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 2019
- Very Good99
- JuneBug1939Weston-super-Mare, United KingdomGreat renovationsWednesday, 4th September 2019We loved the new renovations, getting rid of the plaster walls and exposing the original stone and brick. Lovely atmosphere, nice for a cuppa, a meal or of course to see a play. Read full review
- Lentony1958Chelmsford, United KingdomA Truly Superb TheatreWednesday, 11th September 2019This was my first trip to Bristol and I just had to see the Bristol Old Vic. There wasn’t a theatrical production I could book a ticket for so I elected to go on the tour of the theatre. It has... Read full review
- 470jennihBristol, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesPride and prejudice *sort ofThursday, 12th September 2019The Bristol old Vic looks so lovely with its refurb. It has a great feel and atmosphere. The stage looks fantastic. Had a great time watching the show. Only issue was bar wait at beginning of show... Read full review
Tel: +44 (0)117 987 7877
|Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)|