Bristol Old Vic

Image: A Passage to India, Bristol Old Vic

Multi award-winning ensemble, simple8, transport us to Imperial India, conjuring up the elephants and caves, courthouses and temples with the simplest and boldest means - including original music played live on stage by legendary composer Kuljit Bhambra.

Following a hugely successful 2016 Australian and UK tour, Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia's critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True lands at Bristol Old Vic to delight audiences this February.        

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's best-loved titles.

Tobacco Factory Theatres

Image: Macbeth, Tobacco Factory Theatres

Macbeth speaks to a world we find ourselves living in now; a world in which politicians lie to our faces but no one can plaster over the truth that the planet is threatening to turn on us. Tobacco Factory Theatres is delighted that Adele Thomas's production of Macbeth is the first in the inaugural Factory Company season, followed by Mike Tweddle's direction of A View From the Bridge. For this groundbreaking season of dynamic work, Tobacco Factory Theatres will become home to its own ensemble of incredible actors. 

Bristol Hippodrome

Wicked is acclaimed as one of the greatest musicals of our time. Wicked is already the 17th longest running show in West End theatre history and recently celebrated a decade of performances at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it continues an open-ended run. Around the world, Wicked has now been seen by over 50 million people in 15 countries, and won over 100 major awards.

Redgrave Theatre

Beowulf - the bravest of the Anglo-Saxon heroes, fighting flesh eating monsters and fire breathing dragons, over an inhospitable landscape, in the defence of Hrothgar, King of the Danes.  Suitable for anyone over seven with a taste for adventure!
 

Original songs, colourful puppets, animation, hilarity, ridiculousness and rapid costumechanges abound in this wildly inventive new show from Proon Productions, based on the 'Laugh Out Loud Book Award'-shortlisted picture book by Sean Taylor, with sets faithful to Jean Jullien's visually creative illustrations.

A dramatic rendition of the lives and points of view of those who protested to World War One.

Other theatre

Image: Frankenstein at Bristol Central Library 

An immersive theatrical adaptation of Mary Shelley's iconic novel, specially designed for library spaces. The audience wear headphones and hear the voices of the story's haunting characters while they explore the library's hidden corners. Visitors venture from room to room and from memory to memory following the ghost of Victor Frankenstein. With a soundscape created by award-winning musician Taz Modi, the show is an intimate, haunting journey through a character's mind.

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A Passage to India at Bristol Old Vic
Theatre
A Passage to India at Bristol Old Vic

Multi award-winning ensemble, simple8, transport us to Imperial India, conjuring up the elephants and caves, courthouses and temples with the simplest and boldest means - including original music played live on stage by legendary composer Kuljit Bhambra.

Things I Know To Be True at Bristol Old Vic
Theatre
Things I Know To Be True at Bristol Old Vic

Following a hugely successful 2016 Australian and UK tour, Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia's critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True lands at Bristol Old Vic to delight audiences this February.

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales at Bristol Old Vic
Children's
Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's best-loved titles.

Macbeth by William Shakespeare at Tobacco Factory Theatres
Theatre
Macbeth by William Shakespeare at Tobacco Factory Theatres

Macbeth speaks to a world we find ourselves living in now; a world in which politicians lie to our faces but no one can plaster over the truth that the planet is threatening to turn on us.

Wicked at Bristol Hippodrome
Performance
Wicked at Bristol Hippodrome

WICKED is acclaimed as one of the greatest musicals of our time.

Beowulf at The Redgrave Theatre
Theatre
Beowulf at The Redgrave Theatre

Beowulf - the bravest of the Anglo-Saxon heroes, fighting flesh eating monsters and fire breathing dragons, over an inhospitable landscape, in the defence of Hrothgar, King of the Danes. Suitable for anyone over seven with a taste for adventure!

Hoot Owl Master of Disguise at the Redgrave Theatre
Performance
Hoot Owl Master of Disguise at the Redgrave Theatre

Original songs, colourful puppets, animation, hilarity, ridiculousness and rapid costumechanges abound in this wildly inventive new show from Proon Productions, based on the 'Laugh Out Loud Book Award'-shortlisted picture book by Sean Taylor, with sets faithful to Jean Jullien's visually creative illustrations.

Pacifists And Protesters at Redgrave Theatre
Theatre
Redgrave Theatre

A dramatic rendition of the lives and points of view of those who protested to World War One.

Frankenstein at Bristol Central Library
Theatre
Frankenstein at Bristol Central Library

An immersive theatrical adaptation of Mary Shelley's iconic novel, specially designed for library spaces.