The Bristol Hippodrome Theatre boasts one of the largest theatre stages in the United Kingdom hosting major touring productions from London’s West End.
The Bristol Hippodrome Theatre opened in 1912 is one of the UK theatres designed by the legendary Frank Matcham (London Coliseum, London Palladium) commissioned by Oswald Stoll seating 1951 patrons. The Bristol Hippodrome now hosts large touring shows as well as regular seasons presented by Welsh National Opera and an annual pantomime season.VISIT THE BRISTOL HIPPODROME WEBSITE AND BOX OFFICE
Built for productions of the time. the Bristol Hippodrome originally featured a large 450,000-litre water tank with a large glass screen which protected musicians in the pit and patrons sitting in the stalls. The auditorium also has a dome which can be opened, but in this time of air conditioning, it is rarely operated.
A fire in 1948 destroyed the stage but not the auditorium and quickly restored.
The Bristol Hippodrome has played host to many top shows including Cats, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and Blood Brothers. Many premieres have been held at the theatre including the British premiere of Guys and Dolls (1953), European premieres of The Music Man (1961), Noel Coward’s Sail Away (1962), the British premiere of Jeeves (1975), and World premiere of Mary Poppins in 2004.
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The Bristol Hippodrome is located at St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol BS1 4UZ
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