Bristol Theatre News

Festive Feel Shows in Bristol Theatre This Christmas Season

Beauty and The Beast at Tobacco Factory Theatres
30 November – 14 January 2018

New International Encounter will be bringing the story of classic French fairytale Beauty and the Beast to Bristol audiences. Expect traditional storytelling with a magical feel in this intimate theatre in the round experience. Suitable for children five years and upwards.

The Ugly Ducking at Tobacco Factory Theatres
10 December – 14 January 2018

Hurray, it is never Christmas in Bristol without some Travelling Light theatre.

Craig Edwards is directing the revival of this fabulous show based on Hans Christian Andersen’s famous story.

Travelling Light are always inventive, creative and know how to perform to both children and adults. This will be a good one, we saw it first time around.

The Wizard of Oz presented by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School at The Redgrave Theatre
01 December – 19 December 2017

Please note this performance is being sold through the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Box Office: 0117 973 3955

It’s a much loved story about a girl who is whisked away by a tornado and ends up in the magical land of Oz.

This RSC version features all the classics including Over The Rainbow, If I Only Had A Brain/ A Heart/ The Nerve and We’re Off To See The Wizard.|02CC&schedule=list



The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales at the Bristol Old Vic
30 November -14 January 2017

Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson stories, The Little Matchgirl leads youngsters through a world of magic, mystery and different stories by the strike of a match.


Aladdin at The Bristol Hippodrome
09 December – 07 January 2018

Joe Pasquale, Marti Pellow and Hayley Tamaddon are the stars in this years traditional Qdos Entertainment panto Aladdin at The Bristol Hippodrome.

Expect glitter, more glitter, even more glitter, jokes, traditional pantomime interaction and a magical 3D magical carpet ride adventure.


The Snow Baby at The Wardrobe Theatre – Old Market Assembly 
16 – 30 December 2017

A magical children’s show with stories of castles in the air and dreams coming true is at The Wardrobe Theatre this Christmas. The Soap Soup Theatre show features puppetry, storytelling and music.