What's On / Bristol Theatre, Comedy & Arts

Bristol Theatre, Comedy & Arts

— Unusual days out and things to do.

Our guide to comedy, pop-up theatre and performing arts in Bristol.

Independent theatre and performance in Bristol.

Theatre in Bristol

Aside from the annual spectacle of Mayfest, Bristol is always alive with inventive new theatre projects. From large touring productions to experimental local talent, it's always worth keeping your eyes on smaller venues like The Cube Cinema and The Wardrobe Theatre. It goes without saying that you should always check what's on at the The Old Vic Theatre.

Bristol Comedy Listings

Wed 29th May
Shelf: The Kids' Show at The Wardrobe Theatre
— The Wardrobe Theatre

Shelf: The Kids' Show Tickets

Thu 16th May
What's On Your Mind at Lost Horizon

Comedy & Stand-Up Bristol

Those wanting to see the biggest names in stand-up comedy guide will be regularly buying tickets to shows at Bristol Beacon or The Hippdrome, where panel-show stars like Jimmy Carr and Russell Howard regularly tour. For scratch performaces and emerging talent we recommend looking at The Cube Cinema or the Hen & Chicken in Southville.

Full orchestra theatre score.
Sun 5th May
DIASPORA Festival: Sing Your Soul Song at Design West BS1 4QA
Mon 6th May
DIASPORA Festival 2024 Closing Ceremony at College Green BS1 5TR
Mon 6th May
DIASPORA Festival: Sing Your Soul Song at Bristol Cathedral,  BS1 5TJ
Sat 4th May
DIASPORA Festival: AFIDANCE Workshop at The Tobacco Factory
Sat 4th May
Nervio Cosmico - Diaspora Festival at Bristol Cathedral's Chapter House
— Bristol Cathedral's Chapter House

Nervio Cosmico - Diaspora Festival Tickets

Theatre and Arts Events

A comedian performing stand-up at the Hen and Chicken

Tickets Available

Sat 4th May
DIASPORA Festival: Steel Pan Workshop at The Tobacco Factory
Sat 12th April
Outer Town Festival 2025 at Various Venues
Sat 8th June
The Courts:  Launch Festival at The Station
Thu 9th May
Play Sessions at The Trinity Centre
— The Trinity Centre

Play Sessions Tickets

Fri 3rd May
DIASPORA Opening Ceremony at The Trinity Centre