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Bristol Old Vic Theatre

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Bristol Old Vic Theatre

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Bristol Old Vic is the longest continuously running theatre in the UK, and celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2016. 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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    191
  • Very Good
    61
  • Average
    15
  • Poor
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Recent Reviews:

  • Sally T
    Wilmington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Amazing little gem
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 8th December 2017
    This is apparently the oldest theatre in the UK. Once inside you can imagine what it looked like when it was built as it has been very sympathetically restored. There was still some work going on... Read full review
  • Tim S
    Romsey, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Just magic…
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 24th November 2017
    …as you might expect from Britain’s oldest working theatre. The Bristol Old Vic doesn’t disappoint. The auditorium has an intimacy, coupled with that strange feeling that something is about to... Read full review
  • Brenda A
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Feel part of history
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 20th November 2017
    I loved the sense of being in touch with past theatre goers through the layers of paint visible on the walls and supports. Unusual to have the dress circle seats almost on the same level as the... 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 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

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