About Us


About The Redgrave Theatre

Built in 1966 the Redgrave Theatre 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.

Since then the popularity of The Redgrave has continued to grow. Today, as well as continuing to host some of the same groups that first visited the theatre back in the 70's, the theatre plays host to a variety of shows from professional touring companies including comedians, children's shows, book signings/talks, dance and film. 



By Phone

Give the Box Office a call on Monday-Friday between 3pm-5:30pm on 0117 315 7800

We are a small team so if you can't get through please do leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible to help you with your booking. 


In Person

You can also pick up your tickets from the Box Office during our opening hours Monday-Friday between 3pm-5:30pm

Tickets can be collected 1 hour prior to any performance at the Redgrave Theatre Box Office. 


Booking and Postage Fees

Please note that online and telephone sales incur a booking fee of £1.25 per ticket . If you would like to avoid booking fees please visit us in the theatre office during the times listed above. 

Tickets can be posted for £1.50. Though we endeavour to get your tickets delivered as soon as possible it may be your tickets don't arrive until 1-2 weeks before the performance, but please do not worry, if you have your e-mail confirmation your seat is guaranteed under all circumstances (apart from cancellation of the show, in which case you will be given a ticket to the re-arranged date or refund). 


Seating Plan

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Management Team

Sue Ellicott - Theatre Manager 

Nicola Clarke -  Front Of House Manager

Willis Olsen - Box Office Manager

Mary Bennett - Technical Manager 

Gemma Allan - Marketing Lead



Join Our Team

Any vacancies will be advertised here


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