Advanced Search
Shows
Classes
Talks
Workshops
Industry
Theatre Bristol Events
Free Events

Stroke Odysseys explore intertwined journeys of recovery from stroke. How do we ever recover and remember who we are? A daring movement and song project performed by an ensemble of stroke survivors.

Living Spit – Giants of Science. Local comedy favourites tackle the myths of science. This show is Scien-trific!

Fundraising Cabaret for PWB! Featuring a variety of special acts, cake and laughs. Picture everything from burlesque to poetry!

All That Remains is a powerful new play about the ongoing war in Ukraine. Based entirely on the true stories of people who have been touched by the war, the play provides a moving and thought-provoking exploration of memory, loss and trauma. Molodyi Teatr London is a London-based Ukrainian theatre group dedicated to bringing real and unheard stories to the stage.

Tessa Bide – Strange New Space. Family show for ages 4 -11. A stunning fusion of physical theatre and puppetry with original music.

Award winning company The Latebloomers gives a one-day workshop in physical comedy and clowning! We’ll explore various exercises and clowning techniques developed at the Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School.

Two masterclasses on acting for camera with writer, director, cameraman Paul Dudbridge.

Morecambe & Wise meets David Lynch in Publick Transport’s brilliantly funny and madcap interpretation of the Brontë myth

Featuring two unrehearsed performers who have never met, Celebration, Florida is a quietly surreal show for anyone who has ever missed anyone or anything.

A comedy-drag-boxing-musical extravaganza from The Wardrobe Theatre, makers of Reservoir Mogs and Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears.

A weekend workshop to craft your unique performance piece. With group exercises, 1 to 1 feedback. For: spoken word, clown, storytelling, or a physical theatre sketches.

Things We Do Not Know is about the stories of female street sex workers in Bristol. Using verbatim theatre and music, the play looks at how these women turn to sex work to survive. The piece began development two years ago in collaboration with Bristol-based charity One25. The charity works to help women get off the streets and find freedom from violence, poverty and addiction.

Lecoq-based physical theatre training for actors, theatre-maker, dancers and circus artists.

This storytelling course will offer performance techniques and connect you to your inner inquiry for strength and leadership. 4 week workshop on Tuesday evenings.

This storytelling course will offer performance techniques and connect you to your inner inquiry for strength and leadership.

Free staged reading and world premiere of Tom Holloway’s Medea in Exile, a trilogy of new plays based upon lost tragedies about Medea. Part of the Being Human Festival 2018.

A renegade retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s twisted tale. Balanced between the hilarious and the horrific, this show revels in the darkness hiding under the surface. It’s gravely good fun.

Friday 23 November 1.30pm to 4.30pm Value for money; justifying community arts in a context of poverty. Guest speakers include: Dr Stephen Pritchard, Annette Burghes and Ainslie Masterton

We are seeking clowns, Fools, storytellers, Mask Work, puppeteers and Physical Theatre pieces. Acts should be between 5 minutes and 20 minutes long. Dramatic, emotive, comic or ridiculous acts welcome!

Value for money; justifying community arts in a context of poverty. Free event at acta Centre, on 23 November:  Funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Guests include Dr Stephen Pritchard & Ainslie Masterton

Experience the cult musical, brought to you with the full orchestration for the first time in Bristol.

Each night, a cast of professional actors and team of talented musicians produce a brand-new, hilarious, smash-hit musical inspired by YOUR stories.

Gaslight (v)  1. to attempt to make (someone) believe that he or she is going insane (as by subjecting that person to a series of experiences that have no rational explanation)

Commotion in the Ocean – Wassail Theatre. A family show for 7+. A new play which explores plastic pollution and how to make a difference

Family Theatre Festival from Valley Arts. A range of performances for audiences 0 – 100 in venues all over the Chew Valley

Tennessee William’s classic text brought to life by the Alma Theatre’s in-house company.

In this 1-day masterclass you will create your own mini site-specific production, exploring how atmosphere, sound and storytelling combine with location to reinvigorate stories and characters that you might have dismissed.

SARDOVILLE’s one man romp, presented as part of IGNiTE.

Shakespeare is an integral part of any stage actors tool kit and one that can be quite daunting. Spend four hours with professional rep company, Elvin Acting Theatre Company, and their guest tutor Kristin Atherton as we look to dispel and answer some of those burning classical questions.

Join sketch workshop leaders from Bristol comedy group Up The Antics for a fun, free afternoon learning sketch writing techniques, and how to make the most from your comedic ideas.

Join sketch workshop leaders from Bristol comedy group Up The Antics for a fun, free afternoon learning sketch writing techniques, and how to make the most from your comedic ideas.

Clown teacher, performer and director Holly Stoppit is official Clown-in-Residence at Bristol Museum this autumn, offering free tours, performances and play, plus a laughter yoga workshop, during Clowns: The Eggs-hibition.

It’s Christmas time in Newtown and ’tis the season to be jolly…or is it?

Over 9 years ago Theatre Bristol thought it would be a really good idea if we created an event where you can come and tell people what you’re up to, we can say what we’re up to and we can all discuss what we’re not up to but think we ought to be. We call these events To You To Me and they are for anyone and everyone interested in live performance in Bristol and beyond.

“Can I have some money, please?” is a scary question, however you put it. What does ‘asking nicely’ mean in fundraising and how can you get better at it?

FREE open access workshop for drama practitioners on 28 November. Troubleshooting, facilitator training, skill-share, games-exchange & networking.

A rare opportunity to gain insight on working with early years audiences from leading professionals and creatives, the My Place CPD is a professional development must-attend event for any artist/creative wanting to work with children and family audiences.

A monthly opportunity for (mainly independent) producers to co-work informally together.

Based on true stories, ‘Canary’ is a thrilling physical tragi-comedy commemorating the lives of the ‘Canary Girls’, Britain’s unsung war heroines.

The company behind fringe-favourite Murder, She Didn’t Write bring a brand new work in progress to the Bristol Improv Theatre.

A Haunted Existence weaves together history and hearsay to highlight turmoil, stigma and heartbreak and tell the story of Britain’s very recent, shameful past.

BLOKES WHAT I HAVE KNOWN, a comedy by KATE SPENCER opens at the Alma Theatre & Tavern on Wednesday November 28th and runs until Saturday 1st December. Tickets now selling.

This masterclass on physical theatre looks at how every day, pedestrian behaviours can become a language for theatre and how our bodies often speak louder than words.

Three nights of hilarious, beautiful and jaw-dropping spectacle performed by the creme de la creme of international cabaret artists.

St Albans trio Friendly Fires return to the UK’s best loved cities with some very special guests in tow. Tickets on sale from Friday 19 October.

Huge Musical Theatre evening with stunning soloists and decadent setting. The greatest Christmas Show Party this year!

Explore what it feels like to put judgement to one side and develop the confidence to follow your impulses, turn up your curiosity, play more and connect deeply and authentically with yourself and others.

A series of script-in-hand performances showcasing classic and new plays by Black British, Caribbean and African writers

This course gives people from any scale of organisation the tools to make the most out of digital fundraising with minimal time, skills and expertise.

The feisty improvisers from Team Bish and Team Bosh will go head-to-head chasing glory, honour and the audience’s love, in this extravanganza of games, songs and scenes.

Prepare for festive irreverence with an original comedy drag show! Join Mrs Smutty Claus at her festively adorned piano, entertaining with her own saucy parodies of popular Christmas songs!

Join us in December for an evening of laughter as the St Ursula Players return to the stage with this rip-roaring English comedy.

If you’re curious about improv and want to try dipping your toes into the world of making stuff up, our free monthly taster session is for you!

A practical day of exploring how to tell and not tell stories, through the role of actor and audience, using the word, mask, body, gesture, object and sound.

A story over 2,000 years old – a story which must be told and retold over the centuries, so that its magic never fades and its truths are always fresh.

Esther May Campbell, BAFTA award winning Director “Dave brings the best out of everyone by giving them real practical tools for acting and understanding how drama works. He is a joy to be with, attentive and will give anyone interested, the guidance, kindness and tools they need to act.”

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

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

Prepare for festive irreverence with an original comedy drag show! Join Mrs Smutty Claus at her festively adorned piano, entertaining with her own saucy parodies of popular Christmas songs!

WEDNESDAY 12 DEC 2018 7pm Is the captioned performance of Cinderella.

The play is the unexpected story behind the iconic figure that is Mrs Beeton and tells the tales of the many women she advised, supported and befriended.

Drama classes for ages 12-16 years where students learn about all genres of theatre.

Contemporary Dance with acrobatics class. Every Wednesday 12 midday. wilder Studios, Bristol.

Join Steph for an upbeat cardio warm up and stretch followed by sassy commercial choreography – new moves taught every week! Expect to sweat, have fun and make a new social group of friends. This class is taught at an in…

Join Claire for an upbeat cardio warm up and stretch followed by street / hip hop choreography – new moves taught every week! Expect to sweat, have fun and make a new social group of friends. This class is taught at a be…

Thu 13 DEC 7.00pm Will be the audio described performance of Cinderella.

E Nesbit’s much-loved classic The Railway Children has delighted generations since 1906 and Mike Kenny’s wonderfully faithful and imaginative adaptation has wowed audiences across the world.

This 8-week course from dramatherapist and performance trainer Holly Stoppit will help you release the grip of your inner critic, through drama, writing, structured discussion and art.

This 8-week course from dramatherapist and performance trainer Holly Stoppit will help you release the grip of your inner critic, through drama, writing, structured discussion and art.

The best in festive improvised fun – welcome to an evening of songs, gags and general silliness – all of it based around audience suggestions.

A 2-part “Research Cycle” workshop that unlocks the power, rigour and spontaneity of the performer, activating the artist as researcher in a community context. Playful, focused and rigorous, this is intensive training for creative practitioners of all kinds who want to deepen their practice and work with others.

After a sell-out show this year, Bristolian internet star Terry the Odd Job Man returns to the stage, but this time in a gert big venue mind!

Saturday Drama Classes for ages 4 – 6 years

Perform For Life offers High quality Performing Arts tuition for ages 7+ | Small group classes | LAMDA & Trinity College London exam tuition | Stimulating and supportive environment | Communicative, qualified and experienced tutors

Follow Aladdin on a flying carpet adventure through palaces, villages and caverns. A magical pantomime for all the family.

A brilliantly fun interactive storytelling show for ages 3-8 and their families, presented by Katie Storer and Simon Panrucker

Explore improv in this informal drop-in. These drop-in workshops are suitable for beginners and up.

VeraFlow is a dance and stretch class.

Explore a range of dance styles with a focus on fitness and fun – all set to a killer soundtrack encompassing everything from Queen to Britney.

The Guerrilla Media Unit is a group of emerging artists working together to create new myths for Weston using contemporary media.

You can expect some work in partners and some challenging moves!

TUESDAY 18 DEC 2018 7pm Will be the signed performance of our pantomime Cinderella.

Free dance workshops in Weston with Clare Reynolds (Restoke) as part of TERRESTRIAL’s year-long programme of arts adventures.

Free singing workshops in Weston-super-Mare as part of TERRESTRIAL’s programme of arts adventures.

Prepare for festive irreverence with an original comedy drag show! Join Mrs Smutty Claus at her festively adorned piano, entertaining with her own saucy parodies of popular Christmas songs!

New term, new venue! Theatre classes for 4-12 year olds in Horfield.

Josie Long stars in the mumblecore comedy meets socio-political drama as a romance obsessed librarian in Glasgow.

This monthly workshop is for all women and non-binary people looking to discover and explore improvisation.

This workshop is a simple way that can help you formulate your personal unique approach to work with actors and dancers, through the intensive practical training based on the Ostrenko Brothers Method of performer’s physical training and rehearsal.

IUGTE Lab and Conference offer a great opportunity to approach a unique methodological and practical material that will enrich your professional skills and will offer you the possibility to share an intense creative experience at a global level!

Is any Theatre Physical?… What is Physical Theatre Today?… Explore it practically at the most hands-on and intensive physical theatre training in Europe!

At the moment the conference is accepting presentation proposals. Find out more at www.performingartsconference.org The conference is a wonderful opportunity for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to demonstrate their methods and techniques.

Direct from a smash hit West End season, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to the stage, celebrating 50 years of Britain’s best-loved picture book!

The creators of Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera present something brand new and brandy buttered!

Following last year’s sell-out performances, Honalee Media are delighted to present a brand new show this festive season…

With the usual mix of silly songs, pitiful puppetry and more Biblical befuddlement than you can shake a figgy pudding at, Living Spit’s Nativity promises to be a cornucopia of comic Christmassy crudeness that you’ll never forget!

From the makers of LEGO Beach, INKBLOC ensemble present: Onwards and Upwards A wintery, family Christmas tale for ages 6+ and suitable for the whole family!

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

We take the best bits from your favourite Pantos – a wacky hero, a beautiful dame, and a nasty villain to ‘Boo!’ – and let YOU decide the rest.

Magic like you’ve never seen before! The sensational Stars of Magic returns to Bristol with a third brand new family- friendly show this Christmas.

Witness the festive period through the eyes of this trio of fools and expect something between cabaret, comedy, a carol concert and therapy. The BEST way to get you in the Chrimbo mood!

Being Stuck Sucks. You’ve been slaving away on your latest project, but your struggling to translate the story to the page, stage or screen. You feel something is missing but you’re too close to the work to know what it is. Ultimately, right now, what’s in your head is not what’s showing up. The good news is materialising your vision is absolutely possible and together we can make it happen through 1 on 1 Work in Progress Coaching. “Kate’s coaching allowed me to break down the roots of my creative block, establish the crux of my initial excitement, and already start generating new ideas and approaches.” James Cottle, Screenwriter and Playwright

I am an experienced and dynamic drama teacher who offers drama and vocal training in all aspects of performance including acting, public speaking, poetry and prose. Sessions can be 30 minutes or an hour in length and are…

JULIA MCDADE Drama, Performance and Voice Tutor I am an experienced and dynamic drama teacher who offers drama and vocal training in all aspects of performance including acting, public speaking, poetry, prose and impro…

Fri 4TH JAN 2019 2pm Will be the relaxed performance of Cinderella.

Starlite Productions return for its 17th year at the Redgrave Theatre to present fun filled family Pantomime Aladdin.

Following the sell-out success of last year’s Ice Ice Baby, our Christmas show for ages 0–3, Travelling Light and Bristol Old Vic present Igloo – a sensory experience filled with sights, sounds and texturised play, suitable for babes in arms and toddlers, accompanied by their carers.

Transforming our brand-new Weston Studio into a vibrant world of colour and rhyme, join Chloe on her courageous journey to unleash all seven shades of the rainbow in this extraordinary and wholly original tale of bravery, self expression and fighting for what your heart knows to be true.

Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

“ArtUniverse” in partnership with the International University ”Global Theatre Experience” (IUGTE) have announced five partial scholarships for participation in International Physical Theatre Workshop Each scholarship covers 200,00 EUR (two hundred EUR) of the total registration fee.

A thrilling improvised romp through the underworld of Victorian Britain, packed with shady villains, red herrings and the brilliant deductions of London’s great detective.

Over one weekend, create and perform a five-minute stand-up comedy act. In the experienced hands of Chris Head you will use improv techniques to write a set and deliver it with flair.

This workshop offers special introduction session to the field of movement for actors and production practice for movement directors.

This Christmas the Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

In December 2018, Bristol Old Vic continues its festive tradition of imaginative new versions of classic stories with an enchanting new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale, A Christmas Carol.

Taking suggestions from the audience, two of the South West’s finest one liner comics take each other on to be crowned International Joke Off Winner.

Avatar and their followers are the ones who dare to see their full potential, not afraid to stare deep into whatever darkness that comes their way.

A devilishly funny anti-Christmas comedy from The Wardrobe Theatre, the company that spawned Reservoir Mogs, Rocky Shock Horror and Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears

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

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare is a glorious celebration of the work of the world’s greatest playwright.

Dreamweaver Quartet is a musical exploration of the hidden meanings in our dreams and the unconscious workings of our psyches.

Not for the easily offended.

The National Youth Circus Event brings together youth circus schools from across the UK, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The three day event gives youth circuses the opportunity to visit the National Centre for Circus Arts, take part in a weekend of workshops, masterclasses and meet other young circus performers. The weekend also includes a Practitioner Programme of workshops for group leaders.

MONDAY 4TH MARCH 2019 7.30PM Will be the signed performance of Kinky Boots.

TUESDAY 5TH MARCH 7.30PM Will be the captioned performance of Kinky Boots.

WEDS 6TH MARCH 2019 7.30PM Will be the audio described performance of Kinky Boots.

Winner of every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, ‘London’s hottest musical’ (Smooth Radio) Kinky Boots is touring the UK in 2018! With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop …

Hal’s literally filled our screens recently on Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, Bake Off: Extra Slice, and Live at the Apollo.

Calling all adventure lovers! The award winning Kendal Mountain Festival is back on the road with its UK Tour.

This course will support you to negotiate your organisation’s competing agendas and objectives, to navigate barriers created by other people or departments, to create a fully coordinated approach that will maximise the potential for fundraising.

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

‘Dark City Sessions’ are a monthly opportunity for people from the visual impairment community to share stories, connect, inspire and be inspired. Recorded for podcast, the sessions will inform the Dark City immersive, multi sensory production planned for 2019 and also provide opportunity for the VI community to discuss the type of creative activities they would like to see made accessible in Bristol.

So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new West End show that has never toured before featuring all new scenes!

11 APRIL 2019 7.15PM Will be the audio described performance of WNO’s The Magic Flute.

Back on the road again Tommy Tiernan has a new show, Paddy Crazy Horse. He rants and raves, he dances and acts. He tries to be very silly and very serious at the same time.

Are you keen to learn more about acting, but not sure where to start? Are you desperate to perform, but too shy to audition? Do you need to improve your presentation skills, but don’t know where to start? Does your…

The MJR Group presents… Midge Ure

Earlier this year Dan Cruickshank embarked upon a perilous journey to Syria, in order to discover what had happened to the ancient city of Palmyra during the three years of Islamic State control.

TUE 14 MAY 2019 7.30PM  Will be the signed performance of Matilda.

THU 16 MAY 2019 7.30PM Will be the audio described performance of Matilda.

THU 23 MAY 2019 7.30PM Will be the captioned performance of Matilda

THE NOISE NEXT DOOR are the U.K’s premier improv comedy troupe who have taken the comedy world by storm. The boys are back with a brand spanking new, full length adult evening show The Noise Next Door – REMIX!!!

Ardal O’Hanlon, star of Death in Paradise, Father Ted, and My Hero (BBC), continues to tour his acclaimed stand-up shows worldwide. Because he loves it. And it’s a compulsion. And the world is a funny place.