are cancelled or postponed from Tuesday 17 March until further notice and pending government updates:

  • All Bristol Youth Choir and Music Centre West and Bristol Centre for Musicians ensemble rehearsals, weeknights and weekends.
  • Music Exams
  • FLOW Creative sessions from 17 March
  • National FLOW Collective sessions from 17 March
  • Bristol Youth Choir Concert – Friday 20th March
  • Weeknight Music Lessons at Music Centre West, Southmead from Saturday 21 March
  • Junior and Senior Percussion Ensemble Sharing – Wednesday 25 March
  • Multi-Track Level Up: Plan Your 2020 – Selling it Well – Thursday 26 March
  • Listen and Play Day – Saturday 28 March
  • Stages Dance Festival – 28-29 March
  • Music Centre West Concert (Bristol Junior String Orchestra and Wind Band ensembles) – Saturday 28 March
  • Bristol Young Jazz Ambassadors at The Bristol Blues and Jazz Festival – Sunday 29 March
  • Supporting Young People – Wednesday 8 April
  • Bristol Youth Orchestra Concert – Sunday 3 May
  • Progression and Partnership – Monday 11 May
  • Music Centre West Concert – Sunday 21 June
  • Bristol Youth Choir Concert – Saturday 4 July
  • Bristol Centre for Musicians Concert – Sunday 5 July
  • Bristol Youth Choir Seniors and Bristol Youth Orchestra tour to France – 19-23 July (The government is advising against any overseas trips for under 18s organised by educational settings)

If you purchased a ticket via the Colston Hall Box Office, you will be contacted in the coming days regarding refunds, please allow for 10 days and check your spam inboxes for these notifications.

If you purchased tickets via St. George’s Bristol, please see their website for more information.

As of today 19 March we have the following update:

In line with schools and following the announcement by DFE we will be suspending all music lessons until further notice.

This page will be updated with information and FAQs as we receive it, and please keep an eye on the Bristol Plays Music social media channels for further updates.

Read the full statement on our website 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