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Address: King St, Bristol, England
Phone Number: 0117/9493993

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A Georgian Gem!

Many people now regard the Theatre Royal as the Bristol Old Vic and publicity, tickets, etc., now just refer to "The Bristol Old Vic" but the Theatre Royal is a gorgeous Georgian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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184 reviews 184 reviews
89 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Many people now regard the Theatre Royal as the Bristol Old Vic and publicity, tickets, etc., now just refer to "The Bristol Old Vic" but the Theatre Royal is a gorgeous Georgian gem of a theatre and should be more widely known and appreciated! Constructed in the middle of the 18th Century, the auditorium is of the classic horseshoe shape... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Small, atmospheric and historic, the Bristol Theatre Royal oozes theatrical tradition and artistry. Tucked neatly into Kings St, one of the oldest streets in Bristol that also houses the Llandoger Trow pub where the pirate Blackbeard is reputed to have operated from. The theatre can be uncomfortably sticky in hot weather.

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Bath
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This grand old theatre is superbly run and consistently puts on in-house productions of the highest quality. One of the treasures of Bristol and the west country. The theatre cafe is called the Flinty Red and is basically a theatre based tapas bar. The food was superb and varied, but be warned, it's very slow in coming! That's not to... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This problem is disclosed by the theater but The theater is very old and it is very easy to book a late booking seat on the sides with vertualy no view of the stage at all. We could only see the heads of the actors on a quarter of the stage.The seating was poor and the access to the seats... More 

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bristol
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

never disappointed multiple visits over past 10+ yrs, amazing quality of productions. foyer still needs a bit of work though renovations ongoing and wine at the bar not worth the money. none of later would stop me visiting though

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Bracknell
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

A beautiful old theatre that is part way through a major refurbisent. So far the auditorium has been completed. A new floor and seat are the only visible aspects. Sadly I found the seats quite uncomfortable after a while. Hopefully they will get round to the front of house soon as these facilities are quite lacking.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Theatre Royal has recently re-opened and been refurbished, but sadly (for the punters) only the auditorium. So it has nice new seats but the drains are definitely not new, you could smell the sewers during the performance (not nice) and the stench in the bar was almost overbearing. There were no notices or apologies or even air fresheners used... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Like any theater, this one is very hot - but hotter than usual. Other than this, it's fantastic, the view is great from stalls and the above, and the sound is fairly good. Although, I do tend to go to Bath, as there is a better atmosphere and more bars & restaurants near.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
67 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

lovely building in historic part of Bristol, however I find their choice of productions too obscure so tend to go to Bath, which is more mainstream

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