Bristol Old Vic is located on King Street in the heart of historic Bristol, a 5-min walk (0.2 miles) from the City Centre Harbourside.
In 2020, Bristol City Council introduced new traffic priorities to restrict general through-traffic on Bristol Bridge and Baldwin Street, which may impact your journey to us. See the vehicle access map and head to the Bristol City Council website for more information.
CLEAN AIR ZONE
To limit air pollution in the city, Bristol’s Clean Air Zone came into effect in Nov 2022. To check your vehicle, and for more information on charges, please see the Bristol City Council website.
The NCPs on Queen Charlotte Street and Prince Street have closed. However, The Grove car park is close by (5-min. walk) as well as Trenchard Street car park (10-min. walk across the city centre) and The Galleries car park (10-min. walk through Castle Park). Metered parking is available on Queen Charlotte Street, Welsh Back and Queen Square.
There are three disabled parking bays opposite the One Stop on Queen Charlotte Street. Blue Badge Holders park for free.
The entrance to Bristol Old Vic is step-free. Please note that King Street is cobbled and unfortunately it is not possible to drive directly up to the doors of the venue. Please leave sufficient time when planning your visit to us. For any further access enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to set aside more than enough time for your journey; if possible, walk or cycle at least part of the way in order to reduce transport emissions and improve Bristol’s air quality.
There are bike racks on both King Street and Prince Street.
Bristol Old Vic is a 15-min walk (0.8 miles) from Bristol Temple Meads railway station, or there are regular buses and taxis from outside the station. There is also a Ferry which runs from the railway station into the City Centre. Bristol Bus Station is a 15-min walk (0.7 miles) away. From Bristol Airport, it’s 40 mins by bus or 25 mins by taxi to the City Centre. The Bristol Airport Guide has plenty of transport information.
There are good car parking facilities in the surrounding area. The NCPs on Queen Charlotte Street and Prince Street have closed. However, The Grove car park is close by (5-min. walk) as well as Trenchard Street car park (10-min. walk across the city centre) and The Galleries car park (10-min. walk through Castle Park). Metered parking is available on Queen Charlotte Street, Welsh Back and Queen Square. Blue Badge Holders park for free.
For more information on parking, including options for minibuses and large vehicles, visit Bristol City Council parking services.
Please book taxis for drop-off (and pick-up) to Bristol Old Vic, King Street, BS1 4ED.
There is space for two coaches to set-down and pick-up in front of The Rackhay. The closest coach park is near the M Shed (access off of Cumberland Road) with a fee of £1.10 for up to 24 hours (do check this before setting off). Read about coach parking in Bristol on the Travel West website.