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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

Jungle Book 27 Jul 29 Jul

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre

Jungle_book_revised_carousel_thumb Spectacular street-dance and breathtaking circus combine to bring Kipling's classic tale crashing into the 21st Century. Fresh from its international tour, award winning Metta T...

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...

The Caretaker By Harold Pinter 09 Sep 30 Sep

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre

The_caretaker_carousel_v1_thumb Aston welcomes the homeless Davies into his dilapidated flat, sheltering him from the violence of the streets. Recognising an opportunity, Davies attempts to leave his past behi...

Rita, Sue and Bob Too 03 Oct 07 Oct

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre

Rsabt_carousel_v1_thumb "As long as you're alive that's all that matters" Best friends Rita and Sue get a lift home from married Bob after babysitting his kids. When he takes the scenic route and offe...

The Weir 10 Oct 14 Oct

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre

The_weir_carousel_v1_thumb In a small Irish town, the locals exchange stories round the crackling fire of Brendan's pub to while away the hours one stormy night. As the beer and whisky flows, the arrival ...

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...

Education, Education, Education 02 Nov 04 Nov

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre

Education_education_education_carousel_v1_thumb It's May 1997. Tony Blair has won the election and Katrina and the Waves have won Eurovision. Channel 5 is a month old. No one knows who Harry Potter is. Britain is the coolest ...

Stick Man 04 Nov 05 Nov

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre

Stick_man_carousel_thumb Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre's delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's Stick Man is coming to Bristol Old Vic! What start...

The Tin Drum Kneehigh 07 Nov 18 Nov

Venue: Bristol Old Vic, Theatre

Tin_drum_carousel_thumb "I am light! I am life!I gotta brain like a bomb and a tongue like a knife!I am wrath! I am rage!I gotta fully-formed mind for a kid of my age!" On Oskar's third birthday, he r...

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.