Welcome to Bristol Old Vic... Come On In!

A BEACON, A PIONEER AND A HOME SINCE 1766

Founded in 1766, Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continually working English-speaking theatre in the world!

We strive to be welcoming, professional and boundlessly curious; playful, ambitious and rigorous; resourceful, honest, and generous; collaborative, Bristolian and world class.

Make the most of your time in Bristol by coming to see a show, exploring our epic history on a heritage tour, or dropping in for some delicious food and drink from the most theatrical café bar in Bristol!