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“A lovely little theatre”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Redgrave Theatre

Redgrave Theatre
Ranked #116 of 193 things to do in Bristol
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Owner description: Built in 1966 the Redgrave was originally known simply as the 'Clifton College Theatre'. The design was based on the Mermaid Theatre in London and was the first purpose built school theatre in the country. The theatre was officially opened by the actor Sir Michael Redgrave - an ex-student of the college. After Sir Michael's death in 1985 the building was renamed 'The Redgrave Theatre' in his honour. Originally the theatre was only used for college events, but in the 1970's the decision was made for the theatre to be hired out to local amateur dramatic groups during the holidays. Since then the popularity of the Redgrave has continued to grow. Today, as well as continuing to host some of the same amateur dramatics groups that first visited the theatre back in the 70's, the theatre plays host to a variety of professional touring companies, comedians, film societies, music concerts and dance pieces.
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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“A lovely little theatre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

We went to see The Gondoliers by the Bristol Gilbert and Sullivan Operatic Society.

The theatre is lovely and I appreciated the fact that the seating is well tiered because, being tall, I usually obliterate the view of the person sitting right behind me!

Most of the staff are volunteers and clearly enjoy being of service to the visitors who come to the theatre.

We so enjoyed the experience that we picked up a programme of forthcoming events which we will undoubtedly study before planning our next visit.

Visited April 2014
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