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 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)|
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good103
- LynneS1103Rhondda, United KingdomWeston TheatreSunday, 17th November 2019Lovely 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
- ClareCollmanBristol, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesPre theatre set menuSunday, 24th November 2019Wow very impressed Great friendly service We chose the set menu for ease - starters sweet potato Katsu very very tasty great size portion - recommenced Sea bass main good flavour and good... Read full review
- Keith NTrip Type:CouplesAnother great.Monday, 25th November 2019Went to see 'Cyrano' this afternoon in this gorgeous theatre. Another wonderful production. The vast worked their magic and left me spellbound. They seem to produce pure theatre. Gender, race... Read full review