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Redgrave Theatre

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Redgrave Theatre


Hidden away in the beautiful suburb of Clifton the Redgrave Theatre is one of Bristol’s most popular theatres hosting a wide variety of productions including operas, musicals, stand-up comedy, theatre and dance. The buildings tiered 315 seat auditorium and flat stage create an intimate space with excellent sightlines and good all round acoustics.

Built in 1966 by Clifton College the Redgrave was originally known simply as the ‘Clifton College Theatre’. The design was based on the Mermaid theatre in London and it was the first purpose built school theatre in the country. The theatre was officially opened by the actor Sir Michael Redgrave - an ex-student of the college. After Sir Michael's death in 1985 the building was renamed ‘The Redgrave Theatre’ in his honour.

Originally the theatre was only used for college events, but in the 1970’s the decision was made for the theatre to be hired out to local amateur dramatic groups during the holidays.

Since then the popularity of the Redgrave has continued to grow; today - as well as continuing to host some of the same amateur dramatics groups that first visited the theatre back in the 70's - the theatre plays host to a variety of professional touring companies, comedians, film societies, music concerts and dance pieces. The Theatre also plays host to several Bristol Old Vic Theatre School productions each year including their Christmas Productions that have become a firm favourite with thousands of Bristolians.


Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - on street


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Foyer Bar Selling drinks and snacks

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates

Establishment Features

  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Open All Year
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Map & Directions

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Percival Road

Tel: +44 (0)117 315 7602

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Sunday, 25th March 2018 - Sunday, 25th March 2018

Liza Pulman Sings StreisandLiza Pulman Sings Streisand at Redgrave Theatre
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Wednesday, 25th April 2018 - Thursday, 26th April 2018

Dear ZooDear Zoo at Redgrave Theatre
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Friday, 27th April 2018 - Friday, 27th April 2018

Radio ActiveRadio Active at Redgrave Theatre
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Saturday, 19th May 2018 - Saturday, 19th May 2018

Henry BlofeldHenry Blofeld: 78 Retired at Redgrave Theatre
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Saturday, 9th June 2018 - Saturday, 9th June 2018

Pete K MallyPete K Mally at Redgrave Theatre
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Monday, 26th March 2018 - Monday, 26th March 2018

Dad's Army at Redgrave Theatre
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Thursday, 29th March 2018 - Thursday, 29th March 2018

Matt Forde at Redgrave Theatre
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Monday, 23rd April 2018 - Monday, 23rd April 2018

Ceri Dupree at Redgrave Theatre
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Saturday, 28th April 2018 - Saturday, 28th April 2018

The Other Guys at Redgrave Theatre
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Tuesday, 20th March 2018 - Saturday, 24th March 2018

Barnum at Redgrave Theatre
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Wednesday, 21st March 2018 - Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Wednesday, 18th April 2018 - Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Thursday, 19th April 2018 - Thursday, 19th April 2018

Friday, 20th April 2018 - Friday, 20th April 2018

BGSOS presents Iolanthe at Redgrave Theatre
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