We take a look at what’s coming up in Bristol theatres, plus events around the city this summer
Find out what’s happening in Bristol’s theatres, plus upcoming summer events for your diary.
Where: Bristol Old Vic
When: From 12-26 June
Price: £8 (book to experience live broadcast or in person at the theatre)
Please note: includes emotionally intense scenes relating to drugs and alcohol, isolation and grief. Flashing lights.
“The powerful poetics of Malaika Kegode and soaring music of Bristol band Jakabol combine in this autobiographical gig-theatre show directed by Jenny Davies. Outlier explores the impact of isolation, addiction and friendship on young people in the often-forgotten places.
“Mal, Ama, Lewis and Oskar have grown up together; hedonistically charging through life in rural Devon. Living from party to party, they’re railing against the stories that have been written for them as they stand at the precipice of adulthood. But all the space can be suffocating, and it’s tough sometimes – feeling so low in a place so beautiful.”
Angie Seaway art exhibition
Where: The Tobacco Factory
When: Now til Monday 28 Jun 2021
Price: free entry
Angie Seaway is an Expressive Landscape artist, who paints the British obsession with the weather. After extensive traveling, she realised that as a country we comment upon it frequently and her paintings are a celebration of that. The titles are derived from snippets of daily weather forecasts which she hopes are as descriptive and evocative as the paintings themselves.
She lives near the coastline and paints in response to the influence of the ever-changing elements in the South West landscape. Her paintings reflect the impact of the weather on the scene being portrayed and the dance between sea, sand and sky and her emotional and expressive response to it. In the era of climate change and our responses to it, they are also thought provoking.
That’ll Be The Day
Where: Bristol Hippodrome Theatre
When: Sun 4 Jul 2021
Price: Tickets from £13.50 subject to a transaction fee of £3.65
For one night only… three hours of music and mayhem! Don’t miss the UK’s best touring Rock & Roll variety show on the road today… That’ll Be The Day.
“You’re in for three hours of brilliant entertainment from start to finish featuring hits from the golden age of pop music mixed with a whole lot of fun and laughs along the way.”
‘Visit the world’s stinkiest ship, with more sounds, smells and surprises than ever before’
WHERE: Gas Ferry Road, BS1 6TY
Every corner of the Victorian dockyard, two museums, dry dock and historic ship are now open to explore, with new sounds, smells and surprises ready to be discovered.
PRICE: £18; concessions and family tickets available
‘Explore the streets of Bedminster and discover the stories behind the art of Upfest, Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival’
WHERE: Café Bar Bristol, BS3 1TF
WHEN: various dates from now
PRICE: £25 per adult
‘A unique and important event that celebrates the LGBT+ community and offers the chance to connect and bring people together’
WHEN: Saturday 10 July
WHERE: Castle Park
Check the website for further information
‘A traditional grass roots Volkswagen show and family camping weekend’
WHEN: 5-8 August 2021
WHERE: Wild Country Lane, Long Asthon, BS41 9AG
WHAT: Europe’s biggest hot air balloon event
WHEN: 12-15 August 2021
WHERE: Ashton Court, Long Ashton, BS41 9JN
PRICE: Free entry; charge for parking
‘Spectacularly reimagined using the latest theatrical innovations, this beloved ‘tale as old as time’ will be brought to life on stage like never before…’
WHERE: Bristol Hippodrome Theatre
WHEN: 25 Aug – Sat 18 Sep 2021
PRICE: From £20.00 subject to a transaction fee of £3.65
Five fields of music featuring over 100+ artists for a whole weekend
WHEN: 18-19 September 2021
WHERE: Eastville Park, Bristol, BS5 6XA
PRICE: Single day ticket from £39.50; weekend ticket from £69.50