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Dear Santa

From the author of the well-loved children's book DEAR ZOO, Rod Campbell

Santa is determined to deliver the Christmas present to our...

Beauty and the Beast

Pantomime arrives at The Redgrave Theatre this Christmas with the spellbinding Beauty and the Beast!

Produced by the award winning Polka...

Upcoming Events

  • Elf Jr: The Musical

    19 Nov to 23 Nov A modern day Christmas classic, based on the cherished film with Will Farrell. ELF the musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s sack and is taken to the North Pole. There he grows up believing he’s an Elf, until one day he discovers... Full Description
  • Clifton College Wine Festival

    22 Nov Join us for an evening of wine tasting, food and music in the Grand Hall of Clifton College. We’ll be showcasing different wines from around the world in an informal walk around tasting allowing you to sample at your leisure and learn more about how the wine is made by talking to the Averys team.... Full Description
  • The Snow Queen

    29 Nov to 12 Dec Bristol Old Vic Theatre School presents: The Snow Queen Directed by Paul Clarkson Adapted by Theresa Heskins Designed by Bronia Housman In a thrilling adaptation by Theresa Heskins of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale, young Gerda guides us on her quest to save her best friend... Full Description
  • While Shepherds Watched

    7 Dec Directed by Jenny Stephens Written by Kim Durham Such a familiar tale - yet so strange and full of wonder. A young woman is expecting, three magi are researching the heavens and two shepherd children are bored out of their heads minding the sheep - well nothing interesting ever happens around... Full Description

A Brief History of the Redgrave Theatre


Built in 1966 the Redgrave was originally known simply as the ‘Clifton College Theatre’. The design was based on the Mermaid Theatre in London and was the first purpose built school theatre in the country.

The theatre was officially opened by the actor Sir Michael Redgrave - an ex-student of the college. After Sir Michael's death in 1985 the building was renamed ‘The Redgrave Theatre’ in his honour.



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Hidden away in the beautiful suburb of Clifton, the Redgrave Theatre is one of Bristol’s most popular theatres hosting a wide variety of productions including operas, musicals, stand-up comedy, theatre and dance. 




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Our 315 seat theatre is available to hire for a wide variety of events, along with any equipment or personnel you may require, please get in touch to discuss your needs. 


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