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Redgrave Theatre

Percival Rd | Clifton, Bristol BS8 3LE, England
+44 117 315 7602
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Little Shop of Horrors

Fab show, with an enthusiastic and talented cast of youngsters. The Redgrave theatre is a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SherianNewman
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Excellent night out

A group of 8 of us from Cambridgeshire spent a long weekend 'doing' Bristol. The Saturday evening... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Brian_StNeots
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St Neots, United Kingdom
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Built in 1966 the Redgrave was originally known simply as the 'Clifton College Theatre'. The design was based on the Mermaid Theatre in London and was the first purpose built school theatre in the country. The theatre was officially opened by the actor Sir Michael Redgrave - an ex-student of the college. After Sir Michael's death in 1985 the building was renamed 'The Redgrave Theatre' in his honour. Originally the theatre was only used for college events, but in the 1970's the decision was made for the theatre to be hired out to local amateur dramatic groups during the holidays. Since then the popularity of the Redgrave has continued to grow. Today, as well as continuing to host some of the same amateur dramatics groups that first visited the theatre back in the 70's, the theatre plays host to a variety of professional touring companies, comedians, film societies, music concerts and dance pieces.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible25%
30 Jul 2017
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Percival Rd | Clifton, Bristol BS8 3LE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fab show, with an enthusiastic and talented cast of youngsters. The Redgrave theatre is a great venue with a fantastic variety of programming from comedy to plays and musical theatre.

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

A group of 8 of us from Cambridgeshire spent a long weekend 'doing' Bristol. The Saturday evening revue at the Redgrave Theatre rounded off a very enjoyable Saturday. All the seats give a good view and the cosy size of the theatre makes for a...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Went to see Get Ready tonight what a brilliant show. Loads of people dancing in the in their seats and down by the front of the stage. Never been here before , i was very surprised it's a lovely little theatre.. The show was really...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

A play was spoilt for me by the theatre. Although its website claims: Due [I think they mean ‘owing’]to the tiered nature of the seating the main access to the auditorium is via two staircases, however ground level access to the front of the auditorium...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

We visit the Redgrave theatre 2 or 3 times a year. This time we found out about a Peggy Lee tribute Jazz concert very close to the date which is why we ended up in row P. There is very little leg room and seats...More

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Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

I took my 4 year old grandson to see ‘the Wizard of Oz’ here. Performed by the Theatre School it was a fine show, full of terrific performances. Catch it if you can.

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Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Hands down the worst theatre I have ever been in. My wife is 5'4 and her knees were uncomfortably rammed against the seat in front. I'm 6'1. Luckily the seat in front of me was empty so I was able to hang my legs over...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Wow! What an experience! Would definitely recommend! The bar staff were lovely and the manager Nick was more than accommodating.

Thank Ruth P
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

Built in 1966, the design was based on the Mermaid Theatre (London) and was the first purpose built school theatre in England. Friendly staff run the venue and the visitors are cheerful locals. The bar/coffee shop offers a selection of Fairtrade products and supports local...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Visited today to see Hello Dolly with friends . Small size quaint theatre further compromised by the seating . It should be a gem but an uncomfortable audience will always make a restless one !

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lifeastrin
February 20, 2017|
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Response from ianhamilt0n |
The front row is fine. Everywhere else is an utter disaster.
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