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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

Brizzle Boyz - Drag King Cabaret XIX - Half-o-Ween in Bristol
Brizzle Boyz - Drag King Cabaret XIX - Half-o-Ween in Bristol Tickets
Bristol's premier queer punk drag king cabaret night is back for a spooky Half-O-Ween themed livestream show special!

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.
(POSTPONED)Raise the Bar | Andrea Gibson - Bristol in Bristol
(POSTPONED)Raise the Bar | Andrea Gibson - Bristol in Bristol Tickets
Raise the Bar proudly present the Bristol tour date of one of the world's most beloved poets and performers, the legendary Andrea Gibson.
Prohibition World: Who's Winning the War on Drugs? in Bristol
Prohibition World: Who's Winning the War on Drugs? in Bristol Tickets
Another illuminating virtual event brought to you by TalkBox
Future Digital Ethics: Contact Tracing and AI in Bristol
Future Digital Ethics: Contact Tracing and AI in Bristol Tickets
TalkBox presents another entertaining and illuminating virtual event.
(POSTPONED) Rebecca Tantony: Festival Poet in Bristol
(POSTPONED) Rebecca Tantony: Festival Poet in Bristol Tickets
Leading South West poet, and our Festival Poet 2020, Rebecca Tantony, performs works of new and old, accompanied by musician Brook Tate.
(POSTPONED) The Future of Poetry: Discussion Panel in Bristol
(POSTPONED) The Future of Poetry: Discussion Panel in Bristol Tickets
A crucial discussion focusing on how poetry is being used in 2020 and how the art form might progress over the next decade.
Tickets Available
Baby Bushka! in Bristol
The Loco Klub Baby Bushka!
Colston Hall Presents at The Loco Klub
(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) 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) 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
Stephan Lewandowsky in Bristol
Smoke and mirrors Stephan Lewandowsky
A talk on fighting fake news
Matt Tompkins: The spectacle of illusion in Bristol
Smoke and Mirrors Matt Tompkins: The spectacle of illusion
A talk about the use of magic in the study of psychology
Terrace Soul Roof Top Terrace All Dayer  in Bristol
Radnor Rooms Terrace Soul Roof Top Terrace All Dayer
Pre Order Food Vouchers Only valid when used in conjunction with wristband purchased for general admission
Art Salon: The Visual Music in Art  in Bristol
St George's Bristol Art Salon: The Visual Music in Art
Discussing art music and ideas in our Glass Studio
The Ladyboys of Bangkok  in Bristol
The Sabai Pavilion, Durdham Downs, Stoke Road The Ladyboys of Bangkok
The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back with their most sensational show yet, FLIGHT OF FANTASY!
Far from the Madding Crowd in Bristol
The Tobacco Factory Far from the Madding Crowd
Haunting...brooding...smouldering...dynamic drama by Thomas Hardy Adapted by Mark Healy Directed by Paul Chesterton Designed by Max Dorey
BATH SOUL SOCIAL The Launch Party Roof Top Terrace in Bristol
The Mint Rooms , Bath BATH SOUL SOCIAL The Launch Party Roof Top Terrace
Day to Evening Event / Stunning Exclusive Champagne Roof Top Terrace / 70s 80s 90s Soul / 2pm -11pm /Award Winning All Day Food
Far from the Madding Crowd in Bristol
Armstrong Hall Thornbury Far from the Madding Crowd
Haunting...brooding...smouldering...dynamic drama by Thomas Hardy Adapted by Mark Healy Directed by Paul Chesterton Designed by Max Dorey
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