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Special Events in the United Kingdom

Special Events in the United Kingdom

This events guide features all the information we have on events in the United Kingdom. The guide covers theatres featured on this website so you may wish to check local listings for any additional theatre tours available in the United Kingdom. Enjoy your event!



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Theatre Tour

Theatre Tour

3rd October 2020, 10am

Combining myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, our new socially-distanced Theatre Tours expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. With fewer people around, we can show you all the nooks and crannies and rarely-seen backstage areas, all whilst keeping everyone safe.

Gain an in-depth knowledge of Bristol Old Vic’s two-and-a-half-century history with one of our experienced tour guides who know our story inside-out: from the origin of the Georgian theatre’s design, to intricate details of our 2018 renovation.

Running every Wednesday (and some Saturdays) at 10am and 11am, this is the perfect outing for anyone interested in theatre and Bristol Old Vic’s rich story. A socially-distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for family groups or ’bubbles’, and we can only accommodate one group per booking. Groups can be any size up to a maximum of 20 people.

Additional Info: You must book your tour at least 72 hours beforehand. Comfortable shoes advised. Whilst every effort has been made to make this tour accessible, certain areas can only be accessed via steps. As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but in rare circumstances it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled. Please advise your tour guide if you are uncomfortable with heights. Unless you are exempt we ask that you bring a mask to wear while on your tour for the safety of customers, guides, and staff.

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Theatre Tour

Theatre Tour

3rd October 2020, 11am

Combining myth, fact and Bristolian folklore, our new socially-distanced Theatre Tours expertly weave past and present into a thrilling and informative experience. With fewer people around, we can show you all the nooks and crannies and rarely-seen backstage areas, all whilst keeping everyone safe.

Gain an in-depth knowledge of Bristol Old Vic’s two-and-a-half-century history with one of our experienced tour guides who know our story inside-out: from the origin of the Georgian theatre’s design, to intricate details of our 2018 renovation.

Running every Wednesday (and some Saturdays) at 10am and 11am, this is the perfect outing for anyone interested in theatre and Bristol Old Vic’s rich story. A socially-distanced experience, our Theatre Tours are designed for family groups or ’bubbles’, and we can only accommodate one group per booking. Groups can be any size up to a maximum of 20 people.

Additional Info: You must book your tour at least 72 hours beforehand. Comfortable shoes advised. Whilst every effort has been made to make this tour accessible, certain areas can only be accessed via steps. As a working theatre with ongoing rehearsals and other technical work, there are certain times when parts of the building will be inaccessible. We always endeavour to provide a true behind-the-scenes experience, but in rare circumstances it may be necessary for tours to be rescheduled. Please advise your tour guide if you are uncomfortable with heights. Unless you are exempt we ask that you bring a mask to wear while on your tour for the safety of customers, guides, and staff.

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A Night of Laurel & Hardy

A Night of Laurel & Hardy

31st January 2021, 7:30pm

Silent Cinema proudly returns to the Edinburgh International Film Festival with a fabulous night of Laurel & Hardy!

Maestro Will Pickvance accompanies live on piano four of his favourite short films from those masters of comedy Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

Duck Soup is the first ever film where Stan & Ollie used their now familiar characters. In Putting Pants on Philip, Ollie does just that, as Stan plays an amorous Scotsman in a kilt! Flying Elephants takes the team back to the Stone Age, and in Should Married Men Go Home? the answer is a resounding Yes.

A night of good old-fashioned entertainment. Tickets £15. Running time (approx.): 1 hour 40 minutes (incl. 20 min interval).

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