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About us
The Alma Tavern Theatre first opened its doors in 1997 when the two grotty function rooms above the pub were transformed into a small but perfectly formed theatre. The studio space accommodates 50 people in tiered seating so everyone has a pretty good view of the stage. And, of course, you can take your drink into the theatre. Well, it wouldn't be a proper pub theatre without that, would it?

The last ten years have seen hundreds of productions, of which nearly 50 have been world premieres. There have been classics, comedies, dramas, absurdist plays, modern plays, new plays, plays with no words and even plays in Latvian. So if you've never been along to the theatre, you've missed a lot!

But don't worry - there's always plenty of exciting stuff coming up. Every autumn Theatre West takes over with ten weeks of new writing and through the rest of the year there's a vibrant mix of local and touring companies. Fragile Theatre Partnership, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, SWAN and Plain Clothes are all regular visitors. So have a look at what's coming up and make a date to visit the Alma Tavern Theatre soon.
Current shows
28th May
Pond Wife
by Holly & Ted

30th May
Timeless Theatre
An Indian Abroad and Other Tales
by Hari Ramakrishnan

1st June
Theatre Fideri Fidera
Pitschi, The Kitten with Dreams
by Hans Fischer

1st June
The Alma
The Brackish

2nd - 4th June
Trial and Error Collective
Opening Scene; A New Writing Showcase
by Various

7th - 18th June
Bristol Acting Academy
The Government Inspector
by Nikolai Gogol (translated by Toby Hulse)

19th & 20th June
Seliges Theatre Company
by Simon Stephens

21st - 24th June
The Lesser Heard Voice & Space Opera Theatre
To Sleep
by Matt Fox

25th June
Instant Wit
Instant Wit!
by The Improv Geniuses

26th June
The Hereford Singers
Alive and Brel
by The Hereford Singers

27th - 29th June
Popcorn Productions
by Rachel Ruth Kelly