Family Day

As the oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world, Bristol Old Vic has thousands of amazing stories to tell. At our Family Day, we’re celebrating some of our favourites with tours, storytelling, craft activities and more.

Craft Activities

Venue:
Foyer
Price:
Free (unticketed)
Ages:
Ages 4+

Create a puppet, paper doll or mask, taking over 250 years of amazing animal encounters at Bristol Old Vic as your inspiration.  

Drop in any time between 10.30am and 5pm.

  • 10:30am
    until 5pm

Wildest Show in Town Trail

Venue:
Foyer
Price:
Free (unticketed)
Ages:
Ages 5+

Join Sonny and his friends from The Wildest Show in Town on a brand new interactive adventure around Bristol Old Vic.  

Grab your phone and hunt down the QR codes Sonny has hidden around the Theatre. Each code unlocks a brand-new video and exciting activity.

Drop in any time between 10.30am and 5pm.

  • 10:30am
    until 5pm
Bristol Old Vic

Storytelling

Price:
Free, but ticketed
Duration:
45 mins
Ages:
Ages 18 months – 6 years

Join us for interactive storytelling sessions perfect for little ones. Conjuring exciting tales, our fantastic weaver of yarns will take children on magical adventures through Bristol Old Vic’s past. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • 11:00am
    Sold Out
  • 12:30pm
    Sold Out
  • 2:00pm
    Sold Out
Bristol Old Vic

Character Tours

Venue:
Tour meeting point: Stage Door
Price:
£45 per bubble of up to 6
Duration:
45 mins
Ages:
Ages 7+

Be prepared for a tour like no other as you explore all the nooks and crannies of our Theatre, with revellers popping up around every corner to share their stories of fame, fortune and the occasional elephant encounter with you. 

Our character tour takes inspiration from the most exciting parts of Bristol Old Vic’s history as professional actors bring the last two centuries vividly to life.

Tours will begin from our Stage Door on The Rackhay. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Whilst every effort has been made to make this tour accessible, certain areas can only be accessed via steps.

  • 1:30pm
    Sold Out
  • 3:00pm
Bristol Old Vic

The Spooky Stage

Venue:
Tour meeting point: Stage Door
Price:
£50 per bubble of up to 6
Duration:
45 mins
Ages:
Ages 15+

The theatre sleeps, but famous faces from Bristol Old Vic’s past are awaking and stepping out of the shadows. 

Explore our historic building, with ghoulish guests popping up around every corner to share terrifying tales of theatrical misadventure with you.

Spooky Stage tours take inspiration from the darkest parts of Bristol Old Vic’s history, as professional actors bring the last 255 years vividly to life.

Tours will begin from our Stage Door on The Rackhay. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Whilst every effort has been made to make this tour accessible, certain areas can only be accessed via steps.

  • 6:00pm
  • 7:30pm
    Sold Out