Interpretation

What is interpretation?

In museums and heritage sites, anything that helps us to explore and engage with the past it is called interpretation. 

From the very beginning of our Heritage project, we wanted our interpretation to be as engaging and high quality as the performances we showcase at Bristol Old Vic. To do that, we’ve developed a whole range of creative displays, from traditional exhibitions and installations to a futuristic augmented reality experience. Really, anything can be interpretation!


Keep an eye out for the Heritage ‘H’ dotted around the building which marks the many creative displays that re-awaken our Theatre’s extraordinary origins.

The larger ‘H’ stickers on the floor next to our Box Office, on the Dias towards the Dress Circle and on the Level 1 balcony also provide the gateway to times gone by in our augmented reality experience, A Window to the Past.