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 100,000 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 Outreach programme connects with over 20,000 young people across every single Ward in Bristol. Our world-class productions travel nationally and internationally. And bit by bit we are restoring Bristol's Theatre.

Founded 1946

  • Mission statement

    Bristol Old Vic is the longest continuously-running theatre in the UK and following a recent £12. 5 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 mission is to create pioneering twenty-first century theatre in partnership with the people of our energetic city; inspired by the history and magical design of the most beautiful playhouse in the country.

    We are led by artists who see the world with distinctive clarity and whose ability to articulate what they see allows us to understand and engage with our world afresh, whether that be through our 350-strong Young Company, our many outreach and education projects or helping ascendant artists by nurturing the spark or seed of an idea into something fully-formed.
    We are publicly funded by Arts Council England and Bristol City Council, using that investment to support experiment and innovation, to allow access to our programme for people who would not otherwise encounter it or be able to afford it and to keep our extraordinary heritage alive and animated.

    We strive to be welcoming, professional and boundlessly curious; playful, ambitious and rigorous; resourceful, honest, and generous; collaborative, Bristolian and world class.

  • Overview

    Established: June 1946

    Registered Charity Number: 228235

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 40

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 1

    Phone number: 0117 317 8654

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

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