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.
  • Email
  • 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.

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There are 11 events at this location

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BalletBoyz: Life

  • Written by: Javier de Frutos

The company of all-male dancers present two new works inspired by life and death, by choreographers Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos.

Sat 1 Apr

£12–£21 / 0117 987 7877

Sun 2 Apr

£12–£21 / 0117 987 7877

The Bear

Raymond Briggs' heart-warming and humorous wintry tale, featuring puppetry, original music and humour. Co-directed by Emma Eale and Hal Chambers.

Sat 18 Feb

£10 ( £35) / 0117 987 7877

Sun 19 Feb

£10 ( £35) / 0117 987 7877

David O'Doherty: We Are All in the Gutter but Some of us are Looking at David O'Doherty

Armed with a teeny keyboard and an incredible wit, David presents his latest solo show of comedy and songs, the ledge.

The English Concert: Handel - Messiah

The ensemble, along with Tom Morris, performs Handel's masterpiece.

Thu 6 Apr

£8–£40 / 0117 987 7877

Fri 7 Apr

£8–£40 / 0117 987 7877

Sat 8 Apr

£8–£40 / 0117 987 7877

Sun 9 Apr

£8–£40 / 0117 987 7877

Escaped Alone

  • Directed by: James Macdonald
  • Written by: Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill's drama about three old friends and a neighbour, who encounter tea and catastrophe during one summer afternoon. Directed by James Macdonald and starring Linda Bassett, Deborah Findlay, Kika Markham and June Watson. Contains pulsating lights.

Wed 22 Mar

£7.50–£25 / 0117 987 7877

Thu 23 Mar

£7.50–£25 / 0117 987 7877

Fri 24 Mar

£7.50–£25 / 0117 987 7877

…and 2 more dates until 26 Mar back to top

John Shuttleworth

Sheffield-born actor and musician Graham Fellows takes to the stage in the guise of his best-known character, John Shuttleworth. The nerdy and socially-unaware singer-songwriter will delight with his unique musical offerings and straight-talking attitude.

Fri 17 Feb

£18 / 0117 987 7877

Junkyard

Jeremy Herrin directs this coming-of-age musical inspired by the true story behind the Lockleaze playground known locally as The Vench.

Fri 24 Feb

£9.50–£30 / 0117 987 7877

Sat 25 Feb

£9.50–£30 / 0117 987 7877

Sun 26 Feb

£9.50–£30 / 0117 987 7877

…and 20 more dates until 18 Mar

Miles Jupp: Songs Of Freedom

The actor, stand-up and host of The News Quiz muses on modern life.

Tue 14 Feb

£18.50 / 0117 987 7877

Pink Mist

Adaptation of Owen Sheers's contemporary verse drama about three young Bristol men deployed to Afghanistan, directed by John Retallack and George Mann.

Mon 23 Jan

£10–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

Tue 24 Jan

£10–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

Wed 25 Jan

£10–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

…and 3 more dates until 28 Jan

The Record

Award-winning New York theatre company 600 Highwaymen bring 45 Bristolians together on stage for the first time. In 61 minutes they show us who they are, and who they could be. Part theatre, part dance, part group hallucination - a vivid human assembly on an epic scale.

Thu 9 Feb

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

Fri 10 Feb

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

Sat 11 Feb

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

La Strada

Stage adaptation of Federico Fellini’s Academy Award-winning feature film about a young girl sold to the circus.

Tue 11 Apr

£12–£30 / 0117 987 7877

Wed 12 Apr

£12–£30 / 0117 987 7877

Thu 13 Apr

£12–£30 / 0117 987 7877

…and 9 more dates until 22 Apr

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