Bristol Old Vic Theatre

King Street, Old City, Bristol, BS1 4ED

Tel: +44 (0)117 987 7877

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About

Bristol Old Vic is open for visitors indoors and for food & drink in its purpose-built beach hut-style cabins on King Street. Please check directly on their website and/or social media channels for the latest updates. 

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.

Redevelopment

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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Special Offers

  • Bristol Old Vic – Companion ticket of disabled visitor free of charge

    The offer: People with disabilities requiring an accompanying person can request a free companion ticket at the time of booking

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the Bristol Old Vic website.

    Offer link: Offers for carers

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • D9787KAcorinner
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Great experience during lockdown
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 15th April 2021
      We came here the first week of opening in April 2021. Lila served us, who had only been working there for 2 days. She was extremely good to us and made us feel very welcome so we enjoyed our time... Read full review
    • ashleywG8100UH
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Bank holiday weekend fun
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 30th May 2021
      On my visit to the old Vic was seated straight away, Charlie our server was so professional and friendly, hope you value your great staff on a bank holiday!! Read full review
    • rosalinev904
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      Couples
      Unique dining experience, brilliant service, delicious food.
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 24th July 2021
      Unique dining out experience at Cooper's Hall in Bristol Old Vic theatre. Perfect setting of updated dining area in historic atmospheric theatre. What made it even more special was the helpful and... Read full review

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