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.
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.