Live at Bristol Old Vic | Ticket Types and Pricing
Because the world has changed a little bit recently, we've changed our tickets too. For shows on the Garden and Courtyard stages in our Bar & Cafe and for selected shows in the Theatre, there are some new details we thought you'd like to know about:
Bar and Café Table Tickets
To keep everyone safe, we're applying social distancing measures during our shows. This means tickets for events in our Bar and Café are sold per table rather than per person. You purchase a single ticket for the whole table, and the tables either sit up to two, three, four or six people for Courtyard stage performances, or just up to six for the Garden stage. There are £8 single perch seat tickets available too.
Our prices will change a little depending on what the show is but the pricing will always be pretty straight-forward and is based on how many people can fit on a table (though you can book a big table for just two of you if you want loads of leg room!).
For example, for a show where a table of two is £15, a table for three will be £22.50, a table for four will be £30 and a table for six will be £45. The exception to this is our Pay What You Choose pricing (see details below).
Your booked table will be reserved for you an hour before the show starts, so you can arrive, have a drink and get settled before the fun begins.
Pay What You Choose
We'd like everyone who wants to experience an in-person show at Bristol Old Vic to be able to. To help with this, we're introducing flexible Pay What You Choose pricing for a number of the events in our programme.
How does it work?
On select in-person shows, when you check out, you'll be give a choice of 4 different price brackets:
- Concession - we know these times are extraordinary, so if you don't have the extra cash right now, don't worry; book this price range and let us welcome you with open arms.
- Standard - if you can afford to, please book this rate; the extra money you give will support your theatre and the independent artists and companies on its stages.
- Pay It Forward - if you're feeling generous and you have the means, please consider choosing this rate. Each Pay It Forward ticket subsidises two concession tickets, and helps more people experience the delight of watching live theatre.
- Buy an Empty Seat (Theatre Only) - due to social distancing, we can only sell about 35% of the seats in our Theatre auditorium. This makes putting on a show hugely challenging. By choosing this rate, help us continue to employ independent artists to make theatre for our main stage, and help us keep ticket prices lower for those who otherwise couldn't watch a show. If you can, choose this price option, which pays for your seat and the empty one next to you.
All you have to do is select the price bracket that best suits your budget and continue to checkout.
Book early for the best prices
Across our range of performances, ticket prices may vary according to demand. By booking early, you can secure the best seats at the best price. We guarantee that prices will not vary for Preview performances, Monday evenings and midweek matinees*.
Dynamic pricing helps us to ensure that our organisation is sustainable and that we can continue to create world-class theatre, support ascending artists and engage all communities of Bristol in our work for years to come.
To access the best prices at the earliest opportunity, consider becoming a Friend of Bristol Old Vic for just £45 per year.
*Some exclusions apply
We’ve scrapped our booking fees to simplify the ticket buying process, and to become more transparent at the point of purchase. If you choose to have your tickets sent via post, however, a £1 fee will apply.
Postage fees (per order, not per ticket) cover the costs of postage and packaging so that Bristol Old Vic can continue to create pioneering theatre, support ascending artists and widen access to our programme. Print-at-home tickets (a PDF attachment) do not have to be printed and may be presented instead on a mobile device when you come to a performance at the theatre. Please have them downloaded and ready to show the usher when you arrive. Paperless ticketing goes towards supporting our aim to become a more environmentally sustainable organisation.
If the performance you have booked is within the next 7 days, your tickets will default to collection from the Box Office. If you do not receive your tickets in the post, they can be re-issued by the Box Office on the day of the performance. We do not post tickets to overseas addresses.
Available on all shows where concessionary rates apply, excluding Friday and Saturday evenings. Concessions include: Under 18s, Over 60s, Students, benefits recipients, registered disabled and Equity/BECTU members (on presentation of valid ID)
Babes in arms: Children under 18 months can sometimes watch a family or children's show for free. Please check in advance before bringing a baby as some events might not be suitable. Babes in arms tickets can be booked online for children or family shows or the 10.30am performances. To see our full babes in arms policy, click here.
Registered disabled: Concession available on all seats, however please note that not all seats have step-free access. Patrons with restricted mobility are entitled to the disabled concession, plus a free accompanying person if required.
Wheelchair users: The Theatre has two wheelchair spaces at Dress Circle level. The Weston Studio has four or five wheelchair spaces on the Balcony level. For any access bookings, please call 0117 987 7877 or emailto discuss seating options and prices.