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Great classic theater.

Built in 1766, this theater has been run as a theater ever since. It is fun to see a show in such a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
EuroTravelCoach
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Wooster, Ohio
Perfect coffee stop!

Delicious coffee served in a beautiful building. They have done an incredible job with the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JoD564
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Built in 1766 as a place where the people of Bristol could come together, Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English speaking world. It was built as a symbol of the pride we have in our city and what it can achieve and...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Theatre Royal King Street, Bristol BS1 4ED, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Built in 1766, this theater has been run as a theater ever since. It is fun to see a show in such a classic place. A little quirky, there are posts on every level except the pit that partial obstruct the view. These are noted...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Delicious coffee served in a beautiful building. They have done an incredible job with the renovations. Service was good and there is inside and outside seating. The cakes and sandwiches looked very tempting, will have to go back to try them!

Thank JoD564
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a 'Proper' night at the theatre, look no further. Superb range of productions, never lets us down.

Thank Ben R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly warning, you can buy a bottle of gin for the price of two glasses! £17.50 for two doubles really stung.

Thank Meganjenkin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this fabulous production of Twelfth Night at BOV. Set in the swinging sixties, there was huge energy and innovative thinking. Verse speaking was excellent and the understanding of the essential themes of the play absolutely outstanding. Highly recommended

Thank BigKevTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Advice from weary direct experience: do NOT waste your time going to the Old Vic box office in person to buy tickets: it gives you no advantage whatsoever over buying tickets online. Saturday 2nd Nov'18: James Acaster gets a 5-star review in the Guardian, calling...More

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BristolO2, Marketing at Bristol Old Vic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear DrDC, We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit to our Box Office. We would like to investigate your complaint and see if we can reach a satisfactory resolution. Please email us at tickets@bristololdvic.org.uk for the attention of the Box...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good building, part if it's charm but also makes seating limited as there are pillars and limited access to seats. A small venue regards the main theatre. They've recently refurbished the bar areas, by the look of it.

Thank lou181818
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time in a well rejuvenated theatre. It has been well done. Credit to all concerned. I have a hearing problem and was given use of an amplifier. Much appreciated. Money well spent. Very good show, and what's more the support act was...More

Thank DavidSHarris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good production very professional company A little too much content for audience target, speaking as a teacher A little more pre show interaction would be an idea Venue is excellent-however confusing entrance as you have to go into cafe area to access box office

Thank lbolveston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here since the grand reveal. This has been done sympathetically. It’s modern whilst keeping the main fabric of the listed building intact. This might very well be our new watering hole. Love it, love it. We will be back to watch another instalment...More

Thank Sue B
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Geoffrey W
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Response from Mike E | Reviewed this property |
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