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 Good103
- bsandrsPortsmouth, United KingdomA Thoroughly Entertaining EveningWednesday, 6th November 2019We 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_206Bristol, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayGreat for FamiliesThursday, 14th November 2019I’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
- 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
Tel: +44 (0)117 987 7877
|Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)|