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Bristol Old Vic Theatre

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Bristol Old Vic Theatre

About

Bristol Old Vic is the longest continuously running theatre in the UK. Under Artistic Director Tom Morris, the historic playhouse aims to inspire audiences with its own original productions, both at home and on tour, whilst nurturing the next generation of artists, whether that be through their 350-strong Young Company, their many outreach and education projects or their trailblazing artist development programme, Bristol Ferment.

They use their funding 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.

Since 2016, while the theatre continues to present work, it has simultaneously been undergoing a multi-million pound redevelopment project to transform its front of house space into a warm and welcoming public building for all of Bristol to enjoy, create a new studio theatre and open up its unique theatrical heritage to the public for the first time. The project is due to be completed in autumn 2018.

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TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    199
  • Very Good
    65
  • Average
    15
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    2

Recent Reviews:

  • Robbie M
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Excellent Historical building
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 15th May 2018
    One of my favourite buildings in Bristol, the building itself is the show and a great place to visit in Bristol. Read full review
  • Blackth0rn
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely old theatre
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 29th April 2018
    An iconic Bristol building, it’s currently undergoing extensive renovation works which means that the main King Street entrance is not in use and you have to enter via the rear stage door. As you get... Read full review
  • tricksybixy
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Oldest working theatre in the English speaking world! renovation works on-going tho!
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 4th April 2018
    You won't regret a trip to the old Vic. We went to see The Cherry Orchard - which was a first class production. But worth a trip to the circular theatre alone, with its timber tiered seating and... Read full review
King Street
Old City
Bristol
BS1 4ED

Tel: +44 (0)117 987 7877

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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