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Bristol Old Vic Theatre

King Street, Old City, Bristol, BS1 4ED

Tel: +44 (0)117 987 7877

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Bristol Old Vic Theatre

About

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.

Redevelopment

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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Special Offers

  • Bristol Old Vic – Companion ticket of disabled visitor free of charge

    The offer: People with disabilities requiring an accompanying person can request a free companion ticket at the time of booking

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the Bristol Old Vic website.

    Offer link: Offers for carers

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    263
  • Very Good
    104
  • Average
    25
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • 772gordonw
    Skagen, Denmark
    Excellent show for which I would have awarded 5 stars but it was marred by the seating arrangement in the "pit".
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 4th January 2020
    I would go to this theatre again but never with a seat in the pit. These seats are not staggered on a row basis so if you have someoine tall in front of you then you never get a clear view. Read full review
  • Tony G
    Beek Gem Montferland, The Netherlands
    A Christmas Carol - a truly wonderful experience at the Old Vic
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 18th January 2020
    During our recent visit to Bristol, we were delighted to discover that their musical version of A Christmas Carol was still being performed. The theatre itself is wonderful and lends itself... Read full review
  • 203yviep
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Absolutely wonderful!
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 18th January 2020
    Went to see romantics Anonymous with a meal before hand (desert in the interval). Entire experience was wonderful - food, staff and show all stunning! A must do experience - enjoy! Read full review

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