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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

The 24 Hour Plays: Bristol 23 Apr

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

The-24-hour-plays-bristol-bristol-old-vic-carousel_thumb Buckle up for a night of extraordinary, adrenaline-fuelled seat-of-your-pants theatre that's quite unlike anything else.On the evening of Sat 22 April, six writers will gather t...

Nicholas Hynter: Balancing Acts 21 May

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £10.50
Concession Price: £8.50

Nicolas_hytner_web_carousel_v1_thumb Nicholas Hytner will tell the story of 12 years at the helm of the National Theatre, a period of unparalleled creativity and success. He will share stories about productions of ...

Golem 31 May 03 Jun

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: 26-10

The danger lies not in machine becoming more like man but in man becoming more like machine.Like a giant graphic novel burst into life, 1927 invites you to take a step through t...

Julius Caesar 09 Jun 01 Jul

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre

Julius-caesar-bristol-old-vic-carousel_thumb When Caesar returns to Rome a virtual dictator, Brutus and the pro-democracy senators foresee the demise of the Republic in the powerful hands of this celebrated general. As fea...

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk 09 Aug 12 Aug

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: 31.50-11.50

The-flying-lovers-of-vitebsk-bristol-old-vic-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...

People, Places & Things 24 Oct 28 Oct

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: 33.50-10

People-places-and-things-bristol-old-vic-carousel_thumb Emma was having the time of her life. Now she's in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn't with Emma, it's with everything else. She need...

The Little Matchgirl 30 Nov 14 Jan

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: 35.50-£7.50

The-little-matchgirl-bristol-old-vic-carousel_thumb Emma Rice's "exquisite" (Daily Telegraph) production comes to Bristol this Christmas following its critically acclaimed premiere at Shakespeare's Globe.Struggling to keep warm o...

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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.