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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Education, Education, Education

It's 1997 and the local secondary school's last week of term. Miss Haines has lost the mock exam papers and the Year 11s have put a Renault 5 car on the roof. Things can only get better - surely. The Wardrobe Ensemble's love letter to the 1990s, with Cool Britannia soundtrack, asks serious questions about a country in…

Wed 1 Nov

£10–£15 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30

Thu 2 Nov

£10–£15 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30

Fri 3 Nov

£10–£15 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30

Sat 4 Nov

£10–£15 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30

Joe Lycett: That's The Way, A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett

  • 4 stars

Lycett's latest show is all about the ability to be a wee bit useless in life while trying to figure out what it's all about. He talks about his home town (Birmingham, doncha know?) and about the time he met Kim Kardashian, which is bound to be an interesting story if nothing else.

Wed 14 Feb 2018

£20 / 0117 987 7877

  • 20:00

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.

Thu 30 Nov

£7.50–£35.50 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:00

Fri 1 Dec

£7.50–£35.50 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:00

Sat 2 Dec

£7.50–£35.50 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:00
…and 35 more dates until 14 Jan 2018

People, Places & Things

Duncan Macmillan's intoxicating play about surviving in the modern world, performed by Headlong and directed by Jeremy Herrin.

Tue 24 Oct

£10–£33.50 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30

Wed 25 Oct

£10–£33.50 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30

Thu 26 Oct

£10–£33.50 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 28 Oct

Richard Herring: Oh Frig, I'm 50!

  • 4 stars

Richard Herring's pontificating over what it's like reaching a half century on this earth.

Sun 19 Nov

£17.50 / 0117 987 7877

  • 20:00

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Julia Donaldson (book), Axel Scheffler (book), Benji Bower (music)

Scamp Theatre use puppetry, live music and songs to present Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book about a stick man trying to get back to the family tree.

Sat 4 Nov

£12.50 / 0117 987 7877

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Sun 5 Nov

£12.50 / 0117 987 7877

  • 10:30
  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Tim Pigott-Smith Memorial Celebration

Friends from stage and screen take to the stage to share stories and celebrate the life of the actor and Old Vic alumnus.

Sun 12 Nov

£20–£40 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:00

The Tin Drum

On Oskar's third birthday, he rails against the adult world and decides to remain a child forever. Armed with a heart full of rage, a singing voice that shatters glass, and a seemingly indestructible tin drum, Oskar sets about to reveal the world for what it truly is. However, the world has other plans for our hero…The…

Tue 7 Nov

£10–£33.50 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30

Wed 8 Nov

£10–£33.50 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30

Thu 9 Nov

£10–£33.50 / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30
…and 8 more dates until 18 Nov

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