Bristol Old Vic and Theatre Royal Trust Limited

Bristol Old Vic and Theatre Royal Trust Limited

Charity information

Bristol Old Vic and Theatre Royal Trust Limited

Each year, over 140,000 people are entertained by our shows in our beautiful Georgian Theatre which has been entertaining Bristolians for 250 years.
We contribute to the local economy through employing over 100 people and making all our shows right here in Bristol.
Our Engagement programme connects with over 20,000 young people across every single Ward in Bristol and our Ferment project nurtures early career artists.
Our world-class productions travel nationally and internationally.

Founded 1946

  • Mission statement

    Bristol Old Vic is the longest continuously-running theatre in the UK and following a recent £25 million redevelopment project, is now one of the most modern and comfortable with state of the art rehearsal rooms, a dramatically extended forestage and precision-engineered sightlines giving audiences an even more intimate theatrical experience.

    Our vision is to create worlds transformed by your imagination.

    Our values include striving to to be welcoming, professional and boundlessly curious; playful, ambitious and rigorous; resourceful, honest and generous; collaborative, Bristolian, world class and bold.

    We try to remember at all times that everything we do is an experiment, that uncertainty makes discovery possible and that it is our job to explore rather than to define.

  • Aims

    Bristol Old Vic and Theatre Royal Trust Limited aims to:

    • Produce artistic work of the highest quality to connect with the people of Bristol and beyond, providing opportunities for young people, disadvantaged groups and local artists in particular
    • Reach out to the local community, offering a cultural resource that helps fulfil educational, health and social needs, particularly to those with least opportunity
    • Protect and celebrate the heritage of our beautiful Georgian auditorium (built in 1766) and adjoining mercantile guildhall (built in 1744)
  • Overview

    Established: June 1946

    Registered Charity Number: 228235

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 40

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 2

    Phone number: 0117 317 8654

    Address: Bristol Old Vic, King Street, Bristol BS1 4ED

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