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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.



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

Establishment Features

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

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - on street

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates

Specialist Features

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

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Map & Directions

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Percival Road

Tel: +44 (0)117 315 7602

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Saturday, 22nd December 2018 - Saturday, 22nd December 2018

Santa's Christmas Party at Redgrave TheatreSanta's Christmas Party at Redgrave Theatre
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Wednesday, 27th February 2019 - Wednesday, 27th February 2019

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Saturday, 19th January 2019 - Saturday, 19th January 2019

Jazz Dames 4 at Redgrave Theatre
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Saturday, 12th January 2019 - Saturday, 12th January 2019

Whispering Woods at Redgrave Theatre
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Sunday, 3rd February 2019 - Monday, 4th February 2019

Saturday, 2nd March 2019 - Saturday, 2nd March 2019

Bing Live at Redgrave Theatre
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Sunday, 10th February 2019 - Sunday, 10th February 2019

The Sooty Show at Redgrave Theatre
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Saturday, 16th February 2019 - Saturday, 16th February 2019

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids at Redgrave Theatre
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Monday, 18th February 2019 - Monday, 18th February 2019

Nick Sharratt's Right Royal Drawalong at Redgrave Theatre
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Friday, 22nd February 2019 - Friday, 22nd February 2019

The Minor Setbacks at Redgrave Theatre
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Saturday, 9th March 2019 - Saturday, 9th March 2019

Murder She Didn't Write at Redgrave Theatre
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Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 - Wednesday, 3rd April 2019

Princess Ida at Redgrave Theatre
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