Bristol Old Vic

This June, the hilarious and thoughtful award-winning poetToby Campionreturns to Blahblahblah fresh from international touring. He’ll be appearing alongside the “astute and… painfully humorous” (Huffington Post)Emily H…

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 fear spreads and conspiracy is sown, Caesar’s …

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 The History Boys, War Horse and One Man, Tw…

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 on the freezing winter streets, our impoveri…

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 needs to tell the truth. But…

“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 offers them a bit of fun, the three…

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 Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of…

Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’sStick Manis coming to Bristol Old Vic! What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventur…

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 behind and start afresh. But what is he being o…

History. Myth. Remembering. What stories can we tell each other of our past? Created and written by the company,A Spark and a Beating Heartis about us. Who we are, how we came here and why we do what we do….

What if how I feel about the world and myself at 4am, what if that is the truth? What if I get killed in an avalanche and most people are slightly relieved that they now don’t have to read my…

“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 rails against the adult…

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 place in the world. At the…

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 of a young stranger, haunted by a secret…

Not all things that sink stay buried… In 1997 a freak storm exposed a containership of LEGO® to the power of the tide, scattering the pieces across the ocean floor. For the last 20 years, these pieces have continue…

A fast-paced crash course in everything you wanted to know about bad language that school couldn’t teach you. Join the class of sinister puppets as punk poet Thick Richard looks at the history, definition and use of swea…

Salena Goddenis one of the UK’s foremost poets, regularly anthologised and headlining festivals nationally and internationally. Fresh off her ‘Summer of LOVEwire’ UK tour, catch Godden sharing some of her brilliant…

An evening of legends!Laurie Bolger, host of London’s infamous BANG Said the Gun spoken word nights brings her powerful verse to the stage alongside British-Jamaican slam champion and ‘writer of colour to watch out…

I have to hit him. In the face. But there is no anger inside me right now. Just a gut full of fear. Heroes are usually pretty handy in a scrap. And when heroes fight, they win. And stuff gets…

“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption” Kurt Cobain It’s 2017. We are young and we are great. We don’t know everything yet and soon we will inherit a world that you have made for us. We are happy,…