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A Christmas Carol

A gorgeous, joyful show in a beautiful theatre with the most wonderful, helpful staff. Shout out to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carly_101
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Davenport
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The top place for an actor is the West End but ask any actor and the Bristol old Vic is mega... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A3303XQpaulh
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Huddersfield, 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A gorgeous, joyful show in a beautiful theatre with the most wonderful, helpful staff. Shout out to Nathan on the main bar and his wonderful service!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carly_101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The top place for an actor is the West End but ask any actor and the Bristol old Vic is mega famous. Built 1766 as a place to gather people together in Bristol. From that start the Old Vic evolved to a theatre. It's very...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1766, the oldest working theatre in the UK, now with a spectacular contemporary entrance and cafe, Dramatic space just to sit in, have good food and a drink or coffee even if you don't attend a show

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rosssan2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in just for a drink, very impressed with the decor and ambience. Laid back Friday night vibes. Thanks to Felix for the daiquiris!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family (all adults) pre book for show and dinner on Christmas Eve. Seated late, long wait before service first course delayed. Main course does not arrive before play starts. Serve us at intermission so we have 20 minutes to use toilets and eat while fighting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GlennMilwaukie
BristolO2, Head of Marketing at Bristol Old Vic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Glenn, Sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit. Please email the Bar & Kitchen directly on 1766@bristololdvic.org.uk so we can investigate fully what went wrong. Kind regards,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go to the Bristol Old Vic periodically and whilst the shows are always of an excellent standard and the theatre more of an intimate feel to it than larger venues locally and I have always had a good seat with generally no obstructions i.e....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ann L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived in Bristol all my life, I am ashamed to say that I have never visited before. The renovations have been done tastefully, the atmosphere in the foyer was lovely. The show was amazing, the show was a sale out with only standing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jugs1971
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took a friend to a performance of A Christmas Carol on 6th December. I was so disappointed it was poor. Drab set and almost like pantomine not what I expected at all. I read such rave reviews of Stephen Tonkinsons portrayal in the London...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Diane B
BristolO2, Head of Marketing at Bristol Old Vic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Diane, We're very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the performance of A Christmas Carol that you saw on 6 Dec. Bristol Old Vic's production is quite different to that of The Old Vic in London, despite the similarities in venue name,...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a friend’s meal here at the eating space at the front of the theatre, it was really good, good price and great swift service. I had the burger - I’d recommend it. Great cheese cake too.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

good seating and views froom where i was sitting.wish i could go here more often.interested in more than i thought.

Date of experience: October 2018
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