A guide to the theatre in Bristol

For those of us lucky enough to call Bristol our home, we’re blessed with an exciting and frankly impressive range of theatres and performances to choose from. Whether you’re looking for classic Shakespearean tragedy or boundary-pushing work from new artists, Bristol is where it’s at.

The theatre options in Bristol are so varied and such high quality that you could bounce from theatre to theatre taking in great performances at every turn. In fact, I’ve just written a blog for Visit Bristol explaining how to do just that! Check it out and let me know what you think – do you agree with my theatre choices? Are there any others you’d have included?

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Firefighting in Habana Vieja

Sitting quietly in El Museo del Chocolate, sipping a hot chocolate and contemplating how to spend the rest of the day, I notice a hubbub from outside. Waiting staff in black outfits swish out of the door to see what’s happening as crowds begin to gather outside the windows. The German couple on the next table move towards the window speaking hurriedly together.

Speaking neither a lot of Spanish, nor German, I was feeling rather nonplussed. I quickly paid for my drink, much to the annoyance of the waitress, whose morning’s entertainment I had clearly interrupted. Heading outside I looked up, following the gaze of the crowd. Flames, dark orange, red and foreboding, licked and twirled out of the top middle window of a building a few doors down.

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