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Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

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Bristol Hippodrome Seating Plan

The Bristol Hippodrome has a capacity of 1878 seats, including 833 seats in the Stalls, 507 seats in the Grand Circle and 538 seats in the Upper Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 90 seat reviews and 46 photos of views from seat. Bristol Hippodrome Seating Plan

Good Value Seats

There are good seats on offer throughout the Bristol Hippodrome, with bargains to be found at the ends of rows in the Stalls and toward the rear of the Grand Circle. Views may be slightly obstructed by the Upper Circle overhang, but a good overall view of the stage can still be achieved. The centre of the Upper Circle is also a good option for those on a budget.

Premium Seats

Seats in the mid-front sections of the Stalls and Grand Circle offer the best overall views in the theatre. There is better legroom in the Stalls, although choosing aisle seats in other sections can offer a similar amount of comfort. Sitting in the front of the Grand and Upper Circles is a good option for large-scale musicals.

Bristol Hippodrome Info

Situated in the heart of Bristol, the Bristol Hippodrome is the city’s own West End theatre, first opening on December 16th 1912. Managed by ATG, the expansive and traditional venue is designed by prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham, who built some of London’s biggest theatres. With a grand Victorian interior, the building has a large dome in the roof which can be opened to reveal the sky, and remains to be one of the only functioning domes in the UK. A fully facilitated venue, the Bristol Hippodrome has a seating capacity of 1,951 and plays host to top touring productions from across the country.

With West End shows playing at the theatre, including Les Miserables, Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, the auditorium comfortably seats a large audience. Built across three levels; the Stalls, Grand Circle and Upper Circle, the majority of seats are located in the Stalls and Grand Circle. The Upper Circle is shallower, although its rows are wider than in any other section. There are Boxes in both the Stalls and Grand Circle, which provide a variety of views and can be suitable for special occasions. Due to the traditional build of the venue, it is worth double checking before booking, to guarantee maximum sight-lines, view and comfort.

Location and Map

St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UZ

Accessible Seats

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Getting into the Venue
Bristol Hippodrome is situated on St Augustine’s Parade, with one step up to the main entrance or a ramp to the Piano Bar entrance. There is step-free, level access to the Box Office. Doors are attended at all times for those who need assistance. An alternative Access Entrance is located on Denmark Street, which gives level access to the Stalls, with a drop-off point directly outside.

There are steps to all sections of the theatre, unless using the alternative Access Entrance, which is suitable for wheelchair users and access patrons. There are 11 steps to the foyer from the main entrance.

Customer Assistance
Access patrons with limited mobility and wheelchair users are strongly advised to book seats in the Stalls. Those who wish to transfer into fixed seating are advised to bring a companion and notify the theatre when booking. Wheelchair users can book individual positions in Row M of the Stalls, which provide a space for the wheelchair and a fixed seat for the companion.

An at-seat service is available for access patrons, who will be attended to by the dedicated Access attendant. Staff are on hand to assist with navigation throughout the theatre.

How to Book
For those who require assistance or wish to book wheelchair or transfer spaces, it is important to book in advance to guarantee availability and notify the theatre of any special requirements. Discounted tickets are available for access patrons and a companion who are limited to the Stalls, with price depending on the show booking.

For further information, ticket bookings and assistance, please call the dedicated access line: 0800 912 6971 or email: