Theatre

The Albany Centre
Shaftesbury Avenue, Montpelier
0117 954 2154

This is a busy fringe venue. The programme lays emphasis on ethnic, socio-political and feminist shows by touring companies. The standard is generally high.

Arnolfini
Narrow Quay, BS1
0117 929 9191

This is a nationally renowned arts centre which is a major force in British contemporary art. There are cinemas, galleries, a restaurant and bar and regular exhibitions. Events are advertised in the local press and there is a great atmosphere, so if you fancy a change of pace it's definitely a good place to visit.


Colston Hall
Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR
0117 922 3682/922

The City Council manages and operates the Colston Hall which has been at the forefront of Bristolís concert and entertainment scene for many years. It continues to stage concerts by the biggest names in musical entertainment as well as providing a venue for local choirs, orchestras and schools. Audiences of all ages are regularly attracted to the enormous variety of events which are staged at the hall. The hallís excellent acoustic quality lends itself to classical music. Indeed the hall serves as the major concert hall for the region with performances by internationally renowned orchestras from all over Britain and Europe. Many of the nationally touring comedy, pop and rock shows visit Colston Hall, which also has the versatility for a range of non-performance events that include AGMs, cookery shows, product demonstrations, conferences, award ceremonies and lectures.

Hippodrome
St. Augustines Parade, BS1
Box Office: 0117 929 9444
Group bookings: 0117 929 9758

This is a massive theatre in the city centre. Typically shows here are West-End re-runs, pantomimes staring television celebs and concerts from famous but not currently popular rock stars, although there is sometimes high class Opera and Ballet.

Hope Centre
Hope Chapel Hill, Clifton, BS8
0117 921 5271

Usually productions from local companies.


Inkworks
20-22 Hepburn Road
0117 942 1870


QEH Theatre
Jacob's Wells Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1JX
Box Office 0117 925 0551, Credit Card Bookings 0117 987 7877



Redgrave Theatre (Clifton College)
8 Percival Road, BS8
0117 315 7600

Since its opening in 1966 by Sir Michael Redgrave (OC) the theatre has become widely recognised as one of the most attractive in the area with an excellent acoustic both for music and speech.
It is also available for hire at most times of the year.


The Ridings Arts Centre
The Ridings High School, High Street, Winderbourne, Bristol BS36 1ZZ
Contact Glenda Graham at Stage-Coach Tickets on 01179 568812, or Martyn Grogan on 0976 632682 (mobile)

2001 season features Helen Shapiro, Romanska, Chris Harris, Beemaster, and Fred Wedlock, Hannah Wedlock and the Blue Notes.


Show of Strenth Theatre Company
Quakers Friars, Broadmead
0117 953 7735


Bristol Old Vic (Theatre Royal)
King Street, BS1
0117 987 7877

This is the main theatre venue.


New Vic Theatre
35 King Street, SB1
0117 927 7466

More modern plays and touring companies.

Wickham Theatre
Department of Drama, University of Bristol,
Cantocks Close, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UP
Information: 0117 928 7834. Bookings: 0117 987 7877.

This is the stage for the Bristol University Drama Department - most productions are put on by students (and usually of a high standard).



Click on the arrow to go back to the main Leisure page.