Built between 1821 and 1823, St. George’s is a formal church operating as a well-known concert hall in the heart of Bristol. Re-opened in 1999, it now holds over 250 events a year for a wide variety of music including classical, jazz, blues, and folk. The concert hall has a capacity of 562 and has hosted a number of well-known musicians including Angela Hewitt, Nicola Benedetti and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. It also hosts family concerts and free events.
Located in Bristol’s west end, St. George’s is easy to get to by train, bus or car.
By train or tube: The Clifton Down and Redland rail stations are both less than a mile away from St. George’s. Bristol Temple Mead rail station is also nearby from which you can catch a bus to the concert hall (see below).
By bus: The College Green bus stop is just .12 miles down the road from St. George’s. It is accessible by the 1, 2, 3, 8, and 9 routes. The Queen’s Road bus stop is also nearby which is serviced by the 505 bus route.
By car: St. George’s is located on Great George St which can be accessed easily from College Green. It is just a few blocks away from the intersection of Park Row and College Green.
International: The easiest way to get to St. Georges from the Heathrow International Airport is to take the Reading RailAir from the airport to the Reading Town Centre. From there, you can take the Great Western Railway to the Bristol Temple Meads rail station and catch a bus going to College Green.
While there is a car park adjacent to the building, it is reserved for Blue Badge holders. Public car parks are located nearby on Trenchard Street. There is also metered street parking available. Plenty of yellow lines are reserved.
Access for people with special needs
There is a dedicated accessible entrance from Charlotte Street via two external lifts as well as a lift for St. George’s Bar. The galleries, however, are accessible from the stairs only.
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