Bristol Theatre

Bristol Theatres

With a prosperous maritime history, Bristol is a university city which features stunning 19th Century architecture. Its many famous landmarks include the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Blaise Castle Estate, the Planetarium globe of the Science Museum and bustling Bristol Harbour. In addition, a ship called the SS Great Britain sits on the Great Western Dockyard, now a museum ship where people can learn about what it did and see the equipment on board. There is a diverse arts scene at the heart of the city, with many comedians hailing from Bristol. These include Russell Howard, Lee Evans, and Justin Lee Collins. It is world-renowned for its street art scene; artist Banksy himself hails from the area. Bristol theatre encompasses both commercial and fringe spaces, purpose-built venues and gems tucked away in pubs. Every other year, Bristol Festival of Puppetry rolls in for a month, taking over various venues and hosting shows and workshops. The Bristol Hippodrome is the city’s largest theatre, and it houses many touring productions coming from London and beyond. Audiences can catch regular visits by Welsh National Opera as well as an annual pantomime. When it comes to choosing shows in Bristol, there’s something to cater for every taste.