Visiting Bristol Old Vic...


We want to make your visit to Bristol Old Vic as enjoyable and comfortable as possible, so we have provided you with detailed information regarding accessibility in all areas of the theatre.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the box office on 0117 987 7877 or email


General Access

Customers requiring wheelchair access to our Theatre can utilise the Stage Door lift which provides entry to both the Backstage Bar and the performance space.

Our new Theatre entrance is situated off Queen Charlotte Street via Rackhay. As this road is a fire access road, regrettably there is no drop off point however, there are three Disabled Bays immediately opposite on the ground floor of the Queen Charlotte Street NCP car park. For more information regarding drop-off at Bristol Old Vic please click here.

If you require drop off in Rackhay to enter the theatre for access reasons then we are able to accommodate this on request. Please contact or phone 0117 949 3993.

There are allocated wheelchair spaces in the Theatre in the Dress Circle. Please book in advance by phoning 0117 987 7877 and mention any access requirements at this time.

If you would like to find out more information regarding access to our theatre during our redevelopment please click here or phone our Box Office on 0117 987 7877 between the hours of 10am-6pm Monday to Friday and 12pm-6pm on Saturday.


Audio Described performances this season

The Caretaker Sat 30 Sep, 2.30pm (Touch Tour 12.30pm)

The Little Matchgirl Sat 6 Jan, 2pm (Touch Tour 12pm)


BSL Interpreted Performances this season

T***k you Fri 4 Aug, 7.30pm

The Caretaker Sat 23 Sep, 2.30pm

Stick Man Sun 5 Nov, 4:30pm

Snow Globe Wed 13 Dec, 10.30am (Schools)

The Little Matchgirl Sat 16 Dec, 2pm

Snow Globe Sat 16 Dec, 3pm (Families)


Captioned Performances this season

The Caretaker Fri 29 Sep, 7.30pm

Rita, Sue and Bob Too Sat 7 Oct, 2.30pm

The Weir Fri 13 Oct, 7.30pm

The Little Matchgirl Sat 13 Jan, 2pm


Relaxed Performances this season

The Little Matchgirl Sun 7 Jan, 2pm

Snow Globe Thu 21 Dec, 11.30am


Other Access Information

A sound enhancement system through use of a headset or individual loop is available for the majority of our performances in the Studio, please check with box office about specific performances.

The accessible toilet facilities are located on floor -1 of the building which is accessible by Stage Door lift.

Guide, hearing or other working dogs are welcome. Please notify Box Office at time of booking.

Parking spaces on King Street for blue badge holders. Please note that King street is a cobbled street. More information on drop-off can be found here.

People with disabilities requiring an accompanying person can request a free companion ticket at time of booking.

Audio versions of our current brochure are available as CDs upon request. Please email

Programme notes for the current show programme can be also emailed by request.


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