Take a look at some of the exciting shows coming to Bristol this September, from flying cars to fierce circus cabaret. 

Bristol Hippodrome

The Carpenters Story: 1 September
This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music.

The ELO Experience: 2 September
The world's foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience, why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a magical musical journey through time.

Jurassic Park in Concert: 10 September
Now audiences can experience the ground-breaking film as never before: projected in HD with a full symphony orchestra performing Williams’ magnificent score live to picture.

Teletubbies Live: 12 – 13 September
The Teletubbies’ first ever theatre show created especially for your little ones is here!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: 18 – 22 September
Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car in this family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find 'Truly Scrumptious'.

Some Guys Have All the Luck - The Rod Stewart Story: 25 September
A brand new theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!

Image: The Carpenters Story 

Bristol Old Vic

Touching the Void: 8 – 29 September
The international bestseller and BAFTA-winning film sensation is brought to the stage in this nail-biting true story of life changing decisions.

Image: Touching The Void

Tobacco Factory Theatres

Bridget Christie - What now?: 7 – 8 September
Brexit. Trump. Nuclear apocalypse. Environmental catastrophe. Is rolling news affecting your ability to enjoy the simple things? This new show from multi-award winning member of the Metropolitan Liberal Elite, and star of her own Netflix special, is for you.

Henry V: 12 September – 6 October
Shakespeare's play is a thrilling examination of the nature of power. It explores the burden of leadership and explodes the myth of heroism. It depicts the powerful and the powerless fighting side by side.

Image: Henry V

Redgrave Theatre

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: 11 – 13 September
Set in a courtroom in the backstreets of downtown Purgatory, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a hilarious, riotous, piercing drama where witnesses as diverse as Satan, Mother Theresa and Sigmund Freud are called to give evidence.

James Phelan: Trickster: 29 September
A night of hilarious, mind-blowing magic in a show where anything can happen – and quite often does. People are tricked, phones are destroyed, needles are swallowed – no-one is safe.

Image: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

The Wardrobe Theatre

The Pixies' Scarf: 30 August – 2 September
While out picking whortleberries with Grandmother, Dicky Bundle finds a treasure that opens the door to a beautiful, fragile world. It is the world of The Wee Folk. Soon Dicky must strike a deal with the Queen of the Pixies or loose the magical scarf forever.

Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera: 3 & 17 September
The show is a live, spontaneous and unique theatrical experience. Twin Peaks meets League of Gentlemen via Eastenders; a soap opera packed with drama, comedy, romance and fare.

Baba's Song: 4 – 5  September
A beautiful new piece of storytelling and song exploring some of the less talked about issues of new motherhood, by new company In Our Hands.

Nincompoop: 9 September
A face-achingly funny monthly night of alternative comedy where anything can happen and quite often does

Blahblahblah: Stand Up and Slam: 10 September
In an epic battle of spoken word, six phenomenal acts go head-to-head for your approval as poetry and comedy collide with unexpected and hilarious results.

Prom Kween: 11 – 15 September
The fabulous award-winning, comedy musical inspired by real events. This is the true story of Matthew – the first ever boy to win the coveted title of 'prom queen' – and of those who tried to stand in his way. Think Grease meets Drag Race meets a Trump rally with sequins. Lots of sequins…!,

Ear Trumpet Folk Club: Alasdair Roberts: 16 September
The brilliant Scottish/German singer-songwriter and acoustic fingerstyle guitarist performing traditional songs and ballads from Scotland and beyond.

Story Slam: 16 September
A hugely popular community driven storytelling event, Story Slam is where you can hear people's amazing true stories told live on stage. All stories are told by volunteers from the audience. Put your name in the hat for a chance to tell a story, or just head along and enjoy everyone else's.

Skin A Cat: 18 – 19 September
A wickedly funny, no-holds barred take on a teenage girl's sexual awakening and misadventures.

Adventure Bureau: 23 September
A brilliantly fun interactive storytelling show for ages 3-8 and their families at The Wardrobe Theatre

Sleeping Trees: World Tour: 25 – 29 September
Brilliant new show from the hilarious multi-roling, genre-splicing, physical comedy trio behind the movie trilogy: Mafia?, Western? and Sci-Fi?

Image: Prom Kween 

Other Theatres

Skin at 1532 Performing Arts Centre: 15 September
A boy's intimate journey of gender transition to discover a body that feels like home. Fusing urban and contemporary styles with an original score, there’s a cast of 7 dancers in this fast paced, emotionally driven story of family, identity and belonging.

She Who Dares - A Fierce Circus Cabaret at PRSC: 20 – 21 September
Join Lavrak on a journey as they rock the boat of expectations and break the rules of the 'good girl' guide book in this fierce circus cabaret with a rebellious twist.

Image: Skin at 1532 Performing Arts Centre


The Bristol Hippodrome
Bristol Hippodrome theatre inside

One of the country's top provincial theatres, which proudly continues to stage major West End and Broadway productions.

Bristol Old Vic Theatre
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Built in 1766, Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English speaking world, and remains a place of joy, discovery and adventure to this day.

Tobacco Factory Theatres
The Tobacco Factory

A popular theatre and café bar in Southville, with a programme of touring and in-house productions, childrens' and music events

Redgrave Theatre
Redgrave Theatre

Hidden aware in the beautiful suburb of Clifton the Redgrave Theatre is one of Bristol’s most popular theatres hosting a wide variety of productions including operas, musicals, stand-up comedy, theatre and dance.