The Wardrobe Theatre

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This is a place where anything can happen. Where fresh nutritious performance is premier, where arts cuts don’t stop the passion, and where the people of Bristol can experience the thrill of live performance.

The Wardrobe Theatre is a performance space which opened in May 2011 above The White Bear pub on St Michael’s Hill providing a mix of theatre, comedy and regular local nights. The Wardrobe Theatre is run on a voluntary basis by a team of experienced theatre producers across Bristol who are willing to put in the hours to make something special. The venue is now moving to new premises in Old Market in collaboration with the team behind The Canteen and No1 Harbourside, due to open December 2015.

The focus of the venue is:
1. To programme exciting, diverse events and not be afraid to take risks
2. To support up-and-coming companies in the region
3. To remain accessible and affordable for audiences


Dirty Words

A music and dance duet, a visual monologue, an exploration of communication by Cornwall’s brilliant Cheap Date Dance Company

This Is Your Musical

Inspired by YOUR suggestions, Bristol Improv Theatre’s stunning improvisers, singers and musicians create a brand-new, never-before-seen, smash-hit musical right before your eyes!

Two, Four, Six, Eight!

Shoofly Theatre presents a funny and charming journey into the world of numbers for ages 3-8 and their familes, by Katie Sykes and Craig Edwards


Witness exciting new company Run Like Stags’ rebellious semi-musical exploring a forgotten piece of British feminist history – follow one woman’s journey from Ipswich underdog to game-changing punk hero


Willy Hudson’s funny, honest and open-hearted storytelling yanks the lid off the queer experience

Two, Four, Six, Eight!

Shoofly Theatre presents a funny and charming journey into the world of numbers for ages 3-8 and their familes, by Katie Sykes and Craig Edwards

WOMANS (like Romans but with a ‘W’)

What will one woman do to go down in history? The brilliant new show from Exeter’s Scratchworks Theatre, makers of Great Train Robbery

Bristol Improv Marathon 2019

26 hours non-stop | over 30 performers | 1 truly epic live improvised play!

Blahblahblah: Theresa Lola and Jess Green (Plus Support)

An exciting night of spoken word with the 2017 Hammer & Tongue National Slam Champion and the 2018 BBC Slam Champion

Police Cops In Space

Multi award-winning company Police Cops’ Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show and winner of ‘Amused Moose Outstanding Show Award 2018’ is a comedy blockbuster; an 80’s low-fi sci-fi set in the most dangerous place on Earth… Space!

Andre Maxwell: Showtime

Chuckle Busters presents an evening with one of the country’s most popular comedians

Les Gloriablès

Following on from the success of Gloriator and Glorilla, comedy duo Spitz & Co are proud to present the third and final show of their trilogy

Nutty Noah

Bringing his own brand of side-splitting nuttiness, Nutty Noah’s award-winning show includes cheeky original songs, crazy juggling and amazing magic for children 3-8 and their families


A slick and hilarious new superhero musical from Fat Rascal Theatre – ‘Who can stand up to the tampon tax and stop the Mansplainer? Vulvarine, saviour of womankind!’

Stella & The Starshiners

Open Attic Company, creators of the beautiful Much Ado About Puffin, present a magical new adventure for ages 3-8 and their families where we make unexpected new friends and reach for the stars

The Jurassic Parks

Superbolt Theatre present their sell-out multi-award winning laugh-out-loud spin on Spielberg’s classic – an epic adventure of show-stopping, spine-tingling theatrics and megalithic mayhem

Blahblahblah: Dead or Alive Slam

Witness a battle of words and wit as 3 the UK’s leading slam poets challenge 3 the UK’s most beloved, celebrated and sadly dead poets

The Long Walk Back

The epic story of an international sporting star’s catastrophic fall from grace, by Dougie Blaxland – produced by RoughHouse Theatre and Live Wire Theatre

Beyond The Ridiculous

Holly Stoppit and Beyond The Ridiculous return to The Wardrobe Theatre for a 3-night celebration of the human condition!

The Deep Sea Seekers

After stunning audiences at National Theatre with The Star Seekers, Alph, Betty and Gammo are back for their third adventure! A brand new family show for ages 3-8 from The Wardrobe Ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre this Easter Holidays

Endless featuring N:Dless

An entertaining, irreverent, clever and saucy coming-of-middle-age music mock-umentary for the stage by Cornwall’s Trifle Gathering


Sundays at The Wardrobe Theatre: A face-achingly funny monthly night of alternative comedy where anything can happen and quite often does

Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera

The unplanned, unscripted & unconventional cult comedy show continuing the world’s longest improvised narrative every other Monday

Sharp Teeth Presents

Sundays at The Wardrobe Theatre: Stimulate your Sunday brain by coming down to Sharp Teeth’s monthly night of many genres

Story Slam

Bristol’s true storytelling event, presented by Story Slam: Bristol – held on the third Sunday of every month