Bristol Shakespeare Festival

Various locations, Bristol, BS3 4BY
Bristol Shakespeare Festival


A summer of stunning theatre beckons, as the Bristol Shakespeare Festival returns!

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival is an annual festival usually held during June and July, hosting performances and events inspired by the Bard in indoor and outdoor spaces across Bristol. Whether you prefer the traditional or the experimental, there’s something for everyone.

 2020 saw a scaled-back, online version of the beloved festival, but this year, BSF is back to its signature blend of indoor and outdoor performances, online events, workshops, and quirky takes on favourite plays.

With renowned touring companies such as Folksy, Natural Theatre Company and The Lord Chamberlain’s Men performing in a whole range of iconic Bristol venues and locations, the festival promises to play its part in reigniting the city’s famous theatre scene.  With family-friendly shows, intriguing fringe events, and the festival’s in-house company putting on the hilarious, all-new King Lear the Musical, there’s fun for everyone in store.

Please keep in mind, the programme may be subject to change based on any amendments to government guidance – which as well all know, can sometimes change rapidly. Please be assured, though, that all required social distancing measures will be in place to keep you safe, and there's a raft of online content from fabulous companies like the South Devon Players. Whatever happens, great things are afoot!

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