Press Information - Bristol Old Vic set to become major heritage destination after £2.4m awarded from Heritage Lottery Fund

Bristol Old Vic set to become major heritage destination after £2.4m awarded from Heritage Lottery Fund

 

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VISION FOR THE FUTURE

One idea- An app to project historic figures and images in real time and location during a tour of the building
One idea - An app to project historic figures and images in real time and location during a tour of the building
Credit: Interactive Places

 

Roof space tour mockup where public will be able to access the Thunder Run

Roof space tour mockup where public will be able to access the Thunder Run
Credit: Interactive Places

 

artists impression of public exhibition of 250yrs of playbills

Artist's impression of public exhibition of 250 years of playbills
Credit: Interactive Places

 

artists impression of public exhibition that can be displayed Front of House

Artist's impression of public exhibition that can be displayed Front of House
Credit: Interactive Places

 

Bristol Old Vic Redevelopment, artist's impression
Credit: Haworth Tompkins

 

Bristol Old Vic Redevelopment, artist's impression
Credit: Haworth Tompkins

 

Bristol Old Vic Redevelopment, artist's impression
Credit: Haworth Tompkins

 

Artist's impression of foyer after redevelopment
Credit: Haworth Tompkins

 

Artists impression of Coopers' Hall after redevelopment

Artist's impression of Coopers' Hall after redevelopment
Credit: Haworth Tompkins

 

Take a virtual tour for a look at how our foyer, public spaces and Studio theatre might look upon the completion of the redevelopment:

 

 

BRISTOL OLD VIC 

Bristol Old Vic King Street main exterior night - Photo by Jon Craig

Bristol Old Vic King Street main exterior at night
Credit: Jon Craig

 

Philip Vile - refurbished auditorium after 2012 works completed

Bristol Old Vic's refurbished auditorium after 2012 works completed
Credit: Philip Vile

 

250th Birthday Weekend celebrations May 2016

250th Birthday Weekend celebrations on King Street, May 2016
Credit: Jack Offord

 

Bristol Old Vic roof space housing the historic Thunder Run - Photo by Philip Vile

Bristol Old Vic roof space housing the historic Thunder Run
Credit: Philip Vile

 

Bristol Old Vic roof space. Housing old workshop space and the historic Thunder Run - Photo by Philip Vile

Bristol Old Vic roof space housing the old workshop space, and the historic Thunder Run
Credit: Philip Vile

 

Dead Dog in a Suitcase, Bristol Old Vic  - Full House - Photos by ShotAway

A full house for Dead Dog in a Suitcase at Bristol Old Vic
Credit: ShotAway

 

Emma Stenning, Chief Executive, backstage at Bristol Old Vic - Photo by Geraint Lewis

Emma Stenning, Chief Executive, backstage at Bristol Old Vic
Credit: Geraint Lewis

 

Emma Stenning, Chief Executive, backstage at Bristol Old Vic - Photo by Geraint Lewis

Emma Stenning, Chief Executive, at Bristol Old Vic
Credit: Geraint Lewis

 

Emma Stenning, Chief Exec and Tom Morris, Artistic Director Backstage at Bristol Old Vic -Photo by Geraint Lewis

Emma Stenning, Chief Executive, and Tom Morris, Artistic Director, backstage at Bristol Old Vic
Credit: Geraint Lewis

 

As part of our 250th anniversary celebrations, Limbic Cinema created a visual history of Bristol Old Vic and projected it onto the front of the building:

 

Graffiti from 1859 scratched into the stage wall at Bristol Old Vic

Graffiti from 1859 scratched into the stage wall at Bristol Old Vic

 

Historic reconstructions like the WeAreHere project will form part of the Heritage offering at Bristol Old Vic

Historic reconstructions like the WeAreHere project will form part of the Heritage offering at Bristol Old Vic

 

Schools workshop at Bristol Old Vic

Schools workshop at Bristol Old Vic

 

Young people taking part in a workshop at Bristol Old Vic

Young people taking part in a workshop at Bristol Old Vic

 

The University of Bristol Theatre Collection - Bristol Old Vic and related archives at the Theatre Collection that will be digitally stored as part of the HLF work

University of Bristol Theatre Collection - Bristol Old Vic and related archives at the Theatre Collection that will be digitally stored as part of the HLF work

 

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL THEATRE COLLECTION

Coopers' Hall redevelopment c1972 - image held by Theatre Collection

Coopers' Hall redevelopment c1972 
Credit: Image courteousy by University of Bristol Theatre Collection

 

Exterior of the theatre from 1903 until the renovation works in the 1970s which then incorporated the adjacent Coopers Hall to create a new entrance
Exterior of the theatre from 1903 until the renovation works in the 1970s which then incorporated the adjacent Coopers' Hall to create a new entrance
Credit: Image courteousy of University of Bristol Theatre Collection

 

The Rivals playbill 1798

The Rivals playbill from 1798
Credit: Image courteousy of University of Bristol Theatre Collection


Lady of Lyons and Endymion playbill from 1863

Lady of Lyons and Endymion playbill from 1863
Credit: Image courteousy of University of Bristol Theatre Collection

 

School for Daughters playbill- 1814

School for Daughters playbill from 1814
Credit: Image courteousy of University of Bristol Theatre Collection

 

Letter to Artistic Director Val May from Dorothy Tutin 1970s

Letter to Artistic Director Val May from Dorothy Tutin 1970s
Credit: Image courteousy of University of Bristol Theatre Collection

 

BRISTOL RECORD OFFICE

Agreement to build a theatre 1764

Agreement to build a theatre, 1764
Credit: Bristol Culture

 

Conservation work needed to repair document showing a list of the originals shares in the Bristol Theatre

Conservation work needed to repair document showing a list of the originals shares in the Bristol Theatre
Credit: Bristol Culture

 

B - BRO 8978-1a - Minute and dividend book, 1764-1815 - Image courtesy of Bristol Culture

First minute and dividend book, 1764-1815 (B - BRO 8978-1a)
Credit: Bristol Culture

 

D - BRO 29464-1 - Seating plan book - Heroine of the Cave, 1774

Seating plan book - Heroine of the Cave, 1774 (D - BRO 29464-1)
Credit: Bristol Culture

 

Early play bill from Bristol Old Vic before it received its royal patent - 1768

Early play bill from Bristol Old Vic before it received its royal patent, 1768
Credit: Bristol Culture

 

First licence granted by George III in 1778

First licence granted by George III, 1778
Credit: Bristol Culture

 

Prompt book c1820-1850s

Prompt book, c1820-1850s
Credit: Bristol Culture

 

FAMOUS FACES

Peter O’Toole – Playing Hamlet in 1957 – His performance inspired Richard Eyre as a 15year-old schoolboy to work in Theatre.

Peter O'Toole as Hamlet (1957) at Bristol Old Vic
Photographer: Desmond Tripp. Image courtesy of the University of Bristol Theatre Collection

 

Jeremy Irons in Hay Fever at Bristol Old Vic in 1970

Jeremy Irons in Hay Fever (1970) at Bristol Old Vic
Photographer: Derek Balmer. Image courtesy of the University of Bristol Theatre Collection

 

Daniel Day Lewis in Class Enemy 1980 Bristol Old Vic credit Derek Balmer University of Bristol Theatre Collection

Daniel Day Lewis in Class Enemy (1980) at Bristol Old Vic
Photographer: Derek Balmer. Image courtesy of the University of Bristol Theatre Collection

 

Leonard Rossiter in The Long The Tall and The Short BOV 1959 credit Desmond Tripp University of Bristol Theatre Collection

Leonard Rossiter in The Long The Tall and The Short (1959) at Bristol Old Vic
Photographer: Desmond Tripp. Image courtesy of University of Bristol Theatre Collection

 

Alan Rickman in Dick Whittington at Bristol Old Vic 1977

Alan Rickman in Dick Whittington (1977) at Bristol Old Vic
Image courtesy of University of Bristol Theatre Collection

 

Annette Crosbie in Romeo and Juliet (1959-1960). Photographer Desmond Tripp. Image courtesy of the University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Annette Crosbie in Romeo and Juliet (1959-1960) at Bristol Old Vic
Photographer Desmond Tripp. Image courtesy of the University of Bristol Theatre Collection

 

1946 The Beaux Strategem, the first play performed by Bristol Old Vic company. Photo John Vickers. Courtesy University of Bristol Theatre Collection

The Beaux Strategem (1946), the first play performed by Bristol Old Vic company
Photo John Vickers. Courtesy University of Bristol Theatre Collection