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Events and festivals

Bristol is a lively place with festivals and parties happening every week throughout the city. We thought it'd be a good idea to speak to Jo Bailey of Bailey Balloons, about her favourite bits of Bristol.

Read the interview here

Bristol is proud to host a packed programme of events with an exciting mix of music, literature, entertainment and outdoor fun. No matter what time of year you visit, you’ll be guaranteed to find an event that suits every taste and age group.

See below for details on forthcoming events. For a full catalogue of what’s on in Bristol, use the Search events tool on the right.

This Month

Shakespeare: As You Like It at Tobacco Factory Theatres

Shakespeare: As You Like It at Tobacco Factory Theatres

Openings

Date

13th Feb 2014-2nd May 2014

Both funny and moving, this is Shakespeare’s greatest exploration of the meaning of love, its madness and transcendence.

Exhibition: Cevdet Erek - Alt Üst at Spike Island

Exhibition: Cevdet Erek - Alt Üst at Spike Island

Openings

Date

15th Feb 2014-20th Apr 2014

Cevdet Erek exhibition combines video, sound and images, often in an attempt to alter the viewer’s perception and experience...

Tom Stoppard's Arcadia at Tobacco Factory Theatres

Tom Stoppard's Arcadia at Tobacco Factory Theatres

Openings

Date

27th Mar 2014-3rd May 2014

Intriguing, challenging and witty – but also heartfelt – this play has been widely acclaimed as Stoppard’s masterpiece.

Exhibition: The Power of the Sea at the RWA

Exhibition: The Power of the Sea at the RWA

Openings

Date

5th Apr 2014-6th Jul 2014

The Power of the Sea offers a multi-disciplinary approach to this fascinating subject, showcasing work by...

Easter: Camel Caper at Bristol Shopping Quarter

Easter: Camel Caper at Bristol Shopping Quarter

The Methodist Church and Bristol Shopping Quarter have linked up this Easter to offer ‘Camel Caper’.

Go Aloft with the ss Great Britain

Go Aloft with the ss Great Britain

Openings

Date

7th Apr 2014-22nd Apr 2014

Come and shake the hand of Britain's greatest engineer!

New Wolf Wood at Wild Place

New Wolf Wood at Wild Place

Openings

Date

7th Apr 2014-22nd Apr 2014

Wild Place are thrilled to announce that the wolves have now arrived.

Exhibition: Jeremy Deller – English Magic at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Exhibition: Jeremy Deller – English Magic at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Openings

Date

12th Apr 2014-21st Sep 2014

Jeremy Deller’s English Magic was commissioned by the British Council for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013....

Ladyboys of Bangkok

Ladyboys of Bangkok

Openings

Date

18th Apr 2014-26th Apr 2014

The fabulous Lady Boys of Bangkok are back with a fabulous new show to entertain Bristol like no one else can.

Derren Brown: Infamous at the Bristol Hippodrome

Derren Brown: Infamous at the Bristol Hippodrome

Openings

Date

21st Apr 2014-26th Apr 2014

The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion returns to the stage in 2013 with his new one-man show...

Workshop: Drawing the Sea at the RWA

Workshop: Drawing the Sea at the RWA

Openings

Date

25th Apr 2014-2nd May 2014

Bristol Drawing School presents Drawing the Sea with Ros Ford a 2 Day Workshop at the RWA.

The Local presents O Bro: a Musical Celebration of the Coen Brothers at St George's Bristol

The Local presents O Bro: a Musical Celebration of the Coen Brothers at St George's Bristol

Openings

Date

25th Apr 2014-25th Apr 2014

To celebrate the considerable catalogue of movie soundtracks of Joel and Ethan Coen St George's commissioned...

Lecture: Painting Disaster: Shipwrecks in Art from the 17th-19th Century at the RWA

Lecture: Painting Disaster: Shipwrecks in Art from the 17th-19th Century at the RWA

Openings

Date

26th Apr 2014-26th Apr 2014

This lecture explores the changing meaning and handling of this ever popular and gruelling topic, from the religious and...

Bristol Walking Festival

Bristol Walking Festival

Openings

Date

26th Apr 2014-26th May 2014

Get out and about with the UK’s largest urban walking festival

Open Day at The Clifton Rocks Railway

Open Day at The Clifton Rocks Railway

Openings

Date

27th Apr 2014-27th Apr 2014

Be escorted round the top station and hear the story of how this Victorian funicular Railway was converted for use during...

Robin Cousins' ICE at the Bristol Hippodrome

Robin Cousins' ICE at the Bristol Hippodrome

Openings

Date

30th Apr 2014-3rd May 2014

Olympic champion and head judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, Robin Cousins has hand-picked the greatest ice skaters from around...

Next Month

Shakespeare: As You Like It at Tobacco Factory Theatres

Shakespeare: As You Like It at Tobacco Factory Theatres

Openings

Date

13th Feb 2014-2nd May 2014

Both funny and moving, this is Shakespeare’s greatest exploration of the meaning of love, its madness and transcendence.

Tom Stoppard's Arcadia at Tobacco Factory Theatres

Tom Stoppard's Arcadia at Tobacco Factory Theatres

Openings

Date

27th Mar 2014-3rd May 2014

Intriguing, challenging and witty – but also heartfelt – this play has been widely acclaimed as Stoppard’s masterpiece.

Exhibition: The Power of the Sea at the RWA

Exhibition: The Power of the Sea at the RWA

Openings

Date

5th Apr 2014-6th Jul 2014

The Power of the Sea offers a multi-disciplinary approach to this fascinating subject, showcasing work by...

Exhibition: Jeremy Deller – English Magic at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Exhibition: Jeremy Deller – English Magic at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Openings

Date

12th Apr 2014-21st Sep 2014

Jeremy Deller’s English Magic was commissioned by the British Council for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013....

Workshop: Drawing the Sea at the RWA

Workshop: Drawing the Sea at the RWA

Openings

Date

25th Apr 2014-2nd May 2014

Bristol Drawing School presents Drawing the Sea with Ros Ford a 2 Day Workshop at the RWA.

Bristol Walking Festival

Bristol Walking Festival

Openings

Date

26th Apr 2014-26th May 2014

Get out and about with the UK’s largest urban walking festival

Robin Cousins' ICE at the Bristol Hippodrome

Robin Cousins' ICE at the Bristol Hippodrome

Openings

Date

30th Apr 2014-3rd May 2014

Olympic champion and head judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, Robin Cousins has hand-picked the greatest ice skaters from around...

Eat Drink Bristol Fashion

Eat Drink Bristol Fashion

Openings

Date

1st May 2014-18th May 2014

Bristol’s thriving food and drink industry are uniting to bring you Eat Drink Bristol Fashion, a pop-up "tipi village"...

Bristol Food Connections Festival

Bristol Food Connections Festival

Openings

Date

1st May 2014-11th May 2014

Bristol is playing host to a food festival unlike any other. From May 1 to 11, much of the city is joining forces to...

Exhibition: Turner: Watercolours from the West at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Exhibition: Turner: Watercolours from the West at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Openings

Open

1st May 2014-6th Jul 2014

Turner watercolours from Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives’ own collection will be displayed alongside those of...

Bristol Art Weekender at Spike Island

Bristol Art Weekender at Spike Island

Openings

Date

2nd May 2014-5th May 2014

Bristol Art Weekender offers the chance to explore Bristol’s flourishing art scene.

Comedy: Frank Skinner - Man in a Suit at Colston Hall

Comedy: Frank Skinner - Man in a Suit at Colston Hall

Openings

Date

2nd May 2014-3rd May 2014

The clown prince of laddism smartens up his act, losing the filth in favour of more sophisticated subject matters.

Seasonal Markets at the ss Great Britain

Seasonal Markets at the ss Great Britain

Openings

Date

3rd May 2014-3rd May 2014

Mullion Cove will be collaborating with Brunel’s ss Great Britain again this year by bringing four seasonal markets to...

Bristol Folk Festival St George's Bristol and The Folk House

Bristol Folk Festival St George's Bristol and The Folk House

Openings

Date

3rd May 2014-4th May 2014

Bristol Folk Festival is one of the UK’s best known and loved May-Day-Weekend Festivals.

West Country Cider and Sausage Festival

West Country Cider and Sausage Festival

Openings

Date

3rd May 2014-4th May 2014

Bristol Cider Shop's annual cider festival, celebrating the very best in West Country cider, food and music.

THE FAMILY 5K 2014 at Arnos Vale

THE FAMILY 5K 2014 at Arnos Vale

Openings

Date

5th May 2014-5th May 2014

Come along and be part of the Arnos Vale community and help us raise 5K at the Family 5K.

Musical: Let it Be at the Bristol Hippodrome

Musical: Let it Be at the Bristol Hippodrome

Openings

Date

5th May 2014-10th May 2014

Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with Let it Be, the spectacular concert jam-packed with over 40...

After Hours: FOOD at At-Bristol

After Hours: FOOD at At-Bristol

Openings

Date

8th May 2014-8th May 2014

Make your own crazy-flavoured caviar, enjoy a mouth-watering taste of some ‘future’ foods, and investigate drinks that fizz...

Banksy - The Room in the Elephant at Tobacco Factory Theatres

Banksy - The Room in the Elephant at Tobacco Factory Theatres

Openings

Date

8th May 2014-10th May 2014

Following a sell out run at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a national tour including the Arcola Theatre, London, Tom...

Bristol Festival of Ideas: Romany and Tom: Piecing Together My Parents’ Lives at the Arnolfini

Bristol Festival of Ideas: Romany and Tom: Piecing Together My Parents’ Lives at the Arnolfini

Openings

Date

10th May 2014-10th May 2014

Ben Watt (Everything But The Girl) has written a funny and moving memoir chronicling his parents’ lives. Both a personal...

June

Exhibition: The Power of the Sea at the RWA

Exhibition: The Power of the Sea at the RWA

Openings

Date

5th Apr 2014-6th Jul 2014

The Power of the Sea offers a multi-disciplinary approach to this fascinating subject, showcasing work by...

Exhibition: Jeremy Deller – English Magic at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Exhibition: Jeremy Deller – English Magic at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Openings

Date

12th Apr 2014-21st Sep 2014

Jeremy Deller’s English Magic was commissioned by the British Council for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013....

Exhibition: Turner: Watercolours from the West at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Exhibition: Turner: Watercolours from the West at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Openings

Open

1st May 2014-6th Jul 2014

Turner watercolours from Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives’ own collection will be displayed alongside those of...

Exhibition: Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board at M Shed

Exhibition: Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board at M Shed

Openings

Date

24th May 2014-7th Sep 2014

The exhibition, Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board takes visitors on a journey that explores the world which lies...

Theatre: Buddy at the Bristol Hippodrome

Theatre: Buddy at the Bristol Hippodrome

Openings

Date

2nd Jun 2014-7th Jun 2014

Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s...

Stand-up for Slapstick 3 at Colston Hall

Stand-up for Slapstick 3 at Colston Hall

Openings

Date

3rd Jun 2014-3rd Jun 2014

Take part in a fund-raiser for Slapstick, Bristol’s much loved annual festival of silent and vintage screen comedy.

The Clifton International Festival of Music at Clifton Cathedral

The Clifton International Festival of Music at Clifton Cathedral

Openings

Date

6th Jun 2014-14th Jun 2014

This year, the Clifton International Festival of Music has taken as a theme 'collaboration and contrast' and has programmed...

Upfest at Bristol Volkfest 2014

Upfest at Bristol Volkfest 2014

Openings

Date

6th Jun 2014-8th Jun 2014

Upfest will be creating a graffiti experience at Volksfest 2014, bringing some of the UK’s most exciting urban artists to...

Let's Rock Bristol 2014

Let's Rock Bristol 2014

Openings

Date

6th Jun 2014-8th Jun 2014

Let’s Rock Bristol is a family-friendly music festival with legends from the 80s including Bananarama, Level 42, Rick...

Grand Pier Cider Festival

Grand Pier Cider Festival

Openings

Date

7th Jun 2014-8th Jun 2014

Fancy sipping a chilled cider whilst enjoying the sun and some fabulous entertainment? Well, who wouldn’t?

Grillstock BBQ and Music Festival

Grillstock BBQ and Music Festival

Openings

Festival Dates

7th Jun 2014-8th Jun 2014

A meat packed weekend celebrating world championship BBQ cooking, fantastic foot stompin’ music and delicious food & drink

Bristol Festival of Nature

Bristol Festival of Nature

Openings

Date

14th Jun 2014-15th Jun 2014

The Festival of Nature unleashes the city’s wild side once again this summer, taking over the Harbourside on the weekend...

German Beer Fest

German Beer Fest

Openings

Date

14th Jun 2014-14th Jun 2014

German beers and food and all the fun of a traditional German beer fest

Bristol's Big Green Week 2013

Bristol's Big Green Week 2013

Openings

Date

14th Jun 2014-22nd Jun 2014

A celebration of inspirational green thinking and ideas

Concert: Little Mix at Westonbirt Arboretum

Concert: Little Mix at Westonbirt Arboretum

Openings

Date

20th Jun 2014-20th Jun 2014

Pop sensations Little Mix are the latest act to announce their participation in the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live...

Concert: Suede at Westonbirt Arboretum

Concert: Suede at Westonbirt Arboretum

Openings

Date

21st Jun 2014-21st Jun 2014

Britpop pioneers Suede perform as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert series at Westonbirt Arboretum.

Love Food Midsummer Festival at Kings Weston House

Love Food Midsummer Festival at Kings Weston House

Openings

Date

22nd Jun 2014-22nd Jun 2014

Visitors can take in the views of this elegant building and surrounds and explore the gorgeous rooms while browsing the...

Bristol's Biggest Bike Ride 2013

Bristol's Biggest Bike Ride 2013

Openings

Date

22nd Jun 2014-22nd Jun 2014

Join other cyclists on the 2014 Biggest Bike Ride.

Theatre: Tonight's the Night at the Bristol Hippodrome

Theatre: Tonight's the Night at the Bristol Hippodrome

Openings

Date

23rd Jun 2014-5th Jul 2014

Tonight’s the Night, the smash hit West End musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod Stweart is the all-singing,...

McBusted plus special guests at Weston-Super-Mare Beach

McBusted plus special guests at Weston-Super-Mare Beach

Openings

Date

28th Jun 2014-28th Jun 2014

McBusted plus special guests Backstreet Boys, Scouting for Girls, 5ive and Diversity at Weston-Super-Mare Beach

July

Exhibition: The Power of the Sea at the RWA

Exhibition: The Power of the Sea at the RWA

Openings

Date

5th Apr 2014-6th Jul 2014

The Power of the Sea offers a multi-disciplinary approach to this fascinating subject, showcasing work by...

Exhibition: Jeremy Deller – English Magic at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Exhibition: Jeremy Deller – English Magic at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Openings

Date

12th Apr 2014-21st Sep 2014

Jeremy Deller’s English Magic was commissioned by the British Council for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013....

Exhibition: Turner: Watercolours from the West at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Exhibition: Turner: Watercolours from the West at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Openings

Open

1st May 2014-6th Jul 2014

Turner watercolours from Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives’ own collection will be displayed alongside those of...

Exhibition: Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board at M Shed

Exhibition: Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board at M Shed

Openings

Date

24th May 2014-7th Sep 2014

The exhibition, Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board takes visitors on a journey that explores the world which lies...

Theatre: Tonight's the Night at the Bristol Hippodrome

Theatre: Tonight's the Night at the Bristol Hippodrome

Openings

Date

23rd Jun 2014-5th Jul 2014

Tonight’s the Night, the smash hit West End musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod Stweart is the all-singing,...

Bristol Comedy Garden 2014

Bristol Comedy Garden 2014

Openings

Date

2nd Jul 2014-6th Jul 2014

Come and see comedy’s biggest and brightest stars perform in a picturesque garden-inspired festival set in Bristol's...

Bristol Pride Week 2014

Bristol Pride Week 2014

Openings

Date

5th Jul 2014-12th Jul 2014

A week of celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Bristol.

St Paul's Carnival

St Paul's Carnival

Openings

Date

5th Jul 2014-5th Jul 2014

This much-loved community carnival promises more music, dance and colourful costumes than ever before.

Caitlin Moran Live! at Colston Hall

Caitlin Moran Live! at Colston Hall

Openings

Date

10th Jul 2014-10th Jul 2014

In order to get out of doing her fair share of the child-care, Caitlin Moran is coming to Bristol, insisting the bar stay...

Comedy: Rhys Darby at Colston Hall

Comedy: Rhys Darby at Colston Hall

Openings

Date

11th Jul 2014-11th Jul 2014

Rhys Darby shares fantastical tales from his global travels.

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival 2014

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival 2014

Openings

Date

11th Jul 2014-27th Jul 2014

Bristol Shakespeare Festival returns once again with an array of multi-media events

Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

Openings

Date

11th Jul 2014-13th Jul 2014

A three day celebration of fine food, drink and culinary talent

Bristol Pride Day Festival 2014

Bristol Pride Day Festival 2014

Openings

Day

12th Jul 2014-12th Jul 2014

A celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Bristol.

King of the Jungle returns to the Forest at Westonbirt Arboretum

King of the Jungle returns to the Forest at Westonbirt Arboretum

Openings

Date

18th Jul 2014-18th Jul 2014

Boyzone have announced Westlife's Kian Egan, as very special guest on their Forest Live dates this summer performing in four...

Bristol Harbour Festival

Bristol Harbour Festival

Openings

Date

18th Jul 2014-20th Jul 2014

Bristol's liveliest and largest Harbourside event

Concert: Boyzone at Westonbirt Arboretum

Concert: Boyzone at Westonbirt Arboretum

Openings

Date

18th Jul 2014-18th Jul 2014

Ronan, Keith, Shane & Mikey will be performing iat Westonbirt Arboretum.

Love Food Festival at Dyrham Park

Love Food Festival at Dyrham Park

Openings

Date

20th Jul 2014-20th Jul 2014

Visitors will enjoy breathtaking views whilst tasting and buying delicious local produce

Concert: Katherine Jenkins at Westonbirt Arboretum

Concert: Katherine Jenkins at Westonbirt Arboretum

Openings

Date

20th Jul 2014-20th Jul 2014

Superstar diva, Katherine Jenkins OBE will be performing iat Westonbirt Arboretum.

Brouhaha Comedy Week 2014 at Tobacco Factory Theatre

Brouhaha Comedy Week 2014 at Tobacco Factory Theatre

Openings

Date

21st Jul 2014-26th Jul 2014

Twelve brand new stand-up shows from some of the most inventive acts on the UK comedy circuit.

Theatre: Singin' in the Rain at the Bristol Hippodrome

Theatre: Singin' in the Rain at the Bristol Hippodrome

Openings

Date

22nd Jul 2014-9th Aug 2014

Direct from the West End, this critically acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain is a smash hit with critics and...

August

Exhibition: Jeremy Deller – English Magic at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Exhibition: Jeremy Deller – English Magic at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Openings

Date

12th Apr 2014-21st Sep 2014

Jeremy Deller’s English Magic was commissioned by the British Council for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013....

Exhibition: Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board at M Shed

Exhibition: Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board at M Shed

Openings

Date

24th May 2014-7th Sep 2014

The exhibition, Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board takes visitors on a journey that explores the world which lies...

Theatre: Singin' in the Rain at the Bristol Hippodrome

Theatre: Singin' in the Rain at the Bristol Hippodrome

Openings

Date

22nd Jul 2014-9th Aug 2014

Direct from the West End, this critically acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain is a smash hit with critics and...

Bristol Proms 2014 at The Bristol Old Vic

Bristol Proms 2014 at The Bristol Old Vic

Openings

Date

28th Jul 2014-2nd Aug 2014

Bristol Old Vic and Universal Music’s U-Live present Bristol Proms 2014, a live classical music festival like no other.

South Gloucestershire Show

South Gloucestershire Show

Openings

Date

2nd Aug 2014-3rd Aug 2014

The South Gloucestershire Show is the counties lifestyle and leisure Event for 2014

Redfest

Redfest

Openings

Date

2nd Aug 2014-2nd Aug 2014

Redfest is a free community arts festival for the communities of East Bristol

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Openings

Dates

7th Aug 2014-10th Aug 2014

Bristol will play host to Europe’s largest ballooning event, an amazing spectacle and FREE event for the whole family from...

Comedy: Russell Howard - Wonderbox at the Bristol Hippodrome

Comedy: Russell Howard - Wonderbox at the Bristol Hippodrome

Openings

Date

13th Aug 2014-16th Aug 2014

After a massive sold out 2012 Tour, The Dreamboys are back with a brand new show and tour for 2014.

Family: What The Ladybird Heard at Colston Hall

Family: What The Ladybird Heard at Colston Hall

Openings

Date

19th Aug 2014-24th Aug 2014

Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest...

Shrek the Musical at the Bristol Hippodrome

Shrek the Musical at the Bristol Hippodrome

Openings

Date

19th Aug 2014-7th Sep 2014

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical is this year’s must-see show for all the family.

Try Rock Climbing – Vertical Extreme at Tyntesfield

Try Rock Climbing – Vertical Extreme at Tyntesfield

Openings

Date

23rd Aug 2014-23rd Aug 2014

Vertical Extreme will be at Tyntesfield today with their mobile wall.

Cricket Match: England v India

Cricket Match: England v India

Openings

Date

25th Aug 2014-25th Aug 2014

International Cricket returns to Bristol next summer when England take on India in a One Day International on Bank Holiday...

September

Exhibition: Jeremy Deller – English Magic at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Exhibition: Jeremy Deller – English Magic at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Openings

Date

12th Apr 2014-21st Sep 2014

Jeremy Deller’s English Magic was commissioned by the British Council for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013....

Exhibition: Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board at M Shed

Exhibition: Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board at M Shed

Openings

Date

24th May 2014-7th Sep 2014

The exhibition, Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board takes visitors on a journey that explores the world which lies...

Shrek the Musical at the Bristol Hippodrome

Shrek the Musical at the Bristol Hippodrome

Openings

Date

19th Aug 2014-7th Sep 2014

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical is this year’s must-see show for all the family.

Grape and Grain Festival

Grape and Grain Festival

Openings

Date

12th Sep 2014-14th Sep 2014

Bristol’s first Grape and Grain Festival is a taste celebration. Bodacious beers, fine wines and vibrant fresh foods,...

Bristol Biennial 2014: Crossing the Line

Bristol Biennial 2014: Crossing the Line

Openings

Date

12th Sep 2014-21st Sep 2014

The Bristol Biennial 2014: Crossing the Line, is an international festival for contemporary arts.

Bristol Doors Open Day 2014

Bristol Doors Open Day 2014

Openings

Date

13th Sep 2014-13th Sep 2014

Many of Bristol's significant contemporary and historic buildings open their doors to the general public.

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival

Openings

Date

16th Sep 2014-21st Sep 2014

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival is the longest running competitive short film and animation festival in the UK.

Chipping Sodbury Mop Fair

Chipping Sodbury Mop Fair

Openings

Date

19th Sep 2014-20th Sep 2014

The Chipping Sodbury bi-annual Mop Fair

Bristol Half Marathon

Bristol Half Marathon

Openings

Date

21st Sep 2014-21st Sep 2014

The Bristol half marathon will take place on Sunday 21st September 2014.

Love Food Festival at Dyrham Park

Love Food Festival at Dyrham Park

Openings

Date

28th Sep 2014-28th Sep 2014

Visitors will enjoy breathtaking views whilst tasting and buying delicious local produce

Riverdance at the Bristol Hippodrome

Riverdance at the Bristol Hippodrome

Openings

Date

30th Sep 2014-5th Oct 2014

This 20th Anniversary UK Tour, gives Riverdance fans old and new, the opportunity to celebrate an incredible milestone for...

October

Riverdance at the Bristol Hippodrome

Riverdance at the Bristol Hippodrome

Openings

Date

30th Sep 2014-5th Oct 2014

This 20th Anniversary UK Tour, gives Riverdance fans old and new, the opportunity to celebrate an incredible milestone for...

Music: Peter Andre at Colston Hall

Music: Peter Andre at Colston Hall

Openings

Date

1st Oct 2014-1st Oct 2014

Pop star, reality TV regular Peter Andre returns to Colston Hall to present a brilliantly exhausting show filled with his...

Comedy: Lee Mack - Hit the Road Mack at Colston Hall

Comedy: Lee Mack - Hit the Road Mack at Colston Hall

Openings

Date

2nd Oct 2014-4th Oct 2014

The star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie To You? cuts to the funny bone like a knife in his new live show.

Family: Peppa Pig's Big Splash at the Bristol Hippodrome

Family: Peppa Pig's Big Splash at the Bristol Hippodrome

Openings

Date

7th Oct 2014-8th Oct 2014

Come and join Peppa and her friends for another all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy...

Puccini's Madame Butterfly at Tobacco Factory Theatre

Puccini's Madame Butterfly at Tobacco Factory Theatre

Openings

Date

8th Oct 2014-25th Oct 2014

One of the most popular and best-loved operas in the repertoire, in Madame Butterfly Puccini took a seemingly simple story...

Music: Elaine Paige - 50th Anniversary Farewell Tour at Colston Hall

Music: Elaine Paige - 50th Anniversary Farewell Tour at Colston Hall

Openings

Date

11th Oct 2014-11th Oct 2014

The first lady of Musical Theatre

WW1 Exhibition: Moved by Conflict at M Shed

WW1 Exhibition: Moved by Conflict at M Shed

Openings

Date

11th Oct 2014-2nd Mar 2015

M Shed, In commemoration of the start of World War 1, M Shed will present this major exhibition examining the impact of...

Bristol 24-Hour International Pedal Car Race

Bristol 24-Hour International Pedal Car Race

Openings

Date

11th Oct 2014-12th Oct 2014

Streets around College Green are to be transformed into an international 24-hour race track – for pedal cars.

Comedy: Joan Rivers at Colston Hall

Comedy: Joan Rivers at Colston Hall

Openings

Date

12th Oct 2014-12th Oct 2014

Internationally renowned comedienne Joan Rivers brings her distinctive brand of irreverent comedy to the UK