Alma Tavern and Theatre

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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.


Moments in Time

A brand-new parlor-style magic show by international magician Sieko

The Antics Joke Show

The Antics Joke Show continues its tour of Bristol’s best venues with a visit to the glorious Alma Tavern & Theatre. Joining them will be a kick-ass sketch group from up north and a couple of Bristol’s hottest up and coming stand-up talent. Not one to miss.

The BLC Double Dip

A double dose of fast paced improv comedy. Inspired by American style improv, two local comedy troupes will perform their signature formats using suggestions from the audience, creating never-before-seen sketches on the spot.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Plebs

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Plebs follows two men caught off guard by an audience. With nothing prepared the two plebs fool around until deciding to perform a loose version of Stoppard’s ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’. The only problem is they don’t really know the plot and there are only two of them!

116 – 123

116-123 follows the story of a teenage girl called Gabriella and her struggle of coping with anxiety.


Have you ever closed your eyes and tried to imagine a new colour? Greytown is a place where colour is feared, creativity is silenced and anybody new is turned away. Little Lucy is different. She believes there are things far more exciting out there, but something is stopping her. A mysterious creature has appeared outside her gate, could it be the monster from her father’s stories?

The Breach

History is written by the victors. But what about the people whose blood those victories were won with?

What Days We’re Having Now

Take one last look at your teenage bedroom – its floordrobe and cereal bowls, the photos on the wall – then head out into the world.


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