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Bristol Old Vic

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Theatre Royal King Street, Bristol BS1 4ED, England
+44 117 987 7877
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Wonderful old theatre

Went for the first time to see Julius Caesar and I loved the experience. The building has a great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Marie-Pierre L
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The oldest and the best

Well known as Britain's oldest theatre if offers an intimate atmosphere which cannot be bettered... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Theatre Royal King Street, Bristol BS1 4ED, England
+44 117 987 7877
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for the first time to see Julius Caesar and I loved the experience. The building has a great character and is very well located !

Thank Marie-Pierre L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well known as Britain's oldest theatre if offers an intimate atmosphere which cannot be bettered. What is more, since its refurbishment it has all the comforts of a modern theatre! You must vistit it!

Thank Chris2727374
Reviewed 5 days ago

currently in the throws of building work but a very charming theatre. Helpful staff - choose seats carefully if you want a decent view of productions.

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to see The Jungle Book in Street dance. It was brilliant. I took a 9 and 11yr old with me and they loved the dancing and acrobatics. Very catchy which ended with all the audience on their feet dancing. Thanks for a great...More

Thank Oakfieldtrish
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is a lovely theatre it is sloped so you get a great view of the stage. The seats where comfortable and staff very helpful one of the best ideas from my visit was the fact you could order drinks and food before and halfway...More

Thank Paul j
Reviewed 13 July 2017

A return visit to this excellent theatre Another wonderful Kneehigh production, at the Old Vic The venue is quite small and intimate with the audience being drawn into the production.

1  Thank bbbythesea
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Have visited the Old Vic on two occasions and enjoyed wonderful productions. My grandchildren enjoyed the story and the set and acting was first class. Lovely atmosphere, very old worldly.

Thank johnhduce
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Great play but this theatre needs a revamp. Smells very damp. Long queues for the ladies too. However, it is in a good central location.

Thank Sashman15
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great platform for the Old Vic School to perform. Still an old theatre feel but brought up to meet today's discerning customers.

Thank Shelley C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The interior has the charm of old English cheaters. It's not big and the stage is well visible from every point. The shows are always very interesting, we went to see a funny comedy, the actors were really very good.

Thank Stefania P
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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.