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.
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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2018
- Very Good87
- MaryEvans186220Bristol, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawaymy first time visitMonday, 22nd April 2019Went to attend a meeting in the rehearsal studios. Front of house lift not working, and I have pretty limited mobility. But staff member Rowan could not have been more accommodating. We went through... Read full review
- Alan RCambridge, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesFabulous theareSaturday, 4th May 2019We had heard the day before we were visiting Bristol that the Old Vic was the oldest theatre still operational dating from 1766. Luckily there was a dance performance by Impermanence of Baal and we... Read full review
- moochmissStratford-upon-Avon, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawaygreat new cafeMonday, 20th May 2019Lovely lunch in a beautiful building. Some great options and catered for vegetarians. Childrens menu also available Read full review
Tel: +44 (0)117 987 7877
|Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)|