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Bristol Old Vic Theatre

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Bristol Old Vic


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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  • Marie-Pierre L
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    Wonderful old theatre
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 21st August 2017
    Went for the first time to see Julius Caesar and I loved the experience. The building has a great character and is very well located ! Read full review
  • Chris2727374
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    The oldest and the best
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 18th August 2017
    Well known as Britain's oldest theatre if offers an intimate atmosphere which cannot be bettered. What is more, since its refurbishment it has all the comforts of a modern theatre! You must vistit it! Read full review
  • Graham S
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    lovely theatre
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 17th August 2017
    currently in the throws of building work but a very charming theatre. Helpful staff - choose seats carefully if you want a decent view of productions. Read full review
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Tel: +44 (0)117 987 7877

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

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