Bristol Old Vic is the longest continuously-running theatre in the UK and following a recent £12million redevelopment project, is now one of the most modern and comfortable with state of the art rehearsal rooms, a dramatically extended forestage and precision-engineered sightlines giving audiences an even more intimate theatrical experience.
Their mission is to create pioneering twenty-first century theatre in partnership with the people of our energetic city; inspired by the history and magical design of the most beautiful playhouse in the country.
They are led by artists who see the world with distinctive clarity and whose ability to articulate what they see allows us to understand and engage with our world afresh, whether that be through our 350-strong Young Company, their many outreach and education projects or helping ascendant artists by nurturing the spark or seed of an idea into something fully-formed.
They are publicly funded by Arts Council England and Bristol City Council, using that investment to support experiment and innovation, to allow access to our programme for people who would not otherwise encounter it or be able to afford it and to keep our extraordinary heritage alive and animated.
They strive to be welcoming, professional and boundlessly curious; playful, ambitious and rigorous; resourceful, honest, and generous; collaborative, Bristolian and world class!
Tags: Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Old Vic Theatre Bristol
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- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good56
- Larissa ZBristol, United KingdomBeautifully restored, full of charmWednesday, 19th April 2017Beautifully restored, full of charm old theatre. Lots of history. In the heart of Bristol, pubs and clubs to go after the performance. Read full review
- Mike ETrip Type:CouplesBritain's longest running theatreWednesday, 19th April 2017The Bristol Old Vic has been putting on plays since the 1770's. The theatre is undergoing restoration but don't let that put you off. The exterior is magnificent and the auditorium has kept its... Read full review
- jessieg2406Trip Type:CouplesLove this placeTuesday, 18th April 2017Love this beautiful little theatre! Easy to access and an amazing array of plays. Some are quite wacky, but great to see different genres. If you book the play for the first dates, usually it's half... Read full review
Tel: +44 (0)117 987 7877
|Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|