Bristol Old Vic - Theatre Royal
Somerset BS1 4ED
The Bristol Old Vic Theatre is said to be the oldest continually operating theatre in England. It is located just a few yards from both the Bristol Floating Harbour and Bristol City Centre.
The Theatre’s origins can be traced back to 1766 when its is said one hundred of the City’s philanthropic citizens joined together to open an illegal theatre down an alley and through a courtyard in the Bristol Docks district.
In 1778, King George III granted the Theatre a Royal Licence. It was then that the theatre became one of a number of Theatre Royals.
The Theatre became known as the ‘Old Vic’ in 1946 when it gained first resident company as off-shoot of London’s Old Vic Company.
The Bristol Old Vic aims to present pioneering 21st century theatre in the most beautiful playhouse in the country.
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+44 (0)1179 877 877 Box Office
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