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Bristol Old Vic Theatre

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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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Map & Directions

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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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    253
  • Very Good
    103
  • Average
    25
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • bsandrs
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    A Thoroughly Entertaining Evening
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 6th November 2019
    We have attended the Bristol Old Vic in the past, so knew that the performance would be of a high standard. Cyrano, the play, we have seen in the past but this was a refreshing new production and it... Read full review
  • Clara_206
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great for Families
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 14th November 2019
    I’ve been here countless times. Usually to take my mum to see something. The productions are brilliant, the restaurant is great and it is always a wonderful night out. Read full review
  • LynneS1103
    Rhondda, United Kingdom
    Weston Theatre
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th November 2019
    Lovely little venue part of the Old Vic. Went to see a friend's daughter performing as part of her Graduation course for the Old Vic Theatre School. Tiered seat so was able to see everything . Read full review
King Street
Old City
Bristol
BS1 4ED

Tel: +44 (0)117 987 7877

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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