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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 inventine 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

An Exclusive Evening with Andy Hamilton  in Bristol
An Exclusive Evening with Andy Hamilton in Bristol Tickets
Andy will be sharing humorous tales around the landmarks of his career and the creative experiences that have shaped him...

Comedy & Stand-Up Bristol

Those wanting to see the biggest names in stand-up comedy guide will be regularly buying tickets to shows at Colston Hall 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.
Hassan Hajjaj: The Path  in Bristol
Hassan Hajjaj: The Path in Bristol Tickets
Vibrant, contemporary photographic portraiture from the unique talent Hassan Hajjaj
Hassan Hajjaj: The Path  in Bristol
Hassan Hajjaj: The Path in Bristol Tickets
Vibrant, contemporary photographic portraiture from the unique talent Hassan Hajjaj
Hassan Hajjaj: The Path  in Bristol
Hassan Hajjaj: The Path in Bristol Tickets
Vibrant, contemporary photographic portraiture from the unique talent Hassan Hajjaj
Hassan Hajjaj: The Path  in Bristol
Hassan Hajjaj: The Path in Bristol Tickets
Vibrant, contemporary photographic portraiture from the unique talent Hassan Hajjaj
Hassan Hajjaj: The Path  in Bristol
Hassan Hajjaj: The Path in Bristol Tickets
Vibrant, contemporary photographic portraiture from the unique talent Hassan Hajjaj
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Baby Bushka! in Bristol
The Loco Klub Baby Bushka!
Colston Hall Presents at The Loco Klub
(POSTPONED)Raise the Bar | Andrea Gibson - Bristol in Bristol
Hen and Chicken (POSTPONED)Raise the Bar | Andrea Gibson - Bristol
Raise the Bar proudly present the Bristol tour date of one of the world's most beloved poets and performers, the legendary Andrea Gibson.
(POSTPONED) Romantic Poetry & Race/Class/Gender in Bristol
The Square Club (POSTPONED) Romantic Poetry & Race/Class/Gender
A crucial discussion focusing on how poetry is being used in 2020 and how the art form might progress over the next decade.
(POSTPONED) Romantic Bristol Walking Tour in Bristol
Wills Memorial Building (POSTPONED) Romantic Bristol Walking Tour
Discover Bristol’s poetic legacy in this engaging guided walk, led by Dr Rebecca Hutcheon.
(POSTPONED) Rebecca Tantony: Festival Poet in Bristol
Bristol Central Library (POSTPONED) Rebecca Tantony: Festival Poet
Leading South West poet, and our Festival Poet 2020, Rebecca Tantony, performs works of new and old, accompanied by musician Brook Tate.
(POSTPONED) Romantic Walking Tour: Women Writers in Bristol
Wills Memorial Building (POSTPONED) Romantic Walking Tour: Women Writers
An engaging guided walk, focusing on the female writers of Bristol’s Romantic poetry legacy. Led by Dr Rebecca Hutcheon.
(POSTPONED) Lyra Festival Open Mic in Bristol
Unitarian Hall (POSTPONED) Lyra Festival Open Mic
The official open mic event of 2020’s Bristol Poetry Festival, with Satellite of Love, and YOUR chance to bring your poetry to the stage.
(POSTPONED) The Future of Poetry: Discussion Panel in Bristol
The Square Club (POSTPONED) The Future of Poetry: Discussion Panel
A crucial discussion focusing on how poetry is being used in 2020 and how the art form might progress over the next decade.
(POSTPONED) Stephen Sexton + Bad Betty Press in Bristol
Waterstones (POSTPONED) Stephen Sexton + Bad Betty Press
An evening of poetry readings from radical UK voices, including Penguin published writer and winner of the 2019 Forward Prize.
Should we block the sun to cool the Earth? in Bristol
Smoke and Mirrors Should we block the sun to cool the Earth?
A talk about solar radiation management (SRM)
Robert Massey: The Moon in Bristol
Smoke and Mirrors Robert Massey: The Moon
A talk on how the moon is represented in science and art
Graffiti Jam in Bristol
Dare to Club Graffiti Jam
Live Graffiti Art Show
We Are Family: Paper Jackets in Bristol
Arnolfini We Are Family: Paper Jackets
Make your own unique paper jacket.
DIVIDE / Lakota Gardens: Summer Sessions Day Party in Bristol
Lakota DIVIDE / Lakota Gardens: Summer Sessions Day Party
House & Tropical vibes at Lakota Gardens!
We Are Family: DIY Babouche Slippers in Bristol
Arnolfini We Are Family: DIY Babouche Slippers
Make your own simply stiched pair of Moroccan slippers.
Dazed Liquid Special at Lakota Gardens in Bristol
Lakota Dazed Liquid Special at Lakota Gardens
After a blistering sell out first time round, Dazed are back for more!
Wide Eyes Liquid Special at Lakota Gardens in Bristol
Lakota Wide Eyes Liquid Special at Lakota Gardens
Wide Eyes are back in the Gardens for part 2!
The Game Show Pub Quiz!! in Bristol
The Lanes The Game Show Pub Quiz!!
A Covid Conscious Pub Quiz for a new decade!!
Story Slam Online: Games in Bristol
Online (Zoom) Story Slam Online: Games
Come hear people's incredible true stories told live.
Afrobeats Day Party at Lakota Gardens in Bristol
Lakota Afrobeats Day Party at Lakota Gardens
Aftobeat hits in Lakota Gardens!
Alfresco Disco DJ's at Lakota Gardens in Bristol
Lakota Alfresco Disco DJ's at Lakota Gardens
Disco party starters at Lakota Gardens!