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Bristol Open Stage 2017

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See Bristol take over our stage!

Bristol Open Stage returns for our 251st birthday on Monday 29th of May with three brilliant showcases that will bring over 300 Bristolians to perform on our stage. We can't wait to once again throw open our theatre to our extraordinary community who will share their own creative work in a celebration of Bristol's creative heart.

Hosted by local TV legend Joe Sims, each showcase will feature a variety of performers from all parts of Bristol including choirs, circus performers, actors, writers, spoken words artists, comedians, dancers and much more. Each showcase is free and family friendly, so we hope you'll come down and join us!

Showcase One, 12-1.30pm

Blazing Flame Quintet, BollyRed Team, Brooke Tate, Cordelia Wood & June Rippon, Gladys Medcroft, Kelvin Players Theatre Company, Pearl Andrews Horrigan, Riff Raff Choir, Saias Liberdade.

Showcase Two, 2.30-4pm

Anthony Grimley & David Turvey, Bristol MAN Chorus, Chris Money & Jaelith Mahoney, RISE Youth Dance, Sabrina DeMi, Sarah Wintle, Sylvia Daley, World Fusion with Movema & Rise.

Showcase Three, 5-6.30pm

CoMA Bristol, Evie Gkatzioufa, Gurt Lush Choir, Jaelith Mahoney, Jake Cooper, Kettle of Fish, Lavrak Circus, Marianne McAleer, Martin Urmson, Pariah Khan, Screaming Cream Productions.


Bristol Open Stage 2017

Mon 29 May

Part 1: 12 - 1.30pm
Part 2: 2.30 - 4pm
Part 3: 5 - 6.30pm

Please note, applications for Bristol Open Stage are now closed. If you have any further questions, please email

Photography Jon Craig and Jack Offord

@bristololdvic #OpenStage

In summer 2016 we began redevelopment works to transform our front of house King Street entrance into a welcoming, vibrant space that everyone will be able to enjoy. During this time, it will be business as usual in the Theatre with our brilliant programme on offer, however there are a few changes to how we'll be operating.

Theatre Entrance

You are now invited to enter the Theatre through our Stage Door, walking in the footsteps of theatre legends such as Peter O'Toole, Daniel Day Lewis and Miranda Richardson.

Our new Theatre entrance can be accessed via Rackhay (BS1 4HJ) off Queen Charlotte Street, around the corner from King Street.

Click here for more information and updates on our Theatre entrance.

Ticket Collection

On performance days, tickets can be collected from Box Office situated in our Backstage Bar opening 90 mins prior to each performance.

For more information on accessibility, ticket collection, our Backstage Bar, arrival and drop-off at our Theatre plus updates on our redevelopment, click here.

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