We know that the people who use theatrebristol.net tend to be pretty pleasant, intelligent folks and you don’t need us to nanny you. That said, when in a rush or tired we can all make the odd mistake, so when adding your contributions to the site please bear the following in mind:
Posts which do not meet these guidelines may be removed. If you are unsure about whether your listing meets these criteria please email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask advice before posting.
We intend the broadest possible meanings when we use the terms theatre and performance, and we recognise that there is often no clear line between what is a theatre/performance event and what is not. We welcome all forms of theatre from circus and outdoor theatre, via traditional text-based work, to live art and experimental theatre and the near uncountable disciplines, sub-genre's and niches in between and we want this site to be as open, inclusive and reflective of the richness of the performance community in Bristol as we possibly can.
That said, there are some events (live or otherwise) that will not be a good fit for the site. For example, there is a strong and thriving community around live music in the city already, and thus theatrebristol.net is not the best place for pure music events such as gigs and concerts. However, music events with an extra dimension of live performance (such as caberet) might be a good fit for our community and thus would be welcomed on the site. Likewise, most exhibitions of visual art are probably not a good fit for either, but an exhibition with specific relevance to theatre may well be.
Each case is judged on its own merits, and we reserve the right to remove listings where necessarily in order to maintain the integrity and focus of the website's content. If you're unsure of whether your listing is right for the site please just ask.
If you have a genuine reason for reposting content which is materially the same as previously posted content please email email@example.com resubmitting your content.
theatrebristol.net works because of two things:
The content guidelines are here to help maintain that quality of information and promote its exchange in a fair and friendly environment. We recognise that Bristol-based companies and individuals do work outside the city, and we of course want to support that. But theatrebristol.net is all about theatre activity taking place in Bristol, and as such is not the appropriate place for information about activity taking place elsewhere.
Individuals and organisations based outside the city are welcome to list both events taking place in Bristol and jobs and opportunities of interest to theatrebristol.net users, but we regret that we are only able to list Bristol-based individuals and organisations in the directory.
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