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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

An Elephant in the Garden Written By Michael Mopurgo 09 Feb 13 Feb

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £12.00
Concession Price: £8.00

Elephantgarden_carousel_thumb 1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother, and an elephant from the zoo flee the Allied firebombing in the endgame of the Second World War.Escaping the Allied advance from the ...

The Story Cellar 11 Feb 12 Feb

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: Adults Free
Concession Price: £4.00

224749_934919959933979_5649217149871292378_n_thumb Hidden in the Bristol Old Vic Basement is The Story Cellar - a magical vault that stores all spellbinding beginnings, middles and ends. Come and play using words, images, games,...

Albie Vector the Sound Collector Presented By Greenlight Theatre 11 Feb 12 Feb

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £10.00
Concession Price: £7.00

Albee_carousel_thumb An epic tale of love, adventure and a sound-hoover called Mustard.In a re-telling of the Odyssey, Albee must travel to the ends of the earth seeking the most beautiful sound in ...

CounterActs Presented By Candoco Dance Company 12 Feb

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: 16-8

Bov_counteracts_carousel_nov2015_thumb Candoco Dance Company, the company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, brings together two extraordinary British artists for an evening of playful questions and captivating pe...

Blahblahblah: Love - What's the Point? Presented By Bristol Old Vic, Tangent Books & Thunderbolt Arts Pub 15 Feb

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £7.00

Bov_blahfeb_carousel_nov2015_thumb In what's become something of a Valentine's Day tradition for Blahblahblah, some of the best poetic voices from across the UK will come together to argue for and against romanti...

i know all the secrets in my world Written By Natalie Ibu 16 Feb 20 Feb

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £14.00
Concession Price: £11.00

Bov_secrets_carousel_nov2015_thumb i know all the secrets in my world is a play about what happens when speaking is impossible... a story that breaks your heart and pieces it together, putting plasters touched wi...

Curried Goat and Fishfingers Written & Performed By Miles Chambers & Edson Burton 24 Feb 27 Feb

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £7.00

Bov_curriedgoat_carousel_nov2015_thumb Faces and fads come and go but the friendship between poets Miles and Edson has remained. Through poetry and prose they celebrate being writers, men, and the quirks of Black Bri...

Check the Label Written & Performed By Eno Mfon 25 Feb 27 Feb

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £7.00

Bov_checkthelabel_carousel_nov2015_thumb Eno Mfon performs her own words in a beautiful and blistering indictment of the lengths some women will go to be just a shade... less.In parts a lyrical love poem, in parts an e...

The Trojan Women Directed By Sally Cookson 04 Mar 12 Mar

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Studio
Full Price: £15.00
Concession Price: £10.00

Trojanwomen_carousel_thumb Bristol Old Vic Theatre School By Euripides Adaptated by Brendan Kennelly Directed by Sally Cookson. "I've seen war piled on war, horror on horror, death on death. I've seen lo...

All That Fall Written By Samuel Beckett 08 Mar 12 Mar

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £17.00
Concession Price: £15.00

Bov_allthatfall_carousel_nov2015_thumb Beckett described his radio plays as "coming out of the dark." Now, internationally acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark is taking audiences literally into darkness for a rare ...

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales Presented By Scamp Theatre & Watford Palace Theatre 10 Mar 12 Mar

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £12.00
Concession Price: 45 (Family Ticket)

Tiddler_carousel_thumb Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donalds...

Blahblahblah: Inua Ellams with guests 21 Mar

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £7.00

Bov_blahmar_carousel_nov2015_thumb Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright and performer. Expect musicality and heightened mellifluous speech mixed with Nigerian storytelling. ...

Long Day's Journey Into Night Directed By Sir Richard Eyre 23 Mar 23 Apr

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: 37.50 - £7.50

Longdays_carousel_thumb A Bristol Old Vic Production By Eugene O'Neill Directed by Sir Richard Eyre Starring Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville Bristol Old Vic's 250th Anniversary Season "The past is t...

Iphigenia in Splott Presented By Sherman Cymru 30 Mar 02 Apr

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £15.00
Concession Price: £12.00

Bov_iphigeniainsplott_carousel_nov2015_thumb Effie's life spirals through a mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day - till one night gives her the chance to be something mor...

Boxy and Sticky Presented By Theatr Iolo 07 Apr 09 Apr

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £10.00
Concession Price: £7.00

Bov_boxyandsticky_carousel_nov2015_thumb Join us this Easter holiday for a mischievous theatrical adventure to entrance and delight ages 3+ and their families. Make sure you stick around after the show and let the fun ...

Richard Herring - Happy Now? Presented By The Comedy Box 17 Apr

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £15.00

Richardherring_thumb After years of drifting aimlessly and alone, Richard Herring is now settled down with a wife and a tiny baby. Is he finally happy now? Or does responsibility for the lives of ot...

Blahblahblah: Maria Ferguson - Fat Girls Don't Dance 18 Apr

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £7.00

Bov_blahapr_carousel_nov2015_thumb Blending theatre, storytelling and killer moves, spoken word artist Maria Ferguson explores her relationship with the F-word (Food) with the help of her first love (Dance). Ques...

Dark Land Light House Presented By Sleepdogs & Bristol Old Vic Ferment Commission 20 Apr 30 Apr

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £12.00
Concession Price: £8.00

Bov_darklandlighthouse_carousel_nov2015_thumb >> Incoming, deep travel>> Estimated 600 souls >> Estimated 600 souls lost in 81 minutes>>There is a Dark Land in the depths of space. Ships are dra...

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary Adapted By John Nicholson & Javier Marzan 26 Apr 07 May

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: 30-10

Madamebov_carousel_v2_thumb Gustave Flaubert's complex novelLovingly derailed by PeepolykusFor your viewing pleasure, Peepolykus (Let the Donkey Go, The Hound of the Baskervilles) proudly present Gustave F...

Blahblahblah: Team GB 23 May

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £7.00

Bov_blahmay_carousel_nov2015_thumb Hollie McNish and Vanessa Kisuule represented Great Britain at the Slam Du Monde in Paris, and came third which is a great result when you're up against the (other) best poets i...

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk Written By Daniel Jamieson 27 May 11 Jun

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: 34-7.50

Flyinglovers_carousel_thumb Perhaps you've seen them floating over a Russian village? Or perhaps you've seen her toppling forward, arms full of wild flowers, as he arches above her head and steals a kiss?M...

The Stage is Set... for a Birthday Party! 28 May 30 May

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre

12373331_934923283266980_6584871553365797506_n_thumb Save the dateSAT 28-MON 30 MAY 2016You are cordially invited to join Bristol Old Vic for an almighty 250th birthday celebration. On the May bank holiday weekend, we are flinging...

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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.