Theatre Tours

Join us for a Theatre Tour with our in-house expert guide who will take you back through the Theatre’s 250-year history – from the origin of its beautiful Georgian design, to tales of the myriad first-class actors who have trod its boards over the years.

Explore our fully transformed spaces, from our beautifully designed foyer, to the brand new Weston Studio, and our long-awaited Heritage offer. Also enjoy the classic elements of our building that have kept this theatre running for over two centuries,  including: access to our historic auditorium and several back- and side-stage areas.

As a working theatre with ongoing performances, rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but in rare circumstances it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled.


Theatre Tours

Running every Thursday and Saturday morning at 10:30am, explore the best of what Bristol Old Vic has to offer with a Theatre Tour.

The perfect morning outing for anyone interested in theatre and Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.

To book a Theatre Tour, please click below.


Additional Info

  • Audio Enhancement via a headset of the loop system is available
  • Our Tour script can be requested in advance or on the day
  • Whilst every effort has been made to ensure these tours are accessible, certains spaces can only be accessed via steps.

As a working theatre with ongoing performances, rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. In rare circumstances it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled.