Clare Jack Appointed Colston Hall COO

Clare Jack, the former development director at Bath Festivals, England, has taken on a new role as COO of Bristol Music Trust, the organization that runs .  

Clare Jack
– Clare Jack

Colston Hall is preparing for redevelopment, which will increase the venue’s 2,000 capacity by 25 percent. Construction work is supposed to begin in 2018, with the reopening scheduled for 2020. The venue has a full slate of dates, with upcoming shows by Gary Numan, Squeeze, London Grammar, and Robert Plant. Colston Hall has recent sellouts reported to Pollstar including Billy Ocean, David Sedaris, Adam Ant, Yes, and The Cult

Bristol Music Trust’s chief executive, Louise Mitchell, said Jack would be “vital to our work of ensuring the success of our exciting transformation project of our main hall and Lantern buildings and helping us to be business ready for the reopening of our concert hall.”

Jack comes with more than nine years of experience in the arts industry. She also worked in private sector change management. Her previous roles include development director of Bath Festivals, executive director at

She has an “outstanding track record of shaping the commercial and operational arms of businesses, as well as being a passionate lover of music and the arts,” according to Mitchell.

Besides working on the Bristol Music Trust’s overall strategy and running the day-to-day business of Colston Hall, Jack will also be overseeing the trust’s education arm Bristol Plays Music.