Newest Review: ... HALL** On entering the Colston Hall you enter a new part of the building. The entrance is modern and simple in design, lots o... more
a strange venue
Member Name: Bryn Pearson
Date: 10/05/01, updated on 10/05/01 (862 review reads)
Disadvantages: oddly laid out.
I've been to three or four gigs at the Colston hall over the eyars, and its a strange venue. It's two tiered, with stalls, and a balcony. The balcony gives you a great view of the stage, if you sit right at the front. On the downside, being up above everyone else, you will feel quite cut off and you can't get into concerts in the same way.
The Colston Hall is quite an old building, and its accoustics aren't great. One definite plus though is that the backdoor onto the road is very easy to find, so hanging about to see the performers afterwards is always an option. There's parking in a multistorey not far from the venue, and tickets tend to be average prices where touring bands are concerned.
The Colston hall is quite a bit smaller than many venues that decent sized bands play, so it can aford opportities to see musicians quite close to - a far cry from stadium music.
If you are in the Bristol area, its well worth seeing touring bands at this venue rather than going further afield. its not such a good venue that it would be worth travelling to in preference to a closer gig.
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