Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Bristol Old Vic Theatre is temporarily closed. Please check directly on their website and/or social media channels for the latest updates.
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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- Bristol Old Vic
|Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.
Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Travelers Choice 2020
- Very Good103
- LizzieflintThirsk, United KingdomBrilliant play - Joanna FaustusFriday, 13th March 2020First visit to the Bristol Vic. Interesting building, riveting play with talented cast. The foyer cafe is a great venue even if you aren't seeing a performance. We found online booking... Read full review
- BobandJosieReading, United KingdomVery ImpressiveSaturday, 14th March 2020My wife had been to the Bristol Old Vic "many years ago" and wanted to see how it had changed. The entrance and bar area is very, very customer friendly. We saw "The 3 Musketeers" and throughly... Read full review
- D9787KAcorinnerBristol, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayGreat experience during lockdownThursday, 15th April 2021We came here the first week of opening in April 2021. Lila served us, who had only been working there for 2 days. She was extremely good to us and made us feel very welcome so we enjoyed our time... Read full review