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Bristol Old Vic Theatre

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Bristol Old Vic

About

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!

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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  • Very Good
    56
  • Average
    15
  • Poor
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Recent Reviews:

  • Larissa Z
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Beautifully restored, full of charm
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 19th April 2017
    Beautifully 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 E
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Britain's longest running theatre
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 19th April 2017
    The 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
  • jessieg2406
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Love this place
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017
    Love 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
King Street
Old City
Bristol
BS1 4ED

Tel: +44 (0)117 987 7877

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

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