Bristol Old Vic

Bristol Old Vic
Bristol Old Vic
King Street, Bristol, Avon, BS1 4ED
  • Telephone 0117 987 7877
  • Box office times Mon–Fri 10am–15 minutes after start of last show; Sat noon–15 minutes after start of last show; Sun closed.
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  • Website www.bristololdvic.org.uk
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For nearly 250 years, the Bristol Old Vic has been at the centre of the Bristol theatre world, staging everything from tried-and-true classics to brand new, experimental productions. None other than Sir Laurence Olivier open the Old Vic's theatre school in 1946, with its professional theatre company frequently touring the UK and overseas. In 2012 the theatre underwent refurbishment to improve airflow and audience sightlines, with continuing redevelopment into 2016.

Events at this venue

There are 8 events at this location

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Gecko: The Wedding

Physical theatre from Gecko inspired by the complexity of human nature.

Wed 17 Jan 2018

£12–£24 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30

Thu 18 Jan 2018

£12–£24 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30

Fri 19 Jan 2018

£12–£24 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30

Sat 20 Jan 2018

£12–£24 / 0117 987 7877

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

I'm About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett

The Birmingham-born comic tours his latest show.

Wed 14 Feb 2018

£20 / 0117 987 7877

  • 20:00

The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales

Emma Rice's "exquisite" (Daily Telegraph) production comes to Bristol this Christmas following its critically acclaimed premiere at Shakespeare's Globe. Struggling to keep warm on the freezing winter streets, our impoverished heroine begins to strike her dwindling stock of matches. Each match she strikes conjures a new…

Mon 11 Dec

Times vary / £7.50–£33.50 / 0117 987 7877

Tue 12 Dec

Times vary / £7.50–£33.50 / 0117 987 7877

Wed 13 Dec

Times vary / £7.50–£33.50 / 0117 987 7877

…and 32 more dates until 14 Jan 2018

The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier Tales

  • Directed by: Emma Rice
  • Written by: Hans Christian Andersen (book), Joel Horwood (adapt), Stephen Warbeck (music), Emma Rice (adapt)

Emma Rice directs a revival of the Shakespeare's Globe and Bristol Old Vic co-production of Hans Christian Andersen's tales The Little Match Girl, The Princess And The Pea, The Emperor's New Clothes and Thumbelina, told through puppetry and original music composed by Stephen Warbeck.

Tue 12 Dec

£7.50–£35.50 / 0117 987 7877

  • 10:00
  • 14:00

Wed 13 Dec

£7.50–£35.50 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:00

Thu 14 Dec

£7.50–£35.50 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:00
…and 27 more dates until 14 Jan 2018

Mo Gilligan

Highly-energetic stand-up from the actor, comic and social media star.

Sun 15 Apr 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0117 987 7877

A Passage To India

Simon Dormandy has adapted the famous EM Forster novel about an Indian doctor accused of sexual assault in British India in 1920s. Performed by the ensemble company Simple8.

Tue 30 Jan 2018

£10–£29 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30

Wed 31 Jan 2018

£10–£29 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30

Thu 1 Feb 2018

£10–£29 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 3 Feb 2018

Punk Rock

  • Directed by: Sarah Frankcom
  • Written by: Simon Stephens

As the end of term approaches, a group of sixth-formers prepare themselves for the end of their school lives. But as the world begins to open up before them, they are faced with the very real danger it could swallow them whole. A raw young cast exposes the violence simmering under the surface of achieving success in this…

Wed 10 Jan 2018

£13 (£9) / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30

Thu 11 Jan 2018

£13 (£9) / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30

Fri 12 Jan 2018

£13 (£9) / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30

Sat 13 Jan 2018

£13 (£9) / 0117 987 7877

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit

  • 3 stars

The TV regular and award-winning comic presents a show about Lady Emma Hamilton, the mistress of Lord Nelson.

Sun 11 Feb 2018

£16 / 0117 987 7877

  • 20:00

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