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Bristol Old Vic

Theatre Royal King Street, Bristol BS1 4ED, England
+44 117 987 7877
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Lovely theatre with some cutting edge productions.

Bristol Old Vic is always worth keeping an eye on. They have some superb productions and 99.9% of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Al R
Bristol, United Kingdom
Excellent little theatre with a history of producing well known actors.

Interesting experience with a series of quality productions. Plenty of pubs and restaurants in and... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Truro, United Kingdom
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Theatre Royal King Street, Bristol BS1 4ED, England
+44 117 987 7877
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bristol Old Vic is always worth keeping an eye on. They have some superb productions and 99.9% of them are well worth seeing. The recent refurbishment has made the seating much more comfortable and the intimacy of the theatre space can make performances much more...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Interesting experience with a series of quality productions. Plenty of pubs and restaurants in and around the theatre.

Thank Charlesv643
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Beautiful little theatre. Is a gem. Beautiful shows as well. Lots of pubs around it and even more restaurants for dinner before the shows!

Thank Egli W
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We have been four times in the last couple of years and every time it is s a delight. We tend to sit 3/4 back in "The Pit" (stalls) which are comfortable seats and is slightly raked to improve the view. The theatre is a...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Went (again - this is the third visit) to see A Winter's Tale. Production full of energy with innovative use of the set and an interpretation the Bard might not exactly have had in mind. It is a very comfortable theater, at present undergoing extensive...More

Thank Mike1947G
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Beautifully restored, full of charm old theatre. Lots of history. In the heart of Bristol, pubs and clubs to go after the performance.

Thank Larissa Z
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The Bristol Old Vic has been putting on plays since the 1770's. The theatre is undergoing restoration but don't let that put you off. The exterior is magnificent and the auditorium has kept its essential Georgian features, though the pit has seating now. We saw...More

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Love this beautiful little theatre! Easy to access and an amazing array of plays. Some are quite wacky, but great to see different genres. If you book the play for the first dates, usually it's half price

Thank jessieg2406
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Although there is some disruption because of refurbishing it in no way detracts from the character of the venue. A unique theatre which can only be improved by the current works.

Thank Alan J
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The Bristol Old Vic is one of the oldest theatres in the UK. The auditorium is small and has several levels so you always feel close to the stage. The sound is excellent. A few seats have a slightly restricted view. Productions are excellent.

Thank ktyys
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