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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

BRISTOL PROMS: Dance With Me Developed by Play Nicely's Scott Fletcher, with Peter Gregson and Jane Gibson 21 Jul 31 Jul

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: FREE
Concession Price: FREE

Dancer_with_text_thumb DANCE WITH ME is a ground-breaking digital installation that invites members of the public to interact, imitate and respond to a dancer’s silhouette as she moves to a reco...

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
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 ...

Blahblahblah: You Saw It Here First Bristol Old Vic 21 Sep

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Basement
Full Price: £7

Bov_blah_carousel_sep2015_thumb John Osborne and Molly Naylor present their first ever full-length poetry show. Fresh from the success of launching their new Sky1 comedy After Hours (produced and directed by C...

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...

Circus City - L'enfant Qui... (The Child Who...) by Theatre d'un Jour 18 Oct 19 Oct

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £5-£22

Mario-1024x683_thumb A blending of live music with acrobatics and puppetry that creates a child’s sensitive, poetic view of the world. Presented in-the-round for two days only. Born in France...

Blahblahblah: Luminous Humans Bristol Old Vic 19 Oct

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Basement
Full Price: £7

Bov_blah_carousel_oct2015_thumb A jam packed evening featuring the mesmerising Sky Academy Arts Scholar and Bush Theatre Associate Artist Sabrina Mahfouz and the brilliant and hilarious UK Anti-Slam champion (...

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...

Rich Hall: 3:10 to Humour Bristol Old Vic 01 Nov

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £16

Rich-hall-tour-15_web_thumb The award-winning Montana native renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the British Isles once a...

Josh Widdicome: What Do I Do Now... Bristol Old Vic 08 Nov

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £16.50

Josh-widdicombe-2015_460x307_thumb That guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair is back on the road with a brand new tour after writing and starring in his own BBC3 sitcome Josh.

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...

Andy Parsons: Live and Unleashed- But Naturally Cautious Bristol Old Vic 15 Nov

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

Bov_andyparsons_carousel_thumb Andy Parsons is back on the road after four sell-out national tours, delivering more sharp comedy up and down the UK.

Blahblahblah: Some People Have Too Many Legs Bristol Old Vic 16 Nov

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Basement
Full Price: £7

Bov_blah_carousel_nov2015_thumb The infectiously optimistic and hilarious true story of how in 2013, disco-dinnerlady Jackie Hagan got a mystery illness, lost a leg and her home; and decided to make it a stren...

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...

Blahblahblah: Blah Humbug Bristol Old Vic 14 Dec

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Basement
Full Price: £7

Bov_carousel_dec2015_thumb With Christmas music jangling endlessly in all the shops and your head still acching from the office Christmas party, come and join us for an evening of pure cynicism and grumpi...

Jane Eyre A co-production with the National Theatre 21 Jan 06 Feb

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £34-£11.50

Jane-eyre---original_photography_by_nadav_kander--web-res_thumb A co-production with the National TheatreDevised by the companyBased on the novel by Charlotte Brontë First staged at Bristol Old Vic in 2014, this acclaimed re-imagi...

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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.