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Fantastic place dripping in history

If you're looking for a 'Proper' night at the theatre, look no further. Superb range of... read more

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Ben R
Twelfth Night

We enjoyed this fabulous production of Twelfth Night at BOV. Set in the swinging sixties, there was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bristol, 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...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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This production of a very powerful play about a dysfunctional family goes beyond acting. Sitting in row G in the Pit, we felt part of the family, sharing in their agonising trials and tribulations. It was all so incredibly real. The superb direction (Richard Eyre)...More

7  Thank BarryHaynes
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 April 2013

This problem is disclosed by the theater but The theater is very old and it is very easy to book a late booking seat on the sides with vertualy no view of the stage at all. We could only see the heads of the actors...More

4  Thank madderdooee
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Reviewed today

If you're looking for a 'Proper' night at the theatre, look no further. Superb range of productions, never lets us down.

Thank Ben R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Friendly warning, you can buy a bottle of gin for the price of two glasses! £17.50 for two doubles really stung.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this fabulous production of Twelfth Night at BOV. Set in the swinging sixties, there was huge energy and innovative thinking. Verse speaking was excellent and the understanding of the essential themes of the play absolutely outstanding. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Advice from weary direct experience: do NOT waste your time going to the Old Vic box office in person to buy tickets: it gives you no advantage whatsoever over buying tickets online. Saturday 2nd Nov'18: James Acaster gets a 5-star review in the Guardian, calling...More

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BristolO2, Marketing at Bristol Old Vic, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear DrDC, We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit to our Box Office. We would like to investigate your complaint and see if we can reach a satisfactory resolution. Please email us at tickets@bristololdvic.org.uk for the attention of the Box...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a very good building, part if it's charm but also makes seating limited as there are pillars and limited access to seats. A small venue regards the main theatre. They've recently refurbished the bar areas, by the look of it.

Thank lou181818
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time in a well rejuvenated theatre. It has been well done. Credit to all concerned. I have a hearing problem and was given use of an amplifier. Much appreciated. Money well spent. Very good show, and what's more the support act was...More

Thank DavidSHarris
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good production very professional company A little too much content for audience target, speaking as a teacher A little more pre show interaction would be an idea Venue is excellent-however confusing entrance as you have to go into cafe area to access box office

Thank lbolveston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here since the grand reveal. This has been done sympathetically. It’s modern whilst keeping the main fabric of the listed building intact. This might very well be our new watering hole. Love it, love it. We will be back to watch another instalment...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The newly restored theatre is glorious. Lovely mix of modern spacious atrium and the old theatre. Seating is good with good banking and great views in upper circle. Current production of Twelfth Night is excellent ( energetic and livelywith some great performances).Only pities are that...More

Thank annelainea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed a lovely evening with friends at the newly refurbished Bristol Old Vic. We admired in particular the enormous old wall which looks very striking in contrast to the glass and wooden beams and accentuates the theatre’s history and longevity. This is worth a...More

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