The Wardrobe Theatre

The Wardrobe Theatre

Independent theatre venue now part of the Old Market Assembly.


For five years, The Wardrobe was a little-known, miniature theatre above The White Bear pub in St Michael's Hill. With an expanding following and reputation for bold, imaginative performances The Wardrobe Theatre upgraded to a purpose-built new premises in Old Market. Sharing the building with the Old Market Assembly (from the team behind The Canteen), the Wardrobe Theatre are part of a new movement in the formerly neglected part of Bristol.

What's On At The Wardrobe Theatre

Story Slam: Pre-Loved at The Wardrobe Theatre
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Milk Poetry ft Courtney Conrad and Ciarán Hodgers at The Wardrobe Theatre
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Clown Sex at The Wardrobe Theatre
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Cowboys and Lesbians at The Wardrobe Theatre
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Right Of Way at The Wardrobe Theatre
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The Zoo That Comes To You at The Wardrobe Theatre
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