Celebrate the 250th birthday of Bristol Old Vic


The oldest continually working theatre in the world celebrates its 250th birthday in 2016 with special celebrations.

The Theatre Royal Bristol, home of Bristol Old Vic is the longest continuously-operating theatre in the UK. It was built in 1764 on Bristol’s characterful King Street, near the Harbourside and is now classed as a grade I listed building. 

Following a recent £12million redevelopment project, it’s also now one of the most modern and comfortable with state-of-the-art rehearsal rooms, a dramatically extended forestage and precision-engineered sightlines which give audiences an intimate theatrical experience. 

A cultural beacon for the city and the South West, the company prides itself on showcasing ground-breaking theatre and enjoys international recognition as a theatrical powerhouse. 

The theatre is planning special celebrations to mark its 250th birthday in 2016 including further refurbish to reveal the heritage of this historic theatre. Famous alumni from the Old Vic Theatre School include Daniel Day Lewis. 

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