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Bristol Old Vic

Theatre Royal King Street, Bristol BS1 4ED, England
+44 117 987 7877
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Modern but still a piece of Theatre History

Since we have family living is different part of the United Kingdom, when we visit Cornwall we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Travellers1970
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Chicago, Illinois
Wonderful historic theatre

Staying in Bristol for a few days we decided to go to a performance at this beautiful old theatre... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann_y21_12
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Built in 1766 as a place where the people of Bristol could come together, Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English speaking world. It was built as a symbol of the pride we have in our city and what it can achieve and remains a place of joy, discovery and adventure to this day.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Theatre Royal King Street, Bristol BS1 4ED, England
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"beautiful theatre"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we have family living is different part of the United Kingdom, when we visit Cornwall we always make a stop in Bristol of attend a performance at the Old Vic. We've never been disappointed with the performances which are often done is conjuntion with...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in Bristol for a few days we decided to go to a performance at this beautiful old theatre. Yes they are doing a lot of work on it at the moment but don’t let this put you off. We saw a performance of Birdsong...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Went to see a production of the Elephant Man at the Bristol old Vic - went 2 years ago when the works were there - these are still on-going - hopefully to finish some time soon? Entrance has moved around the side and is well...More

Thank Ann L
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Lovely old theatre to see amazing modern ballet. A wide choice of shows for children and older people.Good place to eat pre theatre and order drinks for in terval

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Historic theatre in the heart of Bristol. Charming historical touches throughout while benefitting from modern, first class theatrical requirements.

Thank Liz G
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The restoration is impacting the foyers and bars but we could still see the wonderful old auditorium. Very good value seats in the Pit for A Monster Calls-have never heard so much sobbing from a theatre audience! Could do with better signage directing theatre goers...More

Thank KAW687
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

This place is a gem... although externally the place is hidden by scaffolding and boards, it’s nice to know that the council are renovating such a historic place. Inside it is basic but cosy... the theatre itself is beautiful in its intimacy, with a gorgeous...More

Thank Len H
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

I attended a play here with colleagues and we had booked seats in the Pit but had not appreciated how small the theatre was so probably circle seats would have been better as they are elevated but not by enough to lose the view. The...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We went with friends to celebrate our joint 58th Wedding Anniversary. Although the main entrance was closed due to building work, the performance and audience enjoyment were unaffected. A beautiful theatre and a moving play, not just for children.

Thank Martinian
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

One of my favourite buildings in Bristol, the building itself is the show and a great place to visit in Bristol.

Thank Robbie M
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Geoffrey W
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Response from Mike E | Reviewed this property |
Check theatre website perhaps a bit nearer the time you visit.
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