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Bristol Old Vic Theatre

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Bristol Old Vic Theatre

About

Bristol Old Vic is the longest continuously running theatre in the UK. Under Artistic Director Tom Morris, the historic playhouse aims to inspire audiences with its own original productions, both at home and on tour, whilst nurturing the next generation of artists, whether that be through their 350-strong Young Company, their many outreach and education projects or their trailblazing artist development programme, Bristol Ferment.

They use their funding 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.

Since 2016, while the theatre continues to present work, it has simultaneously been undergoing a multi-million pound redevelopment project to transform its front of house space into a warm and welcoming public building for all of Bristol to enjoy, create a new studio theatre and open up its unique theatrical heritage to the public for the first time. The project is due to be completed in autumn 2018.

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TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    201
  • Very Good
    66
  • Average
    15
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    2

Recent Reviews:

  • Len H
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Very Special Evening...
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 10th June 2018
    This place is a gem... although externally the place is hidden by scaffolding and boards, it’s nice to know that the council are renovating such a historic place. Inside it is basic but cosy... the... Read full review
  • David S
    Pembroke, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Very intimate period theatre
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 28th May 2018
    I attended a play here with colleagues and we had booked seats in the Pit but had not appreciated how small the theatre was so probably circle seats would have been better as they are elevated but... Read full review
  • Martinian
    London, United Kingdom
    A real treat last December with the Little Match Girl
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 28th May 2018
    We went with friends to celebrate our joint 58th Wedding Anniversary. Although the main entrance was closed due to building work, the performance and audience enjoyment were unaffected. A beautiful... Read full review
King Street
Old City
Bristol
BS1 4ED

Tel: +44 (0)117 987 7877

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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