Would you like to find out how we managed to squeeze a live African elephant on stage? Or see what graffiti looked like in 1859? Do you want to know what play was on the day your great-grandma was born? Or what a Thunder Run is? 

This historic theatre has had many names and faces throughout its history. Within its walls there are an almost-infinite amount of stories to uncover and interesting figures to investigate.

Our history is accessible through a variety of creative displays in our Front of House space. We want you along for the ride as we delve into tales of famous actors, ground-breaking performances, and unique events in the turbulent history of Bristol. 

Find out about our about our archives, exhibitions and interpretation via the links below. From an interactive sound installation to an innovative augmented reality experience, we have something for everyone. 

Our Heritage work is made possible thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and our partners at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection and Bristol Archives