Photo by Oliver Jordan, courtesy Bristol Hippodrome

Bristol Hippodrome

Bristol’s equivalent to London’s West End and host of major musical productions, opera, ballet and childrens' shows

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Comedy

Opened in the early 20th century, Bristol Hippodrome's Grade II* listed building boasts several unique architectural features, including a dome roof which can be opened to reveal the sky above - the only operating dome of its kind in the UK.

Famous for kick-starting the career of Archibald Leach - or Cary Grant as he's more widely known - the theatre continues to attract big names, West End musicals and touring blockbuster shows. Hot tickets have included Disney's The Lion King, The Rocky Horror Show, Wicked, War Horse and We Will Rock You.

A family-friendly theatre, located slap-bang in Bristol’s city centre and surrounded by bars, cafes and restaurants, choose from musicals, ballet, opera, concerts, comedians or childrens' shows.

Did you know?

The Hippodrome has boasted many theatrical stars over the years including some more unlikely talent of the four-legged variety. Cats, dogs, elephants, bears, sealions, horses, zebras and monkeys have all made an appearance on stage.



  • Accessible to wheelchair users
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Facilities for deaf and hard of hearing people
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
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