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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good94
- Jezzatraveller0606Bristol, United KingdomGreat theatre in the heart of the cityThursday, 20th June 2019Recently refurbished the theatre is grand and offers a very eclectic mix of performances from classic to modern, there are plenty of bars and eating places close by too. Read full review
- aberandaLondon, United KingdomTrip Type:BusinessHoary but coolMonday, 1st July 2019A theatre with history, but still somehow hip. Caught 'Into the void' and a Windrush play - both very good. You can order dessert with your dinner and pick it up in the interval! Read full review
- ReviewsItalyitalyTrip Type:Solo travelOld Vic BristolSaturday, 6th July 2019A theatre with a well known acting school. Always charming for all (even amateur) drama class students. Nice to stop by while walking in Bristol. Read full review
Tel: +44 (0)117 987 7877
|Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)|