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Bristol Old Vic Theatre

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Bristol Old Vic Theatre



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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  • Marie-Pierre L
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    Wonderful old theatre
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 21st August 2017
    Went for the first time to see Julius Caesar and I loved the experience. The building has a great character and is very well located ! Read full review
  • Chris2727374
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    The oldest and the best
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 18th August 2017
    Well known as Britain's oldest theatre if offers an intimate atmosphere which cannot be bettered. What is more, since its refurbishment it has all the comforts of a modern theatre! You must vistit it! Read full review
  • Graham S
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    lovely theatre
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 17th August 2017
    currently in the throws of building work but a very charming theatre. Helpful staff - choose seats carefully if you want a decent view of productions. Read full review
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Old City

Tel: +44 (0)117 987 7877

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

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Thursday, 2nd November 2017 - Saturday, 4th November 2017

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Friday, 3rd November 2017 - Saturday, 4th November 2017

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Tuesday, 7th November 2017 - Saturday, 18th November 2017

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Monday, 18th December 2017 - Monday, 18th December 2017

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