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29 January 2020Visit Georgian Bristol
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Visit Georgian Bristol
Wednesday 29 January 2020

Join us for a ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour of the Bristol Old Vic – the oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world.  Built in 1766, the auditorium retains much of its Georgian splendour whilst the rest of the theatre has undergone a £12 million restoration to bring it bang up to date.

Our tour will take us through the theatre’s 250 year history, from the origins of its beautiful Georgian design to tales of the myriad first-class actors who have trod its boards over the years.

In the afternoon we will visit the New Room – John Wesley’s Chapel.  Built in 1739, it is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world and a hidden gem.  This building has also undergone extensive restoration and featured in the second series of ‘Poldark’ so you may well recognise it.

In between we will enjoy a delicious two course lunch at Côte Brasserie in Quakers Friars nearby.


09:30      Leave Malmesbury long-term car park

10:30      Arrive Bristol Old Vic for coffee and biscuits

11:00      Backstage tour

12:30      15 minute walk to Côte Brasserie for lunch

13:00      Lunch

14:30      5 minute walk to The New Room for tour

16:00      Depart Bristol

17:00      Arrive back at Malmesbury

Cost: £55 pp to include Coach, Tours and Lunch

Booking Form: This form must be completed and returned, and payment made, before a place can be confirmed. Click here for the Booking Form.

NB: Unfortunately, due to the nature of the backstage theatre tour, this visit is not suitable for those with mobility problems.