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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 Tinderbox A Bristol Old Vic Young Company Production 23 Apr 26 Apr

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Studio
Full Price: £12
Concession Price: £8

The_tinderbox_thumb On the outskirts of a country a war rages on and on, while at its centre a proud King rules the capital with an iron fist. Once upon a time it was foretold that his daughter w...

Bitch Boxer Snuff Box Theatre & Richard Jordan Productions 29 Apr 03 May

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Studio
Full Price: £12
Concession Price: £8

Bitch_boxer_thumb Meet Chloe, 21 from Leytonstone. She likes the simple things in life: cherry sambuca, hairbrush-in-the-mirror karaoke with Rihanna and winding her Dad up. Oh, and she's a box...

This May Hurt A Bit An Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton Co-Production 30 Apr 03 May

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £5-£18

This_may_hurt_a_bit_thumb A month after stating "we will stop the top-down reorganisation of the NHS that has got in the way of patient care", the government launched the biggest top-down reorganisatio...

Death & Treason, Rhyme & Reason Presented by Twisted Theatre 07 May 10 May

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Studio
Full Price: £12
Concession Price: £8

Death___treason_thumb The origin of nursery rhymes does not always lie in the entertainment of the young, yet they appease our children, who sleep in blissful ignorance of the torture and politics,...

Our Country's Good An Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton Co-Production 07 May 10 May

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £5-£30

Our_country_s_good_thumb Our Country's Good is the powerful true story of a ragbag cast of convicts, who put on a play under the guidance of an earnest young marine officer. As the barriers between ca...

Mayfest 2014: RUFF Split Britches/Peggy Shaw 16 May 18 May

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

Ruff_carousel_thumb Peggy Shaw had a stroke in January 2011. The stroke was in her PONS, which rhymes with the Fonz, one of her many role models. Since the stroke she’s realized she has neve...

Mayfest 2014: Rising Aakash Odedra 16 May

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

Rising_carousel_thumb “Single-minded passion is never quite enough. Innovation is a collective performance.” Unknown Rising is an evening of dance performed by Aakash Odedra. Aakash per...

Mayfest 2014: CAMP Scottee 16 May

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

Award winning performance artist and glorified sequin weaver Scottee is coming to Bristol. Camp is his infamous, sell out variety showcase that features some of the world's lead...

Mayfest: Rising Aakash Odedra 16 May

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

Rising_carousel_thumb “Single-minded passion is never quite enough. Innovation is a collective performance.” Unknown Rising is an evening of dance performed by Aakash Odedra. Aakash per...

Mayfest 2014: Dance of the Magnetic Ballerina Andrea Miltnerova 17 May

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

Magnetic-ballerina_2_carousel_thumb Rooted to the spot on a platform surrounded by light, the magnetic ballerina flutters, shivers and shimmers for her audience. Stark and intensely beautiful, this is the UK premi...

Mayfest 2014: Lulu: A Murder Ballad The Tiger Lillies / Opera North 19 May

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £16, £12, £5
Concession Price: £14, £10, £5

Lulu-carousel_thumb Presented by Opera North, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Warwick Arts Centre. Prostitute, mistress, murderer. The brilliantly twisted Tiger Lillies take on one of theatre’s...

Gym Party Made in China 20 May

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

Gym_party_high_res_thumb A razor sharp and darkly comic exploration of our universal desire to win. Three intrepid contestants compete in a series of games, from the hilariously stupid to the arbitrary...

Mayfest 2014: Gym Party Made in China 20 May

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

Gym_party_high_res_thumb A razor sharp and darkly comic exploration of our universal desire to win. Three intrepid contestants compete in a series of games, from the hilariously stupid to the arbitrary...

Mayfest 2014: The Ted Bundy Project Greg Wohead 20 May 21 May

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

In November 2012, Greg stumbled upon the confession tapes of Ted Bundy, the American serial killer, rapist and necrophile. He couldn’t stop listening. The Ted Bundy Proje...

Mayfest 2014: Smashed Gandini Juggling 20 May

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £16, £12, £5
Concession Price: £14, £10, £5

Smashed_carousel_thumb 9 jugglers, 80 apples, 4 crockery sets. You are cordially invited to a tea party that you will never forget… At the forefront of contemporary circus for over 20 yea...

If Destroyed Still True Molly Naylor and Iain Ross 21 May 22 May

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

Last year Molly saw an old school friend in a sauna. Rather than engage in small talk, she found a way to hide from her in what’s essentially a small, hot shed. It wa...

Mayfest 2014: If Destroyed Still True Molly Naylor and Iain Ross 21 May 22 May

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

Last year Molly saw an old school friend in a sauna. Rather than engage in small talk, she found a way to hide from her in what’s essentially a small, hot shed. It wa...

Mayfest 2014: Echo Beach Hannah Sullivan 22 May 23 May

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

Echobeach_carousel_thumb Hannah has a dance collection, it is a collection she has been gathering for a while. Since 1999 in fact. She calls it ‘dancing like everybody I know’. Echo Bea...

Mayfest 2014: Constellations Aracaladanza 24 May

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre
Full Price: £10.00 (Family ticket £25)
Concession Price: £6.00

Constellations_1_carousel_thumb Multi-award winning international company Aracaladanza consistently delights audiences throughout Europe with their extraordinarily magical dance theatre made especially for chi...

Mayfest 2014: My Son & Heir Search Party 24 May

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

My-son-_-heir-1_carousel_thumb My Son & Heir  is an anarchic celebration of the everyday heroism of parenthood, set amongst a never-ending mess of plastic, flashing-beeping, bubble-blowing chaos. Se...

MIMIC Presented by Tobacco Factory Theatres 02 Aug

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

Mimic_web_thumb Written, Composed and Performed by Raymond Scannell Directed and Designed by Tom Creed   Performed at a grand piano, Mimic is a dark satire exploring imitation, authenti...

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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.