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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
25th - 27th September
Scratchworks Theatre Company
A Fool's Proof
by Scratchworks Theatre Company (devised)

1st & 2nd October
The 625 Company
Look Out
by Michael Haslett

3rd & 4th October
Short Sharp Shock
Short Sharp Shock presents...
by Wild Lutrek, Vibes & Blackwell

6th -11th October
Bristol Experimental Theatre Company
Excess Baggage
by Martine Shakerley-Bennett

12th October
No Danger Productions
Into the Road
by Bridge Williams

16th Oct - 18th Oct
Metta Theatre
by Lewis Carroll, adapted by Poppy Burton - Morgan

20th - 22nd October
by Alice Nicholas