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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

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...

Saturday Stories: Philip Reeve Presented By Bristol Old Vic 14 Nov

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

Philipreeve_thumb Stories are at the heart of what we do. Come and be inspired by today's literary heroes at Bristol Old Vic when Saturday Stories returns this November. Open to all, but especia...

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...

Trip The Light Fantastic Presented By Theatre West 17 Nov 28 Nov

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

Light_fantastic_thumb Once a week, in the back room of the Rec Centre, two men meet and dance. Try to. Try to get their feet and their hands and their arses in the right position. Try to find a bit o...

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...

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...

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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.