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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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2020
- Very Good103
- LadyJenniferAnnBristol, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesPerfect birthday celebratory eveningSaturday, 29th February 2020A match made in heaven! A delightful pre theatre supper followed by the perfect dance programme. A double birthday meal, and a super Rambert 2 programme. Loved it all. The pre theatre ambience is... Read full review
- 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