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. Come on in.
A multi-million-pound redevelopment project recently created a new fully accessible front of house boasting a Bar & Café, alongside a new interactive heritage offering and a brand-new Studio Theatre. It also provided state-of-the-art rehearsal rooms and, in the auditorium, a dramatically extended forestage and precision engineered sightlines offer audiences an even more intimate theatrical experience.
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 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
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- garyt378St. Albans, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyNice intro to BristolSunday, 12th March 2023Good atmosphere, tremendous mix of new and old, good beer (left handed giants) and friendly staff. Good introduction to Bristol. Read full review
- Voyage02267573223London, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelGood for theatre enthusiastsWednesday, 1st November 2023The Old Vic is a must-visit for anyone interested in theatre. The theatre is beautiful and historic, and the productions are always top-notch. I highly recommend attending a performance at the Old... Read full review
- richardwQ5642TAClifton, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelPie and pint!Friday, 3rd November 2023It was a cold and bulstery mid autumn afternoon; a sign that said pieminister pies caught my eye and soon enough i had a warming and hot cheering pie (beef and stilton) and pint (clear head - it was... Read full review