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Bristol Old Vic

Step inside the theatre and look around you. The graceful curved balconies which cradle you also carry the memories and imaginings of Bristol audiences over the last 243 years.

Its amazing intimacy makes this theatre a truly magical space for telling stories. It’s no surprise that actors, writers and directors love to work here.

From the front of the stage it feels as if you can reach out and touch the audience with your hand.

And it belongs to you…

Forthcoming Events

Birdsong Presented by The Original Theatre Company & Birdsong Productions Ltd 27 Apr 09 May

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £27.50-£7.50
Concession Price: see website

Birdsong_thumb Presented by The Original Theatre Company & Birdsong Productions LtdStage version by Rachel WagstaffDirected by Alastair WhatleyMarking the 100th anniversary First World War...

Mayfest 2015 Presented by MAYK 14 May 24 May

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Studio
Full Price: VARIED

Mayfest_web_carousel_update_thumb Produced by MAYKSupported using public funding through Arts Council England This city is our stage. Eleven days in May. Mayfest invites you to dive into a heady eleven ...

Blah's Big Weekend: Chris Redmond, Shagufta Iqbal and Indigo Williams Part of Blah Blah Blah 18 May

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Studio
Full Price: £7
Concession Price: £7

Blah18_thumb Part of BlahblahblahPresented by Bristol Old Vic Master of storytelling, host and creator of London's critically acclaimed poetry and improvised live music show Tonge Fu C...

Constellations Presented by Royal Court Theatre 27 May 30 May

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £27.50-£10

Constellations_web_carousel_may2015_02_thumb Written by Nick PayneDirected by Michael Longhurst Following sold-out runs at the Royal Court Theatre, in the West End and most recently on Broadway, Constellations c...

Love for Love Presented by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School 15 Jun 27 Jun

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £21-£10

Love_for_love_carousel_thumb Written by William CongreveDirected by Jenny Stephens Congreve's dark and raucous comedy, performed by candlelight. In a world of intrigue, duplicity and gossip is it possible...

Medusa Presented by Bristol Old Vic 07 Jul 11 Jul

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Studio
Full Price: £12
Concession Price: £7.50

Medusa_web_carousel_thumb Presented by Bristol Old VicWritten by Adam PeckDirected by Toby Hulse Athens is cursed! King Theseus has only one desire: a son to inherit the throne, but every child born to ...

Bristol Proms: Beethoven In The Dark - Sacconi Quartet A collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and U-Live 27 Jul

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Studio
Full Price: £15
Concession Price: £15

Bov_carousel_proms2015_thumb Mon 27 Jul, 6.45pm, Bristol Old Vic Studio, all tickets £15* Continuing our tradition of opening Bristol Proms week with a concert performed in darkness, Sacconi Quartet perf...

Bristol Proms: Six With Jonathan James - Talk 1: Beethoven Unwrapped A collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and U-Live 27 Jul

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Studio
Full Price: £5
Concession Price: £5

Bov_carousel_proms2015_thumb Mon 27 Jul, 5.45pm, Bristol Old Vic Studio, all tickets £5 Bristol Proms Associate Jonathan James returns with the first of six talks in the Bristol Old Vic Studio, explo...

Bristol Proms: Six With Jonathan James - Talk 2: A History Of Classical In 60mins A collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and U-Live 28 Jul

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Studio
Full Price: £5
Concession Price: £5

Bov_carousel_proms2015_thumb Tue 28 Jul, 6pm, Bristol Old Vic Studio, all tickets £5 Bristol Proms Associate Jonathan James returns with the second of six talks in the Bristol Old Vic Studio, explori...

Bristol Proms: My Life In Song - Pumeza Matshikiza with Charles Hazlewood A collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and U-Live 28 Jul

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £34-£5

Bov_carousel_proms2015_thumb Tue 28 Jul, 7.30pm, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, £34-£5 Virtuoso soprano Pumeza Matshikiza (Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Bristol Proms 2014) reflects on her life, her ...

Bristol Proms: Six With Jonathan James - Talk 3: Patterns In Music A collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and U-Live 29 Jul

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Studio
Full Price: £5

Bov_carousel_proms2015_thumb Wed 29 Jul, 6pm, Bristol Old Vic Studio, all tickets £5 Bristol Proms Associate Jonathan James returns with the third of six talks in the Bristol Old Vic Studio, explorin...

Bristol Proms: Late Night Trumpet - Alison Balsom A collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and U-Live 29 Jul

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £21-£5

Bov_carousel_proms2015_thumb Wed 29 Jul, 9.45pm, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, £21-£5 A late evening of immersive trumpetry, conceived by Alison Balsom and Adam Wright, featuring the music of Fran...

Bristol Proms: Pure Minimalist Baroque - Hakon and Mari Samuelsen with Sinfonia Cymru A collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and U-Live 29 Jul

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £34-£5

Bov_carousel_proms2015_thumb Wed 29 Jul, 7.30pm, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, £34-£5 New embraces old as the pure melodic structure of Bach is interwoven with the intricate patterns of Philip Glass...

Bristol Proms: Jan Lisiecki A collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and U-Live 30 Jul

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £34-£5

Bov_carousel_proms2015_thumb Thu 30 Jul, 7.30pm, Theatre, £34-£5 The pianist who launched the inaugural Bristol Proms in 2013, returns to Bristol with a specially conceived programme for our in...

Bristol Proms: Six With Jonathan James Talk 5: The Story of the Guitar from Mandolin To Stratocaster A collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and U-Live 31 Jul

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Studio
Full Price: £5

Bov_carousel_proms2015_thumb Fri 31 Jul, 6pm, Bristol Old Vic Studio, all tickets £5 Bristol Proms Associate Jonathan James returns with the penultimate of six talks in the Bristol Old Vic Studio, ex...

Bristol Proms - From Bach to The Beatles - Milos Karadaglic A collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and U-Live 31 Jul

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £34-£5

Bov_carousel_proms2015_thumb Fri 31 Jul, 7.30pm, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, £34-£5 An intimate evening with Milos Karadaglic, "classical guitar phenomenon" (The Sunday Times, 2014). Programme to ...

Bristol Proms: John Rutter in conversation with John Suchet A collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and U-Live 01 Aug

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £34-£5

Bov_carousel_proms2015_thumb Sat 1 Aug, 2pm, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, £34-£5 In the year of his seventieth birthday, the great British composer and conductor John Rutter will select some of the...

Bristol Proms: Songs Of Hope In 40 Voices - The Erebus Ensemble A collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and U-Live 01 Aug

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre

Bov_carousel_proms2015_thumb Sat 1 Aug, 7.30pm, Bristol Old Vic Theatre and St Mary Redcliffe, £34-£5 An evening of surround-sound polyphony featuring Tallis' Spem in Alium (‘Hope in any ...

Bristol Proms: Songs Of Hope In 40 Voices - The Erebus Ensemble A collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and U-Live 01 Aug

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £34-£5

Bov_carousel_proms2015_thumb Sat 1 Aug, 7.30pm, Bristol Old Vic Theatre and St Mary Redcliffe, £34-£5 An evening of surround-sound polyphony featuring Tallis' Spem in Alium (‘Hope in any ...

Sean Hughes: Mumbo Jumbo Presented by The Comedy Box and Bristol Old Vic 27 Sep

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £15

Sean-hughes-2015_460px_thumb Multi award-winning comedian Sean Hughes is back with a new show called Mumbo Jumbo. Throughout his life he has been battling to stay on the right side of sanity. This is b...

Henning Wehn: Eins, Zwei, DIY 25 Oct

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £17.50

Henning-wehn-2015_460px_thumb After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has ‘groan' to like puns.... though he still couldn't eat a whole one.As Henning's assimilation is not ye...

Jenny Eclair: How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane) Presented by The Comedy Box and Bristol Old Vic 10 Nov

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £17.50

Jenny-eclair_460px_thumb Professional Grumpy Old Woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter, Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine. Semi-bearded and suf...

Sleeping Beauty Presented by Bristol Old Vic 27 Nov 17 Jan

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £34-£10

Sleeping-beauty_thumb A Bristol Old Vic ProductionDirected by Sally CooksonDevised by the companyDramaturg Adam PeckSet Designer Michael ValeCostume Designer Katie SykesComposer / Musi...

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Bristol Old Vic, Studio

Bristol Old Vic, Studio Bristol Old Vic is one of Bristol's main theatre venues. It is a producing theatre and is the oldest continuous working theatre in the country. It produces award-winning and critically acclaimed classics and new works, a wide range of shows for families, as well as experimental work in its Studio theatre. This space has been used for theatre performance.

Bristol Old Vic, Theatre

Bristol Old Vic, Theatre Bristol Old Vic is one of Bristol's main theatre venues. It is a producing theatre and is the oldest continuous working theatre in the country. It produces award-winning and critically acclaimed classics and new works, a wide range of shows for families, as well as experimental work in its Studio theatre. The main stage is a proscenium arch theatre with a Georgian auditorium. This space has been used for: theatre performance.

Bristol Old Vic, Basement

Bristol Old Vic is one of Bristol's main theatre venues. It is a producing theatre and is the oldest continuous working theatre in the country. It produces award-winning and critically acclaimed classics and new works, a wide range of shows for families, as well as experimental work in its Basement theatre. This space has been used for theatre performance.