A concert hall to rival the world’s finest


Building a Sound Future secures St George’s future as a world class performance venue, preserving, extending and enhancing our central Bristol home and transforming the visitor experience.

With in excess of £6.2 million now secured we have a further £100,000 to raise to reach our target in full. Construction works for the new extension are now officially underway with Midas Group as the main contractor. The newly transformed St George’s is due to be unveiled in February 2018.

We remain open throughout most of the current construction period, with two brief closure periods, from June to September 2017 and from January to mid February 2018 when the final fit out is completed.

A key feature of the development is a bold new extension built within the surrounding garden of our main building, designed by award winning architects Patel Taylor.

“St George’s is the most wonderful place to perform: the acoustics unrivalled, the audiences hugely enthusiastic, the architecture exquisite” 

Michael Morpurgo OBE




A great deal of preparatory work has been undertaken to crystalise the vision and to shape a realistic, achievable plan. This includes detailed assessment of the financial implications of the development both to raise the capital funding required and to ensure post development financial viability.


We are especially grateful to the Denman Charitable Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the J.Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust, the Sir Siegmund Warburg Voluntary Settlement, the 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust, The Brian Maguire Charitable Trust, The Nisbet Charitable Trust, The Society of Merchant Venturers, The Foyle Foundation, and the Wolfson Foundation, together with Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Bristol City Council and the University of Bristol, and the many individual donors who have made such generous commitments to the Appeal.

Our match-funded crowdfund campaign is set to conclude the Appeal. Launched at the end of November 2016, the campaign has now raised over £110,000. Phase 2 of the campaign launched in March 2017 with an increased match from 50 to 100%.

Our Apollo sculpture now has 90 of its potential 100 roundel sponsors signed up and we hope to attract sponsors for the remaining 10 roundels in the weeks ahead.  

For further information about the project please contact the development team at St George’s:

Simon Farley, Head of Fundraising and Development / 0117 929 4929 (ext 205)


Images provided by Patel Taylor Architects, March 2015.

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