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Update: Friday 14th August 2020

Dear Redgrave Customers,

Today we have made the very difficult decision to postpone all remaining 2020 shows including our Christmas pantomime.The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating for the theatre and live entertainment industry, and whilst we are working closely with Bristol City Council and other city venues to explore ways of reopening safely, the reality is that whilst social distancing measures are still in place, we must remain closed for the foreseeable future.

We know this will be disappointing for you, as it is for us, however we are wholly committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and community and is therefore the safest action for us to take at this time. 

The team are continuing to work hard behind the scenes to keep you up to date with all the latest developments, including some exciting new show announcements for 2021! And although our Box Office remains closed to visitors, you can book for all of our upcoming productions via our website We have events on sale right through to the end of 2021 and every single ticket you buy will provide vital support during this time. Gift vouchers are also available for purchase by emailing 

Thank you once again for your continued support throughout 2020, we look forward to welcoming you back next year!

Sue Ellicott

Redgrave Theatre Manager


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  • Gary Meikle - Surreal

    9 Jan After his meteoric rise through the ranks, Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle is back with his second tour show, Surreal! A word that perfectly describes Gary’s last twelve months. He started the year performing in comedy clubs, and ended it selling out big theatres in... Full Description
  • The Night Sky Show

    30 Jan A spectacular astronomy show for all ages! Learn about the constellations, stars, planets and the deeper cosmos. The sheer scale of the universe and the mythology and stories of the night sky.  Presented by Adrian West - A passionate and experienced astronomer. Better known as VirtualAstro... Full Description
  • Beatlemania!

    12 Feb Roll up, roll up, for a rip-roaring magical musical tour through the back catalogue of the world's greatest ever band. Every song is a winner in this note-perfect musical love letter to the Fab Four. John, Paul, George and Ringo take to the stage one more time as the supremely-talented cast revive... Full Description
  • Andy Ford: Older, Wiser, Dafter!

    13 Feb Hilarious West Country Comedian and Bristol Hippodrome Panto Legend Andy Ford makes a welcome return to The Redgrave Theatre with his, ‘Older, Wiser, Dafter!’ Comedy tour. Following on from the undisputed success of his much lauded tribute to Wurzel’s founding father Adge Cutler, Andy... 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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