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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
 
7th - 10th December
Bristol Dramsoc
The Big Meal
by Dan Lefranc

11th - 13th December
Stepping Out Theatre
Spiders by Night
by K. Melmore & E. Staddon

14th - 17th December
Theatre Someone
My Old Lady
by Israel Horovitz

20th & 22nd - 31st December
Stepping Out Theatre Company
Cinderella - The Cillit Bang Years
by M. Breckon, E. Staydon & C. Thompson

21st December
The Bard of Windmill Hill
Christmas Comedy Cabaret
by Trevor Carter

3rd - 8th January
Space Opera Theatre & Magnetical
Pantomime Shorts
by K. Kew & M. Goldman