Theatre (in Maintenance) Tours
From tales of the myriad first-class actors who have walked our boards over the years, to anecdotes and ghost stories… this August experience our Theatre Tours with a twist!
Our Georgian auditorium is spruced up over the summer, as our Technical and Production teams ensure everything is in working order for the Autumn shows.
Like our usual tours you’ll explore the theatre’s 252-year history with an expert guide, gaining insight into the recent redevelopment through our new foyer space, studio theatre, and heritage interpretation.
Unlike our usual tours, see our Georgian auditorium in maintenance mode as the work which enables us to be the oldest continuously-working theatre in the English-speaking world is done! Due to this essential work, we are unable to allow access to the theatre stage or the Paintshop on this tour; if these are experiences you don’t want to miss, they are available on our July or Autumn tours.
The perfect morning outing for anyone interested in theatre and Bristol Old Vic’s rich history.
- Audio Enhancement via a headset of the loop system is available
- Our Tour script can be requested in advance or on the day
- The Tour includes steps, and whilst every effort has been made to make this tour accessible, the gallery 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. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but in rare circumstances it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled.