Schools sit at the heart of every community and music should be at the heart of every school. Ofsted state that 50% of music learning happens at school and 50% happens outside of school which is why we attach great importance to bringing community music, arts and heritage organisations in to schools to enrich the curriculum as part of Arts Council England’s cultural education challenge.

Here you will find everything from CPD & Training to details our groundbreaking city-wide Music Curriculum. If you are a teacher looking to develop your skill-set further or wish to receive more information about any of our projects please contact | 0117 204 7139


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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