Alma Tavern and Theatre

Tel: 0117 973 5171,
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We are a lovely intimate 50-seater theatre in the heart of Clifton, with a grand, traditional pub restaurant on the ground floor.

We are always looking for new or established production companies to perform in our black box theatre.

Opening in 1997, the Alma Theatre takes great pride in being the oldest pub theatre in Bristol.  Converted into a perfect black box theatre, with in-tiered seating of 48, from what used to be two separate function rooms it is an incredibly versatile space that has seen hundreds of productions, many of which have been world premieres.  It has strong ties with most local theatre companies and is committed to championing new writing from the Bristol theatre scene.

For many years Bristol favourites, Theatre West, held a seasonal residency of original writing.  We work with university societies and amateur groups from the South-West to showcase their work as well as including some of the best touring theatre companies in our programme.  Our other connections include Bristol Old Vic, Hecate Theatre and Red Rope, to name a few.  Every season we have a host of varied productions that complement the diverse nature of our city and beyond.

If you are part of a local or touring theatre company and would like more information about booking the space please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Upcoming shows during our current season are below in the Events Listings section.


The Scandalous Love of Oscar Wilde

It is the 6th of April 1895 and Oscar Wilde waits alone at the Cadogan Hotel. He is awaiting a knock on the door that will bring an arrest warrant with charges of Gross Indecency against him.

The There’s Us

After losing his mum at the age of 4, Jacob has spent his entire life feeling lost and confused about his sexuality with only his ‘alpha male’ Dad around him. That was until he met Kyle, a good looking, already ‘out of the closet’ Londoner who joined his school just over 2 years ago and changed everything.

No Exit

The door’s locked, the room is bare and there is no way out. Three people from different walks of life that have never met before find themselves in this situation.

Into The Breach

George Crocker is keen to liven up his dull life so he decides to join the village Drama Club. What happens then turns his world upside down.

The Dumb Waiter

Gus and Ben are two hit-men awaiting their next job in the basement of a derelict building. Into the waiting silence rattles the dumb waiter with extraordinary demands for dishes they cannot supply – and who is operating the dumb waiter in an empty house?

Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F**ked

One-night stands are awkward. One-night stands with animals are more awkward.

Bobbing for Apples – The Halloween Show

It’s Halloween. There will be weird. Soul Cake Theatre bring you four tasty tales of love and revenge laced with dark humour and unpleasantness.

The Zoo Story

On Sunday afternoons Peter enjoys peace and quiet sat on a bench in Central Park, away from his wife, two daughters, two cats and two parakeets. That is until Jerry disrupts his tranquil world.


Our Star Theatre Company’s new production of Daphne du Maurier’s masterpiece conjures Cornish romance and theatrical magic.


Alma Tavern and Theatre

Alma Theatre is always on the look out for exciting production companies to include in their varied programme. We believe that in order to have amazing theatre every week we need fresh blood, as well as the tried and tested talents. The Alma Tavern and Theatre are excited to announce that we have now taken our theatre bookings in-house and are on the scout for exciting new production companies to share our stage. We hope that those who come forward can bring a selection of classic pieces, some modern greats and a smattering of brand new, original works as well. So, if you are just starting out, or have been walking the boards for a while and just haven’t managed to get back to the Alma, we would love to hear from you, or pop by to have a look at the space. Contact Holly Newton at or 0117 973 5171