Bristol Old Vic is the longest continuously-running theatre in the UK and following a recent £12million redevelopment project, is now one of the most modern and comfortable with state of the art rehearsal rooms, a dramatically extended forestage and precision-engineered sightlines giving audiences an even more intimate theatrical experience.Our mission is to create pioneering twenty-first century theatre in partnership with the people of our energetic city; inspired by the history and magical design of the most beautiful playhouse in the country.We are led by artists who see the world with distinctive clarity and whose ability to articulate what they see allows us to understand and engage with our world afresh, whether that be through our 350-strong Young Company, our many outreach and education projects or helping ascendant artists by nurturing the spark or seed of an idea into something fully-formed.We are publicly funded by Arts Council England and Bristol City Council, using that investment to support experiment and innovation, to allow access to our programme for people who would not otherwise encounter it or be able to afford it and to keep our extraordinary heritage alive and animated.We strive to be welcoming, professional and boundlessly curious; playful, ambitious and rigorous; resourceful, honest, and generous; collaborative, Bristolian and world class.Come and play.
Find us at...
- Bristol Old Vic
- Theatre Royal
- King Street
- BS1 4ED
We want to make your visit to Bristol Old Vic as enjoyable and comfortable as possible, so we have provided you with detailed information regarding accessibility in all areas of the theatre here:
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the box office on 0117 987 7877 or email
Bristol28 October 2017
The Spooky Ship8 - 16 years
Bristol01 December 2017
All Kid Carpet wants for Christmas is snow... So he's hired Gary Barlow's super-massive Snow Globe to guarantee a white festive season! Should be easy right?10 - 16 years
Bristol15 December 2017
It is winter. Outside it is cold and wet, but inside we are warm and cosy. In our bath full of bubbles, we play.0 - 3 years
Bristol30 November 2017
Emma Rice's "exquisite" (Daily Telegraph) production comes to Bristol this Christmas following its critically acclaimed premiere at Shakespeare's Globe.Age Friendly