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Bristol Old Vic is open for visitors indoors and for food & drink in its purpose-built beach hut-style cabins on King Street. Please check directly on their website and/or social media channels for the latest updates. 

The theatre is also inviting customers to consider donating the value of purchased tickets to the theatre to ensure that they can come back fighting fit once the crisis is over.

Bristol Old Vic is the longest continuously running theatre in the UK. Under Artistic Director Tom Morris, the historic playhouse aims to inspire audiences with its own original productions, both at home and on tour, whilst nurturing the next generation of artists, whether that be through their 350-strong Young Company, their many outreach and education projects or their trailblazing artist development programme, Bristol Ferment.

They use their funding to support experiment and innovation, to allow access to their programme for people who would not otherwise encounter it, or be able to afford it, and to keep their extraordinary heritage alive and animated.

Since 2016, while the theatre continues to present work, it has simultaneously been undergoing a multi-million pound redevelopment project to transform its front of house space into a warm and welcoming public building for all of Bristol to enjoy, create a new studio theatre and open up its unique theatrical heritage to the public for the first time. The project is due to be completed in autumn 2018.

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Bristol Old Vic Theatre


King Street, Old City, Bristol, BS1 4ED
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Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


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