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I love this old place

I went to see the first production since the final phase of restoration was completed. The new... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Keith N
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Windrush play

Fantastic play, throughly enjoyed this play. Based on a short journey through the windrush years... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Theatre Royal King Street, Bristol BS1 4ED, England
+44 117 987 7877
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went to see the first production since the final phase of restoration was completed. The new foyer is great there was a real feel of energy and plenty of space for pre shows socialising. The new routes to the seating levels intriguing and the...More

Thank Keith N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic play, throughly enjoyed this play. Based on a short journey through the windrush years, passionate display of the journey black people faced entering the Uk and reminiscing the pain and fun experienced by individuals. I loved it and congratulations to the actors/actress and play...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good evening lovely surroundings and reasonably priced. Amazing production was mesmerised throughout

Thank Juliey0rke
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting re-modelling. Outcome a bit cold. Food not good. Theatre as ever still a great place o see a show.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Living in Bristol I felt I had to visit the Old Vic and was thoroughly impressed by the renovation. The merger of the new building and old theatre is astounding, adding even more character. Staff were very helpful and the theatre has a very relaxing...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I popped in with a friend to the new refurbished Old Vic for a coffee, the cafe/ restaurant has been very tastefully restored, a lovely idea to keep the old walls and fitment . We had coffee and sandwich but you can have anything from...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love all the stairs and windows and things in the modern section and sitting next to the original 18th century chairs. Excellent show too

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see "Touching the Void". Although the play has attracted great reviews I did not think much of it. The seating is terrible, painful to watch and very cramped. Very nice toilets however and staff very friendly.More

Thank Kevin I
BristolO2, Head of Marketing at Bristol Old Vic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kevin, Thank you for your comments. Sorry to hear that you were uncomfortable. We'd love to know where in particular you were seated. Within the constraints of a 252-year-old auditorium, some of our seats do have limited leg room, but we make sure to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to be a ballot winner and attend the grand reopening party when the new extension was unveiled. The whole place is now coordinated and an splendid example of how architects can blend the old with the new. All the Old Vic...More

Thank DougieFowler
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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