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Bristol Old Vic Theatre

King Street, Old City, Bristol, BS1 4ED

Tel: +44 (0)117 987 7877

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Bristol Old Vic Theatre

About

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.

Redevelopment

A multi-million-pound two-phase redevelopment project first provided state of the art rehearsal rooms, a dramatically extended forestage and precision engineered sightlines, giving audiences an even more intimate theatrical experience. The second phase is now complete: the new fully-accessible front of house boasts a bar and kitchen, open sun-up to curtain-down, alongside a new interactive heritage offering and a brand new Studio Theatre.

Bristol Old Vic's mission

The theatre’s mission is to create pioneering twenty-first century theatre in partnership with the people of their energetic city; inspired by the history and magical design of the most beautiful playhouse in the country. They are publicly funded by Arts Council England and Bristol City Council, using that investment to support experiment and innovation, to allow access to their programme for people who would not otherwise encounter it or be able to afford it and to keep their extraordinary heritage alive and animated.

 

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Special Offers

  • Bristol Old Vic – Companion ticket of disabled visitor free of charge

    The offer: People with disabilities requiring an accompanying person can request a free companion ticket at the time of booking–

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the Bristol Old Vic website.

    Offer link: Offers for carers

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    255
  • Very Good
    103
  • Average
    25
  • Poor
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Recent Reviews:

  • LynneS1103
    Rhondda, United Kingdom
    Weston Theatre
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th November 2019
    Lovely little venue part of the Old Vic. Went to see a friend's daughter performing as part of her Graduation course for the Old Vic Theatre School. Tiered seat so was able to see everything . Read full review
  • ClareCollman
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Pre theatre set menu
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 24th November 2019
    Wow very impressed Great friendly service We chose the set menu for ease - starters sweet potato Katsu very very tasty great size portion - recommenced Sea bass main good flavour and good... Read full review
  • Keith N
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Another great.
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 25th November 2019
    Went to see 'Cyrano' this afternoon in this gorgeous theatre. Another wonderful production. The vast worked their magic and left me spellbound. They seem to produce pure theatre. Gender, race... Read full review

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