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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good104
- 772gordonwSkagen, DenmarkExcellent show for which I would have awarded 5 stars but it was marred by the seating arrangement in the "pit".Saturday, 4th January 2020I would go to this theatre again but never with a seat in the pit. These seats are not staggered on a row basis so if you have someoine tall in front of you then you never get a clear view. Read full review
- Tony GBeek Gem Montferland, The NetherlandsA Christmas Carol - a truly wonderful experience at the Old VicSaturday, 18th January 2020During our recent visit to Bristol, we were delighted to discover that their musical version of A Christmas Carol was still being performed. The theatre itself is wonderful and lends itself... Read full review
- 203yviepBath, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayAbsolutely wonderful!Saturday, 18th January 2020Went to see romantics Anonymous with a meal before hand (desert in the interval). Entire experience was wonderful - food, staff and show all stunning! A must do experience - enjoy! Read full review