Bristol Old Vic

Bristol Old Vic
Fantasic For Families

Bristol Old Vic is the longest continuously-running theatre in the English-speaking world and following a recent redevelopment project, is now one of the most modern and comfortable venues in Bristol with a world-class programme of work.

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 emerging 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
  • Bristol
  • BS1 4ED

Our family-friendly offer

We regularly present family shows to introduce even the littlest of theatregoers to our world-class programme of work, from smash-hit sensations like Tom Morris' A Christmas Carol to smaller-scale studio shows in our Weston Studio and Coopers' Loft, where immersive experiences and interaction are encouraged! 


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

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