Theatre, Arts, Dance, Cinema, Music and Culture in Bristol

Bristol 2008 Capital of Culture bid logo Bristol's bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2008
Bristol City Council Events Online database Bristol City Council's Events Online database.
Arnolfini logo An international contemporary Art Gallery with a live performance space, cinema, bookshop and cafe bar.  Website hosted on Demon and is very, very slow!
Bristol Community Dance Centre A co-operatively run dance centre and cafe housed in a former swimming bath in Hotwells.
Bristol Hippodrome A large theatre which regularly hosts West End musicals (eg Cats, Les Miserables), comedy shows, opera and ballet. Their "home page" is actually just a portal into the Apollo-SFX corporate site, but show details are available.
Bristol Old Vic logo This company is based in the Theatre Royal, the oldest working theatre in Britain which dates back to 1766. Rather graphics heavy site which takes some time to download
BOVTS logo is where the actors, stage managers, technicians, theatre designers ∓mp; directors of tomorrow are trained.
They perform regularly at the Bristol Old Vic and the Redgrave Theatre.
logo of New guide to the theatre scene in Bristol
Circomedia logo is a school of circus and physical theatre based in Kingswood, Bristol.
Colston Hall A large concert hall owned by Bristol City Council hosting the Bournemouth Orchestras, rock and pop bands, comedians and variety shows.
Cube Cinema Independent cinema in the former Arts Centre, King Square.
Desperate Men International masters of street theatre and outdoor events
Click here for Headley Players details The award winning Headley Players are one of Bristol's leading amateur companies.  Click on the logo for details of their latest show.  Or phone 0117 964 4625
Kuumba Logo A Black Arts Centre in St Pauls, hosting theatre, film, comedy, dance. The name Kuumba means creativity.
Kuumba is where the St Pauls Afrikan Caribbean Carnival Association is based. The site hasn't been updated for years! logo The aims of this Bristol-based site are to:   encourage the production of plays for the stage, provide a resource for theatre companies looking for new scripts and ideas, provide an outlet for writers who want to see their work performed and bring writers and performers together
QEH Theatre logo Owned by Queen Elizabeth Hospital, (an historic school), which hosts visits from small scale theatre companies, jazz and folk concerts and of course school plays.
Redgrave Theatre Owned by another school (Clifton College), this theatre hosts amateur and professional productions. Website infrequently updated
The Arts Centre at the Ridings High School, Winterbourne
logo of Royal West of England AcademyThe Royal West of England Academy is an imposing Victorian edifice housing an interesting art collection, with regular exhibitions. Currently closed for refurbishment, but the site is worth a visit.
Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory Annual season of two Shakespeare plays at the Tobacco Factory
Show of Strength South Bristol's very own theatre company.  New writing, quality theatre presented at The Tobacco Facory in Bedminster.
Tobacco Factory web site link The Tobacco Factory is now a producing venue in its own right - which offered Treasure Island as its first production in 2001
Spike Island Logo Spike Island is a co-operative artist's studio facility housed in a former tea factory near the former Albion Dockyard. Although open for three years or so the web site is still under construction!

St Georges Bristol - logo

Medium sized concert venue which hosts a varied program including chamber music, contemporary music, jazz ∓mp; world music.  BBC Radio Three regularly broadcast concerts from here.  Website very graphics heavy, takes ages to download!
Watershed Logo The country's first media centre, which has photographic exhibitions, films, digital art, comedy nights and a harbourside cafe bar.  The best arts web site in Bristol, without a doubt.
Southwest Scripters logo Southwest Scriptwriters' main aim is to help members achieve professional productions of their work. Several members have enjoyed success with a London theatre production, BBC Radio 4 drama broadcasts, Channel 4 screenplay, HTV production. Members' scripts have also been performed locally in theatres, amateur productions and rehearsed readings.
Wallace and Gromit image And I must not forget Aardman Animations who have helped make Bristol famous through their various animated plasticine creations!
Virtual Venue Check out the local listings magazine for comprehensive listings information.
Bristol Evening Post The local evening paper is also online with some listings information.
British Theatre Guide logo For a wealth of information on British Theatre
Jezza - head shot Details of my career as an actor and performance poet

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