Theatre Bristol is a laboratory combining collective action for the arts with open, generous, grassroots support. We help create the conditions to make great art with as wide and diverse a community as possible.
Theatre Bristol designs and tests new ideas that we believe have the potential to make large-scale change, creating new collaborative initiatives inside and outside the sector that build on the trust, value and knowledge generated by our expert support service.
To create the conditions for great art to happen, we start with the people who make it. We offer free support to anyone from any background working in live performance, helping them make brilliant, distinctive art & giving them the confidence & tools to build careers as artists*. Find out more about our artist support here.
We work in lots of different ways, in partnership with many different people and organisations. As well as artist support we run events (networking, inspiration, action planning); host a user-generated website; research new ways of working and develop national and international exchange opportunities. Find out more about Theatre Bristol and how you can work with us here.
In August 2013 we published a booklet highlighting our activity and way of working which you can download below.
In 2015, Theatre Bristol celebrated it's 10th birthday and we had a special book commisioned to mark the occasion which you can view below.
Our 2015-16 Annual Report can be found below
Theatre Bristol is an Arts Council England National Portfolio organisation and Bristol City Council Key Arts Provider.
* Artists = writers, circus artists, puppeteers, dancers, live art artists, producers, directors, designers, technicians, funders, stage managers, musicians, composers, thinkers, administrators, bookkeepers, fundraisers, critics, enthusiasts, supporters… everyone who’s interested is welcome.