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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 on 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.
The Calm Creatives Art Fair in Bristol
The Calm Creatives Art Fair in Bristol Tickets
First Public Day of the Calm Creatives Art Fair
Chantal Joffe and Hassan Hajjaj in Bristol
Chantal Joffe and Hassan Hajjaj in Bristol Tickets
Major exhibitions by Chantal Joffe and Hassan Hajjaj, sharing the common, pertinent theme of portraiture, family and friends
Test Thingy in Bristol
Test Thingy in Bristol Tickets
Test thingy is a testy test for tests
Art in the City - Chantal Joffe in Bristol
Art in the City - Chantal Joffe in Bristol Tickets
The first UWE/Arnolfini Art in the City lecture of the autumn, an in-conversation between Chantal Joffe and Professor Dorothy Price.
A Picture of Health  in Bristol
A Picture of Health in Bristol Tickets
A Picture of Health: Women Photographers from the Hyman Collection
Tickets Available
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.
Not Another Game Show: Xmas Party in Bristol
The Lanes Not Another Game Show: Xmas Party
A very different Xmas Party event....