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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

Jo Spence and Wellbeing Series in Bristol
Jo Spence and Wellbeing Series in Bristol Tickets
Join us as we reopen Arnolfini, with exhibitions across our galleries and in our Light Studio
Jo Spence and Wellbeing Series in Bristol
Jo Spence and Wellbeing Series in Bristol Tickets
Join us as we reopen Arnolfini, with exhibitions across our galleries and in our Light Studio

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.
 Rogue Circus presents The Ministry of Time in Bristol
Rogue Circus presents The Ministry of Time in Bristol Tickets
Inside a circus tent in castle park something is happening
Queer Bodies Life Drawing in Bristol
Queer Bodies Life Drawing in Bristol Tickets
TPSW present, as part of Bristol Pride Week 2021, Queer Bodies Life Drawing
South West Silents  - The Eagle (1925) in Bristol
South West Silents - The Eagle (1925) in Bristol Tickets
Silent film with live musical accompaniment by John Sweeney
South West Silents - The Kid (1921) in Bristol
South West Silents - The Kid (1921) in Bristol Tickets
A welcome return to Arnolfini by South West Silents
Tickets Available
Drag Race Holland - Sederginne! London in Bristol
Two brewers Drag Race Holland - Sederginne! London
Join Sederginne in London for a night of camp cabaret and entertainment, hosted by Alyssa Van Delle
TRUK Weekend : JoeFarr - Blasha & Allatt in Bristol
Near Abergavenny, South Wales TRUK Weekend : JoeFarr - Blasha & Allatt
TRUK lands in 2021; hosting a weekend of exploration.
Ay Up, Hitler in Bristol
Alma Tavern and Theatre Ay Up, Hitler
After losing to the allied forces, Hitler escapes Germany and go into hiding in the last place anyone would think to look - YORKSHIRE!
Sum Ting Wong and Alyssa Van Delle in Bristol
Queenshilling Sum Ting Wong and Alyssa Van Delle
Drag race UK star Sum Ting Wong & Alyssa Van Delle
Back to Berlin in Bristol
Alma Tavern and Theatre Back to Berlin
It's 1989. The Berlin Wall is coming down, the world is changing rapidly, and Bernhard is sat at home in England. But not for much longer.
Basket of Light  in Bristol
Tambourine Hands Basket of Light
Hands held high, heavyweight quadraphonic sound, swimming lakes and lights in the sky
Willy's Pies x Jake Knight: Scrandit Takeover in Bristol
The Scrandit Willy's Pies x Jake Knight: Scrandit Takeover
Join London's 'Willy's Pies' and Jake Knight for "grub, booze and bangers" at The Scrandit
Rock Bottom in Bristol
Alma Tavern and Theatre Rock Bottom
Shakespeare's Bottom, alone in the real world. When he arrives at the theatre, ready to perform he finds the rest of his cast have left him
Hidden Comedy Club in Bristol
Cloak and Dagger, The Hidden Comedy Club
Lovely comedy in a brilliant venue
William Shakespeare's Henry V (online theatre) in Bristol
Online William Shakespeare's Henry V (online theatre)
Performing Shakespeare's original text, set in a post-apocalyptic world after a natural disaster.
LaughTrade#1: GLENN WOOL in Bristol
Rough Trade Bristol LaughTrade#1: GLENN WOOL
LaughTrade#1: GLENN WOOL - Proper independent comedy in the heart of Bristol