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“Amazing venue”

St George's Bristol
Ranked #6 of 28 Concerts & Shows in Bristol
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I was born in Bristol but never knew this place existed, until I read about the recent renovations in the local paper.
Unfortunately on the day of my visit, recording was taking place in the auditorium, so I couldn't see that, but I was able to browse the ground floor with the interesting display of timelines, both musical and in the life of the original church.
The staff were excellent too. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed October 1, 2018

The new, colour" of the auditorium is so depressing, a complete mismatch with the seating and above stage art. New entrances let in cold as not double doors. Internal doors NOT soundproof. Macmillan concert spoilt by audible talking outside of the doors, presumably from bar staff?. If the box office remains in its place in the crypt there will be a blockage/crush when busy and the audience need to use the toilets at the same time.. This was a big project with much publicity and cost and a chance to make a real difference but only a small amount has been achieved. However I will give credit where it is due and the access from charlotte street for those with reduced mobility is much improved. I am also told that the office staff will have improved facilities. As to green room facilities for performers, I am not able to comment as I did not visualise this area.

Thank pitroack
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Something of an iconic, if perhaps lesser known, Bristol institution, I was looking forward to my visit here as part of the Bristol Open Doors programme. The last time I came here was around thirty years ago whilst working for a Bang & Olufsen dealer, who used the venue to demonstrate high end audio equipment to well-heeled customers!

It was very disappointing then on arriving to find that the concert hall was closed. This concert hall is the whole point of the venue, everything else is just ancillary. The guide said we were welcome to browse their heritage centre and new extension, but that’s really a bit beside the point, and I’m sure not why most people would visit. Imagine a fire station open day where you couldn’t see any of the fire engines, but you could perhaps look round the gym and the kitchen!

If you’re not prepared to open for Doors Open day, don’t advertise that you are!

Thank Blackth0rn
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Visited for a wedding with my girlfriend. The venue made us feel very welcome and having drinks in the garden beforehand was really refreshing.

The location was easy to get taxis to and from. Facilities were good and the bar was well stocked!

1  Thank Tom D
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The acoustics in St Georges are excellent and the wide range of music make it a go to place. The bar is very good for pre concert drinks and in the interval.
We have seen classical events popular artists such as Georgie Fame, Brian Ferry would thoroughly recommend it.

1  Thank iangooner51
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