Bristol Shakespeare Festival

Curtain up on all things Shakespearean

  • Theatre
  • Festivals

June and July sees the highlight of Bristol's theatrical calendar, the Bristol Shakespeare Festival, in which companies from all over the country fill the city with the works of the Bard. 

With big productions and small, traditional and modern, interactive, musical and choreographic, it's always full of old favourites and fresh takes on the nation's favourite playwright.

Venues up and down the city get involved, from parks and playhouses to city farms and cemeteries, along with an army of amazing stewards passionate about great theatre.  

In addition to some of the nation's most prestigious touring companies, such as Heartbreak Theatre and The Lord Chamberlain's Men, BSF also hosts a festival fringe, supporting pop-up productions and innovative small-scale performance linked with Shakespeare. 

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