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Simon Yates: My Mountain Life

On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled...

Festive Floral Roadshow

Festive Floral Roadshow – the beanstalk tale.

Multi award winning floral designer Mig Kimpton brings a fun fresh approach...

Upcoming Events

  • Rob Newman

    16 Nov In a world gone crazy, can philosophy help? This sparklingly brilliant new show tries to give you the answer.    "He is the funniest comedian I have ever seen…A passionate, chaotically brilliant comedian." Sunday Times   Rob Newman (stand up legend, best-selling... Full Description
  • NEIL BREEN'S FATEFUL FINDINGS & TWISTED PAIR (UK PREMIERE)

    17 Nov Bristol's Redgrave Theatre will be hosting a special one night only screening of actor/director Neil Breen's techno-thriller Fateful Findings and the UK premiere of his latest film - Twisted Pair. For years, Neil Breen's films have played to sold out theatres all over... Full Description
  • Dr. Phil Hammond

    18 Nov DR PHIL HAMMOND: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NHS?  “One of the most entertainingly subversive people on the planet.” The Guardian Nye Bevan's beautiful baby is 70 this year, but will she make a ton? A decade of austerity with a Brexit cherry on top has brought her to her knees. Do we... Full Description
  • Shakespeare Schools Festival 2018

    19 Nov to 20 Nov Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at The Redgrave Theatre. Join us from 19th November – 20th November for an exhilarating evening, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools. See Shakespeare’s... 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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