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Bristol Old Vic, King Street, Bristol, BS1 4ED


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Public Transport

Bristol Temple Meads railway station is a 15 minute walk to Bristol Old Vic or there are regular buses and taxis from outside the station into the City Centre. There is also a ferry which runs from the railway station into the City Centre. Marlborough Street Bus Station is a 20 minute walk away.

By Foot

Bristol Old Vic is located on King Street which is a quick 5 minute walk from the City Centre. Walking from the centre towards the harbourside bear left onto Prince Street take the first left onto King Street and you will find us on the left just half way down the street.


There are bike racks available on King Street and also Prince Street.

By Ferry

Bristol Ferry Boat Company run regular ferries from Hotwells and Bristol Temple Meads railway station to the City centre all year round and 7 days a week.

By Car

Coming from the M32 onto the A4032 following signs to the City Centre you will reach traffic signals on the A4044, here, turn right onto Bond Street still following signs to the City Centre. At the St James Barton roundabout take the first exit signposted City Centre keep in the left hand lane, following the road around to the left onto Baldwin Street. When you get to the fourth set of traffic lights on this road turn right and follow the road around to the left onto Welshback, take the second right straight on to Little King Street, turn right again onto King William Avenue and finally turn right onto King Street.

The M4 and M5 also lead into Bristol.

Car Parking

There are good parking facilities in the surrounding area including, especuially at the NCP on Queen Charlotte Street (see map below). Meter parking is also available on King Street and Queen Square. There is one disabled space right outside the Theatre. Blue Badge Holders park for free outside the Theatre.

For more information on car parking, including parking options for minibuses and other large vehicles, please contact Bristol City Council parking services on 0117 922 2198.


Can be booked from the theatre


There is space for two coaches to set down and pick up in front of Bristol Old Vic on King Street. The closest coach park is near the M Shed museum (access off of Cumberland Road) with a fee of £1.10 for up to 24 hours (do check this before setting off) or there is free parking along Cumberland Road.

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