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. 



How to Book Tickets

Visit www.redgravetheatre.com

Phone 0117 3157 800, Phone line hours are open Monday - Friday 3pm to 5:30pm (closed on bank holidays)

Email info@redgravetheatre.com

In Person at the Box Office in the Theatre Foyer. Opening hours are Monday - Friday 3pm to 5:30pm (closed on bank holidays)

The Box Office is open 1 hour prior to any performance at the theatre.

To book easy access seating including wheelchair and free companion, please call the Box Office during the opening hours.


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, Alternatively you can send us an email info@redgravetheatre.com


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 -sue@redgravetheatre.com

Willis Olsen - Box Office Manager - willis@redgravetheatre.com

Nicola Clarke -  Front Of House Manager - nicola@redgravetheatre.com

Gemma Allan - Marketing Lead - marketing@redgravetheatre.com

Spirolux - Technical - redgrave@spirolux.co.uk



Join Our Team

We are always looking for talented individuals with experience to join our team. If you enjoy working within a fast pace theatre environment and have regular availability, we'd love to hear from you. Please email your CV and Cover Letter to info@redgravetheatre.com

We are not currently hiring at the moment, check back soon.


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