Bristol Old Vic is open for visitors indoors and for food & drink in its purpose-built beach hut-style cabins on King Street. 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. Come on in.
A multi-million-pound redevelopment project recently created a new fully accessible front of house boasting a Bar & Café, alongside a new interactive heritage offering and a brand-new Studio Theatre. It also provided state-of-the-art rehearsal rooms and, in the auditorium, a dramatically extended forestage and precision engineered sightlines offer audiences an even more intimate theatrical experience.
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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|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:
- Very Good103
- 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
- ashleywG8100UHTrip Type:Friends getawayBank holiday weekend funSunday, 30th May 2021On my visit to the old Vic was seated straight away, Charlie our server was so professional and friendly, hope you value your great staff on a bank holiday!! Read full review
- rosalinev904Trip Type:CouplesUnique dining experience, brilliant service, delicious food.Saturday, 24th July 2021Unique dining out experience at Cooper's Hall in Bristol Old Vic theatre. Perfect setting of updated dining area in historic atmospheric theatre. What made it even more special was the helpful and... Read full review